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Christianity Today managing editor Mark Galli makes a startling statement: Christians shouldn't imitate Christ. In fact, "unseemly things happen when the culture gets a hankering to be like Jesus." Jesus was the perfect man, and we could ask for no better example. Still, there's a difference between following an example and foolishly attempting to copy the original.
Table of Contents
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: Jesus is eternal, but he lived on earth in a specific time and place.
Teaching point two: No flawed human can perfectly imitate the perfect Christ.
Apply Your Findings
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ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Why I Don't Imitate Christ, by Mark Galli (July 8, 2002, pp.58)
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