WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
What does the word Christian Mean? Two Meanings today One who follows Christ and His Teachings Anyone who attends a church...
What does the Bible say a Christian is? No one has ever become a Christian by association with some group, church or count...
What does the Bible say a Christian is? Christian is a term which was given as a nickname for Jesus followers in Antioch I...
What does the Bible say a Christian is? Though the term Christian is only used three times in the whole bible, there are m...
A Christian Is….. Saved – Acts 2v47 A Believer – Acts 2v44 A Child of God – Galatians 3v26&27 A Witness – Acts 1v8 Of ...
A Christian is SAVED Acts 16v31 – Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved We are saved from punishment for sin  Jo...
A Christian is a BELIEVER A believer is someone who has FAITH. Hebrews 11 teaches a lot about faith. Faith is the evidence...
Christian is a CHILD OF GOD  We have been adopted by God - Romans 8v15 As with an earthly family We can approach the fathe...
A Christian is a WITNESS God did not call some to be witnesses, some to be workers and others to worship. He left us a com...
A Christian is of THE WAY One of the most popular references to early Christians is to those who are of “the Way” This Com...
A Christian is a DISCIPLE The word Disciple is derived from the word Discipline We must discipline ourselves in relation t...
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This is a look at what the bible says a Chrisitan is, it was prepared for a youth weekend some time ago. I hope its useful for you!

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  1. 1. WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?
  2. 2. What does the word Christian Mean? Two Meanings today One who follows Christ and His Teachings Anyone who attends a church or is a citizen of a country which has adopted some of Christ's teachings
  3. 3. What does the Bible say a Christian is? No one has ever become a Christian by association with some group, church or country. “ The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch” Acts 11v26 Disciples were all people who had personally chosen to follow Jesus Christ The had realised what Jesus meant when He said “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life” John 3v36
  4. 4. What does the Bible say a Christian is? Christian is a term which was given as a nickname for Jesus followers in Antioch It seems to have been adopted by both Christians and the world to identify Christ's followers It is only used on two other occasions in the New Testament
  5. 5. What does the Bible say a Christian is? Though the term Christian is only used three times in the whole bible, there are many other terms used to describe the same group of people. These can give us a better understanding of what it means to be a Christian.
  6. 6. A Christian Is….. Saved – Acts 2v47 A Believer – Acts 2v44 A Child of God – Galatians 3v26&27 A Witness – Acts 1v8 Of “the Way” – Acts 9v2 A Disciple – John 8v31
  7. 7. A Christian is SAVED Acts 16v31 – Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved We are saved from punishment for sin John 3v16 We are being saved from the power of sin James 4v7 We will be saved from the presence of sin Revelation 21v27
  8. 8. A Christian is a BELIEVER A believer is someone who has FAITH. Hebrews 11 teaches a lot about faith. Faith is the evidence of things unseen (v1) Without Faith it is impossible to please God (v6) Faith is not just for becoming a Christian it is the Christian’s whole manner of life Look at what faith did in each persons life in the chapter and ask yourself if you need to be like any of them
  9. 9. Christian is a CHILD OF GOD We have been adopted by God - Romans 8v15 As with an earthly family We can approach the father ( Abba Romans 8v16) We carry the family name We do not please the father by quarrelling with our siblings
  10. 10. A Christian is a WITNESS God did not call some to be witnesses, some to be workers and others to worship. He left us a command “You will be my witnesses” Acts 1v8 A witness is someone who tells what they know. Let us not be guilty of withholding evidence Witnessing is primarily an individual responsibility not a church one Some people are specially gifted “Evangelists” but we are all witnesses, good ones or bad ones
  11. 11. A Christian is of THE WAY One of the most popular references to early Christians is to those who are of “the Way” This Comes from Jesus declaration that He was the way – John 14v6 Therefore we ought also to imitate Christ The way is also referred to in Isaiah 35 as a “Highway of Holiness” As Christians we must endeavour to live Holy lives
  12. 12. A Christian is a DISCIPLE The word Disciple is derived from the word Discipline We must discipline ourselves in relation to: Our devotion to God What we see Where we go How we act and react Sin in our Lives “ All things are lawful for me but not all things build me up” 1 Corinthians 10v23

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