Object lesson - Philippians: ‘Christ emptied Himself’

What if Jesus had thought he was more important than other people?

In Philippians 2: 6 - 8 Paul writes about Jesus who made himself nothing. He became a servant and was even willing to die on a cross. Paul encourages us to look at Jesus and then try to become like Him.

How would the story of Jesus have turned out if he hadn’t found others more important than Himself? Paul tells us that we should follow his example. Jesus didn’t consider himself more important than others, but was prepared to do things that the ‘important’ people mostly wouldn’t have done. Jesus made himself unimportant.

Christ emptied Himself imitating Christ creative activity about Bible book Philippians 2 for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly

In the letter to the church in Philippians Paul encourages his readers to look at Jesus and then try to mirror Him, to imitate Him, so that we can be good friends to others. This is a fun creative activity on Philippians 2 about being imitators of Christ. It will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

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Scripture reference: Philippians 2:2
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