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THE NAME CHRISTIAN

FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST WERE FIRST CALLED
BELIEVERS
KJV Acts 5:14
14.  And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)

BRETHREN
KJV Acts 6:3
 3.  Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

DISCIPLES
KJV Acts 9:1
 1.  And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

ANY OF THIS WAY
KJV Acts 9:2
2.  And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

IN SPITE THEY WERE CALLED NAZARENES
KJV Acts 24:5
 5.  For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:

FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST ARE CHRISTIANS
KJV Acts 11:25-26
 25.  Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
 26.  And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT BE ASHAMED BUT THEY SHOULD GLORIFY GOD
KJV 1 Peter 4:16
16. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

WE SHOULD WEAR THE NAME OF THE BRIDEGROOM
WE ARE MARRIED TO CHRIST
KJV Romans 7:1-6
 1.  Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
 2.  For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
 3.  So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
 4.  Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
 5.  For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
 6.  But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

WE NEED TO PREPARE TO BE READY FOR OUR HUSBAND AS HE COMES
KJV Matthew 25:1-13
1.  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
 2.  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
 3.  They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
 4.  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
 5.  While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
 6.  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
 7.  Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
 8.  And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
 9.  But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
 10.  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
 11.  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
 12.  But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
 13.  Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

CHRIST IS THE BRIDEGROOM
KJV Matthew 9:14-15
14.  Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
 15.  And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.
 

THE HUSBAND WIFE RELATIONSHIP IS COMPARED TO THE CHRIST AND THE BODY (CHURCH) EPH 1:22-23
KJV Ephesians 5:23-32
23.  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
 24.  Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
 25.  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
 26.  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
 27.  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
 28.  So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
 29.  For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
 30.  For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
 31.  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

CHRISTIAN
CHARITABLE
KJV Colossians 3:14
14. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

HUMBLE
KJV Colossians 3:12-13
 12.  Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

REPENTIVE
KJV Luke 13:3-5
3.  I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
 4.  Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
 5.  I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

INSTANT
KJV 2 Timothy 4:2
2. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

STRONG
KJV Ephesians 6:10
10. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

TRUTH
KJV 3 John V3
3. For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

INSTRUMENTS 
KJV Romans 6:13
13.  Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

ACCEPTABLE
KJV Hebrews 12:28
28. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

NAMED
KJV Galatians 3:27
27. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

HAVE YOU NOT HAD THE NAME OF CHRIST PUT ON TO YOU YET?

HAVE CHRIST AND BECOME PART OF HIS BODY THE CHURCH TODAY!

HEAR ROMANS 10:17
BELIEVE MARK 16:16
REPENT ACTS 17:30
CONFESS MATTHEW 10:32-33
BE BAPTIZED ACTS 2:38
 
 
 

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