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[Jesus] “I have given you an example to follow.” John 13:15 NLT

Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Christ did. 1 John 2:6 NLT


Why did Jesus develop godly habits?

•             Not to get the approval of ________________________

•             Not to get the approval of ________________________

•             Not to feel better about ___________________________

•             But to get ______________________________________ to do God’s will


Seven Habits of Jesus

1.  ______________________________:  Spend time in prayer

Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. Luke 5:16 NLT

[Jesus] took Peter, John and James with Him and went up onto a mountain to pray. Luke 9:28b

Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. Matthew 19:13

…Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray… Luke 6:12


2.  ______________________________:  Spend time alone

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16

While it was still night, way before dawn, he got up and went out to a secluded spot and prayed. Mark 1:35 Msg

3.  ______________________________:  Make close friends

He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach. Mark 3:14

Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Matthew 26:38


4.  ______________________________:  Get outside your circle

8 times Jesus is criticized for being with “tax collectors and sinners”


5.  ______________________________:  Go to church

He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day  he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. Luke 4:16


6.  ______________________________:  Internalize the Bible

Over 30 times Jesus answers a question or temptation with “It is written...”


7.  ______________________________:  Live on purpose

They tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” Luke 4:42b-43


Some passages on relevant topics.

Fearful? Psalm 91

Need Hope? 1 Peter 1:3–9

Worry Matthew 6:25–34

Need Guidance? James 1:2–8

Feeling Unloved? Ephesians 1:4–8; 2:4–10

Need Confidence? Romans 8, John 14:1–14

Sexual Temptation? 1 Thessalonians 4:1–8, Proverbs 5, Proverbs 7

Enduring Hardships? Hebrews 12:1–13

Developing Christian Character Colossians 3:1-17

Need Stress Relief? Psalm 23

Need to Forgive? Matthew 5:38–48

Judging Others? Matthew 7:1–6

Who is Jesus? John 1:1–18

Feel Like Giving Up? 2 Corinthians 4:7–18


Blank fill-ins:  God, Others, Themselves, Strength, Meditation, Seclusion, Connection, Extension, Devotion, Memorization, Concentration


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Daily Bible Verse

  • Matthew 28:18-20
    “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.””

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