What Would Jesus Do Scripture

What Does the Bible Say About What Would Jesus Do?

Indeed, it is to this that you have been summoned, since Christ suffered and died for you, setting an example so that you may follow in his footsteps.

John 14:12ESV / 24 helpful votes

I declare to you truthfully and truly: whomever believes in me will do the works that I perform, and he will accomplish much greater works than these because I am going to the Father.”

John 7:24ESV / 17 helpful votes

Avoid making hasty judgments based on looks, but rather use sound judgment.”

Philippians 2:3-5ESV / 13 helpful votes

Do nothing out of competition or conceit, but rather in humility acknowledge that others are more important than yourself. It is important for everyone of you to consider not just your own interests, but also the interests of others. This thinking, which is yours through Christ Jesus, must be shared amongst you.

John 3:16ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whomever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Hebrews 10:39ESV / 10 helpful votes

In contrast to others who shrink back and are destroyed, we are among those who have faith and are able to keep their spirits intact.

Romans 6:1-23ESV / 10 helpful votes

So, what are we going to say? Is it OK for us to persist in sin so that grace may abound? In no way, shape, or form! How can we, who have died to sin, continue to exist in it? What if I told you that every one of us who has been baptized into Christ Jesus has also been baptized into his death? In order for us to share in Christ’s resurrection from the dead, we were buried with him in baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too may walk in newness of life.

John 14:6ESV / 10 helpful votes

“I am the way, the truth, and the life,” Jesus replied to him, and he believed him. No one else can bring anybody else to the Father except through me.

1 John 2:15ESV / 9 helpful votes

Do not be in love with the world or the things that exist in it. If somebody loves the world, he does not have the love of the Father in him.

1 Peter 4:1-2ESV / 9 helpful votes

So in order to be prepared for what Christ went through in the flesh, arm yourself with the same way of thinking, for anyone who has suffered in the flesh has been delivered from sin, allowing them to live out the rest of their days in the flesh not out of selfish desires but out of obedience to God’s will.

Matthew 5:8ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Those who have a pure heart will see God, and those who have a contrite spirit will not see God.”

1 Corinthians 2:16ESV / 8 helpful votes

“After all, who has comprehended the thoughts of the Lord in order to educate him?” We, on the other hand, have the thinking of Christ.

John 16:33ESV / 8 helpful votes

I have stated these things to you so that you may find peace in me. I hope this has helped. You will have difficulties in this life. But take comfort; I have triumphed over the entire world.”

John 14:1-3ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Do not allow your hearts to be worried.” Believe in God, and believe in me as well.

There are several rooms in my Father’s house. Would I have informed you that I was going to arrange a home for you if that had not been the case? Moreover, if I go and arrange a place for you, I will return and take you to myself, so that you may be with me wherever I am at the moment.

John 3:16-17ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whomever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” In other words, God did not bring his Son into the world in order to condemn the world, but in order that the world may be rescued by him and his sacrifice.

1 Corinthians 6:19ESV / 7 helpful votes

Or are you unaware that your body serves as a temple for the Holy Spirit who dwells within you and whom you have received from God? You do not exist on your own.

1 Peter 3:15ESV / 6 helpful votes

But in your hearts, revere Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to provide an explanation for the hope that you have in Christ; nevertheless, do it with gentleness and respect, for Christ’s sake.

Luke 1:1-80ESV / 6 helpful votes

Since so many have taken on the task of compiling an account of what has occurred among us, just as those who have been eyewitnesses and ministers of the word from the beginning have delivered them to us, it seemed appropriate to me, having closely followed all of the events for some time, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may have confidence in the things you have been taught.

During the reign of Herod the Great, king of Judea, there lived a priest by the name of Zechariah, who belonged to the division of Abijah.

Matthew 7:12ESV / 6 helpful votes

For this is the Law and the Teachings of the Prophets: “Whatever you wish others would do to you, do also to them.”

Hebrews 12:2ESV / 5 helpful votes

Turning our gaze to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the humiliation, and is now sat at God’s right side, we pray:

Hebrews 11:6ESV / 5 helpful votes

And it is impossible to satisfy God if one does not have faith, for anybody who wishes to get near to God must believe that he exists and that those who seek him will be rewarded.

Titus 2:13ESV / 5 helpful votes

We are looking forward to our wonderful hope, the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, and we are praying.

John 15:13ESV / 5 helpful votes

There is no greater love than the love that someone would lay down his life for his or her pals.

Isaiah 53:5ESV / 5 helpful votes

The punishment for our trespasses was laid on his shoulders, and the punishment that brought us peace fell on his shoulders as well. It is by his stripes that we have been cured of our iniquities.

Revelation 1:7ESV / 4 helpful votes

He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, including those who pierced him, and all the tribes of the earth will lament in response to his arrival. Even so, it’s a good thing. Amen.

1 Timothy 2:5ESV / 4 helpful votes

Because there is only one God, and there is only one mediator between God and humanity, the man Christ Jesus, there is no need for any other.

Romans 8:1-39ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore, people who believe in Jesus Christ are no longer under any condemnation whatsoever. You have been set free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death, because the law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Because God has accomplished what the law, weakened by the flesh, was unable to do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, God condemned sin in the flesh, allowing the righteous requirement of the law to be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ.

As a result, individuals who live according to the flesh fix their attention on the things of the flesh, whereas those who live according to the Spirit fix their attention on the things of the Spirit

Acts 16:31ESV / 4 helpful votes

They instructed them to believe in the Lord Jesus, and they assured them that they, as well as their household, were saved.

Acts 4:12ESV / 4 helpful votes

The only other person who can provide us with salvation is Jesus Christ, for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among mankind by which we must be saved.”

John 10:30ESV / 4 helpful votes

‘I and the Father are one,’ I declare.”

Luke 21:34-36ESV / 4 helpful votes

“However, keep an eye on yourselves lest your souls become burdened down with dissipation, intoxication, and the concerns of this life, and that day fall upon you like a trap.” Because it will affect everyone who lives anywhere on the face of the entire planet. Nevertheless, keep your eyes open at all times, hoping for the strength to escape all of the events that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Matthew 6:33ESV / 4 helpful votes

Rather, seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all of these things will be given to you as a bonus.

Matthew 5:16ESV / 4 helpful votes

As you do the same, let your light to shine before others so that they may see your good deeds and give praise to your heavenly Father who is in heaven.

Proverbs 11:14ESV / 4 helpful votes

When there is no advice, a people collapses, but when there is an abundance of counselors, a people is protected.

James 1:1-27ESV / 3 helpful votes

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, is a servant of the people. Hello, and welcome to the twelve tribes of the Dispersion. When you face trials of all kinds, my brothers, take heart, because you know that the testing of your faith develops steadfastness in the end. So that you may be flawless and complete, wanting in nothing, allow steadfastness to work its full magic on your soul. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should turn to God, who gives abundantly to everybody without regard for their deeds, and he will be provided with it.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13ESV / 3 helpful votes

If I talk in the tongues of men and angels, but do not have love in my heart, I am like a resounding gong or a clattering cymbal. And if I have prophetic abilities, and grasp all secrets and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, to the point of being able to move mountains, but I lack love, I am nothing but a piece of paper. What good does it do me if I give up all I have and leave my body to be burnt, but I don’t have love? When love is patient and gentle, it does not envy or boast, and it does not act in an arrogant or harsh manner.

Acts 2:38ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,” Peter instructed them.

Acts 1:11ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Men of Galilee, why are you standing here staring into heaven?” he inquired. This Jesus, who was carried up from you into heaven, will return in the same manner in which you witnessed him go into heaven.”

John 11:25ESV / 3 helpful votes

“I am the resurrection and the life,” Jesus declared to her. Whoever believes in me will live even if he dies, because I am the resurrection and the life.

John 10:10ESV / 3 helpful votes

The thief is just interested in stealing, killing, and destroying. I come so that they could have life, and that they might have it abundantly.

John 8:58ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” Jesus continued to speak to them.

John 3:3ESV / 3 helpful votes

When he asked Jesus about it, he received the following response: “Truly, truly, I say to you, until one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

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John 1:1ESV / 3 helpful votes

Beginning with the creation of the Word, and with God from the beginning of time, the Word became God.

Luke 16:26ESV / 3 helpful votes

In addition to all of this, a tremendous gap has been established between us and you, in order that anyone who would travel from here to you would not be able to do so, and that none would pass from there to us.’

Luke 12:4ESV / 3 helpful votes

My friends, I advise you not to be afraid of people who kill the body and then have nothing more they can do with it.

Mark 8:38ESV / 3 helpful votes

If anybody is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and wicked time, then the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he appears in the glory of his Father, surrounded by the holy angels.”

Matthew 28:19ESV / 3 helpful votes

Make disciples of all countries, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to do everything I have spoken to you.

Matthew 28:18ESV / 3 helpful votes

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been entrusted to me,” Jesus declared to them when he appeared to them.

Matthew 25:31-46ESV / 3 helpful votes

He will sit on his beautiful throne when the Son of Man appears in all his glory, with all the angels accompanying him,” says the Bible. There will be a gathering of all nations before him, and he will separate people one from another in the same way that a shepherd separates sheep from other goats. The sheep will be placed to his right, while the goats will be placed to his left. Then the King will address those on his right, saying, “Come, you who have been blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom that has been planned for you from the foundation of the world.” Because I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, and so on.

Matthew 24:36ESV / 3 helpful votes

‘But no one knows when day or hour it will be; not the angels of heaven, nor the Son, nor anyone else, but only the Father knows.’

Matthew 24:4-5ESV / 3 helpful votes

In response, Jesus said, “Make certain that no one leads you wrong. Indeed, many people will come in my name, proclaiming, “I am the Christ,” and they will lead many people astray.

Matthew 8:1-34ESV / 3 helpful votes

When he descended down the mountain, he was greeted by a large number of people. As he was speaking, a leper approached him and bowed before him, pleading, “Lord, if it is your will, you may cleanse me.” And Jesus reached out his hand and kissed him on the cheek, saying, “I will; wash your feet.” And his leprosy was cleared up almost soon. In response, Jesus said to him, “See to it that you don’t say anything to anybody else, but go, reveal yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses instructed as proof to them.” When he arrived at Capernaum, a centurion approached him and pleaded with him to come with him.

Isaiah 53:4ESV / 3 helpful votes

Certainly, he has bore our griefs and carried our sorrows, yet we still considered him to be afflicted, struck by God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 13:1-15:9ESV / 3 helpful votes

The vision of the oracle concerning Babylon that Isaiah the son of Amoz witnessed. Raise a signal on a barren hill; call out to them aloud; and wave your hand to allow them to enter the gates of the great house. My dedicated ones have been ordered to execute my rage, and my great soldiers have been summoned to carry out my vengeance against my exulting ones. The mountains reverberate with the sound of a turmoil, as if there were a large throng there!

The sound of a kingdom’s tumult, the sound of a nation’s getting together! TheLordofHosts is preparing a host for the next war. They have come from a faraway region, from the farthest reaches of the skies, with the Lord and the weapons of his wrath, with the intent of destroying the whole area.

Proverbs 27:17ESV / 3 helpful votes

Sharpening iron is a two-way street, and one man sharpens another.

1 Samuel 23:1-29ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Look, the Philistines are battling against Keilah, and they are stealing the threshing floors,” they informed David at this point. As a result, David approached the Lord and questioned, “Shall I go and confront these Philistines?” As a result, the Lord instructed David to “go and confront the Philistines in order to defend Keilah.” “Forbearing, we are scared here in Judah; how much more so if we go to Keilah and face the armies of the Philistines?” David’s warriors said to him. Then David went back to theLord and questioned once again.

As a result, David was able to save the people of Keilah.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14ESV / 3 helpful votes

As soon as you arrive in the country that theLordyour God is presenting to you, you will not be taught to emulate the detestable behaviors of other countries. It is forbidden for you to have any sorcerer or charmer or medium or necromancer or one who inquires of the dead among you, because anyone who does these things is an abomination to the Lord. It is also forbidden for you to have any divination or fortune-telling or omen-interpreting practices, or to have any sorcerer or charmer or medium or necromancer or one who inquires of the dead.

You will be blameless in the eyes of the Lord, your God.

Exodus 22:18ESV / 3 helpful votes

“You are not to let a witch to reside in your presence.”

Revelation 22:12ESV / 2 helpful votes

“For behold, I am on my way, bearing with me my payment in order to make up for what he has done to everyone.”

Revelation 1:1ESV / 2 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God provided him in order to reveal his servants the events that are about to take place in the future. He communicated this to his servant John through the medium of an angel.

James 1:2ESV / 2 helpful votes

When you face challenges of many types, my brothers, remember to rejoice in the moment.

Hebrews 11:1ESV / 2 helpful votes

The certainty of things hoped for, and the conviction of things not seen, are the fruits of faith.

Philippians 4:19ESV / 2 helpful votes

And my God, who is rich in glory in Christ Jesus, will meet every need you have according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6ESV / 2 helpful votes

No matter what happens, do not be concerned about it; instead, make your requests known to God through prayer and petition with thankfulness in everything.

Ephesians 2:10ESV / 2 helpful votes

For we are God’s handiwork, made in Christ Jesus for good works, which God planned in advance so that we may walk in them as we live our lives.

1 Corinthians 15:2ESV / 2 helpful votes

If you remain firm to the message I preached to you—unless you believed in vain—you will be saved as a result of what I have taught.

Romans 15:2ESV / 2 helpful votes

Allow everyone of us to satisfy his or her neighbor for the sake of the neighbor, in order to build him or her up.

Romans 10:9ESV / 2 helpful votes

Because if you believe in your heart that God resurrected Jesus from the dead and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, you will be saved.

Romans 8:1ESV / 2 helpful votes

Therefore, people who believe in Jesus Christ are no longer under any condemnation whatsoever.

Romans 6:23ESV / 2 helpful votes

Because the price of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

John 20:31ESV / 2 helpful votes

Nevertheless, they have been written in order for you to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and in order for you to have life in his name as a result of believing.

John 11:1-57ESV / 2 helpful votes

The illness of Lazarus of Bethany, the hamlet where Mary and her sister Martha lived, had now come to the fore. It was Mary, whose brother Lazarus was sick, who anointed the Lord with ointment and cleaned his feet with her hair, and it was she who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair. As a result, the sisters sent a message to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is suffering.” Nevertheless, when Jesus heard it, he declared, “This disease will not result in death. It serves to magnify God, so that the Son of God may be exalted as a result of its accomplishment.

John 4:3ESV / 2 helpful votes

He left Judea and returned to Galilee a second time.

John 1:14ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the Word became man and lived among us, and we have beheld his glory, glory befitting the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth, as we have witnessed his incarnation.

Genesis 1:1ESV / 2 helpful votes

The heavens and the earth were created by God in the beginning of time.

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The Power of Really Asking “What Would Jesus Do?”

Over the last few of decades, the question “What Would Jesus Do?” has become a well-known campaign slogan. Individuals as well as entire religious congregations have utilized it as a guide for behavior and as a benchmark for living a fulfilling life. There’s no doubting that asking the question and putting it into practice may have a good influence on every aspect of our life. WWJD was an abbreviation that I first became aware of in the 1990s, and I was curious as to what it stood for. During the intervening period, I’ve observed it on bumper stickers and heard it discussed in texts from various sources.

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Where Did The Phrase What Would Jesus Do Come From?

What Would Jesus Do is based on the Biblical notion of “Imitatio Christi,” or “Imitation of Christ,” which is one of the teachings emphasized by the Roman Catholic Church. In the 1400s, Thomas a Kempis produced a book with the titleImitation of Christ, which is still in print. John Wesley later expanded on the foundation of this concept by including a component relating to social welfare. In 1881 in London, the preacher Charles Spurgeon was inspired by Kempis’ book and peppered one of his lectures with the question “What Would Jesus Do?” as a result of his reading of it.

  • Simpson wrote a hymn using that words as the title, which was published.
  • During the year 1890, Reverend Sheldon served as pastor of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas.
  • Sheldon acknowledged the difficulties associated with emulating Christ while living in contemporary culture.
  • A cliffhanger was used at the end of each message, followed by the question, “What would Jesus do?” The number of people attending Central Congregational soon increased.
  • Because of a faulty copyright, the book was eventually published by 70 different publishers across the United States and beyond.
  • After reading one of Sheldon’s tales about how a newspaper editor applied the question “What Would Jesus Do?” to his work, the editor of the Topeka Daily Capital invited Sheldon to take over his newspaper for a week.
  • Ads that were deemed inappropriate by the Reverend were either removed or rewritten.

What Would Jesus Do?: A Contemporary Retelling of Charles M. Sheldon’s Classic In His Steps is a book written by Garrett W. Sheldon, Reverend Sheldon’s great-grandson, who produced an updated version of the book under the title What Would Jesus Do? Photograph courtesy of Unsplash/Ben White

WWJD in the Modern World

In the 1890s, the song “In His Steps” became an immediate classic. However, over a century later, the phrase from Reverend Sheldon’s lectures would resonate with a whole new generation of people. A youth leader in Michigan, Janie Tinklenberg, read the book and became enamored with the phrase “What Would Jesus Do?” after hearing it. When Janie was looking for an effective approach to convey this topic to her group, she reduced the term into an acronym, WWJD (World Wide Junior Development). She made bracelets for each pupil to wear every day as a reminder of what they were learning.

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T-shirts, mugs, and banners have all been printed with the acronym since its inception, and it has even been included in the Oxford English Dictionary as an entry.

The film “WWJD” was released in 2010, and a sequel, “WWJD: The Journey Continues,” was released the following year in 2015.

What Does the Phrase What Would Jesus Do Really Mean?

The question “What Would Jesus Do?” is a shortened form of the following inquiry:

  • I’m curious as to what Jesus did in circumstances like these. What would Jesus do if he found himself in my circumstances
  • What can I do to be like Him?

“In light of what I know about Jesus’ character and instructions, how would He advise me to respond in this situation?” would be a more full way of phrasing the sentence. Photograph courtesy of Getty Images/Rawpixel

How Is “What Would Jesus Do” Used Today?

It acts as a reminder, just as it did for Janie Tinklenberg’s youth group, not to react on the spur of the moment. It is a tool that we may use to take a moment to pause, reflect, and pray about a situation before reacting. We are not flawless in the same manner that Jesus is, but we may imitate His perfect ways. Ideally, if we choose to act in the manner of Jesus, we will demonstrate greater insight and enjoy greater serenity, regardless of the outcome. Planning to follow the WWJD phrase as a guide is not always the most straightforward approach to do.

  1. Are we ready to hear the answer to the WWJD question? (Do we truly want to know what God’s will is? ) Are we prepared to abide by the answer to WWJD’s question? (Are we going to connect ourselves with God? )

ScriptureVerses That Support the Phrase

The New Testament is replete with verses that exhort us to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. The Apostle Paul believed it to be the highest calling a Christian could have, and he spoke openly about it in all of his writings to the churches he visited. For this reason, “follow in God’s footsteps as dearly loved children and walk in the path of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” (Ephesians 5:1-2). “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit in your own self-importance.

Try to think about your interactions with one another with the same perspective that Christ Jesus did ” (Philippians 2:3-5).

In addition to Paul’s words, several New Testament writers repeat his sentiments: “To this you were summoned because Christ suffered for your sake, setting you an example, that you might follow in his footsteps” (1 Peter 2:21).

“Anyone who professes to live in him must live in the same way that Jesus did” (1 John 2:6). Photograph courtesy of Getty Images/Monkey Business Images.

So, What Would Jesus Do?

It may seem obvious, but in order to be able to appropriately answer the WWJD question, we must be conversant with what Jesus accomplished during His life and ministry. The New Testament writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are the most reliable sources for information concerning Jesus’ life and teachings. Reading and understanding the four Gospels is an excellent first step toward reacting in the manner of Jesus Christ. Despite the fact that WWJD is concerned with New Testament history, understanding of Old Testament principles is crucial for us as well.

  • When Jesus spoke in the Gospels, He used God’s laws from the Old Testament as a foundation for His teachings, referencing similar chapters to provide context for His audience.
  • It has been brought to your attention that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.'” (See Matthew 5:27.) “You are not permitted to commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14).
  • However, on rare occasions, Jesus used parables, or stories like these, to convey a life lesson to his listeners.
  • Using our talents (time, talent, and money) to further God’s Kingdom is the message of the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 19:111-27).
  • While delving into what Jesus would do, it’s also beneficial to consider what Jesus would not do in the same situation.
  • As a result, everything of His activities were directed at giving honor and credit to His Father.
  • He continued to glorify God despite the fact that He was being tempted by Satan in the desert on a regular basis (Matthew 4:1-11,Luke 4:1-13,Mark 1:12-13).
  • Despite the fact that Jesus was about to be crucified, He remained faithful to His Father’s desire (Matthew 26:39).
  • However, if a term has been around for a long enough period of time, it may begin to be used more casually or perhaps disappear entirely.
  • Photograph courtesy of Getty Images /kevinschreiber Heather Adams is a Connecticut-based author, lecturer, and vocalist who works in the entertainment industry.
  • A practical 30-day devotional about worship based on the words of King David, Bow Down: The Heart of a True Worshipper is available via her publisher, iUniverse.

Heather, a native New Englander, is settling into her new house in the South, tasting out the local cuisine and keeping an eye out for the alligators that reside nearby. You may get in touch with her at her website, http://www.heatheradamsworshipwalk.com/.

Heather Adams is a Connecticut-based author, lecturer, and vocalist who works in the entertainment industry. In order to equip and encourage Christians to seek more of God’s truth and to experience more of His pleasure each day, Heather has made it her mission to equip and encourage believers. A practical 30-day devotional about worship based on the words of King David, Bow Down: The Heart of a True Worshipper is available via her publisher, iUniverse. Heather’s blog, Worship Walk Ministries, provides weekly Scripture passages and thought-provoking thoughts for readers to consider.

You may get in touch with her at her website, http://www.heatheradamsworshipwalk.com/.

What Would Jesus Really Do? Here are 10 Examples of What We are Called to Imitate

We should all strive to emulate Christ in our daily lives, and I understand the motivation behind the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) movement. However, we must acknowledge that Jesus had a very different ministry than any of us, and drawing direct analogies will be tough. For example, what would Jesus do in the case of a paralyzed man who was in desperate need of healing? He would absolve him of his crimes (that would be blasphemy coming from me). What would Jesus do if he had the power to undo an evil curse that was responsible for all that was wrong in the world?

He intends to overturn tables and money changers, push merchants out of business, and make sweeping allegations.

However, while the WWJD paradigm may not directly apply in many instances, there is, in general, submission to God’s authority and His rule, which Jesus both demonstrated and taught.

Worship God alone

It’s normal for the heart to fall in love with what it considers worthwhile; sentiments will inevitably follow. “You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him alone must you serve,” Jesus cautions. (Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:10)

Preach the message of repentance

The biggest demand of Jesus was for everyone to repent: “Unless you repent, you will all die likewise.” (See also Luke 13:3). It was the teachings of Jesus that “repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all countries, beginning at Jerusalem.” The Bible says (Luke 24:46-47).

Make disciples

The continual effort to educate and encourage is an important part of discipleship, aside from the evangelistic component of it. It is plainly stated in the Bible that discipleship involves “training them to obey all things that I have ordered you.” (Matthew 28:20; Mark 12:20). It is critical to expose individuals to a degree of biblical teaching that actually fosters sanctification and spiritual progress over the course of their entire lives.

Help the poor

What you are doing is actually pretty simple: when you love and serve the poor, you are also loving and serving Christ (Matthew 25:35). “.He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.” This is how Jesus taught us to share from the abundance of our blessings. (See Luke 3:11 for more information.)


It is beneficial to recite the Lord Jesus’ message on prayer on a consistent basis. Start with learning the fundamental structure of the Lord’s Praying, which can be found in Luke 11. This will assist you in developing habits that will lead to more effective prayer in the future.

Be careful what you sow

It appears throughout the gospels, particularly in the Sermon on the Mount; for example, the kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are poor in spirit; those who are meek will inherit the earth; those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be satisfied; and those who are merciful will receive mercy.

“Do not be misled; God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap,” Paul the Apostle writes in Galatians 6:7-8. Indeed, “he who sows to his body will harvest corruption,” but “he who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life,” according to the Bible.

Not worry

God provides for the sparrow, and He dresses the lilies in a beauty that surpasses that of even Solomon in all his splendor – God is good. How much more does your heavenly Father want the best for you and your family? As the rest of the verse in Matthew 6:31-34 explains, “Therefore, do not be concerned about what to eat and drink or what to dress, for these things are not up to you.” Because your heavenly Father understands that you require all of these things. Rather, seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all of these things will be added to you.

Love His enemies

Do kind to those who hate you, Jesus says (Luke 6:27); pray for those who persecute you, Jesus says (Matthew 5:44); and bless those who curse you, Jesus adds (Luke 6:27-36). “If you love people who love you, what reward do you have?” says the author. What makes you think that even the tax collectors don’t do the same?” (See Matthew 5:46.)

Adhere to the Golden Rule

Simply simply, you should treat people how you would like them to treat yourself. ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’, according to Jesus, is considered one of the most important commandments. Take appropriate precautions.

Honor Father and Mother

We are taught by Jesus to honor and respect our mothers and fathers, no matter how much they have merited it. With the first commandment comes the promise that “everything will be well with you and that you will live a long time on the world.” (See also Ephesians 6:3).

What Would Jesus Do?

Bracelets, caps, and other youth items are decorated with this catchphrase. However, for the majority of people, it is merely a fad, a gimmick, or a fashion statement. Only a small number of people appear to be interested in learning the solution to the query. What do you think Jesus would do, and what do you think we should do in response? This is a question that millions of people are asking. However, the majority of individuals become completely perplexed when it comes to this crucial subject!

  • Young people all around the United States are sporting “WWJD” caps, wristbands, and other memorabilia to show their support.
  • However, for the majority of people, it is simply a trend, an item of apparel, or a funny gimmick.
  • Ah, the glory days of youth.
  • Fergus Ferguson, a 14-year-old with blue eyes who was hanging out at a local pool club in Dallas, explained why she wore it: ‘It complements my swimming suit.” WWJD wristbands are no longer reserved for Sunday school children.
  • It’s really fantastic.” While running for president in the previous election, Al Gore stated that he frequently questioned himself, “What would Jesus do?” Going after the “religious vote,” both Al Gore and George W.
  • If people truly want to know what Jesus would do, where can they go to get the most definitive, authorized answer?
  • The solution is straightforward.
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Because if you believe that the Bible is genuinely the inspired Word of God, you can very well predict what Jesus would do in the vast majority of circumstances if He were still alive and well on our planet today!

While in the human body, this inspired passage reveals that Jesus would perform what He has already done!

John 10:30 quotes Jesus as saying, “I and My Father are one.” And in Malachi 3:6, God informs us, “I am the Lord, and I am not a man who changes!” “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means fade away,” Jesus himself reminds us once more (Matthew 24:35).

teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).

How simple can it possibly be?

Not only did He want His faithful servants to go forth and teach the same message, but He also wanted them to teach the same way of life —”all things” —to “all the nations,” not just the Jews!

What about professing Christianity throughout the previous 2,000 years? Isn’t it what they’ve been up to? In no manner, shape, or form!

“Another” Jesus Now Presented

Currently, few people are aware that a “different” Jesus Christ and a “different” style of life have been taught to the world by professors who have mistakenly claimed to be acting in His name! “For if he who comes teaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you get a different spirit, which you have not received, or a different gospel, which you have not embraced, you may easily put up with it,” the Apostle Paul cautioned the Christians of His day (2 Corinthians 11:4). For decades, professing Christians have been spreading the gospel of “another Jesus” – a message that is diametrically opposed to the one Jesus preached!

  1. In that case, ‘heresy’ would have meant a departure from His method, his teaching, his spirit, and his kingdom; it does not mean that presently “In Rufus M.
  2. But what exactly is wrong with Jesus’ own teaching and “His” style of life—the complete way of life that Jesus and the original Apostles taught and lived—that no one else seems to see?
  3. Several biblical beliefs and practices were altered with the hope of making it “easier” for the Gentile world to become “Christian,” as they perceived it.
  4. True Christianity has nothing to do with this “Christianity”!
  5. 45).
  6. Hurlbut expresses regret once more, saying: “The magnificence of the services of worship rose, but they were less spiritual and heartfelt than those held in previous eras.
  7. Some of the old pagan feasts were transformed into church festivals, with a change in name as well as in place of worship.
  8. 79).
  9. What, however, was the outcome?
  10. 79).

So, what was the actual Jesus like, according to the Bible? What was His true teaching—his “style of life” and his example—and how did He convey it?

Jesus’ Actual Example

The Jesus Christ of your Bible was born and raised as a Jew in Israel, but He was also known as “Immanuel,” which means “God with us,” because He came in the flesh of a human being. And He provided us with the ideal example of how we should “follow in His footsteps” (1 Peter 2:21). “He who claims to abide in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked,” the Apostle John was inspired to say (1 John 2:6). So real Christians are tolive —or walk—just as Jesus walked. And we are absolutely tofollow Hisexample.

  • But will you actuallydothis—even knowing it may cause you to be ostracized, or possibly even despised, by “mainstream Christians?” What exactlywasJesus’ perfect example—His perfect “way of life”?
  • This may shock some of you, but every honest Protestant or Catholic scholarknowsthat Jesus Christ kept the seventh-day Sabbath right along with the rest of the Jews!
  • Andas Hiscustomwas, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.” When challenged about His disciplesviolatingthe Sabbath day, Jesus didnottell His accusers that the Sabbath was changed, or that it would later be changed to Sunday!
  • (Mark 2:27).
  • (Mark 3:1-5).
  • So the Sabbath was made forallof mankind as a day of rest and worship.

The Biblical Holy Days

How many yearly Holy Days or religious festivals would Jesus celebrate if He were to appear in the flesh once again on our planet? Would He be celebrating Christmas and Easter in the same way as professing Christians do now? Christmas and Easter are never addressed in the Bible, which may come as a surprise to many of you. However, there were seven biblical Holy Days that were set apart for annual observance—and Jesus did observe these, establishing an example for us to follow in his footsteps.

  • At the age of twelve, Jesus “grew and became strong in spirit, full with understanding, and the favor of God was upon Him,” as the Bible describes.
  • “Every year, on the Feast of the Passover, his parents traveled to Jerusalem to be with him.
  • When they returned to Jerusalem after finishing their days’ work, the Boy Jesus remained behind in the city ” (Luke 2:40-43).
  • The Feast of Tabernacles is observed in Jerusalem, and we learn later that Jesus, the ideal example, travelled up to Jerusalem to attend it.
  • Jesus did not come to “alter” the fundamental spiritual rules and teachings that He and the Father had given to Israel.
  • God’s commandments and regulations were “magnified” by him, and he came to bring forth the entire spiritual significance of those commandments and rules (Isaiah 42:21).
  • Is it true that Jesus “removed” God’s prohibition against adultery?
  • He “magnified” it, making it all the more binding as a result!
  • “Then there was the Day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb was to be slaughtered.
  • He will thereafter be referred to as “King of the entire earth” (v.

Take a look at verse 16: Moreover, “it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up from one year to another to worship King David, the Lord of hosts, and to observe the Feast of Tabernacles.” As a result, God’s word in Zechariah 14:17-19 indicates that He will withhold the rain and even bring a “plague” upon all of the countries of the globe that do not come up to “keep” the Feast of Tabernacles!

  1. As King of monarchs, Jesus will take every precaution to guarantee that all people learn to observe the Feast of Tabernacles and the yearly Holy Days, which He and the Father have commanded Christians to observe for the rest of time!
  2. If you and I follow Christ’s example in modestly observing the weekly Sabbath and the yearly Holy Days, we can be considered “pioneers” in the future.
  3. Because the weekly Sabbath serves as a reminder that the real God is the Creator, it is observed every week.
  4. The majority of professing Christians are completely baffled by God’s purpose.
  5. Although this is tough language, it is exactly correct!

What Day is the Christian Sabbath? and The Holy Days—Master God’s Plan are two questions that need to be answered. Remember, all of our literature is available to you free of charge upon request.

Jesus’ Example, Day by Day

What was Jesus’ life like throughout the year, day by day, as God manifested in the flesh, providing us with the ultimate example? Every sincere biblical scholar understands that, while in the flesh, Jesus was completely submissive to the Father’s will. “I have obeyed the commands of My Father,” Jesus said (John 15:10). Jesus further declared, clearly referring to the Ten Commandments, “Whoever then breaches even one of the smallest of these commandments, and teaches others to do so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:19).

  • Jesus prayed and communed with His Father on a consistent basis.
  • According to Mark’s Gospel, “Now in the morning, having risen early and gone out to a secluded location, He prayed” (Mark 1:35-36).
  • Throughout the day, Jesus was loving, serving, healing, and instructing His fellow man in the ways of God (Matthew 4:23).
  • He was considerate and patient with me.
  • Jesus was known as a “giver.” “It is more fortunate to give than it is to receive,” he stated (Acts 20:35).
  • Instead, He “emptied” Himself of the heavenly splendor He had shared with the Father in order to serve and subsequently die for all of mankind, a sacrifice that is unprecedented in history (Philippians 2:5-8).
  • “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” the second great commandment, was illustrated by Jesus throughout His life (Matthew 22:39).
  • Because the Apostle John was prompted to share the following information with us: “Because it is through God’s love that we are able to obey His commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments serve as a “channel” or “riverbed” for God’s love to flow down!
  • Many psychologists, sociologists, and “authorities” today, on the other hand, are attempting to develop numerous human “value systems” or standards of behavior, despite the fact that our Creator already accomplished this —thousands of years ago!
  • There are many “religious” persons, particularly theologians, who devote a great deal of their time and attention to finding reasons to argue that God’s spiritual Law does not have to be followed.

If Jesus were to reincarnate as a human being, he would approach every circumstance with two everlasting principles in mind: “How can I love God with all of my heart, soul, and mind?” and “How can I love my neighbor as myself?” How can I exhibit love to my neighbor in the same way that I would like people to offer love to me?

Jesus would make every effort to assist, support, and inspire everyone in His immediate vicinity to reach their full human potential.

As He did with the religious authorities of His day, He would reprimand individuals harshly if they displayed rebellious or self-righteous attitudes if it was absolutely necessary (Matthew 23:15).

(Hebrews 12:6).

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever,” we should remember (Hebrews 13:8).

When faced with a problem, he would respond with entire, out-pouring care for his fellow man as well as with profound love, devotion, adoration, and obedience toward the Almighty God the Father.

God’s spiritual Law will be propagated across the entire world from Zion, which will be Christ’s earthly headquarters at that time (Isaiah 2:2-3).


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The only need is that you are willing to follow His instructions: “Studyto present thyself acceptable unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed,rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15,KJV).

Hopefully, God will provide you with the enthusiasm and confidence to do so—and to follow in the footsteps of the Biblical Jesus Christ!

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