What a perfect example we have in Christ! He endured the mockery, beatings, and crucifixion as an example of complete obedience to God. Having been rewarded for such obedience, He stands as a beacon of hope to all those who believe in Him. And it gets even better! Those who emulate Christ’s endurance are themselves an example to a watching world. How Christians respond to struggles can say more to those who are watching than any words.
Questions for further thought:
1. Who in your life is watching you as an example of Christianity?
2. Think of role models you have. How do they emulate Christ as an example to you?
Challenge: Pick one person who has the opportunity to watch how you act on the daily. This could be a kid, your coworker, or a friend. For the next few days keep tabs on what this person sees from you. How do you deal with frustration in front of them? What about good news?
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