EXPLORING GOD’S WORD 51a


Topic: The Example of Christ

*the example of Christ is perfect —- Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

We are to follow Christ’s example:

*in Holiness—-1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. [ Romans 1:1-6 ]

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:

*in righteousness—-1 John 2:He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

*in purity—-1 John 3:And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

*in love—-John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  [Eph.5:2 ] And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. [ 1 John 3:16 ]16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

*in Humility—-Luke 2227 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth. [ Phil.2:5,7]Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

[ to be continued ]

 

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