Choices: What Is a Person Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Judges 16:23-30
Resurrection: What Jesus Did to Death 2 Timothy 1:10
Christian Citizenship/Independence Day: Where Church & State Come Together
Followers of Jesus have been given different names over the centuries. At first, they were called "Christians," which means "Christ ones" (Acts 11:26). The commonest word for these committed to Jesus is disciple, which means a learner. In his epistle, Paul addressed the Christians as saints, those set apart for God. They are also called believers, beloved, or children of God. Each of these names describes a distinctive characteristic of the lives of those who follow Christ. In our text, John suggests another name for Christians: overcomers. A Christian is one who overcomes.