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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

  • Imitating Christ Series

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

    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 more

  • Imitating Christ (Part 4) Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 18, 2010
    based on 10 ratings

    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 more

  • Imitating Christ's Humility Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jul 16, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    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 more

  • Imitate Christ In Your Concern Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Aug 2, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • Imitate Christ In Your Community Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Aug 2, 2007

    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 more

  • Imitate Christ In Your Citizenship Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Aug 2, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • Imitate Christ In Your Character Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Aug 2, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • Like Father, Like Son Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Aug 15, 2014
    based on 7 ratings

    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 more

  • A Mind Of Humility

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 64 ratings

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

  • Some Reasons For Paul's Success

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 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

  • What Will You Imitate

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Sep 3, 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

  • Addicted To Servanthood Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 13, 2015
    based on 19 ratings

    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 more

  • The Role Of A Godly Father

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Jun 8, 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

  • Our Family Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Jul 18, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    The call to imitate Christ as children and as parents. Children are called to honor and obey and parents are called to not exasperate and to encourage.

    Live Out Loud – Our CHILDREN Ephesians 6:1-4 Intro: A group of expectant fathers were talking in the waiting room as their wives were delivering. The nurse entered and told the 1st man his wife had just delivered twins. “That’s a coincidence I play for the Minnesota Twins.” A more