Thursday, September 05, 2013

Copycat Christianity

“Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 11:1
This passage of scripture helps us understand what a Christian truly is called to be - an imitator of Christ. We are His disciples and so we do what He did and we say what He said. We act and even think like Jesus now because we are His disciples and because our lives are now hidden in Him, no longer our own, but His. It is no longer we who live, but Christ who now lives in us.

As we do life this way, we can confidently and matter-of-factly encourage others to imitate us. It is not ego or pride. Rather, it is discipleship; it is kingdom living. Like the Apostle Paul, let’s be true Christians and practice “copycat” Christianity by imitating our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In doing this, we are glorifying God, living out our new identity, and discipling others.

Lord, show me where I am not imitating you. Show me those areas of my life where I am doing it my own way and not Your way. Lead me in Your way everlasting. I choose to come into agreement with You and to be an imitator.

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Eric Jones is the Lead Pastor of Evident Life Church: a Spirit filled, Bible based, family integrated church in Gilbert, Arizona. Pastor Eric Jones is also the Director of the East Valley House of Prayer.

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