Week 4 - Belonging - What does it mean to be a Christian?

This week we looked at one of the two primary questions I ask of every single confirmation student or individual who is desiring to be confirmed or join the church by profession of faith.

What does it mean to be a Christian? 🌼⛵

We looked at 3 passages of scripture which are pretty fundamental to my own faith journey and would love to hear some feedback from you about other passages that speak to you about what you think it means to say you are a Christian?

James 2:14-17

Faith and Deeds

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Luke 14:25-27

The Cost of Being a Disciple

25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

John 13:34-35

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

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