At the church of Sardis, Jesus holds the seven spirits of God, the seven stars, and the seven-fold spirit of God. He is a leader and provides the seven-fold graces of the spirit. Jesus is the one who is holy and true at the church at Philadelphia. Whatever door he opens, no man has the ability to shut. Finally, at the church of Laodicea, Jesus is the Amen.
My favorite part of the book was when Wright started to address some misconceptions of the good news. One in particular that really stood out to me was the misconception that heaven is a place far away, and that as Christians we should live a life that is pleasing enough to God in order to reach
However, when it comes to the older Christians, can feed their pride and lead to sin. Collins stated,”the purpose of the sermon is to edify the congregation in their faith, not to convince them that you swallowed a chain reference Bible or a seminary Rolodex.” Therefore, we should only use and teach messages that the congregations can
Total truth talks about how the secular world has pushed aside Christian views and those that support them are being told to hide that side of themselves. Christians have come to understand that there has to be two sides to them in how they live their lives. One is their work persona and two their church persona. The author goes on to say that they as Christians should break out of this grid that people have created for them so that they can truly live a Christian life every day for every walk of life.
Specifically, through the Holy Spirit we are being regenerated from the inside out to live holy lives that honor and glorify God. No longer do we need to live holy lives to have access to God, but we live holy lives out of the access to God’s grace. In the words of Alexander, “To be holy is to live in a way that reflects the moral perfection of God; it is to live a life marked by love, purity, and righteousness, which are the three most important hallmarks of perfect
The Holy Spirit came to testify of Jesus and live and dwell within His believers. It is thus through the Holy Spirit that the power, love and authority of God is manifested within the believer and their life’s. (Muehlenberg, 2013) In the Word of God or in other words the Bible or Scriptures the One and only God in Christian terms has shown Himself in three different ways (Muehlenberg, 2013): “as the Father, as the Son, and as Holy Spirit.” (Muehlenberg, 2013)
A Christian Worldview of Research In the world of research, a person with a Christian worldview should stick out from the rest. Christian researchers need to be the models of moral behavior, treat ethical issues according to scripture, and create an environment with their actions, words, and attitudes. It is imperative that Christians see medical research not as part of the secular worldview, but be non-judgmental, and treat fellow investigators and study participants regardless of sickness, need, ethnic background, religious status or financial situation. Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
This is so because of the New Testament’s concurrent warnings against worldliness and its exhortation to the Christian to have impact upon the world for the gospel. Concerning warnings about worldliness, consider these admonitions in Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 6:14, 17; Colossians 2:8; James 1:27; and 1 John 2:15. Nevertheless, the New Testament is full of counsel to the Christian to be involved in culture. Note the following verses: Matthew 5:13-16; 28:19, 20; John 17:15, 16; 2 Corinthians 5:20; and Colossians 4:5. All these texts put Christians in a quandary on how to avoid spiritual contamination and moral impurity while at the same time carrying out the commission Jesus has given.
He can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30), quenched (I Thessalonians 5:19), He speaks (Acts 8:29), and He intercedes for the Saints according to the will of God (Romans 8:26). It would be unthinkable to equate all of these attributes to anyone or anything other than God. The only honest conclusion then is that the Holy Spirit is a person and is truly God.
Thesis This paper will explore the thesis that “The apostle Paul is the most appropriate biblical character to use as a model for how one might lead in a multicultural environment.” Rationale Due to the fact that the mission statement given by Christ to the church is to go into all the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20), one who is involved with ministry must understand how to effectively interact with and lead people from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and socio-political backgrounds. This is true even if one is not involved in foreign mission’s work.
What are the things in Christianity that you often put secondary or feel doesn’t apply to you? If you’re a buffet style Christian, you can choose to follow Christ and his entire Word and instruction. Don’t pick and choose what you like or feel that Christianity should contain. You’ll miss amazing things and aspects of life that’ll guide you to
Thereupon, one can see throughout the entirety of the letter Paul anxiously refutes these notions and states that these opponents are perverting the gospel (1:7). “Paul was not contesting their Christology but their version of what it would look like to follow Christ” (Matera 2007:197). Paul declares that Christ has fulfilled the law through his death and resurrection. Accordingly, all are justified by faith where, amusingly, the law stemmed from because Abraham first had faith preceding the law
Pinson’s purpose is to explain that “each one of these worship styles represents a concrete tradition or a response
In John Steinbeck's story, Of Mice and Men, we follow two men, the mentally challenged Lennie and his caretaker George, as they try to achieve the “American Dream” of owning land and away from The Depression, which was the current event during the story’s time period of the 1930s. This story hits multiple points such as how Lennie’s childish nature causes problems for certain people, and how Curly’s Wife seems to be a walking troublemaker. But what’s the real story? What’s the true meaning of such themes? In this essay, such themes like Lennie’s mental instability, Curly’s Wife’s emotional abuse/loveless marriage, and the racism toward Crooks will be pointed out and how they relate to today’s times and human right’s issues.
During the time between the Civil War and the end of World War I industrialization was a big part in the economic, social, and political development of the United States. All three developed the way they did as an effect of industrialization. Economically more money was made from more manufactured goods. Socially living conditions became different. Politically more laws were passed to address problems.