10 Things: 8 His People

#8 of the 10 things God gives us on our discipleship journey to Christ Likeness 

HIS PEOPLE

God will use His People He places in your life to help you become like Jesus.

God gives you People To Teach You how to be like Jesus

Ephesians 4:11-13 gives a list of the different kinds of leaders appointed by Jesus to teach you until your life is a reflection of Jesus life (vs 13) “they will continue to teach until you are mature in the Lord, using Jesus as the standard, to the full measure of Jesus Christ.”

God gives you PEOPLE to be a GOOD EXAMPLE of Jesus to you!

In 1 Corinthians 11:1 Paul says to follow him as he followed Christ.

Jesus said: “love one another as I have loved you.”
John 13:34

Do people look at your life as an example to them of what Jesus is like?

They should see Jesus being reflected (Glorified) in everything you do.
1 Corinthians 10:31

God gives you PEOPLE Who are FAMILY or like FAMILY to show you and guide you.

God made us for Himself and for each other.
Psalms 24:1-2
John 13:34

We were created for relationship with God and for relationship with each other.
Genesis 1:27
Genesis 3:8
Genesis 2:18

The greatest influence in our lives will come from the people in our lives. 

Being in relationship with other people will bring you your greatest joys and your greatest sorrows.

God put us in families. Family relationships were created to teach us the things of God. His true nature and character. The Culture of God’s Eternal Kingdom.
Ephesians 5:1-2
Ephesians 5:21-33
Ephesians 6:1-4

God gave us PARENTS and others who become Spiritual Parents.

In 1 Thessalonians 2:11 Paul said: “we treated you as a fathers treats his children, Encouraging you. Comforting you and Challenging you to Live like Jesus.”

In 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12 Paul said we treated you like a mother treat her new born baby. We loved you and cared for you. We didn’t just teach you, we gave our live to you”

Inside a FAMILY you should see, learn, understand and experience the fruit of God’s Spirit listed in Ephesians 5:22-23

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

God gave us EACH OTHER to help EACH OTHER on our personal discipleship journey. 
  • SPIRITUAL LEADERS
  • TEACHERS, 
  • FRIENDS
  • FAMILY

All a part of God’s design.

You have been blessed, not by your own choosing, by God to have a mother and father that love each other and love you. Be grateful and listen to them.

To MY CHILDREN!

Teach your children about Jesus and live like Jesus as their example.
Ephesians 6:4

That’s what your mother and I tried to do.

To MY GRANDCHILDREN !

My encouragement to you is to make sure you have two or three people in your life who will personally go with you on the wonderful yet difficult and demanding discipleship journey of being transformed into the Likeness of Jesus.

Jesus said “When 2 or 3 are gathered in my name I am there with them.”

Matthew 18:29

Ecclesiastes 4:8-12 says 2 are better than 1 and 3 is even better than 2.

Proverbs 17:24 and Proverbs 13:20 tell us why choosing good friends is so important.

The Bible and life’s experiences both teach you that will become like the friends you choose!

Choose some friends who  are on the journey of becoming like Jesus and will go on that journey with you.

PEOPLE LIKE JESUS!