Topic: The Example of Christ
*the example of Christ is perfect —- Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
We are to follow Christ’s example:
*in Holiness—-1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. [ Romans 1:1-6 ]
1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
*in righteousness—-1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
*in purity—-1 John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
*in love—-John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. [Eph.5:2 ] 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. [ 1 John 3:16 ]16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
*in Humility—-Luke 2227 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth. [ Phil.2:5,7]5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
[ to be continued ]