I'm preaching on the Kenosis this coming Sunday at Redeemer.
My prep for this message includes:
Reading the text, over and over. Carrying it with me. Pulling it out when I have breaks, and meditating on it.
Using Gordon Fee's brilliant book Pauline Christology to go deep.
Praying the text. When God speaks to me, I take notes. Some of these will make it into this Sunday's sermon.
Expecting God to make this sermon more than human thoughts and words.
Sensing that God will take it all and activate our people with a fresh anointing of His Spirit for discipleship.
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: