What is a Christian? By Dr. Wirachai Kowae

Following are notes I prepared from Dr. Wirachai Kowae’s powerful message.  Life Group home work is at the end of the message notes.

A Great Question – What do you mean by being a Christian?

Why would someone change his or her religion from Buddhism to Christianity?

Becoming Christian is something different from religion.

Matthew 11:28 – Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Step One – Come to me (Jesus)

  • Of all the religious leaders I have never heard anyone say, Come to me and I will give you rest.
  • The New Age movement is eastern religion in a new package.  Have faith in yourself.
  • There will be no peace until we come to the Prince of Peace.
  • When you have peace with God you can have peace in our soul.

Step Two – Learn of me (Jesus)

  • You must have Jesus’ DNA.
  • Jesus’ nature must be in me.
  • I love God because Christ’s nature is inside of me.
  • Sit at Jesus’ feet and learn of Him.

Step Three – Go into all the world

  • Sometimes people do step 1 and 2 but don’t move to step 3.
  • Only the folks who have come to Christ and learned from Him are qualified to Go.

LIFE Group Home Work

Listen – My Story

  1. Do you remember the day you came to Christ?  Tell your story.
  2. How do you prefer to learn?  Classroom?  Books?  Hands on?

Learn – Digging Deeper

  1. Step One – Come to Me (Jesus)  Read John 3:1-3.  What is a Pharisee?  Why did Nicodemus come at night?  What was Jesus’ reaction to Nicodemus?
  2. In Psalm 25:9 we learn about humility.  Pastor Wirachai taught that to come to Jesus requires humility.  Why?
  3. Step Two – Learn of Me (Jesus)  Read Colossians 2:6,7.  What do we learn about being a student of Jesus?What do you think Paul meant about Jesus in Philippians 3:10
  4. Step Three – Go into the entire world.  Matthew 28:16-20

Life – Taking it Home

  1. What is God saying to you about come to me, learn of me, and go into the entire world?
  2. How can you apply, to your life today, “Come to me?”

Lift – Prayer

  1. How may your Life Group pray with you this week?
  2. Do you have a friend, relative, associate, or neighbor whom you should invite to come to Jesus?  May we prayer together for them?
  3. Please pray for the Chris and Melany Luiten family as they lay to rest Chris’ brother on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

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