What Does it Mean for a Christ-follower to be an Example?

Though Scripture exhorts leaders to be examples (1 Pet. 5:2-3), we should all be examples as Christ-followers regardless of how we serve because we all represent Him (2 Cor. 5:20).  Age does not exclude one from being an example (1 Tim. 4:12) so this applies to every person who trusts in Jesus.

Being an example means reflecting Jesus to those around you in a way that causes them to take notice, not of you, but of Christ in you.  As an example you will:

Exemplify Christ in all you say and do
X-out sin and impurities from your life so people see Christ
Affect others with the love of Christ
Model Christ-like character & conduct
Position yourself under Christ so He is the Head
Line up with Christ in not only what you do but how you do it
Enhance people’s lives because of Christ in you

7 Replies to “What Does it Mean for a Christ-follower to be an Example?”

    • So true, Sherry. For each of the points in the acrostic in this post we could list multiple specifics of what it looks like in the life of a believer. Certainly what you shared would fit in there! Thanks.

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