To Be Like Jesus…
We, as Christians are called to live out our lives to be as Christ-like as we can. We are not perfect, we are human and we sin. So what does it mean to live out your life like Jesus Christ?
To live like Jesus we must:
“Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” ~1 John 3:2
In John 13:1 it says: “It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.”
Jesus showed love to his disciples- these were people who were of the world, people like you and me. Jesus chose them to be walk alongside of him, to teach it words across the nations and he loved them unconditionally for who they were!
Other examples of Jesus sharing loving unconditionally can be found in:
John 15: 13 “13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
1 Corinthians 13:3 “3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[a] but do not have love, I gain nothing.”
Luke 23:34 “Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.”
Even though Jesus was about to be crucified, He was still forgiving those who were persecuting him.
Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
3. Extend Grace
“But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”[a] ~James 4:6
Romans 3:24 “and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
Romans 5:2 “through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.”
This is only a beginning to how we can be like Jesus. I will bullet point some of His qualities. Please keep in mind this is not an extensive list.