If I Could Just Find Someone To Follow

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If I Could Just Find Someone To Follow

“Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 11:1

“Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.” – 3 John 1:11

Imitation is something that we all do. From a honey badger learning to hunt by watching her mom, to a baby learning to smile; we all mimic. Because we all mimic, it follows that we all are models of imitation. The question is whether you are a good model or an evil one. How do you know which one you are?

The Apostle Paul knew that he was a good model. He could say (without being proud) to those around him, “imitate me.” The reason he could confidently say such a thing is that he himself was imitating another individual; he was imitating Christ.

One of the things required to be a good imitator is to spend quality time around your example. You can not possibly mimic an individual that you glance at once a week. A good imitator spends time with, and studies their model.

Questions for the kids

  • Do you think you are a good example of Christ, or a bad one?
  • How much time do you spend around Jesus?
  • Do you find that you are spending more time around bad examples of Christ then good ones?
  • Can you name someone who would be a better person to model your life after then Jesus?
  • What change can you make today to move in a better direction?

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