Pattern, Helper, and Friend
In Thoughts and
How should the Christian
Whoever claims to live
in him must walk as Jesus did. 1
John 2:6. (See Colossians 2:6.)
What mind should be in
Your attitude should
be the same as that of Christ Jesus.
Note The mind of
Christ was characterized by humility (verses
6-8); dependence upon God (John 5:19,30); a
determination to do only the Fathers will
(John 5:30; 6:38); thoughtfulness of others (Acts
10:38); and a willingness to sacrifice and
suffer, and even to die, for the good of others
(2 Corinthians 8:9; Romans 5:6-8; 1 Peter 2:24).
In Childhood and Youth
As a child, what example did
Christ set in the matter of obeying His parents?
Then he went down to
Nazareth with them and was obedient to them.
How are His childhood and
And he grew in
wisdom and stature, and in favor with God
and man. Verse 52.
Devotion and Ceremony
What example did He set
Then Jesus came from Galilee
to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John
tried to deter him, saying, I need to be
baptized by you, and do you come to me?
Jesus replied, Let it be so now; it
is proper for us to do this to fulfill all
Matthew 3: 13-15.
How did Christ teach the
One of those days
Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and
spent the night praying to God. Luke 6:12.
About eight days after Jesus said this, he
took Peter, John and James with him and went up
onto the mountain to pray. Luke 9:28.
[Mount of Transfiguration]
Pattern of Love
To what kind of work did Jesus
devote His life?
How God anointed Jesus
of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power; and
how he went around doing good and
healing all who under the power of the devil,
because God was with him. Acts 10:38.
For whom and why did Christ
leave the riches of heaven?
For you know the grace
of our Lord Jesus Christ, that he was rich, yet
for your sakes he became poor, so that you
through his poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9.
When reviled and mistreated,
what did He do?
When they hurled their
insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he
suffered, he made no threats. Instead,
he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
1 Peter 2:23.
How did He pray for those who
Jesus said, Father,
forgive them, for they do not know what they are
Luke 23:34. (See Acts 3:17.)
What is the inspired testimony
You have loved
righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your
companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.
The Perfect Helper
Through Christ, what has
been opened to the house of David?
On that day a fountain
will be opened to the house of David and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from
sin and impurity. Zechariah 13:1.
Who has borne our sins, and is
ready to help us?
It is I, speaking in
righteousness, mighty to save.
For what purpose did Christ
come to this world?
For the Son of Man came to
seek and to save what was lost. Luke
Through what was Christ made a
complete and perfect Savior?
In bringing many
sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom
and through whom everything exists, should be
made the author of their salvation perfect
His Perfect Salvation
Because he himself
suffered when he was tempted, he is able to
help those who are being tempted.
How complete a Savior is He?
Therefore he is
able to save completely those who come to God
through him, because he always lives to
intercede for them. Hebrews 7:25.
From what is he able to keep
To him who is able
to keep you from falling and to present you
before his glorious presence without fault and
with great joy to the only God our Savior
to be glory, majesty, power and authority,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Before all ages,
now and forever more! Amen. Jude 24,25.
The Perfect Friend
What does Jesus, our Pattern,
Helper, and Friend, call those who accept Him?
I no longer call
you servants, because a servant does not know his
masters business. Instead, I have
called you friends, for everything
that I learned from my Father I have made known
to you. John 15:15.
What kind of friend is He?
A man of many
companions may come to ruin, but there is a
friend who sticks closer than a brother.
What is the mark of a true
A friend loves at
all times, and a brother is born for
adversity. Proverbs 17:17.
Like the Pattern
Lord, teach me how to
preach Thee, too,
In everything I say and do,
Till others learn to follow
Because You loved and guided me.