Christ, Our Example by Ronnie Floyd

"CHRIST, OUR EXAMPLE"
1 Peter 2:21-25
February 23, 1992 (p.m.)
INTRODUCTION:
I Corinthians 2:5 says, "that your faith should not rest on
the wisdom of men, but on the power of God." Hebrews
12:2 says, "fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector
of faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross,
despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of
the throne of God."
These words are so important from God because human
examples are incomplete, insufficient, and inconsistent.
llustration:
Have you ever known someone who really disappointed
you? In fact, you said to someone about them, "They really
let me down."
Appicion'
Human beings will always let you down because they are
incomplete, insufficient, and inconsistent. We should look
to Jesus, His wisdom, and His power. He is our perfect
example.
THE WORD EXAMPLE in verse 21 is the Greek word,
"hupogrammos", meaning a writing to be copied. So if you
were going to draw a picture of the stained glass window
tonight you would look up there and try to copy it or draw
it. In life, God says to us, "I WANT YOU TO COPY MY SON
IN EVERYTHING.'1
THE BIBLICAL BACKGROUND:
Peter is sharing about the importance of submission in
the life of the Christian. As he does this he shares about
submission in government in verses 13-17, about submission
in your job in verses 18-20, and in 3:1-7 he shares about
the importance of submission in the family. In the middle
of these lessons about life, he slips in a section of words
that point us to look to Christ, as our example! He is
our example, the writing we are to copy, in everything.
T.S.:
The message this evening is entitled, "Christ, Our Example."
I want you to look with me first to the text and then we
will close with some practical lessons we need to learn
about "Christ, Our Example."
I.A LOOK AT THE BIBLE TEXT. (vs. 21-25)
Verse 21:
"For you have been called" - "kaleo" - to call out of.
"For this purpose" - the purpose t ...


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