Thursday, April 1, 2021

Daily Devotion: Being A Christian

Bible Reading: Acts 11:1-26

Key Verse: Verse 26 - “And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.”

Key Words: And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch

There is a difference between being born again and being a Christian. Being born again is when we accept what Jesus did for us in dying, being buried, and raising from the dead. Salvation is what Jesus did for us; being a Christian is what we do for Him – not because we have to but because we want to.

The very word Christian means “to resemble, to identify with.” So a Christian is one who can be identified because they resemble Christ in words and actions.

The young son of a humble, consecrated pastor became very ill. After the boy had undergone an exhaustive series of tests, the father was told the shocking news that his son had a terminal illness. The youngster had accepted Christ as his Savior, so the minister knew that death would usher him into Glory; but he wondered how to inform his son that he would soon die. After earnestly seeking the direction of the Holy Spirit, he went with a heavy heart through the hospital ward to the boy’s bedside. First he read a passage of Scripture and had a time of prayer with his dear child. Then he gently told him that the doctors could promise him only a few more days to live. “Are you afraid to meet Jesus, my boy?” asked his devout father.

Blinking away a few tears, the little fellow said bravely, “No, not if He’s like you, Dad.”

In our daily walk we should strive to reflect Christ in our lives.

What to do:

Let others see Jesus through you.

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