Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Vision (4.30.15): More Names for God's People

In last week’s Vision article, I gave a partial list of some of the Biblical names and titles given to God’s people in the New Testament. Here are a few more to add to the list:

Saints (Philippians 1:1; Note:  In the NT this term is never used in the singular but always in the plural; it does not describe “super” Christians but all of God’s people);
The seed of Abraham (Galatians 3:29);
Heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17);
Servants of Christ (Ephesians 6:6);
Strangers (1 Peter 1:1);
Sons of God (John 1:12);
God’s husbandry (1 Corinthians 3:9);
God’s building (1 Corinthians 3:9);
           A new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17);
Fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God (Ephesians 2:12);
The salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13);
The light of the world (Matthew 5:14);
A good soldier of Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 2:3);
The circumcision which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh (Philippians 3:3);
The bride, the Lamb’s wife (Revelation 21:9).

May meditation upon these titles encourage us in the faith as we consider who we are in Him.

Grace and peace, Pastor Jeff Riddle

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