Welcome! Today I'm going to talk to you about what it means to be a Christian.
First, let's look at Believing like a Christian. This is the starting point of our faith journey and the foundation for everything we do as Christians. We must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, His death on the Cross was for our sins, and He is coming again soon. To help us understand how to honestly Believe, here's a relevant Scripture: "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). It's important to remember that having Faith isn't just about knowing facts or doctrines; it involves trusting God with all your heart and mind. This means that, as Believers, we rely on God's love and promises.
Second, let's talk about Becoming a Christian. Becoming a Christian is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. We can do this by confessing our sins and asking for His forgiveness. Additionally, it requires us to surrender our lives to Him so He can lead us down the path of righteousness. So here's another relevant scripture: "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" (Acts 3:19). The act of repentance is essential in making the transition from being an unbeliever to becoming a Believer in Jesus Christ.
Finally, let's look at Behaving like a Christian. As believers, we are called to live holy lives that please God and bring glory to His name. Therefore, we should seek to love one another as Christ has loved us and strive for righteousness in all our actions. A passage of scripture speaks to this: "Therefore be imitators of God as dear children" (Ephesians 5:1). Living like a Christian is about more than just abstaining from sin; it's about living with Love, Hope, and Joy from the inside out!
An example of Believing, Becoming, and Behaving like a Christian would be visiting a local food pantry, meeting people less fortunate than yourself, and providing them with much-needed food. Being a Christian means living out our Faith in ways like this - in Love, Hope, and Joy!
I hope this message has been encouraging to you today. Believing like a Christian, Becoming a Christian, and Behaving like a Christian are all essential components of our Faith journey as Believers in Jesus Christ. May we never forget His Love for us or the Hope He brings into our lives! Let's continue to strive for righteousness as we live each day with Love, Hope, and Joy! Amen.
`Thank you for listening!`