Jesus Christ shows us how to live. His life serves as a good example of how we should act, think, and speak. Only he was without sin, but we can imitate his life. So he deserves much study on our part. Only Jesus can show us how. Glory to God for the perfect life of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

READ: “For I have given you an example—you should do just as I have done for you” Jn 13.15.

THINK: Jesus offers himself as an example of humility and service to be imitated by his disciples. In many aspects, he and the Father ought to be imitated, Ex 12.42; Mt 5.48; Mk 10.38-39; Col 3.13; Eph 5.1; Phil 2.5ff; 1 Pet 2.21-23. To do this, it is necessary to know the Bible, know how they acted, and conduct oneself according to their example. The one who imitates Jesus becomes an example to others, 1 Cor 11.1; 1 Thes 1.6-7, and puts himself forward as such, Phil 3.17; 1 Tim 4.12; 1 Pet 5.3. Continue reading

Christian raceWhat is the most positive verse in 1 Corinthians 9? The question is a subjective one, of course, so that each may choose his own favorite, but I found mine at the end of the chapter. In the discussion about support for “those performing the holy services,” Paul concludes with this affirmation.

Instead I subdue my body and make it my slave, so that after preaching to others I myself will not be disqualified (1 Corinthians 9:27 NET).

What!? This is the most positive verse, you ask? See why: Continue reading

Prayer for November, 2010:

We invite the brotherhood to dedicate the month of November to the following petition:

May we dedicate ourselves to developing the spirit rather than giving in to the flesh; to decency and not sensuality. (see Romans 13:13-14)

May our missionary petition be:

That our life in Christ may underline the truth of our message of proclamation. (see 1 Peter 2:11-12)

How to use these prayers Continue reading