Article - Blessings of being a Christian
Being a Christian is the most blessed life one could ever live! Jesus said, “I came that you may have life and that you may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). What a true privilege it was to have been called Christians first at Antioch (Acts 11:26). Today, it is not less of a privilege and blessing to be a Christian. Notice a couple of blessings that come from being a Christian.
The Blessing of Forgiveness. In instituting the Lord’s Supper Jesus said, “This is my blood of the New Covenant which was shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28). In the New Testament, forgiveness of sins can only be found in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21; John 14:6). Our sins are washed away when we call on the Lord’s name through baptism and when we repent of our ungodly lives and are baptized into His Body (Acts 22:16, 2:38; Galatians 3:27). Ultimately, Jesus paid the great price for our sins by His own death on the cross. (Hebrews 10:12; John 1:29, 1 Peter 2:24). May each of us be extremely grateful for the blessing of the forgiveness of our sins.
The Blessing of Prayer. One of the greatest blessings the child of God has is a direct line of prayer to God the father. Jesus taught us to never get discouraged and beat down by the world, but rather to pray to God (Luke 18:1). The Christian can ask anything according to the Father’s will and the Bible says God will hear that prayer (1 John 5:14). Jesus also taught us that whatsoever things we ask with a believing heart we will receive (Matthew 21:22). May we never forget that the effective fervent prayer of a righteous man overcomes much (James 5:16). Truly, prayer is a wonderful blessing for the child of God.
Christians should be the most thankful people in the entire world for the blessings they receive (1 Thes. 5:17-18). Yet, those who are not Christians are living the saddest life in the entire world. Are you a Christian? Don’t you want to live the blessed life if you are not a child of God? If you want to become a New Testament Christian the Bible says you must do these five things: hear God’s word (Romans 10:17), believe in Jesus Christ (John 8:24), repent of sin (Luke 13:3), confess Jesus as Lord (Romans 10:10), and be baptized for the remission of your sins (Mark 16:16). May God bless each of us as we strive to do his will.
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