Friday, March 29, 2013

28 March 2013 - 1 Peter 2: 21

Thursday, March 28

Christ . . . [left] you a model for you to follow his steps closely. — 1 Pet. 2:21

Jesus kept his life simple so that he could freely minister to others. (Luke 9:58) He was modest and always based his teaching on the Scriptures. (John 5:19; 17:14, 17) He was approachable and kind. Love was the motivation for everything he did. (Matt. 19:13-15; John 15:12) Jesus’ example had a positive influence on his apostles. For instance, James did not cower in the face of death but until he was executed, loyally served God. (Acts 12:1, 2) John faithfully followed in Jesus’ footsteps for more than 60 years. (Rev. 1:1, 2, 9) Elders who are self-sacrificing, humble, and loving provide the kind of example that younger men need. — 1 Pet. 5:2, 3 w11 11/15 5:7, 8

Memorial Bible reading: (Daytime events: Nisan 15) Matthew 27:62-66