Josh McDowell Devotions: In His Steps
Bible Reading: 1 Peter 2:21
Christ, who suffered for you, is your example.
Follow in his steps.
IN 1896 THE pastor of a church in Topeka, Kansas, began writing a story, which he read (a chapter at a time) to his church youth group every Sunday evening. The first chapter told the story of a tramp—a jobless, homeless man—who walked into a comfortable church one Sunday morning. The man spoke a few words, then collapsed. Three days later the man died in the pastor’s home. But before dying, he spoke to the minister. “You have been good to me,” he said. “Somehow I feel as if it was what Jesus would do.”
That tramp’s appearance—and his words—prompted a change in the pastor that soon spread through his congregation. That church started measuring everything they did or said by the question “What would Jesus do?” Soon the people of that church were doing amazing things—and seeing amazing results—all because they tried to do only what Jesus would do. In other words, they started following Jesus.
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