Christian: More Than A Name #4

This is a concluding post built upon three previous posts.

So if the word Christian is more than just a name, how will we examine our hearts to see how we have regarded it ourselves? Spend some time thinking about the following (and there are probably many more that could be asked).

Am I separated from the world in my recreation, language, literature, etc?

Am I devoted to the church? Does it come first or second?

Do I love my Christian family or have no time for them?

Do I attend the maximum or the minimum number of services/events/activities together?

Do I give liberally or miserly?

Am I offended when the truth is presented?

Am I growing in the Christian graces (2 Peter 1:5ff) and in knowledge of God?

Am I trying the save the lost according to my opportunities and ability, or do I care about telling others of Christ?

Three Truths About Wearing the Name Christian!

We wear it voluntarily. Christ did not compel me to take it and wear it. Therefore, we ought to serve Him gladly and willingly.

We wear it incessantly. Wherever we go or whatever we do, we wear the name Christian.  We cannot take it off and put it on again. Christianity is a daily and hourly matter.

We ought to wear it intelligently. We should wear the name Christian ever mindful of our influence on others. (Matthew 5:13-16), and cognizant of the fact of the final judgment (2 Corinthians 5:10).

Yes, the name Christian is more than a name. It embodies who we are. I once heard a question asked that stuck in my mind. If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? God expects more of us than to just wear the name of His son. He desires to see a difference in our lives and hearts.

God bless you as you study His word and consider how to follow Him more closely. Below are some free Kindle finds I wanted to share with you. Thanks for reading!

The Heart of a Tender Warrior: Becoming a Man of Purpose by Stu Weber

The Chaplain’s Role by Chaplain Terry Morgan

31 Surprising Names of God: A Daily Adventure Exploring God’s Heart by Gaylyn Williams

Names of Women of the Bible by Julie-Allyson Ieron

The NIV Gospel of John: With Devotional Notes

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