IDENTITY: Christians- Acts 11:26 (9-24-17)

WE’VE ALL BEEN CALLED SOME NAMES!
WE’VE BEEN CALLED NAMES FOR OUR FAITH TOO . . INCLUDING CHRISTIANS!
LET’S GO TO THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME, IN ACTS 11:19-26.
2 TRAITS
1- DISTINCT
IT MEANS WE WORSHIP SOMEONE ELSE.
IT MEANS WE WANT TO BE LIKE SOMEONE ELSE.
WILL YOU STAND OUT . . BY MAKING CHRIST STAND OUT?
2- DERIDED
MANY NAMES WERE PINNED ON US BY ENEMIES – AND NOT AS COMPLIMENTS!
WILL YOU BE LEFT OUT . . FOR LETTING CHRIST STAND OUT?
THIS SHOWS OUR LEVEL OF COMMITMENT. (Matthew 10:32-33)
IN I PETER, “CHRISTIAN” IS LINKED WITH SUFFERING. (1:6, 7; 2:12, 19-23; 3:9-17; 4:1, 12-19;
5:9).
ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE?” PETER DENIED!
WHAT WILL YOU DO?