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What is a Christian? Christian (christianos) = follower of Christ Christian (christianos) = follower of Christ A disciple, not just a believer Jn 8:31.

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2 What is a Christian? Christian (christianos) = follower of Christ Christian (christianos) = follower of Christ A disciple, not just a believer Jn 8:31 A disciple, not just a believer Jn 8:31 Only disciples were called Christians Ac 11:26 Only disciples were called Christians Ac 11:26 What is a disciple? Disciple (mathetes) = learner, follower, adherent Disciple (mathetes) = learner, follower, adherent Goal is to be like Jesus Lk 6:40 Goal is to be like Jesus Lk 6:40 To be conformed to His image Ro 8:29; 2Co 3:18 To be conformed to His image Ro 8:29; 2Co 3:18

3 What are marks of a disciple? Abides in Jesus words Jn 8:31; Mt 7:21-27 Abides in Jesus words Jn 8:31; Mt 7:21-27 Loves the brethren Jn 13:34-35; 15:12 Loves the brethren Jn 13:34-35; 15:12 Bears much fruit Jn 15:8; Mt 5:16 Bears much fruit Jn 15:8; Mt 5:16 How does one become a disciple? It begins with baptism Mt 28:19; Ac 2:38; 8:35-38 It begins with baptism Mt 28:19; Ac 2:38; 8:35-38 It continues with learning, obeying Mt 28:20; Ac 2:42 It continues with learning, obeying Mt 28:20; Ac 2:42 For we must be doers, not hearers only Ja 1:21-27 For we must be doers, not hearers only Ja 1:21-27

4 What are benefits of being a disciple? Rest for our souls Mt 11:28-30 Rest for our souls Mt 11:28-30 Freedom from sin Jn 8:31-36; Ep 1:7; 1Jn 1:9 Freedom from sin Jn 8:31-36; Ep 1:7; 1Jn 1:9 The gift of the Spirit Jn 7:37-39; Ga 5:22-23; Ro 15:13 The gift of the Spirit Jn 7:37-39; Ga 5:22-23; Ro 15:13 Peace beyond understanding Jn 14:27; Ro 5:1; Ph 4:6-7 Peace beyond understanding Jn 14:27; Ro 5:1; Ph 4:6-7 Joy beyond words Jn 15:11; Ph 4:4; 1Pe 1:8 Joy beyond words Jn 15:11; Ph 4:4; 1Pe 1:8 Love beyond knowledge Jn 15:9; Ep 3:17-19; 1Jn 3:16 Love beyond knowledge Jn 15:9; Ep 3:17-19; 1Jn 3:16 Fellowship in Gods family Mk 10:28-30; He 10:24-25 Fellowship in Gods family Mk 10:28-30; He 10:24-25 Comfort, hope for the future 2Co 1:3-5; 1Th 4:13-18 Comfort, hope for the future 2Co 1:3-5; 1Th 4:13-18

5 Are you truly a Christian? Have you become a disciple of Jesus? Are you experiencing the benefits of being a disciple?


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