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1 Corinthians 11:1 - Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

Ephesians 5:1-2 – Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 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.

John 13:12-15 – So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and relined at the table again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.”

1 John 1:6 – The one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

They say imitation is the biggest form of flattery and it is true in hockey. Imitating great hockey players is something that many of us have done and or continue to do now. Who would not want to imitate the great Gordie Howe and pursue 6 Hart trophies and 6 Art Ross trophies? Who would not want to imitate The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, who is the all-time NHL point leader and who has more assists than any other player has points? Who do you imitate on the ice right now? More importantly, who do you imitate off the ice?

Jesus is not only our Lord and our Savior but He is also the one we need to imitate. Think about how he discipled the Apostles he called. There was no formal education for the Apostles, unlike the religious leaders of the day.[1] Jesus invited the Apostles to "follow" Him and to do life with Him.

In John 1:38-39, there is the calling of some of the disciples:
38 Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, "What are you seeking?" And they said to him, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?" 39 He said to them, "Come and you will see."
Jesus' answer to these seeking disciples of John the Baptist was "Come and you will see."

Jesus invited these future Apostles to "come and see" and in all reality to experience life together with Jesus, the second person of the Trinity in the flesh, the Creator of the universe! Jesus had the Twelve experience life with Him because Jesus knew these 12 ordinary men would lead His church and Jesus wanted them to be like Him.

Likewise the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 11:1 "Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ." Today oft times we think that is too arrogant for us to say about our walk with the Lord. Who am I to tell someone to "Imitate me as I imitate Jesus"? In all reality, that is what Jesus did with His apostles, that is what the Apostle Paul is telling the church at Corinth and that is what we need to do today! In hockey we either are imitating a hockey great or we are telling others to "do as I do" in shooting, passing and skating. Why not then in our Christian walk?

How does this apply to your life and my life? First, pick a person in your life that models Christ. These people are not perfect people, however they exemplify what a Christian is. These people read the Word of God, pray and serve daily. Second, be a Christian who exemplifies the Lord Jesus Christ in your own life by reading the Bible, praying and serving daily. Third, invite people to experience life with you whether it is on the ice or in your home. Let them see who you are as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ and perhaps have the opportunity to share the gospel or disciple them.

Therefore, imitate me as I imitate Christ!

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