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Welcome. Evans Church of Christ. The Disciples were called. CHRISTIANS. “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” Acts 11:26b. The Disciples were called. CHRISTIANS. A learner - pupil. “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” Acts 11:26b.

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Welcome

Evans Church of Christ

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The Disciples were called

CHRISTIANS

“And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” Acts 11:26b

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The Disciples were called

CHRISTIANS

A learner - pupil

“And the disciples were called Christiansfirst in Antioch.” Acts 11:26b

  • Not a nickname
  • Divine Origin
  • Christ in us
  • A follower of Christ
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A

Christian is..

One Who Heard The

Gospel and Believed it

Acts 11:19-21

  • No Christians in Antioch before this
    • Had not heard and believed
    • Those who did, obeyed
  • “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Rom.10:17
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A

Christian is..

One Indebted to

Others

Acts 11:20

Someone brought the gospel to them

Every congregation is indebted

Rom. 1:14 “I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.”

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A

Christian is..

One Who Wants to Teach

the Gospel to Others

Acts 11:20

Mark 16:15-16 - Great Commission

Acts

book of conversions – teaching

Acts 11:20b “preaching the Lord Jesus”

Acts 8:4 “everywhere preaching the word”

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A

Christian is..

One That Talks

About the Bible

Acts 11:19

“preaching” “speaking” in asv

Greek = to utter words with the mouth

They talked about the Bible

Most Will not talk about The Bible with others

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A

Christian is..

One Does not care who

Gets Credit for Good

Acts 11:19-20

Stephen only name mentioned

Do not know who started the church

God should get the credit

Christians serve because they love

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A

Christian is..

One That is Not

A Quitter

Acts 11:19

Scattered and persecuted

Today: Some Quit over any little thing

1 Cor.15:58 “stedfast, unmoveable”

Gal.6:9 “Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

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A

Christian is..

One With A

Supreme Purpose

Acts 11:23

  • “purpose of heart”
    • plan – intention – decision
    • determination of heart
    • resolution of the mind
  • A Goal In Life Makes Life Profitable
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Phil.3:13 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Pursue

a goal

award

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One With A

Supreme Purpose

To so live that we can enjoy the eternal home with God in heaven

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One That Cleaves

To the Lord

A

Christian is..

Acts 11:23

Cleave = To stay with

Mt. 19:5 “cleave to his wife”

Christian is married to the Lord – Rm.7:1-4

Marriage is for life

Being a Christian is for life

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A

Christian is..

A Good Person

Acts 11:24

Barnabas “good man” = upright, honorable

Acts 10:38 Jesus “went about doing good”

3 John 11 “He that doeth good is of God”

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A Christian is always to be a good person

Contradiction = one is a mean Christian

Cannot be a mean

Father, mother, son, daughter

Neighbor

A Christian will be a good person

Everywhere

To all people at all times

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A

Christian is..

One Who Assembles

Acts 11:26

Christians in Antioch assembled

Christians in Troas assembled – Acts 20:7

Christians in this community will assemble

Heb. 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling”

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A

Christian is..

One Who Accepts

Responsibility

Acts 11:29

“every man”

“according to his ability”

A Christian does as much as he can

A Christian does not shirk responsibility

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“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.” Eccl. 9:10

1 Cor. 16:1-2 “as God hath prospered him”

Gal. 6:10 “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”

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A

Christian is..

One In The

Lord’s Church

Acts 11:26

No Christians in Antioch that were not members of the church

No Christians in Antioch that were members of any other church

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“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

Church is God’s house – 1 Tim. 3:15

A Christian is one who is in the church.

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The Disciples were called

CHRISTIANS

“And the disciples were called Christiansfirst in Antioch.” Acts 11:26b

Faith

Repentance

Confession

Baptism

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The Disciples were called

CHRISTIANS

  • The Christian life is a beautiful life.
  • It is a life that is to be filled with Love:
    • For the Church
    • For the Members
    • For our Fellow Man
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Sermon by Arthur Pigman

Evans Church of Christ

515 Gibbs Road

Evans, Ga. 30809

706-855-1249

evanscoc@bellsouth.net

www.evansgachurchofchrist.org

Sunday Morning June 22, 2014