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The Gospel Changes Who We Imitate          Phil. 3:17-21


What is the example that the apostles set?


D_______________________ in word and deed that the gospel changes everything!


Three Ways the Gospel Changes Who We Imitate:


I.          The Gospel Shows us who ____________ to Imitate              V. 18-19


These are professing Christians whose lifestyle betrays that their true ______________________ is not to Christ.


II.         The Gospel Shows Us who ____________ Imitate               V. 17, 20


Be imitators of me, as I also am of Christ.    -I Corinthians 11:1


If the goal is to be like Jesus and people like Paul, remember that Jesus and Paul were all about _________________ people get from where they were to where God wants them to be.


III.        The Gospel Gives the Growing Christian a ________           V. 21


“I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”                            -Philippians 1:6


Jesus has the power and He has promised that the true believer will one day trade imperfection for _____________________!







“I think Miss Mears has the greatest capacity for loving people of almost anyone I know. She taught me a wonderful lesson. Miss Mears and I sitting together …one of the actresses was called upon for her testimony. I sat like the Chief of Pharisees, but Miss Mears was muttering, ‘Bless her heart! I just love that girl! She is the dearest thing!’ Some of us talk about love. Miss Mears loves.”                     -Ruth Bell Graham


During the war, men of special courage were called upon for difficult assignments; often those volunteers did not return. They were called “expendables.” We must be expendable for Christ.                        -Henrietta Mears


“Start where you are, as you are, in serving the Lord.”

–Henrietta Mears