Wednesday, April 3, 2013

C is for Christian...

C is for Christian

According to the online dictionary the meaning of Christian is:

1 a: one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ

b (1) : disciple 
   (2) : a member of one of the Churches of Christ separating from the        Disciples of Christ in 1906 
   (3) : a member of the Christian denomination having part in the union of the  United Church of Christ concluded in 1961

The dictionary in my study bible defines Christian as:  
       Someone who belongs to Christ.

It seems in our world today it is harder and harder to be a Christian.  Too many people and churches are giving way to the world, or being influenced by the world.  In the first definition it says belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ, which would be the Bible.  It does not say just part of the teaching it is referring to all of the teachings.

“Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: 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."     Acts 11:25-26

“Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.”     2 Peter 4:16

This poem just about says it all!  We are nothing without Jesus!

until next time…nel


  1. Nel,
    I love that poem, and it really DOES say it all!! From one stumbling, bumbling Christian....

  2. That's a wonderful poem! I love the first verse the most, I think. It touches my heart today.

    Have a happy Wednesday, Nel. ☺

  3. You're right, it is hard. The line gets blurrier all the time, but we need to always go back to the source : )

  4. Love this post and yes it is....C is definitely for Christian. BTW...I found a walking stick picture and went back and added it to my B is for Battle Above the Clouds. I hope you will stop by and see it.

  5. I love that poem, it really captures what it means to be a Christian. I agree that the world tries to make it harder and harder, but it's really quite simple :) great post!