The sermon begins with an introduction to the story of Peter Healing a Lame Beggar and emphasizes on Acts 3:1-8. Bishop Jakes discusses that the man in the story was only expecting to receive something, no matter what it was, as long as it was something. He then goes into how people are afraid of disappointment, how to have the courage to raise your expectations, and how to break your patterns. He describes how the environment you are in can affect your success and how it’s beneficial to surround yourself with others who are better and who have different things than you do. To be able to want better and receive better, you have to surround yourself with better. It’s okay not to be attracted to the normal and try new things or meet new people. You don’t want to continue to be settled in a nasty situation until it eventually becomes what 's normal. Bishop Jakes then goes into the idea of routine and labeling it as what you build around what you think you can’t change. He then describes how people end their days at the same spots, no matter what different jobs they have, different dates they go on or different people they meet they don’t finish anywhere new. There is then a story about a lame man who is taken to a beautiful gate every single day, but his problem is so ugly that he can’t get into the beautiful place. He always gets extremely close to this place of access but doesn’t get in. This signifies how people don’t reach their desired places, and they may see others
The purpose of this paper is to discuss and reflect on my experience attending an Alcoholic Anonymous meeting. Alcoholic anonymous (AA) was created to help individuals effected by Alcohol collaborate and support each other during their time of need. All AA meetings are structured differently. However, there are only two types of meetings: opened and closed meetings. During my experience, I attended an open meeting where anyone can come regardless of a diagnosed alcohol problem or the level of experience one had with participating in such meetings.
The NA meeting had a guest speaker named Adam, the most surprising thing about meeting were candor and humor evoked by the speaker. Adam acknowledged that he has been addicted to drugs for seventeen years, and this behavior started when he was in the 7th grade. Adam was genuinely outspoken and humorously shared being in and out of treatment facilities over 28 times costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. The group really identified with the speakers story, and this was exhibited by laughter and comments from the crowd.
By participating as an SIP intern, I hope to gain experience in the scientific field and to further my passion in science. When I am a working adult, I would be most happy spending my days in bioengineering. I highly enjoy delving into biology- I love the classes, reading its applications, and researching what the career is like. Thinking narrowly, participating as an SIP intern gives me a chance to spend my summer well. Real lab experience is something I have not acquired yet, and look forward to gaining. As an intern, I would be able to engage in my passions in other enjoyable ways, alternative to classes, studying, or watching Crash Course Biology videos. Looking towards my future, interning at SIP will expand my network and potentially
I had a History professor at Central Texas College during my undergraduate studies that was able to spread her excitement about the subject like a virus. It seemed that she was able to relate every single lesson in the syllabus to our lives, which made me care more, because I could identify myself with what I was learning. She was always able to provide a day-by-day digest of historical events regarding all services of the United States military, which amazed me because this occurred before the Internet was the search engine that it has become today.
In my reading of this assignment Morehouse College was established from a Baptist Church in the early 1800-1900’s. If understanding correctly, it came about for freed black men that had been degraded all their lives. Lacking education, also being stereotyped the black man really didn’t have much but their spiritual life that was done in secret. Seeing others before them go through this, I wondered how one could stand in that era? Looking back at my own life during the late 1900’s, it took a strong foundation, determination, and character to realize black people can accomplish anything in life. I take my hat off to those that paved the way for us such as, Bill James, John Hope, Samuel Archer, and Howard Thurman just to name a few. These pioneers fought hard for us in religion, education and the community; their work reached all
In The National Honors Society, there are four pillars that an NHS Member should exemplify. These four pillars consist of Leadership, Service, Character, and Scholarship. I think that I would be a good candidate for NHS because I exemplify these four pillars. First, I have leadership qualities testified by my numerous leadership positions across multiple fields. Another trait that I support heavily is service. I support this trait by the plethora of community service activities I participate in both community and world wide. Following service is character which can signify numerous things from courage to compassion and honesty to loyalty. This trait which is much harder to express in words is sprinkled all throughout my life in scenarios both big and small. The last trait is scholarship which I will not prattle on about because as stated in the rubric I already qualify in this category.
Christopher Williams Wisdom and Teaching style first and foremost comes from God, Secondly his Mother, Lastly comes from his Experience. Having faced many of the same personal, mental, emotional and spiritual pain that his audience have endured, Christopher understands. He knows how it feels to wake up with little to no direction. How it feels to be told that he has a lot of potential but doesn 't how to ignite it. He knows how it feels to want to please God, his Family, better yet himself but seems to come up short every time. Because of those experiences he encountered, he can stand before his audience and say with conviction "that in your mess its a message". He uses elements of his personal journey such as failure, embarrassment, and loneliness
Located in the small, rural town of Neeses, South Carolina, is the quaint little building known as Lebanon United by the members of the church. Consisting mostly of elderly couples, much like my personal church, this church was not too farfetched for me to enjoy. A lot of families fill up the pews on Sunday mornings’; one of those families being my son’s girlfriends. At least I know that my future in-laws are church going! I can personally say that I had never been to any church service other than my own and when my son invited me to join him and the family for service one Sunday, I was of course hesitant. Strange church, strange people, in a strange place, and the only common ground we shared was an eighteen
For this pastoral interview, I interviewed Andrew O’Brien. He has been serving as the missions pastor for North Ridge Church for two years. O’Brien lives in Falls City, Nebraska with his wife, Emily, and two young sons. Being a child of missionaries in Mexico, he has always had a heart for missions. In obtaining higher education, O’Brien attended Philadelphia Bible College (now Carin University), to obtain a degree in Bible as well as a minor in missions. I talked with O’Brien his doctrinal position, strategies, opinions, and practical applications of the church with missions.
During the interview with Timothy Hughes, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, many difficult and probing questions were asked to discover the heart of his decision making process. The pastor, making himself available for this interview answered with much openness and transparency revealing how he makes decisions regarding a variety of issues. In regards to fear and its impact on his decision making, one could ascertain that this pastor uses acknowledgement of his fear to provide balance in this process. Decision made in regards to sermon preparation time is deemed to vary as he tries to “utilize a variety of sermon methodology or sermon preparation.” The importance of having a mentor relationship has been important in his life and has aided in making challenging decisions. The aid of such individuals have helped in molding the philosophy he has regarding decisions now. The use of small groups have aided in growth in his life and decisions he has made regarding the issues of focused study. The relationship he has with his family has a great impact on his decisions made. His wife is an
I have watched a lot of inspiring movies and I would say that Temple Grandin is the most striking. This movie revolves around a woman named, Temple Grandin, who became successful despite having limitations due to her autism. She graduated as college valedictorian and she also completed her Ph.D. Furthermore, the movie also shows the importance of moral support and understanding to the persons with autism for their consolation and feeling of relief.
I, Toni-Andreas Gozum, identified as a scholar, volunteer, leader, citizen, and, certainly, a character, demonstrate the pillars of National Junior Honor Society in all areas of life. I do my best to display each pillar through my conduct. I am expected to work efficiently, professionally, and honestly, and I can assure you that my work follows these guidelines. I, personally, have an obligation to exceed my expectations. I plan to apply to the Math and Science Academy at Ocean Lakes High school and the Technology Academy and Governor’s Stem at Landstown High school. Every other weekend, I try to go out in the ministry with my church to supply magazines to the community that ease the reader’s problems. Even though my leadership experience is
In his novel, the prince, nicolo machiavelli guides us to be a fruitful ruler. He clarifies the best routes for any ruler or sovereign to govern a region, bring prosper to the society, and keep up their position. This book can be read by anyone to get a few pointers on political issues. Most of the thoughts held by machivelli were linked to mercilessness and evil, hence they raised a considerable number of eyebrows. He maintains that the ruler 's primary goal should be conquering, staying in control of the general public and to always have the idea of war in mind. His ideas seemed utterly straightforward as he used simple logic, thus i liked his view points, even though i had a few disagreements with his ideas of solutions to some problems. Some of his central opinions based around the idea that its better to be feared than to be loved by people. to not be unbiased and to disregard flattery.
Monuments Men is a fairly recent film with the premise of a group of soldiers during World War II tasked with protecting the artwork within the continental Europe from those who want to take it. It primarily centers on the story of Frank Stokes, played by George Clooney, and how he is able to assemble a ragtag group of “soldiers” and actually enter the frontlines. Over the course of the story, the group loses a few members, but do manage to discover the stashes of art hidden by Hitler and save it from destruction, including the Ghent Altarpiece and the Lady Madonna. Despite having already watched this movie, is still struck me how much the movie’s message still resonated with me. The movie makes a clear case for the value of art, and I feel