The Power of Example

We don't know when our actions might become an example to others.

Read: 1 Timothy 4:12-16


In his book, How To Find Your Church, George Barna said,

“Leadership is the ability to put the plans into practice, and to accomplish the specified objectives through the skillful management of people, time, and tangible resources. A good leader is one who is able to motivate people; one who is capable of making good decisions, even under pressure or in conditions of uncertainty; one who can guide people through actions as well as words.”


Be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. --1 Timothy 4:12


A high school senior honored as one of the "Best & Brightest" in our community has provided a forceful demonstration of integrity. When his school team was given the word auditorium in a regional spelling bee, Brady Davis glanced down to ponder his response and noticed that the word was printed on the microphone stand. He called this to the attention of the judges who responded with a more difficult word. Brady did what he knew was right whether others noticed or not.


We don't know when our actions might become an example to others. But if we live each day to honor Jesus, our behavior will model His righteousness, no matter who is watching.


Prayer: Lord, help us to conduct our lives so that a powerful example is left for others.