Edwards really lets the message of “Gods wrath” sink into our minds to show how mighty, powerful, and capable the Lord is. The Lord gives us many opportunities to rely on Him and when we need his love and mercy the most. People ignore that and believe they can be their own gods. This is not right because Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me.” Meaning that the only way to not end up in Hell is to except Jesus Christ into your heart.
“Love your neighbor as yourself.” This command, given by Jesus’ in Mark 12:31, tells everybody love others just as much as themselves. David Malter, a very Christ-like character from The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, puts this command into practice. He exemplifies many of Jesus’ most valuable character-traits. Although Mr. Malter does not believe that Jesus is the Messiah, he still follows many of his commands without even knowing it. He cares for and loves his son more than anything.
You all are with so much of energy, happiness, and vibrancy today, to hear from the word. As we try to meditate today on the Lord's word, let's turn our Bible to the Book of Habakkuk, chapter 2 verses 1-14. Let's all bow down our heads and pray to the God for his holy presence. The most important struggle, you all face at this time in your generation is to stand righteous in your schools, colleges, communities, among friend’s and in different circles of life. Let’s see, to get a small
But Christ wants to speak truth into our lives, many times in the form of the Holy Spirit’s constructive criticism. Again, we have a choice to respond positively or make it personal. The Lord knows that this criticism is for our own good, and when we realize that, our relationship with Him will deep- en. We need to remember that most people who offer constructive criticism truly are trying to help us. Words of encouragement should prod us on to a greater life in Christ, not lead to the bitterness of spirit that brings glory to Satan and his troops.
Being a servant leader and humble is more of a priority. “But thou, O’ man of God, flee these things; and Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:11-12
He also says that we are "to serve the lord and work out our own salvation under the power and purity of his holy ordinances." This shows limited atonement again that Christ died for His people and they live for him. William Bradford shows total depravity
In the book of John 11:25, Jesus tells his disciples that He is the resurrection and the life whoever believes in him shall not die but have everlasting life. The evolution theory also asserts that there is life after death which comes in the form of evolution. That a person evolves into something else. Part III: Biblical Worldview God wants human beings to live in peace and harmony with each other. The Bible tells Christiansin the book of John 3: 16, to love one another just the same way God loves them and sent His only son to rescue them from sin.
Jesus’ last declaration to His disciples was “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:19-20, NIV).” This statement echoes true even today. In order to make disciples one cannot simply go around and just yell “JESUS LOVES YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN OR BURN IN HELL”. This would not be an effective way to make disciples because of emotional intelligence. One needs to establish relationships with people and be a good example of God’s love and slowly at the proper time share the
Communication is key in every aspect of life. It is necessary for politicians to communicate with society, and it is necessary for a family to communicate to function. In Paradise Lost, John Milton writes speech after speech to force the importance of that communication between characters and with one’s own conscience. By taking the potentially blasphemous risk to speak for God, Milton reiterates to readers in a single speech that even if God knows every outcome of every conversation, there is still necessity in communication between Him and His followers, so that even as the almighty and all powerful, He can one day be the benign god He wishes to be. God is fully aware of the fall and the future of humanity.
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind” (Ecc. 12. 12-13). Remember this is the same King Solomon who had been talking about the benefits and downfalls of wisdom. Here Solomon says that wisdom is a benefit of life to gain understanding, but the sole purpose of our existence is to please God, so focus on that.
"It is a sure sign of American self-centeredness that we would take the suffering of millions of people and turn it into an issue that is all about us." Platt urged the believer to be sensitive to people 's needs across the world and be dedicated to helping them with the compassion of Christ. "Our God has not left the outcast and oppressed alone in a world of sin and suffering, he 's come to us and he 's conquered for us. Brothers and sisters, as followers of Christ, self is no longer our God, therefore safety is no longer our concern. We go and we preach the gospel, knowing that others ' lives are dependent on it," he
I feel like the converted Lamanites truly showed their understanding of the gospel and their love of God. Even when the Lamanites began to kill them they stayed true to their covenants and praised God. These people not only had strong testimonies, they were truly converted. In verse 15 they recognized how difficult it was to repent from their sins, and to ultimately change their lives. They said,"since it has been as much as we could do to get our stains taken away from us, and our swords are made bright, let us hide them away that they may be kept bright, as a testimony to our God at the last day" (Alma 24:15).
Secondly, every Christian is obligated to bring Christ to others and make him known. I often ask myself, "What must I do to revive the faith? What must I do to bring them the Good News? How can I help them to deepen their faith? As the beginning passage from Gaudium Et Spes stated: The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ.