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What is a Christian?

The word “Christian” has lost much of its meaning in our culture. It means “Christ in one.” As you communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ, this is what God expects of a Christian:

  • He expects us to GROW (2 Thess. 1:3; 1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18).
  • He expects is to GO (Mark 5:19; Luke 14:23; Acts 1:8).
  • He expects us to GLOW (Matt. 5:16; Luke 8:16; Phil. 2:15).
  • He expects us to SOW (Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-8; Psalm 12:6-8).
  • He expects us to SHOW (Psalm 91:1-2; Luke 8:39; 1 Peter 2:9).
  • He expects us to KNOW (1 John 5:13; 2 Cor. 5:1; 2 Tim 3:1-5).

What is a Christian'

1. A Changed Person (Acts 11:26)

a. changed in thought and action

b. converted from the old to something new

2. A Committed Person (Acts 26:28)

a. one who has made a definite choice for God in Jesus Christ

b. a definite commitment

c. a dedication to the Kingdom of God

3. A Challenged Person (1 Peter 4:16)

a. challenged to serve others

b. challenged to “save” others

c. challenged to witness.”

Scocaster, December 11, 1994, “Tips: To Improve Proclamation Skills” by Bill Rodenberg