I strive to give my students more than good habits as a person in society. The mission statement I have developed for my ministry is revealing Jesus through Christ-centered leadership and transformational discipleship. The first part of that mission statement is revealing Jesus. My main purpose for youth ministry is to assist students in creating a foundation as they grow and mature. One of the first steps that need to be taken is to change the fact that “kids essentially see God as a ‘divine butter’ or a ‘cosmic therapist’- Jesus’ job is to help them do what they want, make them happy, and solve their problems.” Students need to understand the character of God and let that shape their lives instead of their lives shaping who God is to them.
The answer lies within Pinnock answers this question with his argument on the theme of a Trinitarian society. God is a giving God, He gave us his only Son, and His Son gave us the gift of the Spirit. The Perichoresis, in which the Godhead is involved is one of giving, sharing, and preferring one another. A Trinitarian ecclesiology pictures the church mirroring the relations of the Triune God. Gifts which are active in a Pentecostal ecclesiology reflect the self-giving nature of the Triune God, they are meant to better the community as a whole, not only the
We need to act as believers and not for a motive of gaining something, but act because of resurrection of Jesus Christ (Smith). Followers of Christ believe in the faithfulness of Christ in order to transform culture, the Holy Spirit that will change our minds and work in and through our boundaries (Niebuhr; 241). In Numbers 13:30 we see where Joshua and Caleb were the ones that said “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we shall surely overcome it”. They knew God could do it, so this should be our hope as well as Christ as the transformer. Where the others came back with negativity and said that Israel would win for they are stronger.
We can do so much with our language, such as, encourage, ridicule, pray, and so much more. When speaking, we are to speak with a purpose, whether that be to please, inform persuade or all of the above. Servant speakers are called to speak God’s word and be accountable to God and to others. According to Schultze, “Christian speech defines reality in tune with the word of God, demonstrates accountability to neighbor, self, and ultimately God and imitates Jesus and his godly followers” (P.28). This means that as Christians, we are to imitate Jesus and be like him in everything we do, especially our speech.
The Shape of the Sermon in Martin Luther Period: In Luther’s statements, both in the second series of lectures on the Psalms and in the table talk, he thought preaching as the oral task of presenting the words of salvation. His concern was that the personal character should have relationship to the task of the preaching. The preacher must present the message and preach to the glory of God, even though there seems to be no fruit. Luther believed that the Word of God has three manifestations. God the Son, the incarnate Word, the Bible, the written Word and preaching, the proclamation are the three convictions he had in mind.
According to the model, an ontological critique of these phenomenological events must involve a careful examination of how they line up with Christian theology derived from Scripture (ch.14). Following that step, the community of believers, aided by the Holy Spirit, is able to arrive at an agreed upon perspective that will ensure the continued advancement of transformational ministries focused on evangelism, discipleship, teaching, and prophecy of correction and hope to their community
Therefore, a counselor wants to be a channel through whom the love of God for this client can flow. This means that a counselor would need to be participating in the life of God so that the ways of God and the goals of God are primary in the counselor’s life. In other words, an counselor would need to do the things that God would have them to do. If an counselor was to talk and live the life of a Christian, then they don’t need to change how they really are within a session. In a counselors mindset this would include inviting the client to be an active participant in the counseling process with emphasizes on collaboration, working on the goals that the client identifies, (which makes up a good counselor because that’s the number one thing is to actually listen to the client), a counselor should manage appropriately within the context of the therapeutic relationship, treat the client with respect and not quick to belittle them or think negative of them, developing skills of empathy so that a counselor can speak the truth in love, and being knowledgeable about and adhering to the ethical standards established for the profession of
The love of God gives one the ability to reach and expand beyond their human expectations. Compassion and love for people originate from having a relationship with the Father. No matter where you find yourself in love, God is the answer. After reading about the trials and tribulations of the author, it makes you realize and understand the truth about submitting your will onto a true and living God who can take you further than your intellect can image. Recognizing and understanding has become an important fact as I continue to embark upon this journey.
If I had to choose one that has the most influence over me, it would be the Incarnational Tradition. This faith tradition stands out to me due to the relationship to the sacraments. The next topic answered the question of, “How does faith develop?”. The answer to this question comes through the idea that each person is develops their faith in similar stages. After this section, I really do believe that each person is at a
Key Truth One: The Bible is from God, it 's all about God. When we read His Word and study it, we not only gain a better knowledge of who He is and what He 's done, we also gain success in every part of our Christian life. Key Truth Two: Teaching the Bible is so much more than just talking about it. It 's guiding others to actively pursue their relationship with God and show them how God 's Word can change their life. Key Truth Three: Studying the Bible can have such an impact on our lives, in more ways than one.