(From: PHILIPPIANS #3 - 2:1-30)
D. 2:1-11 A VERY SOBER EXHORTATION AND EXAMPLE
a. 2:1-4 PAUL'S EXHORTATION: BE A SERVANT TO OTHERS
EI tis oun paRAkle-sis en ChrisTO, EI ti pa-raMUthi-on aGApes,
If therefore any exhortation isin Christ, if any consolation of love,
EI tis koi-noNIa PNEUma-tos, EI tis SPLAGCHna kai oik-tirMOI ,
if any fellowship of Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions,
pleROsaTE mou ten chaRAN , HIna to auTO phroNEte ,
2make full my joy, that you think the same,
ten auTEN aGApen Echon-tes, SUNpsu-choi , to en phroNOUNtes ;
having the same love, being of one soul, of :one mind;
meDEN kat' e-riTHIan meDE kaTA ke-no-doXIan , alLA teta-pei-no-phroSUne
3doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in :lowliness of mind
alLElous heGOUme-noi hu-peREchon-tas he-auTON;
counting one another better than themselves;
meta he-auTON HEka stoi skoPOUNtes , alLA kai ta heTEron HEkas-toi.
4not looking each severally to his :own things, but each severally also to those of others.
b. 2:5-8 JESUS' EXAMPLE TO US
TOUto phroNEIte en huMIN, ho kai en ChrisTOIeSOU: hos, en morPHETheOU huPARchon ,
Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6who, existing in God's form,
ouch ar-pagMON eGEsa-to to EInai Isa TheO,
counted not the being on an equality with God anything to be grasped at,
alLA he-auTON eKEno-sen , morPHEN DOUlou laBON,
7but emptied himself, taking a bondman's form,
en ho-moiOma-ti anTHROpon geNO-me-nos ;
being made in likeness of men;
kai SCHEma-ti heu-reTHEIS hos ANthro-pos, e-taPEIno-sen he-auTON,
8and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself,
geNOme-nos huPEko-os MEchri thaNAtou , thaNAtou de stauROU .
becoming obedient unto death, yes, death of thecross.
c. 2:9-11 GOD'S RESPONSE AND REWARD TO JESUS
di' ho kai ho TheOS auTON hu-peRUpso-sen, kai e-chaRIsa-to auTOto Ono-ma to huPER pan Ono-ma;
Wherefore also :God highly exalted him, and endowed him with the name :above every name;
HIna en to oNOma-ti IeSOU pan GOnu KAMpse ,
10that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
e-pou-raNIon kai e-piGEIon kai ka-tach-thoNIon ,
of thingsin heaven and on earth and under theearth,
kai PAsa GLOSsa e-xo-mo-loGEse-tai HOti KUri-os IeSOUS ChrisTOS, eis DOxanTheOU paTROS.
11and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to God theFather's glory.
E. 2:12-18 A DEEPER APPLICATION TO THE ABOVE
a. 2:12-13 OUR RESPONSIBILITY IN OUR SALVATION
HOste, a-ga-peTOI mou, kaTHOS PANto-te hu-peKOUsa-te ,
So that, my beloved, even as you have always obeyed,
mehos en tepa-rouSIa mou MOnon, alLA nun polLOMALlon en tea-pouSIa mou,
not as in my :presence only, but now much rather in my :absence,
meTA PHObou  kai TROmou  ten he-auTON so-teRIan ka-terGAzes-the ;
work out your own :salvation with fear and trembling;
TheOS GAR es-tin ho e-nerGON en huMIN kai to THElein kai to e-nerGEIN , huPER tes eu-doKIas.
13for itis God who works in you both :to will and :to work, for hisgood :pleasure.
b. 2:14-16 NOT LIKE ISRAEL IN THE WILDERNESS
PANta poiEIte choRIS gog-gusMON [1112kai di-a-lo-gisMON ;
Do all things without murmurings and questionings;
HIna GEnes-the Amemp-toi kai aKErai-oi , TEKna TheOU Amo-ma 
15that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish
MEson ge-neAS  sko-liAS  kai di-es-tramMEnes ,
in themidst of a crooked and perverse generation,
en hois PHAInes-the hos phoSTEres en KOSmo, LOgon zo-ES ePEchon-tes ;
among whom you are seen as luminaries in theworld, 16holding forth theword of life;
eis KAUche-ma eMOI eis heME-ran ChrisTOU,
that I may have whereof to glory in Christ's day,
HOti ouk eis keNON  Edra-mon  ouDE eis keNON e-koPIa-sa .
that I did not run in vain neither toil in vain.
c. 2:17-18 PAUL'S DEDICATION TO OTHERS
alLA, ei kai SPENdo-mai  ePI te thuSIa kai lei-tourGIa tes PIste-os huMON,
Yes, and if I am offered upon the sacrifice and service of your :faith,
CHAIro, kai sunCHAIroPAsin huMIN: to de auTO kai huMEIS CHAIre-te kai sunCHAIreTE moi.
I rejoice, and rejoice with you all: 18and in the same manneryou rejoice and rejoice with me.
F. 2:19-30 PAUL HONORS FELLOW-WORKERS
a. 2:19 TIMOTHY: TO GIVE PAUL THE PHILIPPIAN STATE
ElPIzode en KuRIo IeSOU TiMOthe-on taCHEos PEMpsai huMIN,
But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send you Timothy shortly,
HIna ka' 'GOeu-psuCHO, gnous ta peRI huMON.
that I also be of good comfort, when I know your state.
b. 2:20 For I have no onelikeminded, who will genuinely care for your state.
ouDEna gar Echo iSOpsu-chon , HOstis gneSIos ta peRI huMON me-rimNEsei .
c. 2:21 For they all seek their :own, not the thingsof Jesus Christ.
hoi PANtes gar ta he-auTON zeTOUsin , ou ta IeSOU ChrisTOU.
d. 2:22 TIMOTHY: KNOWN THROUGH HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH PAUL
ten de do-kiMEN auTOU giNOske-te , HOti,
But you know the proof of him, that,
hos paTRI TEKnon sun eMOI eDOUleu-sen eis to eu-agGEli-on .
as a child to a father he served with me in the gospel.
e. 2:23-24 PAUL: ENCOURAGES THE PHILIPPIANS
TOUton men oun elPIzo PEMpsai, hos an aPHIdota peRI eME e-xauTES :
HIM therefore I hope to send right away, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me:
PEpoi-tha  de en KuRIoHOti kai auTOS taCHEos eLEUso-mai.
24but I trust in theLord that myself also shall come shortly.
f. 2:25-27 EPAPHRODITUS: WHY HIS PRESENCE WILL HELP
a-nagKAIon  de he-geSAmen E-paphROdi-ton,
But I counted it necessary to send unto you Epaphroditus,
ton a-delPHON kai su-nerGON  kai sun-stra-tiOten mou,
the brother and :fellow-worker and my fellow-soldier,
huMON de aPOsto-lon kai lei-tourGON tes CHREIas mou;
and your messenger and minister to my :need;
PEMpsai pron huMAS, e-peiDEe-pi-poTHON en PANtas huMAS iDEIN,
26since he was longing to see you all,
kai a-de-moNON , di' HOti eKOUsa-te HOti esTHEne-sen :
and was sore troubled, because you had heard that he was sick:
kai gar esTHEne-sen pa-raPLEsi-on thaNAtou: alLA ho TheOS eLEe-sen auTON;
27 for indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but :God had mercy on him;
ouk auTON de MOnon, alLA kai eME, HIna meLUpen ePI LUpen scho.
and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.
g. 2:28 REJOICING: THE RESPONSE TO HIS PRESENCE
spou-dai-oTEros oun Emem-psa auTON,
I have sent him therefore the more diligently,
HIna, iDONtes auTON PAlin, chaREte , ka' 'GOa-luPOte-ros  o.
that, seeing him again, you may rejoice, and I be less sorrowful.
h. 2:29-30 EPAPHRODITUS: MADE UP TO PAUL THE PHILIPPIAN LACK
prosDEches-the oun auTON en KuRIo meTA PAses chaRAS; kai tous toiOUtous enTImous Eche-te:
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy; and hold thesuch in honor:
HOti diA to ERgon KuRIou MEchri thaNAtou EGgi-sen , pa-ra-bo-leuSAme-nos tepsuCHE
30because for the work of theLord he came nigh unto death, hazarding his:life
HIna a-na-pleROseto huMON huSTEre-ma tes pros me lei-tourGIas .
to supply your :lack in the service toward me.
“WORK OUT” WHAT GOD “WORKS IN” YOU - Oswald Chambers - MUFHH
Philippians 2:12-13 - “. . . work out your own salvation ... for it is God who works in you ...”
Your will agrees with God, but in your flesh there is a nature that renders you powerless to do what you know you ought to do. When the Lord initially comes in contact with our conscience, the first thing our conscience does is awaken our will, and our will always agrees with God. Yet you say,”But I don't know if my will is in agreement with God.” Look to Jesus and you will find that your will and your conscience are in agreement with Him every time. What causes you to say, “I will not obey” is something less deep and penetrating than your will. It is perversity or stubbornness, and they are never in agreement with God. The most profound thing in a person is his will, not sin.
The will is the essential element in God's creation of human beings - sin is a perverse nature which entered into people. In someone who has been born again, the source of the will is Almighty God. “. . . for it is God who works in you both to will and to do His good pleasure.” With focused attention and great care you have to “work out” what God “works in” you - not work to accomplish or earn “your own salvation,” but work it out so you will exhibit the evidence of a life based with determined, unshakable faith on the complete and perfect redemption of the Lord. As you do this, you do not bring an opposing will up against God's will - God's will is your will. Your natural choices will be in accordance with God's will, and living this life will be as natural as breathing. Stubbornness is an unintelligent barrier, refusing enlightenment and blocking its flow. The only thing to do with this barrier of stubbornness is to blow it up with “dynamite,” and the “dynamite” is obedience to the Holy Spirit.
Do I believe the Almighty God is the Source of my will? God not only expects me to do His will, but He is in me to do it.
ARE YOU READY TO BE POURED OUT AS AN OFFERING? - OC - MUFHH
Philippians 2:17 - “If I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.”
Are you willing to sacrifice yourself for the work of another believer - to pour out your life sacrificially for the ministry and faith of others? Or do you say, “I am not willing to be poured out right now, and I don't want God to tell me how to serve Him. I want to choose the place of my own sacrifice. And I want to have certain people watching me and saying, 'Well done.'”
It is one thing to follow God's way of service if you are regarded as a hero, but quite another thing if the road marked out for you by God requires becoming a “doormat” under other people's feet. God's purpose may be to teach you to say, “I know how to be abased ...” (Philippians 4:12). Are you ready to be sacrificed like that? Are you ready to be less than a mere drop in the bucket - to be so totally insignificant that no one remembers you even if they think of those you served? Are you willing to give and be poured out until you are used up and exhausted - not seeking to be ministered to, but to minister? Some saints cannot do menial work while maintaining a saintly attitude, because they feel such service is beneath their dignity.