What is a Christian Christian in the Bible

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What is a Christian?

What is a Christian?

Christian in the Bible Acts 11: 26 – “first called Christians in Antioch” Acts

Christian in the Bible Acts 11: 26 – “first called Christians in Antioch” Acts 26: 28 – “me to become a Christain” I Peter 4: 16 – “suffers as a Christian”

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H R I S T I A

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H R I S T I A N S

Child of God John 1: 12 – “right to become children of God” I

Child of God John 1: 12 – “right to become children of God” I John 3: 1 -2 – “called children of God” I John 3: 8 -10 – “whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God” Ephesians 5: 8 – “walk as children of light”

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R I

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R I S T I A N S

Heir of God Romans 8: 16 -18 – “heirs of God and joint heirs

Heir of God Romans 8: 16 -18 – “heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ” Galatians 4: 6 -7 – “no longer a slave” I Corinthians 3: 22 -23 – “all are yours”

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R –

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R – Royal Priest I S T I A N S

Royal Priest I Peter 2: 9 – “a royal priesthood, a holy nation” Revelations

Royal Priest I Peter 2: 9 – “a royal priesthood, a holy nation” Revelations 1: 5 -6 – “made us kings and priests to His God” Romans 12: 1 – “present your bodies a living sacrifice”

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R –

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R – Royal Priest I – Imitator of Christ S T I A N S

Imitator of Christ I Corinthians 11: 1 – “Imitate me, just as I also

Imitator of Christ I Corinthians 11: 1 – “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ” I Peter 2: 21 – “leaving us an example” Philippians 2: 5 – “let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R –

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R – Royal Priest I – Imitator of Christ S - Soldier T I A N S

Soldier I Timothy 1: 18 – “wage the good warfare” I Timothy 6: 11

Soldier I Timothy 1: 18 – “wage the good warfare” I Timothy 6: 11 -12 – “fight the good fight of faith” II Timothy 2: 3 – “endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” Ephesians 6: 11 – “Put on the whole armor of God”

What about you? Have you become a Christian? Are you willing to stand in

What about you? Have you become a Christian? Are you willing to stand in the gap? Are you on the Lord’s side? Are you an heir according to His promise? Why not become one this morning? Why not now? II Corinthians 6: 2

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R –

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R – Royal Priest I – Imitator of Christ S - Soldier T - Temple I A N S

Temple I Corinthians 6: 19 -20 – “your body is the temple” I Corinthians

Temple I Corinthians 6: 19 -20 – “your body is the temple” I Corinthians 3: 16 -17 -“the temple of God is holy” Genesis 1: 26; I Peter 1: 16 – “Be holy, for I am holy”

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R –

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R – Royal Priest I – Imitator of Christ S - Soldier T - Temple I – Instrument of Righteousness A N S

Instrument of Righteousness Jeremiah 18: 1 -6 – “as the clay is in the

Instrument of Righteousness Jeremiah 18: 1 -6 – “as the clay is in the potter’s hand” Romans 6: 13 – “your members as instruments of righteousness to God” Ephesians 2: 10 – “we are His workmanship”

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R –

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R – Royal Priest I – Imitator of Christ S - Soldier T - Temple I – Instrument of Righteousness A - Ambassador N S

Ambassador II Corinthians 5: 20 -21 – “we are ambassadors for Christ” Ephesians 6:

Ambassador II Corinthians 5: 20 -21 – “we are ambassadors for Christ” Ephesians 6: 19 -20 – “I am an ambassador in chains” Philippians 2: 14 -15 – “shine as lights in the world”

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R –

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R – Royal Priest I – Imitator of Christ S - Soldier T - Temple I – Instrument of Righteousness A - Ambassador N – New Creature S

New Creature II Corinthians 5: 17 – “he is a new creation” Ephesians 4:

New Creature II Corinthians 5: 17 – “he is a new creation” Ephesians 4: 17 -24 – “put on the new man which was created according to God” Romans 6: 1 -11 – “we also should walk in newness of life”

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R –

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R – Royal Priest I – Imitator of Christ S - Soldier T - Temple I – Instrument of Righteousness A - Ambassador N – New Creature S – Special People

Special People I Peter 2: 9 – “His own special people” Exodus 19: 4

Special People I Peter 2: 9 – “His own special people” Exodus 19: 4 -6 – “you shall be a special treasure to Me” II Corinthians 6: 16 -18 – “I will be their God, and they shall be My people”

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R –

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S are… C – Child of God H – Heir of God R – Royal Priest I – Imitator of Christ S - Soldier T - Temple I – Instrument of Righteousness A - Ambassador N – New Creature S – Special People

What about you? Have you become a Christian? Are you willing to stand in

What about you? Have you become a Christian? Are you willing to stand in the gap? Are you on the Lord’s side? Are you an heir according to His promise? Why not become one this evening? Why not now? II Corinthians 6: 2