Self-sacrifice is where men find peace and purpose
I Corinthians 4:15-17
15 For if you were to have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers. In Christ Jesus I have become a father to you through the gospel. 16 So I implore you, be followers of me. 17 Therefore I have sent Timothy to you. He is my beloved son and is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.
I Corinthians 11:1
11 Follow me as I follow Christ.
17 Brothers, become fellow imitators with me and observe those who walk according to our example.
9 Do those things which you have both learned and received, and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
II Thessalonians 3:7-9
7 For you know how you should follow us. For we were not idle among you, 8 neither did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but we worked tirelessly and toiled night and day that we might not be a burden to any of you. 9 We did this, not because we did not have that right, but to make ourselves an example for you to follow.
II Timothy 3:10-11
10 But you have observed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, tolerance, love, patience, 11 persecutions, and afflictions, which came to me at Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra—what persecutions I endured! But the Lord delivered me out of them all.
I Timothy 4:12
12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.
- “part of being a man is making the consistent effort to be constantly aware of what you are doing and how it affects and influences others”
- Monkey See, Monkey Do… be a man worth imitating.
- Watch me imitate Jesus