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What Is A Christian?

What's wrapped up in that word, Christian? It's a label that can describe beliefs, but with little agreement about who is and who isn't. It's a label that has political overtones, but which is used across a broad spectrum of political ideas. It's a powerful word that evokes images and emotions, a word that can stir up division, but what does it really mean, and what does it say about who we are and how we should live?

In Acts 11:28, Luke makes the statement that followers of Christ were first called "Christians" in Antioch, which is in modern-day Turkey. The original word was meant to identify men and women who were followers of Jesus Christ, and in Luke's day, it was a label that might threaten your freedom, even your life.

Jesus never intended to put a label on us; he wants to change our hearts and our lives. Jesus never called people to be Christians; he called them to be his disciples. If we focus our hearts on his greatest commandment – to love God and love people – we will become his disciples, and we will be Christians who can change the world.

Together, let's dig into the Scriptures and explore the truth and fiction behind one of the most famous and infamous names in history: Christian.

July 1, 2018

"I Quit!"

Speaker: Duane Cross Series: What Is A Christian? Topic: GO out & make a kingdom difference Passage: 1 John 4:7–4:11

June 24, 2018

What's In A Name

Speaker: Duane Cross Series: What Is A Christian? Topic: GROW in Christ (spiritual growth/discipleship) Passage: Acts 11:25–11:26, Acts 6:1, Acts 14:21–14:22, Acts 9:36, John 13:34–13:35

October 10, 2010

Transformational Growth

Speaker: Doug Stevens Series: 2010 Archives Topic: Misc

October 3, 2010

Redemptive Plan

Speaker: Adria Pearson Series: 2010 Archives Topic: Misc

September 26, 2010

The God Who Provides

Speaker: Carver Nixon Series: 2010 Archives Topic: KNOW God personally & fully

September 19, 2010

Meltdown

Speaker: Jed Hollenbach Series: 2010 Archives Topic: Misc

September 12, 2010

Cries and Complaints

Speaker: Doug Stevens Series: 2010 Archives Topic: Misc

September 5, 2010

From Here to There

Speaker: Jed Hollenbach Series: 2010 Archives Topic: Misc

August 29, 2010

Lavished With Love

Speaker: Doug Stevens Series: 2010 Archives Topic: Misc Passage: Ephesians 6:10–6:20

August 22, 2010

How Do We Respond?

Speaker: Jed Hollenbach Series: 2010 Archives Topic: Misc Passage: Ephesians 4:1–4:16

August 15, 2010

Transformation on the Inside

Speaker: Adria Pearson Series: 2010 Archives Topic: Misc

August 8, 2010

A New Humanity

Speaker: Doug Stevens Series: 2010 Archives Topic: Misc

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