Following In The Footsteps Of Jesus

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Following In The Footsteps Of Jesus

  1. 3. Following in the Footsteps of Jesus
  2. 4. Following in the Footsteps of Jesus <ul><li>For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Peter 2.21, ESV) </li></ul>
  3. 5. Following in the Footsteps of Jesus <ul><li>Christ died for the ungodly. (Romans 5.6-8) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You were on Christ’s thoughts while he prayed in the garden. (cf. – John 17) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example – literally, “writing under” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The words “writing under carry the idea of tracing the pattern. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 6. Following in the Footsteps of Jesus <ul><li>“ He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.” </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Peter 2.22,ESV) </li></ul>
  5. 7. Following in the Footsteps of Jesus <ul><li>Christ was perfectly patient through suffering because he was sinless. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross reference Isaiah 53:9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. ” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Following in the Footsteps of Jesus <ul><li>“ When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.” </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Peter 2.23, ESV) </li></ul>
  7. 9. Following in the Footsteps of Jesus <ul><li>Revile – to pile up abusive and vile language against someone. </li></ul><ul><li>Even when mocked, Christ never retaliated. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Matthew 26.57-65; Luke 23.7-11) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Following in the Footsteps of Jesus <ul><li>Christ entrusted or committed himself to God. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The word for entrusted or committed means to hand over to someone else’s keep or charge. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Christ handed himself to the Father because of his unyielding confidence in God. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Not my will but…” (Matthew 26.39,42,44) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Following in the Footsteps of Jesus <ul><li>“ He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Peter 2.24, ESV) </li></ul>
  10. 12. Following in the Footsteps of Jesus <ul><li>Christ is not only our pattern, but our substitute. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Corinthians 5.21; Galatians 3.13 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Following in the Footsteps of Jesus <ul><li>Christ became our substitute so we may live for righteousness: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans 6.1-11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Galatians 2.20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psalm 1 </li></ul></ul>

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