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  • Imitation Or Imitators? Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Busch on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 94 ratings
     | 8,782 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
     | 16,176 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

  • Imitators

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Oct 30, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,532 views

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

    Imitators (1 Cor 4:16 NASB) I exhort you therefore, be imitators of me. (1 Cor 11:1 NASB) Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. (Eph 5:1 NASB) Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; (1 Th 1:6 NASB) You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having ...read more

  • Be Imitators Series

    Contributed by George Yates on Oct 10, 2006
     | 1,186 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

  • Imitator

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 27, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,330 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 Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug 10, 2009
     | 2,810 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

  • A Good Imitation Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 28, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 7,919 views

    Being a mature Christian means more than going to church to be educated and entertained - it means growing to the point where you become an example to others.

    OPEN: What does it mean to be grown up? A group of 5 to 8 year children were asked that question and these were their answers: David, age 7, said you know you’re grown up when your clothes don’t fit anymore. Angie (6) said she believed being a grown up meant being able to ride a bike with no ...read more

  • Imitators Of God?

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Dec 2, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,985 views

    When we give our lives to Jesus Christ we are given the permission to imitate God, how by loving one another as God loves all so should we if we are to be like Jesus and advance his kingdom

    Imitation They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, well I suppose if someone would rather be you than themselves that sort of makes you better, then that most likely would puff up the ego, till it dawned on you that most likely they need help desperately in my case. Who would ...read more

  • Imitate Me

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 25, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 15,990 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 Don Jones on Nov 6, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,060 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

  • Our Imitation Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,194 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

  • B Imitators Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 1, 2009
    based on 65 ratings
     | 11,540 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

  • "Imitation Of Christ”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Mar 2, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 2,419 views

    March 10, 2002 -- FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 You have anointed my head with oil. (Ps. 23:5) Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 Color: Purple Ephesians 5:8-14 Title: “Imitation of Christ”

    March 10, 2002 -- FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 You have anointed my head with oil. (Ps. 23:5) Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 Color: Purple Ephesians 5:8-14 Title: “Imitation of Christ” Paul’s basic formula, “Become what you are,” determines the structure of Pauline ...read more

  • The Imitation Of Love

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 58 ratings
     | 1,858 views

    God has shown His love for us in His Son Jesus who has given His life so that we might know true love as well as salvation.

    The Imitation of Love 1 John 3:11-24 "Pray that my love will be without limits." --Saint Maximilian Kolbe in his last letter to his mother. Father Maximilian Kolbe was forty-five years old in the early autumn of 1939 when the Nazis invaded his homeland. He was a Polish monk who founded ...read more

  • Imitations Of Christ

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Aug 13, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,263 views

    Do we deserve the nametag Christian, when it means being like Christ. This sermons looks at what it is to be truly Christian

    Intro: for the last few years Bradley has played a lot of golf with Adam and Blake West, they are identical twins. For almost two years I got it wrong every time. I would say, good shot Adam, Blake would say, I’m not Adam. I would say, how did you shoot Blake, Adam would say, I’m not Blake. Twins ...read more