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Imitators Wanted

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | March 7, 1976

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Children naturally follow the example of those around them. As God’s children, we should imitate His love and light, displaying His character for the rest of the world. 

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.


Walkas beloved childrenof God.

Children imitateother people’s example.

When we were saved, God implanted a divine naturein us.

Having this nature allows the children of God to respond to Him.

We are God’s children, and He wants us to imitate His loveand light.

Two responsibilitiesas God’s children:

-      Imitate God in loveand walk in love (Ephesians 5:1-7).

  • Paul gives three encouragementsfor us as we strive to walk in love.
  • If ever your love gets cold, look back, look around, and look ahead.
    • Look back to the love of God for us displayed on the cross.
    • Look around and see the way other people are living. Remember that you have been savedby God’s grace.
    • Look ahead to the promised future we have in heaven.
  • When people can sinand joke about it, that sin becomes a part of their character.
  • Those who habitually live in sin are not part of the children of God.

-      Imitate God in holiness, and walk in light (Ephesians 5:8-14).

  • The unsaved person is darkness, but God’s grace turns believers into light.
  • Don’t follow the temptation to go back to the darkness.
  • What about your old life are you proud of? Nothing.
  • You can only grow good fruitin the light.
  • If you live in darkness, all of your energy is used to cover up sin rather than truly living.
  • When we are walking in the light, we are awake, alive, and alert.

We can walk in light and love when we yield to the Holy Spirit.

God’s children can show God’s light and love to the world.

Imitate God, not each other, to the glory of Christ.

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