Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bible Study

I was worried about not being prepared for our Bible Study today, but it is the most interesting yet to me.....it is on Church life. This is from a book by R.C. Sproul called Now, That's a Good Question! The first question in this chapter is Who was the first Christian? Now we all know that as a group of believers they were first called Christians at Antioch....but who was actually the first Christian...???

Was it Mary, who was told by the Holy Spirit that she was carrying the Savior of the world? My husband votes for John The Baptist, who leaped in his mother's womb when the pregnant Mary came to visit his mother.

I actually could vote for Adam, even though he lived in the Old Testament times. He walked in the garden with God and after the fall was given the promise of the coming Savior. They obviously were worshiping in their home as Cain and Able knew to bring sacrifices. Adam and Eve must have been teaching them. And of course Jesus was there in the beginning.

Now don't treat this as a deep theological question, just think about it and tell me who you think the first Christian was!

I'm just so thankful and humbled that He chose me, as sinful as I am!

6 comments:

Dawn said...

I know it wasn't pleasant or funny, but I did have a bit of a grin as I read your locked-out dilemma! What a week you have had. You need a vacation.

Okay - who was the first Christian?? That is a mighty good question. I'll have to ponder that one.

Dawn said...

I know it wasn't pleasant or funny, but I did have a bit of a grin as I read your locked-out dilemma! What a week you have had. You need a vacation.

Okay - who was the first Christian?? That is a mighty good question. I'll have to ponder that one.

Needled Mom said...

That's a great question. Are they going to come up with an answer to it in the study group? You'll have to let us know.

Have a quiet weekend.

nancygrayce said...

No, he really doesn't give an answer. He goes with Mary, but says that is just what he thinks. I guess that's one of those questions that we'll have the answer to in eternity! I doubt we'll care then though. We'll be too busy praising God.

PJ said...

Great food for thought! (I hopped over from Melanie's at This ain't New York!) Sometime early summer, we plan to spend a few days in Destin...One of my very favorite places to go...Love the ocean. (Don't ask why I'm in Chicago!!! It would be just like the First Christian question!)

leslie said...

That IS a good question and I like your thinking re Adam. I think I just might ask my pastor that question tomorrow. Will let you know what he says.