Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What is a Christian?

Christians work hard, even to the point of exhaustion because of their faith and love. They endure because they have a deep rooted hope in Jesus.

Christians are convinced of the Word because of the power of the Holy Spirit. They know that God's Word is powerful and changes them.

Christians believe the Word of God even though it means suffering. They do not complain about this, or give up, but rejoice.

Christians are visible. You know who they are because of their life and example. You know who they are because they speak about Jesus. You don't have to guess if they are Christians or not.

Christians are changed people. They once served idols. Their lives were centered around anything but God. Now, God is at the center. Their lives are meaningless without Him.

Christians are patient and hopeful. They live their lives expecting Jesus to return.

This is what Paul saw in the Thessalonian believers. This is what he thanked God for. This is what we are because of the gospel. (1 Thess 1:1-10)

In Christ
Pastor Mike