In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing soundness, gravity, sincerity,…
A friend told me of a young man who was a true soldier of the Cross, and suffered much in consequence, not only from his companions, but from his own father, who was overseer in the same works. That young man showed forth Christ in all his actions, even when his companions who worked with him were unusually provoking in tormenting him about his religion, and, I am ashamed to say, were often encouraged in their wickedness by his own father. One morning, after enduring their cruel and insulting words for some time, he turned to them with a calm look and said: "Friends, tell me, is there anything in my life that is not consistent in a Christian? If there is, tell it to me, and I will kneel in your presence and ask God to forgive me." Complete silence fell on the men, not one dared to open his mouth as that, young man stood there and challenged them to find anything against him.
Parallel VersesKJV: In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,