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Acts 11:19-30, The Church in Antioch

Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today

So it was that for an entire year they associated with the church and taught a great many people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called ‘Christians’.
— Acts 11:26

NL Daily Devotion for Thursday, May 9, 2019

by Stefanie K. Fauth, Clergy Stuff

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It was in Antioch that the followers of Jesus were first called Christians.

As someone who loves language and history of words, I find it really disappointing that there is no exposition on how the name came to be - it just kind of shows up.

It also makes me wonder - was it always God’s intention that a new religion be formed? Or was God trying to reform what was in existence?

How important is a name in our faith group?