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Introduction
Illustration:  I want to be like Mike
"Be Like Mike" is a Gatorade commercial featuring American professional basketball player Michael Jordan that originally aired in 1992.
After seeing an early cut of the commercial, just featuring highlights of Jordan dunking, advertising executive Bernie Pitzel was disappointed.
Pitzel came up with an idea to use the song "I Wanna Be Like You" from the 1967 film The Jungle Book, though Disney asked for more money in licensing to use it than Gatorade was willing to pay.
Pitzel wrote the lyrics to "Be Like Mike" inspired by The Jungle Book song, and put it to a tune by Ira Antelis and Steve Shafer.
"If we had used music from The Jungle Book," Antelis told journalist Darren Rovell, "the advertisement would have been forgotten."
How many of us want to be like Jesus, the suffering servant of Isaiah chapter 9:6-7 & 53:5?
Pressures we face to imitate others & one another
Humbly Setting an example of Christlikeness for the world to see
Illustration:  “Ten Mistakes Parents Make With Teenagers” by Jay Kesler describing conversation he had with a young lady at a Youth for Christ summer camp
Transition To Body
Pressures our youth face to imitate others
Pressures we face to imitate others & one another
(Pressures the followers of Jesus at Philippi were facing to follow the letter of the law Christians vs. the spirit of the law saints)
Body- If We Are Talking About A Faith Worth Imitating (Be, Watch, Imitate)
Carefully Watch The Walk
Fellow Faithful Cross-bearing Servants Of Jesus Christ
1.  V17- Carefully watching the walk of fellow faithful cross-bearing servants of Jesus Christ (those who promote/preach the gospel)
Marauders Masquerading As Missionaries
one who roams from place to place making attacks and raids in search of plunder
Those who think or masquerade as if  they are in the family but are enemies of the cross of Jesus Christ- do you cry for the ignorant and knowingly unsaved whom you know
Philippians 3:
Possess Valid Spiritual Immigration Papers
In these times we live, if you are an immigrant, you want your immigration papers to be up to date as well as valid
Illustrate:  Not A Fan (teen edition):  What Does It Mean To Really Follow Jesus
Self-destructing Unspiritual (Carnal/worldly & Earthly minded/bound) Examples
“following” Jesus out of selfish ambition or following those who do-  a Servant to filling their own appetite and seeking their own glory/splendor/fame here on earth i.e. laying up for themselves treasures here on earth ( & 2:1-5)
Philippians
Biblical Illustrations:
the unspiritual do not receive the gifts of God’s spirit
- devilishness of selfish ambition 
- worldly people causing divisions
*- be a God pleaser, not being people pleasers
*-  where your treasure is so will be your heart
*-  Letting accumulation of possessions become your LORD
“And he said to them, "Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?'
And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry."'
But God said to him, 'Fool!
This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?'
So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God."”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭12:15-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/luk.12.15-21.esv
Shame
-  embarrassment at being humbled when you thought you are more than you really are/were-
trying to manipulate others through our tampering with (falsifying) the word of God I.e.
taking the glory of Christ out of the message- promoting ourselves instead of Jesus Christ as LORD.
We our others servants for Christ’s sake
- Jesus despised the shame of the cross i.e. 
- looking good but lacking any true substance- not bearing any real spiritual fruit
-  so earthly focused that you think you have everything you need here on earth- lacking spiritual vision to how spiritually poor one is & how exposed our sin is
Home Bound Heaven Minded Saints
Home bound to Heaven- Waiting Expectantly on our savior Jesus Christ’s return
- creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God
Illustrate:  abstractly citizenship (politeuma fig.
Conversation) in heaven
Receive Glorification Through The Power Of Jesus Christ
Our glorification through the power of Jesus Christ
- obtaining the freedom of the glory of the children of God
First fruits of the Spirit
Transition To Close
Illustration:  Witnessing by Walking:
Marie Antoinette’s trademark gait
Francis d’Assisi Preaching while walking
Close- Go Seek First The Kingdom...
Therefore
My brothers & sisters
Whom I love
And long for
My joy & crown
Stand firm in the LORD!
Disciples Sacrificially Love One Another
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John 13:35
Illustration:  I want to be like Mike
How many of us want to be like Jesus, the suffering servant of Isaiah chapter 9:6-7 & 53:5?
Pressures our youth face to imitate others
Let Your Light So Shine Before Others
Pressures we face to imitate others & one another
Illustration:  “Ten Mistakes Parents Make With Teenagers” by Jay Kesler describing conversation he had with a young lady at a Youth for Christ summer camp
Shame= 
-  embarrassment at being humbled when you thought you are more than you really are/were-
trying to manipulate others through our tampering with (falsifying) the word of God I.e.
taking the glory of Christ out of the message- promoting ourselves instead of Jesus Christ as LORD.
We our others servants for Christ’s sake
Let Your
- Jesus despised the shame of the cross i.e. 
- looking good but lacking any true substance- not bearing any real spiritual fruit
-  so earthly focused that you think you have everything you need here on earth- lacking spiritual vision to how spiritually poor one is & how exposed our sin is
The Son Of Man Is Glorified
Why do we watch & imitate others?
Illustration:  Imitation of a Christ by Thomas Kempis
Illustration:  Walk This Way by Aerosmith & Run DMC
Marie Antoinette’s trademark gait
Francis d’Assisi Preaching while walking
“"You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored?
It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.
"You are the light of the world.
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