Imitators of Christ

This is from Rick Thomas’s site* where a member asked, “My husband and I do not get along well. What do you think may be the problem? How can we fix our marriage?”  His answer was focused on Christ!  He asked 6 questions to the member about being an imitator of Christ.  They are some of the same points I have been trying to make in the comments section on some of my posts.  Mr. Thomas is a much better writer than I.  So here they are:  

  1. Christ is for us (Romans 8:31). Are you for your spouse?
  2. Christ forgives us (1 John 1:9). Are you holding on to any grudges or past hurts as it pertains to your spouse?
  3. Christ is our friend (John 15:15). Are you a genuine friend to your spouse–do you authentically like him/her?
  4. Christ gives us grace (Ephesians 2:8-9). Do you have unconditional love toward your spouse?
  5. Christ loves us while we sin (Romans 5:8). Do you love your spouse in spite of his/her imperfections?
  6. Christ has compassion on the hurting (John 11:35). Are you compassionate toward your spouse’s weaknesses?
*Please be aware that Mr. Thomas does not leave his articles up long for non-members to read. If you are reading this well after the date of posting, the link might not take you to the article.
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2 responses to “Imitators of Christ

  1. Hey bro, thanks for linking my article. BTW, they are permanently left on the site. They go off the home page, but they stay on the article page, here: http://www.rickthomas.net/articles/ for ongoing access.

    Thanks again for posting.
    Shalom,
    rick

  2. Thank you for letting me know about the articles. I had no idea!

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