Acts 11:26 – Christians

Acts 11:26
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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.

-The name “Christian” literally means “The Christ-likes.”  What a name.  Notice what activities we see here that led to the giving of such a name.  The disciples were following Jesus (hence the name disciples), they were assembling with the church, and they were teaching many people.  All of that earned them the name, “The Christ-likes.”  According to 2020 statistics, there are over 2.3 billion Christians in the world and yet how many of us follow Jesus, assemble at church, and teach others to do the same.  I wonder if we were walking the streets of Antioch, would anyone recognize us as a Christian?

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