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To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 1 PETER 2:21 *

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1 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 1 PETER 2:21 *

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3 (1) He sought the Father Jesus demonstrated intimacy with God by seeking Him continually in prayer. Mark 14: Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. 36 “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

4 (1) He sought the Father (2) He embraced the outcasts Jesus demonstrated the love of God by accepting the castaways of society. Matthew 9: When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

5 (1) He sought the Father (2) He embraced the outcasts Jesus demonstrated the love of God by accepting the castaways of society. Luke 5:29 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others (disreputable characters) were eating with them.

6 (1) He sought the Father (2) He embraced the outcasts (3) He restored broken lives Jesus proved that God's power is sufficient to meet every need. Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

7 (1) He sought the Father (2) He embraced the outcasts (3) He restored broken lives (4) He confronted hypocrisy Jesus demonstrated the heart of God by standing against lifeless religion. Matthew 23:27-28 "You're hopeless, you religion scholars and Pharisees! Frauds! You're like manicured grave plots, grass clipped and the flowers bright, but six feet down it's all rotting bones and worm-eaten flesh. People look at you and think you're saints, but beneath the skin you're total frauds.”

8 (1) He sought the Father (2) He embraced the outcasts (3) He restored broken lives (4) He confronted hypocrisy Luke 13: The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? 16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”

9 (1) He sought the Father (2) He embraced the outcasts (3) He restored broken lives (4) He confronted hypocrisy (5) He taught God's Word Jesus was always helping people discover His Father. John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

10 (1) He sought the Father (2) He embraced the outcasts (3) He restored broken lives (4) He confronted hypocrisy (5) He taught God's Word (6) He served Jesus served through sacrifice, putting the needs of others above His own. John 13:2-5 4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. 5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. God's work is people!

11 (1) He sought the Father (2) He embraced the outcasts (3) He restored broken lives (4) He confronted hypocrisy (5) He taught God's Word (6) He served (7) He equipped leaders Jesus demonstrated God's character by equipping leaders who continued his mission and changed the world after his departure.

12 (1) He sought the Father (2) He embraced the outcasts (3) He restored broken lives (4) He confronted hypocrisy (5) He taught God's Word (6) He served (7) He equipped leaders How should we go about equip leaders? - Passing on the Scriptures to them, - modeling a Christ-focused life and ministry, - and helping them identify and prepare for the mission God has designed for them.

13 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 1 PETER 2:21 *

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