What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?

What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?

1 Thessalonians 1:6-10

I. Be converted

    A. Turn from idols (1 Thessalonians 1:9; Colossians 3:5)
    B. Turn to God (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:1-6; Matthew 18:3; Ephesians 4:17, 22-24)

II. Serve God

    A. Includes service to neighbors (Philippians 2:3-4; Galatians 6:10)
    B. Involving ourselves in God’s will (Galatians 2:20)

III. Be an example

    A. Imitating the apostles (1 Thessalonians 1:6-8; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Philippians 3:17)
    B. Imitating Christian leaders inasmuch as they imitate Christ (Hebrews 13:7; 1 Peter 5:2-3)
    C. Providing a good example for others (Titus 2:7; Philippians 2:14-15; Matthew 5:16)

IV. Looking forward to His return

    A. He promised He will come back (1 Thessalonians 1:10; John 14:1-3; Matthew 24:36, 42; 1 Thessalonians 5:2)
    B. “There’s a Great Day Coming” (2 Thessalonians 1:7)

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