BEING a Christian

BEING a Christian

Sermon Scripture: Acts 15:1-35

Sermon Big Idea:  Becoming a Christian and being a Christian shouldn’t be two different things.  Surrendering to Jesus makes us a Christian and surrendering to Jesus is what being a Christian is all about.

Acts 15:1-11

  1. Becoming a Christian is about grace not law.
    1. Ephesians 2:4-7
    2. Exodus 4:24-26
    3. Galatians 2:15-16
    4. Matthew 11:28-30

Acts 15:12-21

  1. Being a Christian is surrendering to the authority of Holy Spirit filled Elders.
    1. Galatians 2:11-14

Acts 15:24-26,28-29

  1. Being a Christian is a continuation of our surrender.
    1. Deuteronomy 6:4-5
    2. Matthew 22:37-40

Acts 15:31

  1. Being saved by grace is worth celebrating.

Becoming and being aren’t separate.  Becoming a Christ-follower is being a Christ-follower.