The Interpretation of Scripture: In Luther’s time, deed and act was considered as the essential characteristics of prophetic preaching. He stated that how the prophets were given the responsibilities of awakening the people to an expectation of the coming Messiah. So, the aim of all that we preach and prescribe in the church, that the people shall expect the Redeemer’s coming. His task of prophetic preaching was consisted on presenting the gospel of the saviour who had already come. The preacher’s special task is to set forth this message in any way he can.
Moreover, they argue that sanctification changes people’s nature, and it changes the direction to live for God. The reformed theologians suggest three ways of sanctification: through the union with Christ, by means of the truth, and by faith. The reformed perspective on the pattern of sanctification is likeness to God (Christ-likeness), because people once had the image of God, before the Fall. The word “renewing” is important for reformed theologians, because their perspective on sanctification is to be renewed. Reformed theologians learned, from Romans 8:29, that Christ-likeness is the purpose of choosing people; and it is not merely one of the suggestions to be Christ likeness people, but it is command to become like one.
So the call to discipleship is a commitment solely to the person of Jesus Christ, a breaking through of all legalisms by the grace of him who calls.” In Jesus’ last words to his disciples in Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus emphasized how he was to continue to be central in the disciples’ life and mission after Jesus’ departure. The disciple was to first function under and with the authority of Jesus (Matthew 28:18). Next, the disciple was to make disciples of Jesus by baptizing them and teaching them to obey all of Jesus’ commandments (Matthew 28:19-20). Finally, the disciple was to continue to walk and minister with Jesus; Jesus promised to be “with” his disciples to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20). Obedience to Christ in Christian
A biblical worldview is the lens we use to trust the word of God and how we apply it to everyday life. Our worldview is something we deem true and valuable. Hence, by applying God 's all-knowing truth and wisdom, we allow it to be the groundwork of everything we think, say, and do. Biblical Worldview According to Graham, the Bible sets the tone for a Christian worldview and unseals the eyes of sinful people so that they can recognize God and reality from a truthful outlook (Graham, 2009, p. 12). The components of a biblical worldview are shown through the Bible, as Genesis 1:1 states, "God is the creator of the world and rules this universe!"
The Gospels The Gospels are a series of books in the Bible that are written messages by Jesus’ followers who have experienced first hand knowledge of Christ’s teachings. The word gospel means good news, and the gospels have impacted the church in many ways. The Gospels are what drives the followers of Christ to the church. In the gospels they teach us the stories of what Jesus has done. These stories are what have shaped our beliefs and traditions that we preform.
This means that Scripture gives us everything that we need in order to be obedient to God. It teaches us truths about God, salvation, and everything of eternal significance. DeYoung claims that one reason this doctrine is so important is because Jesus is often identified as the Logos or Word (John 1). God speaks though Jesus because he is “God’s full and final revelation of himself (50).” This is a truth that is deeply woven into Scripture and shows us the importance of Scripture in pointing man to God. The doctrine of sufficiency also means that no one should take away or add to scripture.
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
Through our actions and words, people are going to ask questions. “In each case, the gospel is proclaimed, not by intent or plan, but in response to a question provoked by the activity of God in the community. There is an action that demands an explanation, and the gospel was the explanation” (Myers, 311). Further, evangelism is also the workings of God throughout the community or through the community. In this, other questions will be asked in which we can reply with the good news of Jesus.
Reflection: Missions in the Old Testament When God calls His people to be part of his kingdom, he always gives us a purpose or a mission. Most of Gods people in the Old Testament are given a mission; there is always a commission. God always has a great plan to save the world, to initiate this plan; he needs to use us as instruments to reach out to others. (Isa. 45:22).