Have ever felt relieved when you worship God in truth and in spirit? Do you feel like a heavy load just fell off your chest? Well, that’s why worship is very valuable to Christians. It is a medium where we give all our troubles to God. He takes it, makes it all good, and then tells us what to do when we meet with him in worship.
This forces us to continually seek him with our own accord to strengthen our relationship with God, because our purpose for creation is to worship him, and sin is a reminder for which Graham articulated, “that we cannot live without a god, even if it is a god of our own making” (Graham, 2009, 29). After the fall comes redemption, redemption is the doctrine that shows how merciful God is towards his sinful creations. God, through his mercy, provides his son Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice to redeem and cleanse the sin of his worshipers. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ allows anyone that accepts Christ as the one true Lord and Savior may enter into the kingdom of God and live eternally without any pain or sorrow. Through these doctrines, Christian’s can stand firm in their beliefs and
I’m certain we all have an image of God that becomes the touchstone” (19). Father Boyle is my touchstone. I think of him when I think of God’s work. Father Boyle is living a life Jesus wants us to. He has put himself in danger to help the homies.
Throughout the entirety of Mark’s gospel, there are numerous examples that show the importance of having faith. In Mark’s gospel, the importance and power of having faith is shown through the healings that Jesus performs, through Jesus’ conversations with the Twelve, and also through the exchange with the rich man. In each of these instances, an individual’s faith is shown and that individual is granted salvation, or an individual lacks faith and that individual will remain absent from God’s kingdom. An individual’s faith ultimately leads to God’s kingdom, however in Mark’s gospel many confuse God’s kingdom with human expectations of what a kingdom should entail. This is the root of the rich man’s misguided faith, and it also leads to Jesus’
Build a net-work of friends who will sustain you with their prayers when you are going through hard times and, no matter how big your problems see, never NEVER give up. Greater is in you than in the world. Once surrendered, command and decree that all things line up with the word of God. It is a promise and Christ now lives in You. All power and authority is
And to be more obedient and mindful of our relationship with God and with one another as we continually care, feed and nurture each other, in the ways of Jesus’ life and ministry. The resurrection story is a story of victory over selfishness and pride, over cowardice and denial, over fear and doubt. The power of resurrection is not offered to people who have accepted Jesus’ death, but have not accepted His new life. A certain writer, in his article said, “resurrection life is not just about having your sins forgiven. Our religion is not just sin management.
Similarly, while aboard the Arbella, William Bradford gives an astounding sermon called A Model of Christian Charity to his fellow travelers. In this message, he points to the direction and sovereignty of God. He begins with, “God Almighty in His most holy and wise providence, hath disposed of the condition of mankind…” (Baym 91). In addition, his sermon continues to point back to God as the source of provision, whether it is plenty or lack. As seen through both writers, one historical and one a sermon, the people clearly trust and depend on God as they colonize the
The reoccurring themes throughout Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians that I have depicted are; God’s unwavering forgiveness, God’s unconditional love, the mystery of God, being saved by grace through faith, and to build people up; not tear them down. In Ephesians, Paul entails that encountering the love of God will immerse us completely with all the wholeness of God. If we are not encountering the completeness of God in our everyday lives, then we are not acquiring God’s love in its entirety. The unconditional overflowing love of God is essential. Displayed through actions are also a byproduct of love.
I’ve decided to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ without fear, to promote the power and the glory of God among us, and to live a Christian life with love, joy and peace. Each of us possesses our own way of positively affecting the world we live in and it is a necessity that we contribute in making it a better place. Whatever you can do…..Do it! “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” Chief Sitting Bull – Hunkpapa Lakota Holy
As from theological point of view, this idea resonates with the Christian faith which has always held that love is the key to the universe. According to Christianity, God is love. God creates humanity to love him and love one another and when humanity fails to love as we were designed to, God doesn't give up on humanity and look for a new planet to love . Throughout the movie, there is this battle between love and hatred, selflessness and selfishness, and how every act incited by hatred and selfishness leads humanity that closer to extinction, while every act incited by love and selflessness brings humanity closer to salvation. All the movie was about love being more effective than whatever else.