Therefore, God instructs the people of Israel through Moses of his holiness and what is required of them to enjoy his fellowship. In doing so, the terms holy, clean unclean and Day of Atonement are of utmost importance to understand as a follower of Jesus today. First of all, ‘holy’ starts with God, is of God and he alone is the
and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God who has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace." 2 Timothy 1:6-9a Paul and the elders of the church had laid hands on Timothy and prayed over him to ordain him into ministry. Paul instructs Timothy to "fan into flame the gift of God" to encourage him to look to God for guidance so that he can use his gift as God intended him to and to draw strength, power, love and self-discipline that can only come from God.
A servant leader has the ability not only to effectively communicate the vision, but also get his subject buy in. • Healing: this is one unique traits of a servant leader. The ability to heal ones heart and free it from any form of pain, regrets and frustrations. A servant leader by virtue of his position helps her subject and people they come in contact with to undergo the process of self-healing and forgiveness. My Role Model – A Servant Leader One of the greatest of all servant leaders that I admire is Jesus Christ, when He was on earth as recorded by the Holy Bible.
When confronted by Nathan the prophet, David admitted his sin. In punishment, Bathsheba’s child died and David was cursed with the promise of a rebellion from within his own house. David sinned because he got with a married woman, and that did not stop him from wanting to be with her. David was aware that Bathsheba was married and instead of backing up, David led her husband to a path of secure death. Bathsheba and David soon conceived a second son, Solomon.
A bible verse that often reminds of this message is found in 1 John 1:9; “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” I believe that the Bible was written by God through others. I believe that it is the word of God and that we were meant to learn it and to live by it. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also the to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”- Romans 1:16-17 I believe that Jesus died on the cross. I believe that he died on the cross to save us from our sins.
Jesus Christ loves all men and women regardless of their background, sex, age, race, religion or social status. Jesus’s love is so unconditional that He is willing to sacrifice His life for us. Without a shadow of doubt, there is no greater or more sacrificial love than that of Jesus. In stark contrast, however, human’s love is not only conditional, but also changeable. In the Bible, Jesus taught us that as His followers, we should love all people as well.
Greed, lust, gluttony, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. Ever since the Middle Ages the Roman Catholic Church has portrayed flaws within humanity as the seven deadly sins. While this concept isn’t new, sins represent how evil can come in many different forms. True evil comes from within and is defined by an action committed with disregard for other living beings; or in other words self-interest. Self-interest is something all humans are born with and often synonymous to the seven deadly sins.
Moreover, as a commandment from God, it is a duty for all families to abide by it. Based on what he has written, I believe that it is important to truly understand what “honouring” your family as a means of worshipping God means. In order to live one’s life under the Fourth
Original sin states that sin is inherently within all of us, we are all born evil and thus have to fight to be good. St. Augustine altered the blame from Christianity’s original views on the devil causing sin, to one focusing on how humans are born evil. The book begins with St. Augustine praising God and asking God for help in what he should do. Then Augustine
But it is here that those who have “opened eyes” have no difficulty seeing him.vi The immutability of God is something affirmed with great force in Christianity. But also affirmed are his liberty and sovereign wisdom in creation and government of the world. All changes are therefore real only on the parts of humans, while for God all is the same, this is what is contained in St. Augustine’s two types of seminal reason: (i) one developing according to the ordinary nature of things and constituting forms known to the sciences through the laws which direct them (ii) the other leads to extraordinary events, miracles, and marvels narrated in the scriptures and experienced in history. Such is knowable through
In reading Revelation, the book is a blessing not only because of the blessings that are identified in the seven primary scriptures, but we see Jesus Christ and all He is created to be highlighted in the passages. God sent Jesus Christ to save the world according to John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” The scriptures in Revelation and each letter confirm the previous scriptures concerning the promises of God sending Jesus Christ to bring salvation to all of