Read John 15:8-17
You are welcome to join us for the rest of this series which is entitled What is a Christian? We have been looking together at a variety of ways in which in the New Testament we have descriptors for Christians. There is a considerable variety of them and we are not looking at all of them, but today we come to the word ‘servant’. I want to read some verses, 2 Corinthians 4:1-7, to which we will come right at the very end. They are not absolutely fundamental, but they are important for us when we come to the end of thinking about what it means to be a servant.
Read Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 11:25-30
When we started this series, we emphasized (gave special importance) that the emphasis in this series is on the word ‘is’. We are not thinking so much about what a Christian does, but what a Christian is. A thing that is very striking is that the word ‘is’ – that is to say, the word that opens up for you the nature of something, the being of something.
This article is about being a saint. We’re thinking together about the subject “What is a Christian?”, and we are looking at different titles that the New Testament uses for Christians – and this by no means describes all the different ways in which the New Testament describes a Christian. At some point or another somebody or another would have to give a talk on a Christian as a saint, and so I have chosen these two passages from Acts 9 as our beginning place and then Ephesians 3.
Read Acts 16:13-31
A Christian is, first of all, a Christian. The significance of the statement “I am a believer” means you are saying, “I am a Christian.” It is an expression – to be a believer – it is not used very much outside of the world of people trusting in Jesus Christ, believing in Jesus Christ and seeking to live as his disciple.
Read Acts 11:19-30
This article is about the question: what is the will of God in this particular, unique situation in which I find myself?