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  • Imitate Christ

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 18, 2003
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,754 views

    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. ...read more

  • Imitating Christ Series

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Sep 19, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,722 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

  • Imitating Christ Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jul 18, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,064 views

    Seeing selfish ambition, vain conceit, discord, from persecution, Paul called on the church to “conduct themselves in a manner worthy” of their calling and not "of" the world. Just as Christ sacrificed Himself for the sake of others, we also are to offer

    INTRODUCTION A. LIFE TODAY IS NOT WHAT CHRIST INTENDED 1. We live in a “dog eat dog” world. 2. “SELF” rules We may view ourselves as did the Pharisee depicted by Jesus who prayed, “God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this ...read more

  • Imitating Christ (Part 4) Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 18, 2010
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,701 views

    Becoming like Christ is is our ultimate goal. Go ahead and put on Christ. At first it may feel unnatural or uncomfortable, and maybe you may think, “Who am I trying to fool?” But everyday just keep putting on Christ and everyday you will grow to look more

    Opening illustration: It is a story about a man who was born with an awful facial deformity. He grew up alone and lonely. When reaching adulthood, he decided to move from his town to begin a new life. On his way he discovered a beautiful mask that fit his making him look handsome. At first the mask ...read more

  • Imitating Christ's Humility Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jul 20, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,500 views

    Knowing persecution can cause an attitude of insecurity, cliques and disharmony, Paul calls for the church to be in one accord, harmony, and humility, following the example of Christ himself.

    INTRODUCTION A. Thus Far in Series of Philippians Last week, we saw that just as Paul was being persecuted from a false tongue, so the Philippian congregation was being persecuted the same way. Paul’s advice to the church was to conduct themselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of ...read more

  • Imitate Christ In Your Concern Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Aug 3, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 946 views

    As we are spiritually transformed by God’s Holy Spirit (Romans 12:1-2) we will show the evidence. Romans 14 shows that we will imitate Christ in our Concern for others.

    IMITATE CHRIST IN YOUR CONCERN Romans 14:1-23 I. Genuine Acceptance (vs. 1-4) A. No Reservations 1. The weak in faith here is seen to be those who held to OT traditions and trappings of the Law 2. Romans 15:1 – Paul includes himself in the “WE” there, indicating that the strong in faith are ...read more

  • Imitate Christ In Your Community Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Aug 3, 2007
     | 1,020 views

    As we are spiritually transformed by God’s Holy Spirit (Romans 12:1-2) we will show the evidence. Romans 13:4-14 shows that we will imitate Christ in our Community.

    IMITATE CHRIST IN YOUR COMMUNITY Romans 13:8-14 I. A Universal Proclamation (vs. 8-10) – LOVE A. An Ongoing Debt 1. Allow no ongoing, outstanding debts except love 2. If you have ever had a personal debt you know the first thing that enters your mind when you see that person is that you ...read more

  • Imitate Christ In Your Citizenship Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Aug 3, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 780 views

    As we are spiritually transformed by God’s Holy Spirit (Romans 12:1-2) we will show the evidence. Romans 13:1-7 shows that we will imitate Christ in our Citizenship.

    IMITATE CHRIST IN YOUR CITIZENSHIP Romans 131-7 I. Remember God’s Sovereignty (vs. 1-2) A. There is no authority except that which God has established 1. “May the name of God be praised forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings ...read more

  • Imitate Christ In Your Character Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Aug 3, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,646 views

    As we are spiritually transformed by God’s Holy Spirit (Romans 12:1-2) we will show the evidence. Romans 12:9-21 shows that we will imitate Christ in our Character.

    IMITATE CHRIST IN YOUR CHARACTER Romans 12:9-21 I. Live in Love (9-11) A. Not an Act – Love is a Fruit of the Spirit (vs. 9a) B. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 = “Love is…” not evil C. “Family” affection, “Brotherly” love 1. Bonding Love 2. “I give you a new commandment: love one another. Just as I ...read more

  • Like Father, Like Son Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Aug 19, 2014
    based on 7 ratings
     | 11,582 views

    Do people see you and see godliness? As we mature, those of us who claim Christ as Savior, should see our lives continually transformed into a life that is more Christ-like. How can we see that and what does it look like?

    Like Father, Like Son Ephesians 5:1-20 Slide Intro I am sure most of us have heard the phrase, Like Father, Like Son. It’s a great saying when your kids do something positive, but not so great when they don’t. For the Christian, those who have trusted Jesus Christ as your ...read more

  • The Way Of Jesus #3 "Becoming Like Jesus In Attitudes, Behavior & Character

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jan 25, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,489 views

    A critical part of the Way of Jesus platform is to come to appreciate Who Jesus is, and what His attitudes, behaviours and character says about Him. When we know what He is like, we seek to become like him in order to honour His name.

    CATM Sermon - January 20, 2017 - The Way of Jesus # 3 “I am Becoming Like Jesus in My Attitudes, Behaviour and Character” John 8:1-11; Bill, a college student, was a new Christian. According to author Rebecca Manley Pippert, one Sunday he visited a church near campus. He walked in barefoot ...read more

  • Some Reasons For Paul's Success

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,322 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Mind Of Humility

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 63 ratings
     | 3,642 views

    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 ...read more

  • What Will You Imitate

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Sep 9, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 553 views

    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 ...read more

  • Addicted To Servanthood Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 15, 2015
    based on 19 ratings
     | 13,564 views

    What does it mean to have the "gift of serving?" How can I recognize if I have this gift and how can I use this kind of gift to glorify God?

    I read about a woman who telephoned a friend and asked how she was feeling. "Terrible," came the reply "my head's splitting and my back and legs are killing me. The house is a mess, and the kids are simply driving me crazy." The caller said, "Listen, go and lie down, I'll come over right away ...read more