Just Like Jesus?
May 23, 2021
Keith Menshouse – May 23, 2021
The Purpose Driven Life: Just Like Jesus?
Matthew 20:26–28 (NCV) page 1635
Whoever wants to become great among you must serve the rest of you like a servant. Whoever wants to become first among you must serve the rest of you like a slave. In the same way, the Son of Man did not come to be served. He came to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many people.
THIS PURPOSE MAKES US MOST LIKE JESUS.
Philippians 2:5–8 (HCSB) page 2011
Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage. Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave,
taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death – even to death on a cross.
John 15:13 (NKJV) page 1810
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
TO FULFILL THIS PURPOSE WE HAVE TO LOSE WEIGHT.
Hebrews 12:1 (NKJV) page 2097
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us
Luke 17:33 (NCV) page 1750
Those who try to keep their lives will lose them. But those who give up their lives will save them.
James 4:10 (NKJV) page 2109
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
1 John 3:16 (NCV) page 2137
This is how we know what real love is: Jesus gave his life for us. So we should give our lives for our brothers and sisters.
1 John 3:17-18 (NCV) page 2137
Suppose someone has enough to live and sees a brother or sister in need, but does not help. Then God’s love is not living in that person. My children, we should love people not only with words and talk, but by our actions and true caring.
THE WORLD IS WATCHING AND LISTENING.
John 13:34–35 (NKJV) page 1807
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”