AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE
Join in following my example. [Philippians 3:17]
There is no better historical example of a Christian than the apostle Paul. He’s a dominant figure in the New Testament, so we can conclude that God wants us to pattern our lives after him.
Paul is a model of virtue, worship, service, patience, endurance through suffering, victory over temptation, and good stewardship over possessions and relationships. He shows us how a godly man deals with his fallenness—something Christ could never do because He was sinless (Heb. 4:15)
Paul’s life is a marvelous pattern for ours. That’s why he told the Corinthians, “Imitate me” (1 Cor. 11:1). He also commended the Thessalonians, saying, “You have become followers of us and of the Lord” (1 Thess. 1:6). Paul is my own personal example in ministry. I look at how he handled situations and try to respond the way he did.
~ John MacArthur ~