It can be intimidating to know that the Lord expects us to live out our lives in Holiness but Bridges made it evident that He does not seek perfection, for only He is truly spotless. After reading this book, I hope to be more deliberate in my walk with Christ. For example, I will not attempt to hide my sin and shame from Him but instead repent as to close the gap between me and my Savior. However, I will remain steadfast in the promise that God has given me holiness and grace so I do not have to live a blameless life in order to be given Eternal
One of the way of being kind is not swearing as those languages are vulgarized. God only create the kind of speech that are good, encouraging, and make the others’ hope arise, not turning down their positivity. In Romans 12, Paul says that “…bless and do not curse.” (Romans 12:14, the New International Version) When we pray God, we use words which give a sense of joyfulness, respectfulness, and hopefulness. Similarly, we need to use those words to address other people as that act will certainly make God pleased. In the same way, Jesus in Sermon on the Mount also teach people the serious consequences of swearing, that “…anyone who says, ‘you fool!’ will be in the danger of the fire of Hell.”(Matthew 5:23, the New International Version) As the Heaven is a good place with all good things, it is impenetrable to bad things coming from Earth and Hell.
Introduction Psalm 23 appears as pastoral Psalm. The Psalm assures care, providence and protection of God for His people. The Psalm consoles and comforts people in their suffering, pain, agony and misery. In return people rejoice and celebrate the care and protection of God in thanksgiving. It has been expressed in metaphorical language “the Lord is my Shepherded” (verse 1).
Although Humanity struggles with their own religious faith, The Walking Dead takes it to a whole new level when the characters are put in an apocalyptic world where it is Vidal to have faith in order to survive. The Walking Dead uses biblical allusions and symbols to emphasize humanity’s need for faith in general, and to demonstrate that survival depends on that faith. Hershel Greene is the ideal Christian who does not question God’s existence. He believes strongly in what he considers to be right and is known to be uncompromising in defense of his morals. Through this post- apocalyptic world, he puts his Christian faith first in order to survive.
One could think of hardship not only as a test, but as the idea that God cannot intervene when it comes to a person’s free will, no matter how horrific the situation might be. This is true, especially when it comes to Christian teaching. The Christian God cannot interfere with the freedom He has given His people. Those who are followers of Him can only worry about themselves and leave the judgement up to the Almighty. They are responsible for themselves and only themselves.
I am not suggesting revolting or secretive ways, But I believe witnessing through action is just as important as witnessing through professing one’s belief. In Matthew 5:16, it states, “in the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, NIV). Christian educator’s classroom should embody principles that are reflective of a Christian worldview to implement a biblical worldview to support a Christian philosophy in education in a practical application. We must instill themes like love, wholeness, and responsibility of knowledge. Graham states, “biblical teachings concerning love, wholeness, and responsibility, as well as our experience of them in Christ, must be brought to bear on our studies and research” (Graham, 2009, 24).
An anonymous person once said that “we aren’t called to shine our own lights; we are called to reflect His.” A born again Christian, once fully understanding the gospel and putting his or hers trust in Jesus, will desire to want to grow and obey God in order to honor and glorify Him, and since the only one who kept God’s law perfectly was Jesus, then one will want manifest and imitate Christ in everything he or she does. Not only does reflecting Christ’s image glorify God, it stands out to others as well. All true believers experience radical change because of the Spirit, and that change shines like a bright light towards other people leading them to ask, wonder, and desire that change and growth in their own lives as
It is the human thing to do to hold grudges and to want to withhold forgiveness. This is why the author’s purpose in “The Prodigal Son” is so unique. It highlights a Christian’s calling to be like the father and to love and forgive. Also, it reminds each person that they can always return home to the Lord and enjoy His endless
I will also do this with Psalms 2. “The Lord is my shepherd”. This is the first line I am going to discuss of Psalms 23. This part of the first line discusses the metaphor of the psalm, that god is our shepherd, our protector and guide. He helps us with all the things we need like finding food, water, work, love, friends and anything else we may need.