Christ our example

A selection of verses showing that Christ should be our example in life.

Jesus encourages his disciples to follow his example:

Luke 9 verse 23

23 He said to all, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 

The apostle Paul gives similar encouragement:

Ephesians 5 verse 2

2 Walk in love, even as Christ also loved us and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.

Philippians 2 verses 4 - 5

4 each of you not just looking to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.
5 Have this in your mind, which was also in Christ Jesus,

The apostle Peter adds to Paul's encouragement:

1 Peter 2 verse 21

21 For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his steps,

Paul encourages his readers to follow his example in following Christ's example:

1 Corinthians 11 verse 1

1 Be imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.

These chapters have links to this theme: