What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?

Christian Q

Have you ever wondered what it really means to be a Christian? Have you ever had someone ask you that question, and found it difficult to explain to them clearly what being a Christian is all about?

Simply put, a Christian is someone who has received God’s gift of salvation. A Christian understands that . . .

  • They have done things that are wrong, and the wrong things they have done separated from God. (Ephesians 2:12)
  • No matter how hard they try, they can’t save themselves. We can never be good enough to earn a relationship with God, because He is perfect, and no matter how hard we try, we just can’t be perfect. (Romans 3:10)
  • Jesus took their place. The payment for doing things that are wrong is death. Jesus took our place, and died for us. Because He did that, we can have eternal life – a relationship with God that begins now, and will last forever! (Romans 6:23,
    John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:21)
  • God offers us salvation as a free gift. When someone gives you a gift, you reach out and take it! God offers the gift of salvation to each of us. We simply need to receive it! (Ephesians 2:8-9)

If you’ve already accepted Jesus as your Savior, this is what that decision meant. If you haven’t received God’s gift of salvation yet, accept it today!

Aren’t sure where to begin? Simply tell God that you know you’re an sinner, and can’t save yourself. Tell Him you want Jesus to be your Savior, and that you receive His gift of forgiveness and salvation. It’s as simple as that!

Check out this video from my other site, Generation Arise!

5 Posts To Check Out From Generation Arise

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Check out these posts from Generation Arise!

Craving something sweet? Make a fun fall treat bag for yourself or a friend, that will encourage you in your faith!

http://generationarise.com/fall-treat-bag/

Characters like werewolves and vampires seem to fill popular books and movies, especially around Halloween. Every wondered why?

http://generationarise.com/the-real-deal/

The darkness can sometimes seem scary, but have you ever been afraid of the light?

http://generationarise.com/are-you-afraid-of-the-light/

A hero came to save us, and defeated the enemy once and for all!

http://generationarise.com/the-enemy-is-defeated/

Have you ever head someone speak of the Holy Spirit – sometimes called the Holy Ghost – and wondered what they were talking about? Who is He? What does He do? How does He impact our lives today?

http://generationarise.com/the-holy-ghost/

Hear From Lindsey of the Dove-Award-Nominated Group, 1 Girl Nation!

250x250The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards are coming up soon! I got to chat with Lindsey of 1 Girl Nation, a music group that is one of the Dove Award nominees for New Artist of The Year!

1 Girl Nation is an all-girl Christian pop group. Their songs have a catchy beat, and a great message about living for Christ, even while you’re young! They have performed at Lifest, Disney’s Night of Joy, and are currently traveling on the While We’re Young tour, which is named after one of their songs.

Head over to Generation Arise to check out the interview, and hear a little more about Lindsey’s perspective on 1 Girl Nation, the heart behind what they do, and what being a part of the group has meant to her personally!

Hear From Lindsey of Girl Nation – Part 1

How did 1 Girl Nation get started? How did the group end up being called 1 Girl Nation? Find out this and more in part 1 of “Hear From Lindsey Of 1 Girl Nation!”

http://generationarise.com/hear-from-lindsey-of-1-girl-nation-part-1/

Hear From Lindsey of 1 Girl Nation – Part 2

How do the strengths of each of the members of the group complement each other? Check out part 2, and learn more about the girls who make up 1 Girl Nation!

http://generationarise.com/hear-from-lindsey-of-1-girl-nation-part-2/

Hear From Lindsey of 1 Girl Nation – Part 3 

One piece of advice for all young people? Read part 3 to see what Lindsey had to say!

http://generationarise.com/hear-from-lindsey-of-1-girl-nation-part-3/

A Look At Generation Arise

generation arise headerLast week, I announced the launch of Generation Arise – my new website for teens and young adults. Here’s just a sample of the site’s content!

There Arose A Generation . . .
If someone were to describe this generation, what do you think they would say? Check out this post to find out more about the purpose of Generation Arise!
http://generationarise.com/there-arose-a-generation/

So Many Questions! – What If Someone Challenges My Faith?
What if someone challenges my faith? How do I hold on to what I believe, and stand up for the truth in the face of adversity?
http://generationarise.com/there-arose-a-generation/

Hear From Lindsey Of 1 Girl Nation!
1 Girl Nation is a Dove Award nominated, all-girl Christian pop group. I got to chat with group member Lindsey about her perspective on 1 Girl Nation, the heart behind what they do, and what being a part of the group has meant to her. Click on this link to see what she had to say!
http://generationarise.com/there-arose-a-generation/

For The Girls – 5 Looks For The School Year
This post is for the girls! Do you love fashion? Check out these 5 looks for the school year!
http://generationarise.com/for-the-girls-5-looks-for-the-school-year/

Be sure to check out http://generationarise.com/ today, and connect via Twitter and Facebook! You can also check out Generation Arise on YouTube and Tumblr!

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New Website For Teens and Young Adults – Generation Arise!

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I recently launched a new website for teens and young adults!

The name of the website is Generation Arise (http://generationarise.com/). Generation Arise shares movies and music that will encourage young people in their faith, tackles real life questions, and most of all, shares the truth of God’s Word in a way that this generation can grasp!

The purpose of Generation Arise

The purpose of Generation Arise is to encourage the young people of this generation to arise and shine for God, to grow closer to Him, and to become who He created them to be. I wanted to start a site that was specifically geared towards young people because they are searching for truth, which can only be found in the Word of God, and the good news of the gospel contained within it. They long for something real, but in this modern culture, often end up looking in all the wrong places. My desire for Generation Arise is that it will point them towards the One who is The Truth (John 14:6).

The meaning behind Generation Arise

The website is called Generation Arise because it’s all about encouraging this generation to arise, and to shine forth the light of God. Isaiah 60:1 bids us to arise and shine, and this is what Generation Arise will spur on young people to do. Check out Generation Arise by clicking on the link below, and share it with the teens and young adults that you know!

http://generationarise.com/

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