As Christians, we are supposed to stand out from the unbelievers and have people be able to tell a difference because of our actions. We should constantly be trying to live more like Christ and walk in the light. To represent my theme, I would use 1 John 1:5; 2:15; 3:11; 4:8; and 5:11. The verses I chose to emphasize my theme for 1 John because they all strongly support how to become more like Christ. They state who God is, what we are to Him, and how we should live it out in our daily lives.
He backed up his research by using verses in the Bible and not by applying just his own thoughts. He also had to have knowledge of God and God’s creation to be able to get a better understanding of what the Holy Spirit is and why he is there. What value does the article have for Christian ministry, and life in general? Palmer explains that we should be thankful for the Spirit being a person as He saves us from our sin and He also leads us to God. If there were no Holy Spirit, no God, then we would never have seen His beautiful creation.
Winthrop explains the importance of loving God. He states “love is as absolutely necessary to the being of thee body of Christ, as the sinewes and other ligaments of a natural body are to the being of that body” (Winthrop 194). Inorder for the improvement of one 's life, an appreciation, love and service must be done for the Lord. The love one shares with their god is as important as the
For a leader to be faithful to the biblical narrative they need to reflect the nature and character of God according to Graham (2009) in their personal values and principles. This is affirmed in Luke 6 verse 45 " The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good and evil and the evil person out of the evil treasure produces evil for out of the abundance of the hear this mouth speaks" Blackaby and Blackaby state that the best thing a leader can do is to grow personally. A leader therefore needs to grow
Sin is a part of life throughout an average human and nobody 's perfect by any means, but God wants us to realize we can overcome these sins, actions, and bad behavior. The Bible itself has several subject topics and stories that relate to everyday life and temptations with his disciples, how they overcame these situations and still managed to live for God regardless of their past. Brueggemann believes that in order to understand and obtain information from the book of God you must have an open imagination. Having an open mind about christianity and reading the Bible will help obtain a clear visual and understanding what is expected of us as God’s people ensuring these signs, warnings, and blessings will happen if you believe in God’s word. Brueggemann encourages to have an imagination of our own to interpret our own understanding in ways we are comfortable.
The fundamental concept that governs Christian civil behavior is love. It is the foundation of every action and response that Christians should have as it acts as “the basis of man’s relationship was God, and more important still, as the basis of man’s relations with man” (179). Romans 13 calls love the “fulfillment of the law” (Romans 13:10). The natural outpouring of this is what makes Christian behavior so unique, and perhaps gives a different outlook on political contention. Augustine brings to light another action of Christian citizens: whatever situation one founds themselves in, they should strive to be the be Christian they can be within their setting (196).
Therefore, Paul told that the only way to save them from condemnation is to have faith in Jesus Christ, that’s reason why, he wasn’t ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it’s the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, Romans 1:16. Paul knew it was the only way of salvation, the one power of God that was effective in forgiving and chaing man and bring them at least to heaven.Now we can see here Paul wrote this letter, the main idea what He wrote was to show what salvation means in the book of Romans. It includes justification, peace with God a new Holy life and glorification. The only power to accomplish all this is the gospel of Christ. Salvation is offered through faith in Jesus, the Messiah, as we can see in the book of Romans 3:21-23; 10:9, through in Jesus we believe that He is the representative of the righteous by His faith, He brought internal life and He brought
But man shrewdly and knavishly invented a new kind of Christianity [...] what Christianity wants is the following of Christ. What man does not want is suffering […] so he dispenses with "following," and consequently with suffering' -, as well as on the level of attacking a false understanding of which shape the ideal informing and inspiring such social practices should take - 'when what has to be attained by preaching and teaching Christianity is an agreeable, a pleasurable life in a position of prestige, then the picture of Christ must be altered considerably [...] the severity which is inseparable from the seriousness of eternity, that must go. Christ thus becomes a languishing figure, the impersonation of insipid human kindliness’ – this, discloses a depth of irony's action which Lear does not explictly acknowledge. In this sense, Kierkegaard's attack upon Christendom is an attempt at direct communication in that it is directly communicating the information that those who are born within Christendom are not to be automatically considered as Christian because of this. Notwithstanding its directness, such communicative effort is no less ironically charged than any of Kierkegaard's indirect efforts.
Both journeys are personal but the rewards or end goal of the relative journeys is where the two begin to go their separate ways. In the Cappadocian fathers view the process of gaining personhood within the church was a journey that would better only the individual in the hope of gaining individual salvation in God[Zizioulas, 2011] this differs with the Ubuntu view of personhood as the quest to become or to be seen as a Person is all about serving the community[Preag, 2014] another difference is that the Cappadocian view is one of religion and higher meaning[Zizioulas, 2011] where the Ubuntu view is one of sociology and community[Preag,