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The Key Lies in Being an Example

July 28, 2015

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

Lesson two from the Dallas Mission trip. The students at Bannockburn exemplified the second part of this passage. They were a great example not only to each other and the leaders, but to the hotel staff, the guests at the hotel, the employees at the Boys and Girls Club, the children they encountered and the volunteers at City Square. They modeled Jesus by the words they spoke, their behavior, the way they treated and loved each other, as well as every adult and child they came in contact with. They are an amazing group! Let me give you some specific examples.

In speech, I constantly witnessed them doing exactly what  Ephesians 4:29 says. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Numerous times during the week I was encouraged by their words. In conduct, I was so impressed with the way they behaved, the way they conducted themselves no matter where we were… the mall for lunch, the pizza place for dinner. In both of those places people stopped me to ask where we were from and what we doing. They also commented on what a good group they were. One lady even stopped and prayed right there in the middle of the pizza place for us. In love, they love each other and love serving. It was so obvious as I watched them interact with each other and those around them. As far as in faith, each morning the students were given a devotion. What joy to walk in for breakfast every morning to see them with their Bible, pens and paper. On the ride to our first stop each morning, my team would tell what God had revealed to them that morning. One of my favorite times of the trip. God is at work in and thru our students!

Personal Application: No matter your age, are you living a life that points to Jesus by your words, actions, the way you love and live? If so, keep on keeping on. If not, what do you need to change?

Home Application: Spend some time discussing this verse, then talk about specific things you can intentionally put into your daily schedule to be a good example.

What is your key to being an example?

Devotional written by Kathy Spade

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