What Would Christ Do? 16 Lessons Jesus Wants Us to Remember

SharePinEmailLife can be difficult and can throw all sorts of trials and tribulations our way. But when we really need guidance, look to the timeless Biblical teachings of Jesus Christ. Let Him empower you with strength and wisdom to overcome the most worrying situations. Here we look at how to transform your life in Christ….

Life can be difficult and can throw all sorts of trials and tribulations our way. But when we really need guidance, look to the timeless Biblical teachings of Jesus Christ. Let Him empower you with strength and wisdom to overcome the most worrying situations. Here we look at how to transform your life in Christ. What would Jesus do?

Offer Compassion to All

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Understanding others and showing compassion to all is a fundamental teaching of Jesus Christ. As one of the core values of Christianity, Jesus Christ demonstrated firsthand how to show compassion to other people, regardless of their background or lifestyle. He teaches us to love our enemy, not just our neighbor.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

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A key Biblical teaching is the Parable of the Good Samaritan who showed compassion to an injured man. A Priest and a Levite both overlooked the injured man, who had been attacked by robbers. But a Samaritan, who was looked down on by local Jews, showed compassion and helped the man.

Forgive Everyone

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Another cornerstone of Christianity is forgiveness. Jesus Christ taught us to forgive everyone, even our enemies. We must forgive others if we expect God the Father to forgive us our sins. Loving others is essential to living a completely Christian life.

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

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In the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, a master forgives a servant’s significant debt. Yet the servant does not forgive a fellow servant’s lesser debt. As a result, the master rescinds the debt. We are taught to forgive others as we have received God’s forgiveness. Hypocrisy is looked down on by God.

Humility Is Powerful

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Jesus Christ often taught his followers about the power of humility, stating that those who were humble would be exalted by God. Jesus Christ often contrasted humility with pride, explaining that pride was a sin and should be avoided completely.

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

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In the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, a Pharisee and a Tax Collector are both praying in the temple. The Pharisee is boastful and proud of his greed. The Tax Collector is humble and prays for mercy. Jesus Christ teaches us that humility will result in being exalted.

Having Faith Is Essential

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Even when we are faced with difficulties, Jesus Christ taught us that we must maintain unwavering faith. Ultimately, faith is the key to attaining salvation. We must maintain such unwavering faith at all times.

Luke 7:50: “Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

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Jesus Christ teaches us that having faith is simultaneous with forgiveness, and this will lead to eternal salvation and everlasting peace.

The Act of Giving

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Jesus Christ teaches us about the act of giving and the need to show generosity to others, especially the needy. Above all, He teaches us that we should not seek recognition when giving to others and instead complete the act of giving in private.

Matthew 6:2: “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do.”

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We are taught to show humility when giving to others, we do not need others to know we have acted generously as the Father sees what is done in secret.

Integrity Is Key

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Jesus Christ teaches us to hold integrity at the center of our character. He teaches us to be honest and truthful, explaining that it is important to keep your word and never to lie. Speaking truthfully is essential for all Christians, with one of the Ten Commandments stating that we should not bear false witness.

Matthew 5:37: “ All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.”

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We are taught to speak truthfully, realizing that lying is the work of Satan. We must hold our inner convictions dear to our hearts and show this with our actions towards others.

Praying Is Essential

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Jesus Christ teaches us the importance of prayer and how essential prayer is for the believer. We are taught to pray in private, to pray in faith, and to pray for others. Even during times of great trials, Jesus Christ taught us to pray under God’s will and to pray for the coming of God’s Kingdom on Earth.

Matthew 21:22: “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

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We are taught that true faith and honest prayer realize fulfillment. Jesus Christ modeled prayer to his followers and promoted the need to pray with humility.

Love Not Judgment

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There are numerous examples in the Bible where Jesus Christ teaches us to show love and understanding to others, and never to judge them. We are taught to show compassion and mercy to others and never to condemn others who commit sins. Jesus Christ taught us to embody the spirit of love by communicating with other people.

Matthew 7:1: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”

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Jesus Christ teaches us that if we judge others, we will be judged by God. He teaches us to instead show compassion and mercy, forgive others, and welcome sinners into our love and our faith.

Live In the Present

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Jesus Christ regularly told his followers to live in the present and not worry about the future. Instead of being anxious about receiving salvation, or being received by Hell, we are taught to focus on what we can do today to live in the image of Christ. Many Christians focus on Heaven and Hell, although we are taught that our actions today are more important than future worries.

Matthew 6:34: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

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We are taught in Matthew 6:34 to focus on the present, with Jesus Christ explaining that we should only worry about today and worry about tomorrow when it comes.

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