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  • Imitate Christ

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 18, 2003
    based on 7 ratings

    We are called to imitate Christ

    Blessed are the merciful For they shall be shown mercy (Matt:5:7) 1. Introduction: The Beatitudes are described in Matthew 6:1-12 3. Poor in Spirit 4. Mourn 5. The Meek 6. Hunger and thirst for righteousness 7. Merciful 8. Pure in heart 9. more

  • Some Reasons For Paul's Success

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 24 ratings

    True Success is Found in Following Paul as He Imitated Christ

    Some Reasons For Paul’s Success (Acts 20:17-36) Illustration:Someone once asked Paul Harvey, the journalist and radio commentator, to reveal the secret of his success. "I get up when I fall down," said Harvey. Bits & Pieces, March 3, 1994, p. 16. Characteristics of Paul’s Successful more

  • A Mind Of Humility

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 63 ratings

    To prove that since Christians are to imitate Christ, then Christians must practice humility.

    A Mind of Humility Text: Phil. 2.5-11 Thesis: To prove that since Christians are to imitate Christ, then Christians must practice humility. Introduction: (1) We live in a “dog eat dog world.” (2) Humanism is the mindset of the day. (a) Some men even view themselves as more

  • What Will You Imitate

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Sep 9, 2004
    based on 13 ratings

    We are called to imitate Christ as believers, but what are you imitating?

    What Are You Imitating? Ephesians 4:32b - 5:7 I. Imitating God (4:32b-5:2) A. We Have the Basics of Imitation (v. 4:32b-5:1) 1. We Have Been Forgiven (4:32b) 2. We Have a Been Adopted (v. 1) B. We Have a Standard of Imitation (v. 2) 1. A Life Characterized by Love a. Love for more

  • Who Are You Imitating Series

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Sep 10, 2004
    based on 21 ratings

    A good question that each believer should ask is, Who am I imitating? Christ or the world?

    Who Are You Imitating? Ephesians 4:32b - 5:7 I. Imitating God (4:32b-5:2) A. We Have the Basics of Imitation (v. 4:32b-5:1) 1. We Have Been Forgiven (4:32b) 2. We Have a Been Adopted (v. 1) B. We Have a Standard of Imitation (v. 2) 1. A Life Characterized by Love a. Love for more

  • "How To Be A Hero”

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    Our kids today need heroes – Men and women of faith who imitate Christ in their daily walk.

    “How to be a Hero” 1st Corinthians 11:1 OJECTIVE: To encourage the people of God to be examples for young people to follow, as Paul was an example to the early church INTRODUCTION: We are seeing a surge in rebellion among our young people today. Illustration: “The answer” A son, angry more

  • How Good Is Your Imitation?

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Nov 18, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    Who are you imitating? This sermon talks about how we are to imitate Christ in our everyday life.

    How Good is your Imitation? Pastor Glenn Newton Oct. 31, 2004 Some of the best comedy that I have ever seen is when the comedian is imitating some other person, and they have it down just right. I think we have some young imitators up here right now, lets see if we can figure out who they more

  • The Role Of A Godly Father

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Jun 12, 2006
    based on 46 ratings

    Our main verse for today says that a Godly husband (and father) is one who imitates Christ.

    OPENING JOKE: “Home Library” A classified ad was seen recently in the newspaper that read: “Complete Set of Encyclopedia Britannica. Excellent condition. Never been used. ‘Wife knows everything’!” INTRODUCTION: Welcome and happy Father’s Day. Illustration: “History of Father’s Day” In 1909 more

  • What Is A Christian

    Contributed by Dwight Shaffer on Mar 8, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    The world has a difficult time understanding what a Christian is supposed to be. Simply saying, One who imitates Christ in every way.

    What is a Christian? Acts 26:28-31 INTRODUCTION: A) Meeting with some fellas from the church for our monthly fellowship & prayer breakfast 1) This was early on a Saturday morning and we all genuinely like and enjoy being with each other We were having so much fun, laughing so more

  • A Clean Mirror Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Jun 8, 2001
    based on 35 ratings

    If we are to imitate Christ as Paul asks us to in 5:1, we must keep our lives clean by allowing nothing to dirty the mirror that is our life so we may reflect Christ clearly.

    Paul tells these people to follow (5:1), or mimic, God as they demonstrate a worthy walk (4:1) that should be part of every Christian’s lifestyle. We must mirror God’s ideals in daily living. Controlling My Wants (2-3) Is my attitude one of giving, or taking (2) ? Is what consumes me more

  • Fasting

    Contributed by Tony Grant on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    the point of life and living is to be a blessing to someone else. As Christians, we are called to imitate Christ, and the way we do that is by acting for the betterment of humankind, one person at a time, one instant at a time, one opportunity at a time.

    Fasting Isaiah 58: 6-8 2319 words 02/27/05 6 Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your more

  • My Name Is Mark Series

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Jun 18, 2005
    based on 2 ratings

    The Apostle Paul and John Mark has a major disagreement which resulted in estrangement. But later, Paul showed mercy on Mark and restored the rela1tionship, as he imitated Christ.

    My Name is Mark Acts 15:36-41 Matthew 5:7 June 12, 2005 It was during the latter part of the summer of 1978. I was working as the Youth Director at North Presbyterian Church in Denver, Colorado. The youth group always took a summer rafting trip down the Colorado River. They had their own more

  • Restoring The Church In The Likeness Of Christ

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Having grown up in "The Restoration Movement", our emphasis has been restoring today’s chuch in the likeness of the early church. We should be imitating Christ, not the church.

    RESTORING THE CHURCH INTO THE LIKENESS OF CHRIST! A. Modern Day Parable: ILLUSTRATION: Around the turn of the last century, there was a man who lived alone with his 5 year-old son. The boy’s mother died shortly after giving birth. The boy was greatly ADMIRED by his father. He was more

  • How Do You Look? Series

    Contributed by Ryan Akers on Mar 1, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Teens today are bombarded with pressure to conform. They are pressured to dress and act a certain way in order to be popular. What they don’t know is that they should try to be someone other than themselves but its not Dwane Wade or Brittany Spears. They

    Key: Imitation Is Everything Pastor Ryan Akers Part 1- How Do You Look? Me- Brother-in-law Jeff bragging about how good of a skier he was and trying to give me all kinds of pointers since it was my first time. But when we got to the top of the mountain he tripped coming off lift and wiped out more

  • Basics For Dealing With People Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 15, 2004
    based on 17 ratings

    This sermon shares some basic biblical principles for dealing with people.

    Intro to series: “Dealing with People.” Sometimes we say, “Life wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for all the people.” We have to deal with people. Next week: “Dealing with the Spouse” Controversial passage. Then: “Dealing with the Kids” Parent/child relationship is vital. Finally: “Dealing more