What's In A Name?

What's In A Name?: "Attitude and Stinky Feet"

Randy Christian

Sometimes Christians forget key parts of our heritage.  For example, Jesus taught his followers that if they were going to be great (in His eyes, in God’s eyes, therefore in reality) they have to learn to be everyone’s servant.  That didn’t sink in easily—not for them, not for us.  So Jesus chose an opportune time to teach them a particularly powerful lesson about service.  That lesson doesn’t resonate with us because of culture differences, but when we understand what He called us to do, wearing His name takes on a different purpose.

 

WHAT'S IN A NAME? - Attitude and Stinky Feet study guide

What's In A Name?: "Christian and Cross"

Randy Christian

Many years after the resurrection, people began to use the cross as a symbol of Christianity—and of Jesus Himself.  While this must have seemed very strange to those who first saw it, the cross is indeed central not only to Jesus’ life and work, but to those who would follow him.  What does the cross represent to us today, and how do we faithfully live that out?

WHAT'S IN A NAME? - Christian and Cross study guide

What's In A Name?: "Practicing Jesus"

Randy Christian

With those who call themselves Christian split into so many denominations today, any organization wanting to unite them has to come up with some idea of who is and who is not a Christian.  One organization came up with the idea that anyone who accepted Jesus as Lord should be considered Christian.  The problem with that is that Jesus said “no”.  In this study we explore what He said about those who belong to Him, and what that might look like for us today.

WHAT'S IN A NAME? - Practicing Jesus study guide

What's In A Name?: "What Does 'Christian' Really Mean?"

Randy Christian

In Acts 11 we have an account of the first time anyone was called “Christian”.  The word was applied to a group of people who already existed, had an identity and understood that identity required them to live in a certain way.  In the first sermon in this series we explore who these people were and what people who called them “Christian” meant by the word.

WHAT'S IN A NAME - What Does "Christian" Really Mean study guide