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CHRIST’S NAME GIVEN TO BELIEVERS (Part 1)

CHRIST’S NAME GIVEN TO BELIEVERS (Part 1)

June 7, 2020

John 15:1-8

I Am the True Vine

1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 
2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 
3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 
5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 
6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 
7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 
8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. 

Acts 11:19-30

The Church in Antioch

19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews. 
20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists also, preaching the Lord Jesus. 
21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. 
22 The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 
23 When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose, 
24 for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord. 
25 So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 
26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians. 
27 Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 
28 And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius). 
29 So the disciples determined, everyone according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea. 
30 And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
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