You can be just a Christian! Does this sound strange?
With over 400 distinct religious bodies in our country, it might appear impossible to be Christian without being part of a denomination. It is not only possible, but there are actually millions of “Christians only” in this and other nations.
The Churches of Christ
Who are these people who seek to be only Christians?
The Congregations of which they are a part are usually known as “Churches of Christ.” This term is not used in a sectarian sense, but is intended to denote their desire to belong to Christ’s church. The Bible says, “All the churches of Christ greet you” (Romans 16:16).
However, it is just as correct to describe the church of which we read in the Bible as “the church of God” (1 Corinthians 1:2), “the body of Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:27), or “the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). These and similar Biblical phrases are not proper names, but descriptive expressions which show how the church is related to Christ and His Father.
Individually, Christ’s followers are known as “Christians” in the Bible.
“The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch” (Acts 11:26). “If a man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but glorify God in this name” (1 Peter 4:16).
Never does a human name prefix this God-given name. Paul was one of the greatest of all Christians, but he did not want the disciples to be called “Paulites” or “Paulite Christians” (1 Corinthians 1:10-17).
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You know the energy or intensity inside a crowded stadium as fans cheer on their favorite athletes and teams. This atmosphere is often called the Home Court advantage. Statistics show that there really is an advantage.
There is a big difference when you play on your own home court. Why such a big difference?
Not having to travel, home cooking etc… But the greatest boost comes from the roar of the crowd for the home team.
Hebrews 12: 1-2 actually talks about this.
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