The Name of “Christian”

Text: Acts 11:26 In our text, DISCIPLES were called CHRISTIANS. Let us consider what the Bible says about the name we wear. The Importance of a Name Names often reflect a meaning – “called Barnabas…means Son of Encouragement” (Acts 4:36) Yet a name is more than a description – one may be funny, smart, caring, patient, etc.; yet […]

A New Name

Text: Isaiah 62:2 This passage in Isaiah 62 contains a prophecy of salvation and redemption from the Lord. In it, there is mention of a “new name” (v. 2). Let us consider what the Bible says about this new name. Given by God “Called by a new name which the mouth of the Lord will designate” – […]

What Is a Christian and Why Does It Matter?

Text: Revelation 2:9-10 The world is becoming more hostile toward “Christianity.” While we should certainly sympathize with those who suffer unjustly, the reality is that most news reports about those suffering for being Christians are not Christians in the New Testament sense. What does that mean? Why does it matter? This lesson will answer those questions. […]

“My People Who are Called by My Name”

Text: 2 Chronicles 7:14 After the construction of the temple was completed, God appeared to Solomon and warned him that His blessings were conditional. If the people wanted to experience God’s kindness and not His wrath, they needed to do certain things. We live under a different law today (Colossians 2:14), but the basic expectations God has […]

Christians In Name Only

Text: Revelation 3:1 “Christian” is More than a Name The term “Christian” describes what we are — Christ-like Disciples of Christ (Acts 11:26) — daily, full-time responsibility One must be persuaded to become a Christian (Acts 26:28) — different than the world Target of persecution (1 Peter 4:12,16) If one wants to be a Christian, […]

What is a Christian?

Text: Acts 11:26 A Disciple – Acts 11:26 Called Christians – Acts 11:26 Accepting of Others – Acts 11:20-21 Willing to Help – Acts 11:28-29 Different from the World – Acts 26:28; 1 Peter 4:12,16

Some Characteristics of a Christian

[These were the topics from a gospel meeting by Aaron Erhardt. Of course, there are many more that could be added, but one week is only so long.] Christians need to be impartial – John 4 Christians need to be hospitable – 3 John Christians need to contend for the faith – Jude 3 Christians […]