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January 17, 2010
I Introduction – Be Like Jesus?
1. We are going through the Gospels and finding things said about what a disciple is. Jesus said :make disciples” and we are seeing what it is that we are called to make. So far:
a. Knows who Jesus is – The Christ, the Son of God – Mt. 16:18
b. Takes up his cross daily and follows Christ – Mt. 16:24-28
c. Loves his fellow disciples – John 13:34-35
d. Fasts for the return of Christ, the conversion of sinners – Mt. 9:14-15
2. We are looking at these things as part of us considering the church. The church is made up of disciples and before we look at what the various parts of the NT say about the church we are simply considering who the people are who comprise the church.
3. “To be like Jesus; to be like Jesus; all I ask to be like Him. All through life’s journey, from earth to glory, all I ask to be like Him.” What do you suppose that looks like? When we talk about being like Jesus what do we normally think of? What occurs to you when we are said to be predestined to be conformed to the image of the Son of God? (Rom. 8:29) Be like Jesus Continue reading