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WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?. There are at least three major religions in the world today: Jewish, Moslem and Christian The group generally know as Christians would be in the majority. These would be the ones who claim to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.

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what is a christian
WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
  • There are at least three major religions in the world today: Jewish, Moslem and Christian
  • The group generally know as Christians would be in the majority. These would be the ones who claim to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
  • Yet, the vast majority of this group do not know what it means to be a Christian.
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WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
  • ONE WHO IS A DISCIPLE Acts 11:26
    • A disciple is a learner Jhn 6:44,45
    • A disciple is a follower 1Pet 2:21
    • A disciple is a doer Jas 1:22-25
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WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
  • ONE WHO IS PERSUADED Acts 26:28
    • Of the factual basis of Jesus being the Son of God Acts 2:36
    • They can resist temptation 1Cor 10:13
    • A life of service is worth the cost Lk 14:25-33
    • Security is provided 1Pet 5:6,7; 3:12; Rom 5:1; Phil 4:4-7
    • Each one must give account to God Rom 14:12; Eccl 12:14
    • It may be necessary to stand alone Matt 10:34-39
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WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
  • ONE WHO IS UNASHAMED 1Pet 4:16; Rom 9:33
    • Of unjust criticism 1Pet 4:4, 15, 16; 2:15
    • Of physical afflictions 2Cor 11:23-29; 2Cor 4:16,17
    • Of Christ and His words (gospel) Mk 8:38; Rom 1:16
    • Of being in the minority Jhn 6:66-69
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WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
  • SCRIPTURAL BAPTISM MAKES ONE A CHRISTIAN!
    • Scriptural baptism involves a person who has:
      • Been taught the Word of God Matt 28:19,20; Jhn 6:44,45
      • Believed in Jesus Christ Mk 16:16; Acts 8:36; Rom 10:17
      • Repented of their past sins Acts 2:38; Lk 13:3
      • Confessed Christ as the Son of God Acts 8:37; Rom 10:10
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WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
  • SCRIPTURAL BAPTISM MAKES ONE A CHRISTIAN!
    • Scriptural baptism involves immersion for the right purpose
      • To be saved Mk 16:16; 1Pet 3:21
      • For (in order to have) the remission of sins Acts 2:38; Matt 26:28
      • To have their sins washed away Acts 22:16
      • To put on Christ Gal 3:26,27
      • To enter the body of Christ 1Cor 12:13
      • To obtain the benefits of His death Rom 6:4
    • This action plus those previously described constitute the new birth by which we enter God's family Jhn 3:3,5
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WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
  • More to being a Christian than just saying you are
  • Being a Christian involves a life of dedicated service to Christ as our Lord and Master
  • One can be a "child of God" and not be a Christian
  • One cannot be a Christian before being born into God’s family by the spiritual birth previously described.
  • Have you been born into His family? If not you are not a Christian!
  • Are your faithfully following Jesus as your Lord and Master? If not then you are not a Christian!