Pictures of Christ?
From Spurgeon's "Christ's People- Imitators of Him"
A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ.
You have read 'lives of Christ', beautifully and eloquently
written, and you have admired the talent of the persons who
could write so well. But the best 'life of Christ' is his LIVING
biography, written out in the words and actions of his
If we, my brethren, were what we profess to be; if the Spirit
of the Lord were in the heart of all his children, as we
could desire; and if, instead of having abundance of 'formal'
professors, we were all possessors of that vital grace,
I will tell you not only what we ought to be, but what we
would be- we would be pictures of Christ,
yes, such striking
likenesses of him that the world would, when they once
beheld us, exclaim- "He has been with Jesus; he has been
taught of him; he is like him; he has caught the very idea of
the holy Man of Nazareth, and he expands it out into his very
life and every day actions."