When We Call Ourselves Christians

Vine Branch

When we call ourselves “Christians,” what do we mean by that? Of utmost importance, what would our heavenly Father have us mean by that?

Christians? Yes.

We are of, relating to, deriving from Christ (Acts 11:19-26; John 15:5)

Perfect? No.

Forgiven? Yes. (Isa 1:18; Acts 22:16)

Brainwashed? No.

Slaves? Yes. (Rom 6:16-18)

Know-it-alls? No.

Disciples? Yes. (Matt 28:18-20)

Worthy? No.

Accepted? Yes. (2 Cor 6:16-18)

Deserving? No.

Loved? Yes. (Luke 15:17-24)

Full of fear? No.

Full of faith? Yes. (Rom 8:12-17)

Intentionally offensive? No.

Countercultural? Yes. (Matt 5:13-16)

Missing out? No.

On a mission? Yes. (Rom 6:20-21;  1 Pet 1:13-16)

Finished? No.

Progressing? Yes. (Phil 3:12-15)

This sermon was delivered on June 1, 2014.

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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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