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The Example of Paul 1Corinthians 11:1 Philippians 4:9 1.

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1 The Example of Paul 1Corinthians 11:1 Philippians 4:9 1

2 Introduction Paul encouraged saints to follow him o He qualified his teaching “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ” o 1 Corinthians 11:1 “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you” o Philippians 4:9 He rebuked the Corinthians for following men! o 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 o Not to follow a man for bragging rights o Must follow godly men though Hebrews 6:12 2

3 How We Must Follow Paul’s Example 3

4 In Obedience From persecutor to preacher o Acts 9:1-8, 17-21 He was called by Jesus o Acts 26:13-20 Responded without conferring o Galatians 1:13-16; Matthew 10:37 Going into Macedonia o Acts 16:7-10 God’s grace was not in vain o 1 Corinthian’s 15:9-10 4

5 In Patience This was a sign of an Apostle o 2 Corinthians 12:12 This was known by Timothy o 2 Timothy 3:10-12 He endured hardships o 2 Corinthians 11:23-28 He kept his body in subjection o 1 Corinthians 9:27 He pressed toward the mark o Philippians 3:13-14 He fought, finished and kept the faith o 2 Timothy 4:6-8 5

6 As a Proclaimer Preached Christ crucified o 1 Corinthians 2:1-2 Preached the saving gospel o Romans 1:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Preached to the Jews and Gentiles o Acts 13:44-47; 1 Corinthians 9:19-22 Preached boldly o Acts 9:29; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2; Ephesians 6:18-20 Preached with persuasion o 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Acts 26:28 6

7 As a Defender He defended the gospel o Philippians 1:7, 15-17 Confounded and disputed with the Jews o Acts 9:22; 17:17 Disputed against the Grecians o Acts 9:29 Disputed with teachers of error o Acts 15:1-2 Withstood Peter to the face o Galatians 2:11-14 7

8 “Be thou an example” “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity” o 1 Timothy 4:12 Paul practiced what he preached! He was an example… o In Obedience o In Patience o As a Proclaimer o As a Defender Will We Follow Paul’s Example? 8

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