God is concerned about the well-being and interest of the peoples. So we are doing as Christ did. Reflecting on my life allows me to see there is no difference in my value and another because God created us all. The seven spheres in my opinion the first steps in a process for me to share a love and serve all people on the earth. As a disciple of God and a follower, I am called to love all nations, in spite of their gender orientation, faith, or their way of life.
I am in total agreement with Clark Pinnock. All of Christendom needs to regard the Spirit’s stirring among the Body of Christ in Pentecostal groups. The church can fulfill the Great Commission more effectively if we take in the consideration of a Pentecostal ecclesiology. Because the Holy Spirit bears witness to Jesus, and through his presence brings Christ’s presence to the church to endow it with the Father’s presence for the world, a Spirit ecclesiology can and must remain highly Christological and Trinitarian in its theological foundation. I believe that the Acts 2 Pentecost experience is a “reality” operating today, and that the charismatic gifts are the primary means by which the church is made visible to the world today.
Unfortunately, everyone continued to sin, but God forgave time and time again, and always created a new covenant with them. God wanted his people to be happy forever, he wanted to erase the sin of the first human beings and all who came after them. This is God’s plan of salvation, and the path he walks with us is called salvation history. Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, God made a new and promising covenant with his people that from that moment on, it
All our verbal and nonverbal naming should serve God and neighbor.” (P. 29) Verbal and nonverbal should always serve God and the people we influence. “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues” (Proverbs 17:28). Speech equips people “to listen and learn, conduct trade, worship, debate the issues of the day and communicate” (P.12) together. Servant speaking is a calling for all Christians to speak life to others, and share God’s word. They are to be faithful and serve their audiences (in a Biblical sense), have patience when speaking and use
Most importantly, this includes pointing everything back to Christ, letting Christ work through the leadership, and letting the Gospel influence every decision. A main part of this includes being open to God’s agenda for this ministry and not my own. Mike Woodruff once said “Nothing characterizes successful organizations more than their willingness to abandon what made them successful.” I strongly believe that Christ-centered leaders will be open and flexible to changing how the ministry operates if it is what Christ is calling the ministry to
He had a true zeal to learn the word of God for himself and pass it on to other. “Luther trusted Christ, and that Christ was with him in his and all people’s suffering; God was accompanying, calling, bringing him and all fellow sufferers into the life of hope and resurrection.” “Most fundamental is the first step, Luther’s teaching that by faith alone we are united with Christ. Protestants loved to talk about “accepting Christ by faith,” which certainly owes a great deal to this fundamental teaching of Luther’s. Usually, however, it is presented as a decision we must make, as if it were by our own free will. Luther, by contrast, hates the very idea of free will when it is applied to matters of salvation, for our confidence in our own free will lies at the core of our efforts to be justified by good works rather than faith alone.
How do we return Christianity to a place of relevancy in our world? By doing all things with love (1 Corinthians 16:14). We Christians claim that our words and actions are always “out of love”, but given the state of the world today and Christianity’s place in it, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Christians have somehow come to the assumption that anytime we stand up for what we believe is right, regardless of how we stand up - be it using physical violence or hate speech, that as long as we have the right intention then people should just understand our motive. Even if we believe that our motive in condemning and attacking that transgender person in the bathroom is pure, we are being hypocritical Christians who are not abiding by Romans 12:21, ““Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” but rather perverting its
Neither does anybody else, okay? We 're all just winging it, you know? The good news is, you 're feeling stuff. And you 've got to hold on to that.” Mason, and everyone around him, goes through life hoping that maybe if they search enough they can find lasting happiness, or leave an impact on the world. However, in Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gives the human race His final command, ““Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
He backed up his research by using verses in the Bible and not by applying just his own thoughts. He also had to have knowledge of God and God’s creation to be able to get a better understanding of what the Holy Spirit is and why he is there. What value does the article have for Christian ministry, and life in general? Palmer explains that we should be thankful for the Spirit being a person as He saves us from our sin and He also leads us to God. If there were no Holy Spirit, no God, then we would never have seen His beautiful creation.
We strive to make God happy by following His commandments, which in the long run will effect our lives thus making us more like God. It is clear to see the purpose God has given us. From the very beginning we have had responsibilities as man( if you believe in Christianity): we have been called to be the who stands above all the other creatures and the one's to take care of Earth( Gen 2:15;19-20). I could go on and on of the responsibilities that God gives us, but as a naturalistic point of view the only thing we are responsible for is being alive. Humans are not set apart to be anything special, they are just “complex machines” trying to figure out what life is about through the study of our natural world.