What is a Christian?

Last Fall at FSM, I took a class on Ephesians and Colossians by Stuart Greaves. The class was particularly moving to my heart because of the way Stuart taught it. It was more than biblical exegesis (which I love and I believe we need much more of), it was practical life application of the text. Which, if you look at the book of Ephesians, Chapters 1-3 mostly deals with Theology, while Chapters 4-6 deal with the application of theology, like how to use your speech properly and treating people right. (scholars and lay alike try to separate these two parts of the Bible, but I must say: You cannot separate them! They always go together. One flows to the other. People skip chapters 1-3 because they think it’s too complicated and leave it to the scholars. This is wrong, you can’t do chapters 4-6 without it) While on Chapter 4, randomly in class, Stuart shared something the Lord had been telling him, “Whatever happened to being just a Christian?” Today in the church there seems to be an unhealthy obsession with gifts and and callings, and we’ve forgotten why we love Him and serve Him. I was reading Mathew 4 and it struck me … “Are you content to follow me, just cleave and follow?”

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