Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Walking as Jesus Walked: A Journey Through our Lord’s Life of Example – Part 4

He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.  1 John 2:3-6

8.  A sympathetic walk:  John 11:36

–  Motivated by love:  John 11:1-5, 36

–  Moves one to sacrificial action:  John 11:6-7; 17

–  Individually relational:  John 11:20-29

–  Identifies with the hurting:  John 11:33-36

9.  A challenging walk:  John 12:25-26

 –  Pointing one another to Jesus’ standard of discipleship:  Luke 14:25-33

 –  Helping one another toward faithful perseverance:  Heb. 3:12-13

–  Encouraging one another toward relationships of love:  Heb. 10:24a

–  Encouraging one another toward sacrificial service:  Heb. 10:24b

–  Encouraging one another toward faithful fellowship:  Heb. 10:25

10.  A Humble Walk:  John 13:12-17

–  Puts the worth of others ahead of one’s own worth:  Phil. 2:

–  Doesn’t allow personal interests to neglect the interest of others: Phil 2:4

–  Puts the interests of Christ ahead of self-interest:  Phil. 2:19-21