Models, Jesus taught us to live by!
Bro. Dan Ribaudo
Theme verse for this class is:
John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to
Exo 33:18 And Moses said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
We understand what Moses saw when the Glory of Yahweh passed by him in the
cleft of the rock. What he saw was a description of the character of God.
Those characteristics are expressed in the Memorial Name.
The Lord showed himself through a variety of manifestations, the greatest of
course is the Lord Jesus Christ.
At the birth of Jesus we have this proclamation.
Luk 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
The writer to the Hebrews proclaims the Glory of God as being manifested in the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his
The character of Yahweh is the character of The Lord Jesus Christ, merciful and
gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth
Jesus wants to share that glory with His brethren. (John 17:22)
So in a brief moment we understand that God left us a model of Himself in the
Lord Jesus Christ. What we hope to accomplish in a few sessions is to examine a
few of the models Jesus left us to live by with the intent of not just doing the
readings but to live the readings.
We will discuss a different model each day, with the use of class participation to
collectively share experiences that can be useful to us as we seek to edify one
another unto love and good works.
The individual topics we are planning to discuss are:
- The Model Prayer
- The Model Servant
- The Model for dealing with Temptation
- The Model concerning interaction among believers
- The Master Builder
- The Biblical Supermodel
The object is to take these models that Jesus taught and lived by, and discuss
some practical applications for use in the work of building our part of the body of
Christ for the edification of the ecclesia and for the Glory of Yahweh.