The Power of Example

by Dominic
(Sydney Ausralia)

The Power of Example


Acts 1:8
King James Version (KJV)
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

John 13:14-15
King James Version (KJV)
14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

1 Timothy 4:12
King James Version (KJV)
12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Introduction :
• Here we have 3 passages of scripture before us
• That are all beautiful
• We read in the first passage here that
• On the day of Pentecost
• Every Christian when they acccept Jesus in the there life
• They have the power of the Holy Spirit
• Today I want to talk about something powerful
• Something Powerful that we have,
• that we don’t realize that we have it
• And this powerful thing can be used for evangelism
• Because God is counting on you to invite people
• The Devil is counting you not do it
• Its our duty as Christian every where to bring people to Christ

As Christians the Lord has given to us many Powers to help us preach the Gospel.

1. We have the power of the Holy Spirit
2. We have the power of the our Words
3. We have the power of the Bible
4. We have power of Prayer
5. We have the power of Unity
6. We have the power of the Tongue
7. We have Power of encouraging others
8. We have power from on high
9. But we have another power that we don’t even realize we have
10. That is with us all the time
11. It is with us every day
12. We deploy it every day
13. People can see it
14. And They are touched by it
15. This power is very powerful

The Power of Example

• If you have all the powers and don’t have example
• You become useless
• If you preach
• And you don’t practice what you preach
• People don’t respect you

Why was Jesus so powerful ?
• Not only did he preach
• Not only did he know the word (The Bible)
• Not only did have great relationship with father
• Because He was an example in his Day
• Are you an Example to others?
• Do you do say one thing and do something else
• If you are not an Example you are not powerful

The Bible gives us Many examples of
• Good Men
o Jesus – that did not sin
o Paul
o Joseph (Mary hasband) in the New Testament
o Joseph in the old testament to
• And Bad People
o Judas – betraying Jesus
o Soul bad king

They are there so that we can look at them and change our Life

How should we be an Example

1. Watching what we say
1 Timothy 4:12 (King James)
1 Timothy 4:12 12Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

• How do you talk at home with your parents?
• How do you talk at school
• How do you talk with your friends
• How do you talk to brothers and sisters
• What words do you use around people?
• How do you speak?
o In Angry voice
o Soft words
• When you speak do you encourage people?
• Or do you put them down?
• Does your word match Christ words
• Or do you speak without thinking
• Remember what you say will effect others
• Will effect you
• And effect your testimony

2. Having a life of Example
1 Timothy 4:12 (New International Version)
1 Timothy 4:12 12Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

• How is your life
When people look at you
• When people talk about you
• When People mention your name
• What can they say about you
• Is it a life of example
• Is it a life of honesty
• Is it a life of life is Purity
• Is your life like Jesus
• People will get attracted to that
• And will be influenced to the gospel
• Like Billy Graham
• Your life
• Your name
• Tells people who are
• EXAMPLE – That’s why I get a lot of computer Jobs – Because my life is honest and pure
• Your life, the way you do things will attract people to come to Jesus
• Or send negative message against Jesus.

3. By Loving People
1 Timothy 4:12 (New International Version)
• 12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

• There is no love in the world like it use to be
• Everyone seems to be angry
• How to show love ?
o By Helping people
o Encoring people
o Being kind to people
o Being patient with People
o Talking to people
o Listening to people
o The way you speak to people

4. Showing them your faith
1 Timothy 4:12
12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

• Showing the way you pray
• Show them the way you handle things with Jesus
• How you deal with things
• Tell them how Jesus did miracles in your life (Helen Le)
• Show them how really dead serious you love Jesus
• Tell them how much you love church

5. In purity
1 Timothy 4:12
12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
1. Are you pure ?
2. What do you promote ?
3. Are you pure in what you do ?
4. Pure in the way you do thing
5. Clean

What should we do if we are not an example ?
Ephesians 4:20-30
King James Version (KJV)

20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27 Neither give place to the devil.
28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

1. Put of things that are not Good in our life
2. Make a decision to be an example today
3. Because Jesus was and should be too

Why Should we be an Example ?

1. The Bible tells us to be
2. Jesus was an Example
3. Paul was an Example to Timothy
4. Because people are watching
5. We maybe the only bible people see
6. We maybe the only representative of Jesus people see
7. So that we don’t dirty the name of Jesus
8. So that We can make Jesus attractive

But the big Reason to be an Example is

1. Because it is a Powerful Tool to bring People to Jesus
2. It’s a powerful tool to change peoples lives
3. Or to destroy them

In Conclusion then

What am I saying in this sermon?

Be an Example it is powerful tool for Jesus.

Comments for The Power of Example

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Apr 26, 2017
praise him
by: JOYful JOYce

very thorough study, I enjoyed it. Keep on keep'n on with Jesus. God bless

Jul 08, 2013
Hi
by: Anonymous

Nice sermon may the lord bless

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