Yesterday we kicked off a new series of teaching at church, 'How to live like Jesus did'.
It's easy isn't it, as we read or hear about the life that Jesus lived, for us to want to stand back and applaud. We're amazed by the miracles, touched by the compassion, and impressed by the wisdom. But being a Christian is about a whole lot more than just admiring our Saviour.
In John's first epistle he says very clearly, 'Whoever claims to live in Him must live as Jesus did' (1 John 2:6). That's worth reading a few times just to check we're reading it right! As followers of Jesus Christ we're called to live as Jesus lived! This life of Jesus that we so admire (complete with miracles, wisdom and compassion) is the life we are called to live too - and we don't just get to, we're meant to.
If you can spare 20 minutes, check out this interview with Pastor Robbie Dawkins (author of 'Do What Jesus Did') - you'll find it both encouraging and inspiring.