Episode 032 – A Life Worth Mimicking

Key Passage(s): 1 Corinthians 11:1

In 1 Corinthians 11:1, Paul encourages his audience to mimic his life because he’s mimicking the life of Jesus. In essence, Paul says if you’re struggling to imitate Jesus, just do what I do. It’s a gutsy statement to make. The question is, “Could we say the same?” That’s what this teaching addresses as we look at the mimicking reality of life and why what we do matters so much.

Discussion Questions

  • What’s your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
  • Who has had a positive influence on your life that you tend to mimic? What do you appreciate most about what them?
  • Where have you seen people mimic you?
  • Is your life worth mimicking?
  • If someone followed you around for a month, what would you be most proud of (in a good way) and what would concern you if they mimicked what you do?
  • What tangible changes do you desire to make?
  • How will you begin implementing those changes this week?
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  1. Sue Christian September 12, 2018 at 7:35 am - Reply

    I would not like people to mimic my life as I feel my sin nature comes out even though in my quiet time I feel so strong with the Holy Spirit but when I walk out and life hits me…..
    I am trying to keep God sovereign in my life. When I am not happy with a situation and I am learning through the Holy Spirit to look at God first and realizing that is all I need to do.
    Each day I ask God to let me die to myself and live for Him but I know I will keep asking until the day He takes me home.

    • Brad Gray October 24, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      Yep, we keep relying on God’s Spirit to guide us and empower us to do what we can’t do on our own. Great comments, Sue.

  2. William E Black September 12, 2018 at 8:23 am - Reply

    So would one learning to do TORAH, minus the blood ordinances, be mimicking Jesus (TORAH in the flesh) or would that be bad since the church declares Jesus ended-fulfilled the law? Not just the 10 but the other 613 minus about 60 blood ordinances?
    If yes, then why no encouragement to do so?
    Why is the word TORAH-LAW so offensive;
    is Jesus is TORAH in flesh-
    1 John 1:1

    That which was from the beginning, (TORAH)
    which we have heard, (TORAH)
    which we have seen with our eyes, (TORAH as Jesus)
    which we have looked upon, (watched lived correctly)
    and our hands have handled, (Cross removal-Touching Jesus/TORAH/YEHOVAH)
    of the Word of life; (TORAH)

    • Brad Gray October 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm - Reply

      Obviously this is a much longer conversation that can be done here, but we need to balance both the OT with NT realities such as Acts 15. Jesus didn’t come to abolish the Torah. He was Torah enfleshed. Our calling is to know embody Jesus in our lives.

      • Bill Black November 13, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

        Fully agree!

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