Walk as Jesus Walked
Jesus is Our Perfect Example for Living
Walk as Jesus Walked and Keep His Commandments
1 John 2:3-6 (ESV)
3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
1 John 5:3 (ESV)
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
Jesus Kept His Heavenly Father's Commandments and Abided in His Love
John 15:4-10 (ESV)
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
Jesus Did the Work of His Father
John 5:17 (ESV)
17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.”
Jesus Only Did What the Father Did, Only Did the Father's Will
John 4:34 (ESV)
Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work."
John 5:19 (ESV)
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.
John 5:30 (ESV)
“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
John 6:38 (ESV)
For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.
John 6:57 (ESV)
As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me.
John 7:16 (ESV)
So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.
John 7:28 (ESV)
So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, “You know me, and you know where I come from. But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know.
John 8:28-29 (ESV)
28 So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me. 29 And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.”
John 8:42 (ESV)
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me.
John 14:10 (ESV)
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.
John 14:24 (ESV)
Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.
John 17:7 (ESV)
Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you.
Jesus Trusts His Heavenly Father Unconditionally
Luke 22:42 (ESV)
Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.
Luke 23:46 (ESV)
46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.
Jesus Spent Much Time in Prayer with His Heavenly Father
Matthew 14:23 (ESV)
23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone
Matthew 26:39,44 (ESV)
39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”
44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again.
Mark 1:35 (ESV)
35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.
Mark 9:25-29 (ESV)
25 And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 26 And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 28 And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29 And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer [and fasting].” [Jesus had already been regularly praying [and fasting]]
Mark 14:36,39 (ESV)
36 And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
39 And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words.
Luke 3:21 (ESV)
21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened
Luke 5:16 (ESV)
16 But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.
Luke 6:12 (ESV)
12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.
Luke 9:18 (ESV)
18 Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
Luke 9:29 (ESV)
29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.
Luke 11:1 (ESV)
Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”
Luke 22:31-32 (ESV)
31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
Luke 22:41-44 (ESV)
41 And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44 And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Hebrews 5:7 (ESV)
7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.
Jesus Had Compassion for People
Jesus Loved People
Jesus Always Spoke the Truth (Even When it Hurt)