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Apr 29, 2018

Joy in Humility

Joy in Humility

Passage: Nehemiah 2:1-11

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: Choosing the life of Joy

In Philippians 2:1-11 we see the great example of Jesus' humility. Whereas the pagan world viewed humility as a vice, Christianity exalted humility to the status of a virtue of the highest order. This sermon also focuses on the Philippian hymn and explores the meaning of the Greek word "kenosis". It is suggested that Jesus did not divest Himself of any aspect of His heavenly nature. The kenosis is understood as Jesus adding humanity to His divine nature, rather than subtracting some part or privilege of His deity from His nature. Finally, we will focus on the purpose of this "kenosis", an exercise of humility that paved the way for our redemption and Jesus' exaltation.