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.
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
Paul’s pneumatology found in his writings has been a matter of interest in recent New Testament scholarship. Gordon Fee has been a great contributor in this area and in Paul, the Spirit and the People of God he outlines the various elements found in Pauline pneumatology giving us greater insight into this subject. In this paper I will highlight some of these elements that are unique to Paul and are not found in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts. The first distinctive of Pauline pneumatology is the way he sees the Spirit as God’s personal presence. For Paul, the coming of the Spirit meant that God had fulfilled the promises He had made to Jeremiah and Ezekiel when He said, ‘I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel’ (Jer.
Jesus’s humanity is essential to our Christian faith. “Jesus is truly God and truly man” the New Testament and Orthodox Christians have stated this throughout all history. Therefore, Jesus Christ is truly and completely human. A theological study focused in his human nature and his time in earth is Christology. Christology explains Christ’s role of salvation, his acts and teachings, and his ministry, in other words it helps us understand his nature.
14: 6). This shows how the Church received the truth about human life as a gift God the Father The true meaning of life, therefore, is a person: Jesus Christ. The ultimate answers to man's questions about pain, suffering of the innocent, and death are found in Christ's Passion, Death and Resurrection (n. 12). The truth communicated by Christ is the absolutely valid source of the meaning of human life (n. 12). All human creatures, not just philosophers, have the right to receive the truth about their existence and destiny (n. 38).
(Web Bible Encyclopedia) Likewise, biblical inspiration is the doctrine in Christian theology that credits the authors and editors of the Bible as ordained or influenced by God thus rendering their writings the word of God. When we speak of the Bible as inspired, we are simply acknowledging God divine influence on the human authors of the Scriptures. As members of the faith community, our belief in this divine inspiration is solid, and that the writings were/are the very Word of God. In the context of the Scriptures, the word “inspiration” simply means “God. The Bible is the will of God; it is His authoritative word.
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.
Teacher is only able to teach the Bible and spiritual parts and all the wisdom from God. Holy Spirit enable teacher to deliver the truth by power not by words and motivates students to be willing to transform themselves from the heart and spirit. Holy Spirit makes Word of God effectual in the student's life. (Jn 10:25, 12:47-48) Holy Spirit removes spiritual blindness and gives eternal life,( Jn 3:5, Tit 3:5) In Bible, it describe roles of Holy Spirit in Greek menas " Spirit of truth"(Jn 14:16, 26, 15:26) but NIV version say, "Counselor". KJV, "Comforter" NASA, "Helper".
2. Importance of Lay Formation Vatican II recognizes that “formation is not the privilege of a few, but a right and duty of all.” To become a Christian, every faithful needs to receive proper formation. Good formation is the right of every baptized Christian and is critical to his or her fulfillment and effectiveness as a follower of Jesus. Speaking of the importance of lay formation, the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity Apostolicam actuositatm clearly affirmed: “The laity in fact cannot assume their vocation and mission unless they receive training at once many-sided and complete. Such training is required not only by the continuous spiritual and doctrinal progress of the lay person himself, but also by the variety of circumstances,
It is the basis to a greater knowledge of God and can assist in identifying the shared attributes between religions. This would greatly aid the requirement to have ignorance and prejudices disregarded and to pay close attention to what other religions embody. Ecumenism refers to every aspect of exercises and activities of the Church, advancing reciprocal understanding and therefore the ultimate commonality among all Christians. Ecumenism depends on the unity and catholicity of the Church, that has procured all the goods given by God for salvation, and on the Church's appropriate association with non-Catholic Christian bodies which share a number of these goods, together with baptism. As stated by Pope John Paul II, “The most effective ecumenism is that which cultivates patience, humility, and fervent trust in the Holy Spirit, who enables us to hope against hope and to leave the future in the hands of God, the sole master of our