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Are you a "Christian?"

October 18, 2009 Series: Hearts Aflame: The Book of Acts

Scripture: Acts 11:19–12:25

Introduction

Locations:

Antioch Cyprus Cyrene Jerusalem Tarsus Tyre Sidon

People Involved:

Barnabas Saul Agabus Claudius Herod James Peter Rhoda Mary John-Mark Blastus

Definition:

The word “Christian” occurs _______________ in the Bible.
______________ __________________ _______________

“one who _________ belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ”

Overview of the Text

8 Characteristics of being a “Christian”

• God’s ______________________ is evident 11:21, 23

• ________________ for people without Christ 11:21

• Persistent, faithful ____________ with Christ 11:23

• ______________ to be under the Word of God 11:26

• ____________ according to _________________ 11:29

• _____________ love for _____________ of God 11:29

• ____________ to suffer ____________________ 12:1,2

• Gathering to earnestly __________________ 12:5, 12

NEXT STEPS:

• _____________ answer the _____________ in your heart.

• _________ in such a way there is no doubt to whom you __________________.

• We live in time when we must __________________ the ______________________ with our words, attitudes and actions.

• We face opportunities every day to _________ ourselves with Jesus Christ. At _________ occasion I __________ answer the question…
“What will I _________________ to do?”