Would An Observer Call You Christian?

Read Acts 11:25-26.

A family name is something of importance as it marks the people with whom you are connected. The disciples in Acts were marked by the name of “Christian.” Up until this point in the text, the followers of Christ were called things like “the way” or simply the disciples. Now they had a name that showed they were “of Christ.” Apparently the outsiders who called them Christians made this essential connection between the church and Jesus. What an honor to be connected to Christ! Christ calls us into His family and to take on the name of Christian. You may be a mom, a banker, a runner, or a son, but God calls you His own and His Christian. Bring praise to God by accepting your godly name and joining the family of Christ.

© 2017 Schweitzer United Methodist Church
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