The Importance of a Good Example

The Importance of a Good Example

I. Who set an example for you?

    A. Jesus (1 Corinthians 11:1; Romans 15:1-3; Ephesians 5:1-2; Philippians 2:5-8; 1 Peter 2:19-23)
    B. Paul (1 Corinthians 10:32-11:1; Philippians 4:9)
    C. Our brothers and sisters in the Lord (Philippians 3:17; Hebrews 6:11-12; 13:7)

II. For whom do you set an example?

    A. Other Christians (Romans 1:8; 16:19; 1 Thess. 1:6-10; 1 Tim. 4:12; Titus 2:7-8)
    B. Young children (2 Timothy 1:3-5; 3:14-15; Matthew 18:6)
    C. Those in the world (1 Peter 2:11-12)

III. What kind of example do you set?

    A. What kind of Christian does the world see? (Matthew 5:14-16)
    B. Does your example help or hinder the growth of the church? (Hebrews 10:24-25)
    C. If every member of the church lived the way you live, would the church be strong? Growing? Would it even exist in this community?

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