Identification with Jesus
Twelve year-old David Whitthoft wore the same Green Bay Packers football jersey every day for over four years. For 1,581 straight days, David donned the jersey of his hero, QB Brett Favre. Week after week, month after month, and school year after school year, David’s classmates didn’t have to wonder whom he admired the most. When they looked at David Whitthoft, they saw Brett Favre.
Perhaps this is what Paul means when he says to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. ). We should represent the Lord in our behavior so that when people look at us, they see Jesus Christ.
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Ready to Die for Him?
"If you're not ready to live for Him, you're not ready to die for Him." --Mike Lobmeyer (missionary)
Carrying the Cross
Your cross isn't what God does to you for following Him. It's what the world does to you for following Him. --Kent Crockett
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Citizens of heaven"If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world." -- Vance Havner