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“Living by Example”

Key Verse

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Text — 1Timothy 4:9-16


To live by example means to be a shining light among others. It also means to live a life that others can copy from. If the life you live is not acceptable to God and cannot be copied by others, then you need to check yourself.
Timothy in our Bible passage was encouraged by apostle Paul to be an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity, and truly he was a good example. You should be like Timothy; let others see Jesus in you in the way you talk, in your actions, in dressing, in character and in relationship with other children. Prove to them that you are a child of God so that they can learn from your life and repent. A sinner cannot live by example. You have to repent of your sins and accept Jesus into your life. Then you can be free to live an exemplary life for others to follow.
Write out one quality in the life of the following Bible characters that make them exemplary.
Samuel ______________________________________________________

Joseph ______________________________________________________

Rhoda ______________________________________________________

Further Reading

Matthew 5:14-16

Prayer for today

Father, make my life a book for others to read.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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