Posts Tagged ‘ Christ-like ’

VerseD: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16‭-‬17, ESV

God has revealed His Word to us – both our Old and New Testaments – to help us grow more Christ-like and affect our world for His glory.

VerseD: Luke 6:36

Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Luke 6:36, ESV

God has shown us great mercy in His forgiveness for our sins.

Let us show the same mercy to others, remembering many are still lost, and our mercy can point them to Christ.

VerseD: Colossians 3:12

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience

Colossians 3:12, ESV

God humbled Himself (condescended to us), becoming weak in His kind patience with us because of His compassionate love to save us.

Let us do likewise, as we remember that we were just like the world, and carry that God news so that they, too, may come to know His kindness.

VerseD: Matthew 18:3-5

and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me”

Matthew 18:3‭-‬5, ESV

Just as our Lord condescended to reach us, we must have the faith of a child in their parents in His work, and we must share the truth of Christ with the whole world.

VerseD: 1 John 5:14

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

1 John 5:14, ESV

We can know we are saved in Christ, and as we become more Christ-like, we want the same things as God. We will ask for the things He wants more and more, especially that which brings others to Him and bring ls Him glory.

VerseD: Romans 5:3-5

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 5:3‭-‬5, ESV

The Holy Spirit empowers us to endure suffering, knowing it is making us more Christ-like, like the One who suffered for us, that we may proclaim Christ all the more.

VerseD: James 1:2-3

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

James 1:2‭-‬3, ESV

Just as Jesus came and suffered for us, we can expect suffering in this life. It makes us more like Him and may even show we are His through persecution.

VerseD: Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11, ESV

God will allow and even send trials our way to strengthen us, make us more Christ-like, and to be a light to others who suffer through trials.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 9:25

Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

1 Corinthians 9:25, ESV

The Holy Spirit helps give us self-control, for we know that to be like Christ is the greatest prize. Wouldn’t we want to be as much like our Creator and Savior as possible?

VerseD: Matthew 23:11

The greatest among you shall be your servant.

Matthew 23:11, ESV

We see how Christ humbled Himself to free us from sin. We also humble ourselves to serve each other and help become more Christ-like.