Following Jesus’ Example: Is It Commanded?

Christians are commanded to follow the example of Jesus. Note for example, 1 Peter 1:21, 1 John 2:4, John 13:34, 1 John 3:3, John 13:15, Colossians 3:13, Matthew 16:24, Romans 8:29, Ephesians 4:15.

2 Corinthians 3:18 uses beautiful language to describe how a Christian’s behavior changes from the old selfish, sinful man to the new man that is like Jesus. “We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord”.  That verse also describes the goals of our class: (1) Read about how Jesus lived and study His behavior and (2) with God’s help be transformed into the same image.


Are there other verses that command us to follow Jesus’ example?

Do you consider it a sin if you fail to live up to Jesus’ example?

What other thoughts do you have about these verses?




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