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FRONT PAGE  |  8/21/2019
SATURDAY, JAN 3, 2009  |  7 comments
Could you live like Jesus for a year?
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Rev. Ed Dobson has spent most of his life following Jesus. But only now does he realize how hard it is to live like him.

The retired megachurch pastor and one-time architect of the religious right has spent the last year trying to eat, pray, talk and even vote as Jesus would. His revelation: Being Jesus is tough.

"I've concluded that I am a follower, but I'm not a very good one," Dobson said. "If you get serious about the Bible, it will really mess you up."


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San Jose John | San Jose, CA  Find all comments by San Jose John
Great point, Jim.

If anybody "lives like Jesus" it's the UNSAVED, many of whom think they're already good enough to get to heaven as they are--as ONLY Jesus is, and those resting in His perfect work rather than their own faulty sense of righteousness.

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News Item1/4/09 3:39 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Ah, gentlemen, I see I should have commented one other thing as well in this article, "vote like Jesus."

Mark 12
15Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why make ye trial of me? bring me a denarius, that I may see it. 16And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar’s. 17And Jesus said unto them, Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled greatly at him.

Matthew Henry wrote:
Mark 12:17:
13-17 The enemies of Christ would be thought desirous to know their duty, when really they hoped that which soever side he took of the question, they might find occasion to accuse him. Nothing is more likely to insnare the followers of Christ, than bringing them to meddle with disputes about worldly politics. Jesus avoided the snare, by referring to the submission they had already made as a nation; and all that heard him, marvelled at the great wisdom of his answer. Many will praise the words of a sermon, who will not be commanded by the doctrines of it.
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MikeInVA | Northern VA  Find all comments by MikeInVA
Philippians 1.6
"For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus."
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News Item1/3/09 8:08 PM
kenny  Find all comments by kenny
I'd rather live WITH Jesus for eternity.
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Publican | Northern Hemisphere  Contact via emailFind all comments by Publican
Saying that you can live like Jesus (for a year, yet) is certainly tantamount to saying you don't know Him.
That is analogous to saying that you can prove God
exists.

If He says you can't... 'nuff said.

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hidemi williges | san francisco, ca  Find all comments by hidemi williges
Jim Lincoln wrote:
You are suppose to be improving every day of every year that you are a Christian and alive! Live like Jesus, of course not. I know I haven't become a "god." I think this ex-pastor and others need the read the booklet, [URL=http://www.ihcc.org/images/booklets/pdf/L206.pdf]]]Marks of the True Believer[/URL]. You can even begin to live like Jesus, unless you have come to accept Christ as your Lord and Master.
Amen!
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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
You are suppose to be improving every day of every year that you are a Christian and alive! Live like Jesus, of course not. I know I haven't become a "god." I think this ex-pastor and others need the read the booklet, [URL=http://www.ihcc.org/images/booklets/pdf/L206.pdf]]]Marks of the True Believer[/URL]. You can even begin to live like Jesus, unless you have come to accept Christ as your Lord and Master.
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