Follow the Leader

I Corinthians 11:1

Growing up in the days before there were video games (we had pinball machines and pool halls but were forbidden to go there!) As a youngster we played outside nearly every minute the weather would allow. We occupied our time with kick the can, softball, basketball, tag, red rover, mother may I, and occasionally we would play a game of follow the leader. It wasn't difficult, the rules were simple…watch the leader and do everything that they did.

As believers, it isn't a game…it is a way of life. God has given us examples in His Word of individuals that we might learn. We have negative examples and we have positive examples. Paul wrote to the church of Corinth, not in pride, but knowing the value of a personal example. He tells them and us that we should follow him…as he follows Christ. Let's follow the leader!

Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1)

I. What Makes Paul a Good Role Model?

II. What Made Paul the Man He Was?

III. Application for Us