The meaning of "Follow me as I follow Christ"

Follow Me As I Follow Christ (Explained)

In 1 Corinthians 11:1, Paul famously told the Corinthian church to, “Follow me as I follow Christ.”

When you think about it — that’s quite a thing to say.

Paul’s making both a command and a claim:

  1. A command for the Corinthian church to follow (or imitate) him.
  2. A claim that he’s following Christ in a way that’s worth imitating.

It makes me queazy to think about saying that to anyone else…

So what is Paul talking about here?

Is it a humble thing to say—or prideful? Is it a safe thing to say—or dangerous? And how can we learn from it?

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12 Disciples of Jesus

Who were the 12 Disciples of Jesus?

The 12 disciples of Jesus were ordinary men.

Most were fishermen who worked in their family businesses.

We know that when Jesus called them, they followed him immediately.

They left everything to be with Jesus.

What happened next?

These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’

Matthew 10:5–7 (ESV)

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How to CONQUER with Victor Maya

In this episode of The Bible Better Podcast, Jordan is on with Victor Maya.

Victor is a roofing and restoration business owner in Oklahoma City. With over ten years of experience building his companies into million-dollar ventures, Victor is a nationwide voice for culture building and positive thinking, enabling minorities to structure their lives and businesses for success.

Victor has also created CNQR Nation, a coaching and training program that exists to lead minority business owners to market domination through the restructuring of their lives and reorganization of their companies.

Jordan and Victor discuss Victor’s journey from a young child in Mexico to his success as a businessman in Oklahoma, and all the hardships, lessons and victories in between.

Victor’s new book, CONQUER: A Proven System to Dominate your Income, Business and Life, documents his life’s journey in hopes of helping others conquer their past and make a way for themselves.

Join Jordan Loftis, Editor of Short Daily Devotions, for a new episode of The Bible Better Podcast!


Today’s devotion by Jordan Loftis, bestselling author of Today We Win, host of The Bible Better Podcast, Bible Teacher at Valor Global Online School, and teaching pastor.