BLESSING #18 – Disciples of Jesus are His saints

The term ‘saints’ is one rarely heard or used in the 21st century outside the context of Roman Catholicism. As such, the common perception is drastically skewed from how it is used in Scripture.

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:

1 Thessalonians 3:13 so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

In early Christianity, saint was another term for believer or disciple of Jesus. The saints in Corinth were no super-Christians, but believers being sanctified. The saints are those “who in every place call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Being called a saint does bring a sense of responsibility and privilege lacking from today’s label of believer or Christian. Let’s embrace the blessing of our calling to be saints in the Kingdom of God!

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