The Great Parabola

Text: Philippians 2:4-11

A parabola is a mathematical term. It is shaped like this U.
This shape also represents the journey of Jesus Christ from heaven to earth, and back to eternity again. Christmas does not start with a baby in a manger. It begins with the second person of the Trinity in eternity past. Jesus’ incarnation (God becoming flesh) shows how much he gave up to love us. This truth forms the basis for Paul’s exhortation to look out for the interests of other people. We also discover the parabola can be a pattern for our own lives, and was the experience of many people in scripture. As we work through the text we will see how this great parabola impacts our lives today. 


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