2339 Jesus Christ, example of

2339 Jesus Christ, example of

Jesus Christ sets his disciples an example, especially in servanthood, self-denial and endurance of suffering, so that they may become like him.

Jesus Christ calls believers to follow his example

Jn 13:14-16 See also Heb 3:1; Heb 12:2-3; 1Pe 2:21; 1Jn 2:6

The qualities of Jesus Christ which set an example for believers

Self-denial Php 2:4-5 See also Mt 10:38; Mt 16:24 pp Mk 8:34 pp Lk 9:23; Lk 14:27; Heb 12:2

Endurance of suffering 1Pe 2:21-23 See also Mt 10:24-25; Jn 15:20; 1Th 2:14-15; Heb 12:3

Service Mt 20:25-28 pp Mk 10:42-45; Jn 13:13-17

Faithfulness Heb 3:1-2

Love Eph 5:1-2,25; 1Jn 3:16

Patience 1Ti 1:16

Forgiveness of others Eph 4:32; Col 3:13

Gentleness and humility Mt 11:29

Purity 1Jn 3:3

Prayer Lk 11:1

God wants his people to follow Jesus Christ’s example and be conformed to his image

Ro 8:29; 1Co 15:49

Those who followed Jesus Christ’s example

1Co 11:1 Paul; 1Th 1:6 the converts in Thessalonica; Ac 7:60 Stephen is following the example set by Jesus Christ in Lk 23:34.

See also

2030Christ, holiness
2036Christ, humility
2048Christ, love of
2327Christ as servant
2570Christ, suffering
6652forgiveness
8120following Christ
8206Christlikeness
8428example
8449imitating
8453obedience
8475self-denial

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