How To Live Like Jesus In The Modern World

Is it possible to live like Jesus in the modern world?  We are going to look at how Jesus lived to see how we as Christians could live like Christ in a practical way, we will look at His attitude, His relationship with God, and His Spiritual power. 


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Why Should We Live Like Jesus?

When Jesus was on this earth, He became flesh, and His life was an example of what we should live like.  Jesus showed us that it is possible to walk in the plan that God has for our lives and to live obedient to God. 


Jesus faced all the same obstacles that we now face in life, betrayal by a close friend, people hating you for what you believe, pain, and suffering while on the cross.  In all this, Jesus showed us how we should react and respond to many different situations that we must deal with.


Living like Jesus is also pleasing to our Heavenly Father.  God said that He was pleased with Jesus and if we live like Him, we will also please Him.



How To Live Like Jesus Every Day

Let's explore the life of Jesus with Bible verses about Christian living that will teach us how to live like Jesus in the modern world.


Jesus’ Attitude


Philippians 2:1-8

Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.


Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.


Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form,he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.


When we work together and are compassionate and put other's needs before our own, we are demonstrating the attitude of Jesus.  We are to be humble, not putting ourselves down or feeling inferior to others but humble before God, recognizing that it was because of His love that we can be saved and have eternal life through Christ Jesus. These are amazing practical Christian living tips that we can apply to our lives.


We are to show others respect and in simple terms, just be kind to each other when we put our interests aside and help others, we are showing humility and we demonstrate the same attitude that Christ by being obedient to God and coming down and dying for our sins, that is the greatest form of humility.


Matthew 20:28

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.


Jesus had an attitude of serving others.  He came down for one purpose and that was to save us by dying on the cross for our sins.  But while He was here on earth, He showed us how we should live as believers.  We should all have an attitude of serving others. 


What does it mean to serve others?  Helping and giving our time to someone in need.  It could be with our talents, perhaps monetary, whatever way you can help.  It becomes a part of living a Christian life, putting others first and not only thinking about what we want and what we need but thinking about the areas that others need help and how can we help them, just like Jesus did.


Jesus’ Relationship With God


John 5:30 

I can do nothing on my own. I judge as God tells me. Therefore, my judgment is just, because I carry out the will of the one who sent me, not my own will.


John 12:49

 I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it.


John 14:10

Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.


What can we learn from His relationship with God?  Jesus was obedient.  We can see in all these verses that He didn’t come to accomplish anything else but the will of our Heavenly Father. 


Jesus was obedient to God unto death, that’s how much He loved Him.  Jesus didn’t even speak on his own, He only spoke what God told Him to speak He even told him how to say it.


This is truly an amazing example of how our relationship should be with God.  We need to be obedient to His Word and when He speaks to us through the Holy Spirit, and He does talk to us.  If we genuinely want to learn how to live like Jesus, then we must be unconditionally obedient to God. 


No matter what He tells us we must follow.  I won’t say every morning, but I do try to remember when I wake up, I say to God “Lord whatever you have planned for me today, I submit to it, help me to walk in your will for me today” and I end it with “be it unto me as you have spoken” the same way that Mary responded to the angel when he told her that she would conceive Jesus.


Let’s all decide today that we will follow Jesus’ example and be obedient to our Heavenly Father no matter what He tells us to do and that we will be obedient to His Word.



Matthew 14:23

After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone.


Mark 6:46

After telling everyone good-bye, he went up into the hills by himself to pray.


Luke 6:12

One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night.


Luke 5:16

But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.


How can we live like Jesus in the modern world?  We can pray and develop an intimate relationship with God.  As we can see Jesus spent a lot of time praying to our Heavenly Father.  What is prayer? 


Prayer is having a conversation with God, it can be you repenting, telling Him about something that you need help with, it could be a request, praise, or thanksgiving.  This is how you can build an intimate relationship with the Lord and get to know Him and hear from Him.  He will also speak to you in your prayer time if you take the time to listen. 


We can see in Luke 15 that Jesus often went to pray, so that is an example that we need to follow.  Of course, we have jobs and responsibilities that we need to handle throughout our day but being deliberate to set aside time during your day to pray is just as important as anything else we must do. 


For me, it's best early in the morning, before my kids wake up because I can have a quiet and peaceful interaction with the Lord without distractions.  Perhaps mornings don’t work for you it doesn’t matter just ensure that you are picking a time when you can be completely focused on your time with God.



The Believers Authority And Power Given To Us by Jesus


Acts 10:38

And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.


Matthew 10:1

Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness.


Luke 10:19

Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.


Luke 10:17

When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, “Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!”


John 14:12

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. 


We can see that according to Acts 10, Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because of this, He was able to heal all who were oppressed by the devil, which includes everything, sickness, and disease, your mind. Any type of oppression comes from the enemy and Jesus had the ability to heal. 


If we are to follow the example of Jesus, then shouldn’t we believe that God anointed us as well with the Holy Spirit and we should do what Jesus did?  I know that some believe that Jesus was only able to do these things because He is the son of God but look at the other verses.  


He gave us authority over all the power of the enemy, He said in John that anyone who believes will do the same works that He did.


I believe, you believe that means that it’s possible and time for us to start walking in the power and authority of God given to us by Jesus.  Think about that, it means that we don’t have to take anything that the enemy sends our way. 


We don’t have to accept it.  We have authority over his power, we’re not weak we’re not defeated, we are strong, we are conquerors we are overcomers. 


The enemy wants us to believe that he is more powerful and that we can’t defeat him, that’s a lie according to what the Bible says.  I heard a preacher say when you get a package delivered to your house and you don’t want it you can reject it and say return to sender and don’t accept the package. 


It’s the same way with satan, when he sends something your way, don’t accept it…say “No!” …return to sender and use the Word of God against him, reject anything that the enemy sends your way.  You have the authority, Jesus said it, believe what He said, put action to it, and watch the change you will see in your life!


So…You can live like Jesus in the modern world!  Mimic His attitude, His relationship with God, and accept the authority and power that He has given to you.




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