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Hypocrite or Imitator?

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Which are you?

Story of my sister/ Hypocrite:
Some of us do not pay attention to Hypocrites and for others it will end everything because of it.
Story from the commentary

There is a story of a father whose young boy loved him very much. The father became involved in some rather inappropriate behavior at a local gathering spot. One wintry day, he began to make his way to this haven of iniquity to enjoy its favors. As he trudged through the snow, he heard a small voice from behind, pleading with him to wait. Turning, he saw his boy coming through the snow leaping from one footprint to another. The boy cried out, “How can I follow you if you take such big steps!” Realizing the wrong of his life, the father went back to his son, picked him up and carried him home, never to walk to that place again

Ephesians 5:1-2

Ephesians 5:1–2 NASB95
1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.


People are watching- Chuck’s Story of my drink
People at all of my jobs
Hypocrite or Imitator/ people will see us as one or the others
Paul on many occasions tells us to be imitators:
1 Corinthians 11:1 NASB95
1 Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:1–7 NASB95
1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. 2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; 3 constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father, 4 knowing, brethren beloved by God, His choice of you; 5 for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. 6 You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-7
Proverbs 3:5–6 NASB95
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.


What is in our heart is what will come out
Indian Tail The dog that is fed the most will win
A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at battle. 
One is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery, and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred, and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies, “The one you feed.”
We will have many watching us and we need to be feeding ourselves on Gods word


The question is our love source
When we have God’s love do we speak loud enough! Others want to hear but are we not bold enough to be what God has called us to be.


We have people watching us, they may be little or they may be adults. Do we live a life that is different then what we say on Sunday? Will we make mistakes Yes , but we need to be quick to correct that mistake. There needs to be a difference between the Imitator and the Hypocrite.
It is so important to “BE” what we “SAY” we are.
You may be the only Jesus some will see!!
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