May 3-Name

May 3-Name

May 3: Name

 

Scripture Lesson: Acts 11:22-26

 

Today is the birthday of Cincinnati Reds pitcher David Dewitt Bailey. He is better known by his nickname “Homer,” after his great grandfather. “Homer” is an interesting nickname for a pitcher. At the time of this writing, Homer had given up 49 homers in 418 innings.

 

In today’s Scripture lesson, we are seeing a leadership shift from the Jerusalem church to the church at Antioch. The church at Antioch was very mission minded, reaching out to others with the Gospel. This is the church that sent out Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. The last verse of our passage today provides an interesting fact: Antioch was the first place the disciples were called “Christians.” The word literally means “little Christ.” That is what we are called to be as Christians, mirror images of our Lord and Savior. The name Christian is more than who we are; it is a lifestyle! We are to live our lives as Christians as Jesus would live His life daily. What a challenge: to live like Jesus every day!

  1. What are our responsibilities to be called Christians?

  2. How do we live like Jesus?

  3. How can being a true Christian draw others to Jesus?

When we are called  “Christians,” we have a great responsibility to live up to the name!

 

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1. hazar wrote:
Catholicism is the only Christian Faith . They are lead in worship By the Pope who was given the Keys to Heaven From Jesus . Through Apostolic succossien From Peter the First Pope they worship Jesus, And thru The Holy Tradition Of the Saints formed the Biblical doctrines, Such as the Trinity, Sunday service, Easter, And Christmas teach Grace alone for salvation, Did not remove books From the Bible but preserved the writings of the Jewish Old testament which the protestants threw out , Catholics want to worship Jesus with all 5 of their senses .Music for the ears,Incense for the nose,Statues and art for the eyes,Please pray a sincere prayer with all of your heart admitting to Jesus you are a sinner. Have full faith that His blood pays off all of your sins and accept His gift of everlasting life. And give your confession to a Priest Jesus never said to confess your sins to either him Or to the Father pray that God blesses you with peace. AmenThe truth is that Jesus is God, and Jesus loves you so very much! Say this PrayerLord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;and where there is sadness, joy.O Divine Master,grant that I may not so much seek to be consoledas to console;to be understood, as to understand;to be loved, as to love;for it is in giving that we receive,it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Mon, May 21, 2012 @ 6:13 AM

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