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  • Imitation Or Imitators? Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Busch on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 94 ratings
     | 8,938 views

    Ephesians Series #17 Our world is filled with cheap replicas…imitations of something greater. Imitations come into being because there is a market for something that looks like the truth, but a lack of desire to pay the price for authenticity.

    A Walk that is Worthy Part 17 “Imitation or Imitators?” Text: Ephesians 5:1-2 Intro: This morning I would like to continue on once again in our study in Ephesians entitled a walk that is worthy. Specifically this morning we will be looking at a message entitled “Imitation or Imitators?” ...read more

  • Imitation Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Oct 14, 2010
    based on 49 ratings
     | 16,383 views

    John tells us about two different people in the church; one to follow and one, we wouldn’t want to follow. 1- What not to imitate 2- What to imitate

    INTRO.- Who’s your favorite TV or Hollywood actor or actress? Past or present? Considering today’s actors and actresses, older may be better. Oh really? Maybe not. ILL.- I discovered an internet site about the religion of famous actors of the past. Here is what I found. 1 Humphrey ...read more

  • Be Imitators Series

    Contributed by George Yates on Oct 10, 2006
     | 1,250 views

    Once lost in sin, now Christ has saved us and put a new nature in us. We must renounce our former state and by grace and the Spirit we must choose to be imitators of Christ and soar as His chosen people.

    EPHESIANS 5:1-7 October 8, 2006 New Covenant EPC “BE IMITATORS” Body Life The Book of Ephesians I. The stamp on an object tells a lot about its maker. A. Too often it says, made in China or made in Taiwan. 1. It is reassuring when a well made product is stamped with Made in the ...read more

  • Imitators Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug 10, 2009
     | 2,917 views

    God wants us to copy him. We can live no better life than to have a life with godlike characteristics.

    Ephesians 4:25-5:2 “Imitators” INTRODUCTION One of my favorite subjects in school was history. Not only is the study of history completely devoid of any algebraic equations or geometric theorems, but it is also filled with people and stories from which we can learn so much. History ...read more

  • Imitator

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 27, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,383 views

    It was customary in Hosea’s day for people to rejoice at harvest time. Israel, however, was commanded not to do so, because she attributed the abundance she experienced to the idols she worshiped, instead of God who sent it (v. l). Because of her spiritua

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: President Calvin Coolidge invited some people from his hometown to dinner at the White House. Since they did not know how to behave at such an occasion, they thought the best policy would be just to do what the President did. The time came for serving coffee. The ...read more

  • Imitators

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Oct 30, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,600 views

    We need relationships that mentor us into Christlikeness, but we also need to be a mentor for others.

  • Imitators Of God

    Contributed by Don Jones on Nov 6, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,242 views

    Veterans Day message centered on becoming imitators of God.

    Imitators of God Ephesians 5:1 Don Jones Introduction I think everyone in this room knows the old adage, "the acorn does not fall far from the tree". I would have to say that after 26 years in the public school and 5000 students later that particular adage is pretty accurate. I was ...read more

  • Imitating Greatness Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Dec 9, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,166 views

    We can be like Jesus if we live in close fellowship with Him. Here are some areas that will help us be more like Jesus.

    Imitating Greatness Ephesians 5:1-20 Intro: One awesome thing about living your life for God is that He never asks you to do anything that you could not do with His help. He will definitely ask you to do things you could never do on your own, but we need to remember that the same one who calls ...read more

  • B Imitators Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 1, 2009
    based on 65 ratings
     | 11,812 views

    What does it mean to imitate God? And what stops us from doing that effectively?

    OPEN: Lily Tomlin is a famous woman comedian. Once she said, "I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific." APPLY: A lot of people would like to be somebody. The past couple of nights, little children went "Trick Or Treating" dressed up to be “somebody”. Some of ...read more

  • Imitate Me

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 25, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 16,412 views

    Paul says, "Imitate me" for he imitates Christ. This is not easy but necessary. As followers of Christ, we are to emulate Christ and let others see Christ in us.

    1 Cor 4:14-17 14 I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you, as my dear children. 15 Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me. 17 For this reason ...read more

  • Imitators Of God

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Mar 3, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,515 views

    To imitate God means to be like him. As far back as Leviticus 11:45 God said, "Be holy, for I am holy."Jesus gave us the starting point for imitating God in the Sermon on the Mount. We need to mourn over our sin with a broken and contrite spirit. When we

    Imitators of God Eph 5:1-2 KJV I was reading about some of the dangers that face our young people simply because they imitate what they see. (How many times have we heard the disclaimer – Don’t try this yourself) The article told about the Reebok company pulling an ad which showed an ...read more

  • Be An Imitator Of God

    Contributed by Robert Hudson on Feb 13, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,692 views

    Message on Ephesians 5:1-8 about how we are to be imitators of God.

    This morning I would like to talk about being an imitation or being an imitator. When I think about imitations I tend to think of cheap replicas things with inferior quality and while it might be a good deal, it will not last as long or work as well as the original. A couple of things that come ...read more

  • Imitation Of God Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jul 11, 2011
     | 1,712 views

    It grieves the Holy Spirit when our broken, crazy, noisy world has more effect on our actions than does our experience and knowledge of the love of God.

    A couple of weeks ago I flew out to Minneapolis for just 36 hours to see my godson Ted in The Music Man. If he hadn’t skipped the cast party and come home early Thursday night I wouldn’t have gotten to see him off stage at all. But there we were, at 10:30 at night, both exhausted and happy, ...read more

  • Imitating Christ Series

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Sep 19, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,170 views

    Part 3 of a series on the Book of Philippians. This sermon is on what it means to imitate Christ.

    Text: Philippians 2:1-11 Title: Imitating Christ Introduction Imitating Christ does not mean we dress up in a robe/ grow a beard… Imitating Christ means Giving to others what Christ has given to us “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, If any ...read more

  • Our Imitation Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,283 views

    The highest priority of the Christian is to become an imitator of Christ - a replica of our Lord. In Ephesians 5, Paul addresses how to be such an imitation.

    Live Out Loud – Our IMITATION Ephesians 5:1-21 Video: Scriptural Imitation – www.sermonspice.com Insert: Play a quick game of Simon-Sez – what are you doing? You have just imitated everything I modeled and asked you do. Trans: As we continue our study in Ephesians today ...read more