I Can Follow Jesus Christ’s Example

“I Can Follow Jesus Christ’s Example,” Friend, July 2010, 40–41

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I Can Follow Jesus Christ’s Example

Jesus Christ said, “Come, follow me.” We can follow Jesus by doing the things He did. The pictures on the opposite page show how Jesus encouraged people to have faith in Him. He taught that it is important to give thanks for blessings we receive. He gathered the children around Him so He could be with them and teach them. Jesus loved the people He was with and told us to love our neighbors. With the parable of the good Samaritan, Jesus taught about loving others.

A traveler was attacked by thieves and left to die. A priest and then a Levite saw the hurt man, but each of them passed by without helping. Finally, a Samaritan came by and stopped to help the man. He bandaged the man’s wounds and took him to an inn. The Samaritan left money with the innkeeper to help care for the man. (See Luke 10:30–37.) This story shows us what it means to follow the commandment to love our neighbors.

July 2010 Scripture Journal

Read Luke 18:22.

Pray to Heavenly Father to know how you can follow Jesus.

Memorize Luke 18:22.

Choose one of these activities, or create your own:

  • Help someone else memorize Luke 18:22.

  • Do the activity on page 40. When you do something to follow Jesus Christ’s example, write it on the blank line, and draw a footprint on the path.

  • Become a friend to someone who has a disability or is lonely. Think of the example of Jesus to help you know what to do. You can visit and spend time with the person and encourage and help him or her.

How does what you have done help you understand this scripture?

Write in your journal or draw a picture about what you have done.

I Follow Jesus Christ activity

Left, from top: Christ’s Image, by Heinrich Hofmann, courtesy of C. Harrison Conroy Co.; Christ and the Children, by Harry Anderson, © IRI; The Leper Who Said “Thank You,” by John Steele, may not be copied; The Good Samaritan, by Walter Rane, courtesy of Church History Museum; Lord, Save Me, © Gary L. Kapp, may not be copied; In Favor with God, © Simon Dewey

I follow Jesus Christ’s example when I’m a good friend to .

I follow Jesus Christ’s example when I help my brother or sister by .

I follow Jesus Christ’s example when I pray to thank Heavenly Father for .

I follow Jesus Christ’s example by .

Right: illustration by James Johnson