4. Jesus our example
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Some of the characteristics of Jesus that God our Father is working in us.
Some characteristics of Jesus
John 15:12-13 This is My commandment, that you love one another
as I have loved you.
One expression of His great love was when He hung from the cross.
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
In terrible torment and pain He still looked at others with love and compassion.
There are many examples in the gospels of His love for God the Father, humanity, and righteousness.
Hebrews 1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Philippians 2:3-5 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory;
but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.
Isaiah 53:4-7 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and
carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God,
John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Philippians 2:6-8 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not
robbery to be equal with God:
His servants heart
Matthew 20:27-28 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Matthew 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Qualities of Jesus - fruit of the Spirit
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
This is the fruit that The Holy Spirit is developing in the born-again children of God. These are a reflection of Christ's nature in us.