Sunday 25th March 2012 – Imitators of God Eph 5: 1, 2 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 1 Sunday 25th March 2012 – Imitators of God Rom 12: 2 KJV And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Sunday 25th March 2012 – Imitators of God Genesis 1: 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Sunday 25th March 2012 – Imitators of God Exodus 20: 4, 5 KJV Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 4 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God … 5 Not marble, nor the gilded monuments Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme; But you shall shine more bright in these contents Than unswept stone besmear'd with sluttish time. From Sonnet 55 By William Shakespeare Let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us. (Psalm 90: 17 KJV) Sunday 25th March 2012 – Imitators of God Sunday 25th March 2012 – Imitators of God 1 Cor 4: 16: Therefore I urge you to imitate me. 1 Cor 11: 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. 1 Thess 1: 6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord Heb 6: 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised Heb 12: 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith Sunday 25th March 2012 – Imitators of God Christ in you … Col 1: 27: Christ in you, the hope of glory Phil 2: 5 KJV Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus Eph 3: 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith John 14: 17 But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.