What does a Christian Look Like?

Acts 11:26
“And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.”

It doesn’t take a whole lot of looking through any store to see that people represent what they are all over the place. T- Shirts lined with team names are all over the Wal- Mart at any given time. People know we represent where we work by the clothes and name tags we wear. People are very aware of where we go to school, the sports we play, or the team we pull for all by what we wear, as well as by our words and actions.  The question is this though. What does a Christian look like? Ever thought about that? Look at these examples.

A Christian will be separate from the world: There is no question that we live IN the world, but we are not to be part OF the world. Paul told Titus that we are to be a “Peculiar” people who are “zealous for good works” (Titus 2:14). Just the term peculiar makes some people wonder, but it is a term that means “strange, or different”. Peter says that the world thinks it is “strange that [you] do not run with them, in the same flood of dissipation, and they speak evil of you” (1 Pet 4:4). The point is this, Christians are separate from the world. Jesus was clear that we can not serve two masters!

A Christian will always seek first the things of God: Yes, that is right. Jesus said “Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and all these things will be added to you” (Matt 6:33). It is true that we have so many activities going on, but a true Christian will always seek those things which are heavenly first. Given the option a Christian should never choose to forsake the assembly of Gods people for any reason!  (Heb 10:25).

Next week we will plan to look at more aspects of how a “True Christian Looks” we will look at matters of example, matters of our love for each other, and matters of our love for God. What a blessing it is to be here in this congregation with so many people who truly represent what a “true Christian” looks like