The name Christian actually means Christ-Like. Christianity is not a Sunday morning routine
“So for a full year they met together with the church and taught large numbers of people. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.” – Act 11:26
Jesus is the shinning example of what a Christian should be. As a matter of fact, the name Christian actually means Christ-Like.
According to Act 11:26, the name Christian was first used in Antioch to refer to the disciples of Jesus, whom the bible also made us know that everyone could tell that they had been with Jesus.
So what makes us Christian is how much of Christ men can see in us.
It is not a social status thing which you fill in forms and applications. It is not a routine that you fulfill every Sunday morning. Neither is it a quick fix.
Many unbelievers are actually looking to Christians to show the light but we have disappointed many because we look nothing like Jesus. We do the activities. Appear and lift up holy hands in church on Sunday. We fill the forms and applications and claim that we are Christians.
We speak in tongues and do all the activities, The ‘don’ts” and “dos” but still backbite, gossip, snatch off our neighbors opportunity just so we can get by. We deal with sin and addictions secretly. The list is endless.
On Sunday Morning, we are the first to hit the road because we do not want to miss workers meeting. Our status and posts on Facebook are full of rhema but the fruits are somewhat rotten, maybe not all the fruits but yes, some!
1 John 3:10 says: “This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are. Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.”
So what makes us Christian is how much of Christ who is the first son is reflecting in our lives. A man once told me, “the world does not read the bible, they read you.”
Look around your association at work, at home, in school or wherever you find yourself. What is the greatest testimony people have about your life and impact on them? If the answer chases people farther away from Jesus than draw them to want to have what you have with Him, maybe you are not Christ-like but only a Christian by social status. Maybe you are not Christian enough!