Brueggemann encourages to have an imagination of our own to interpret our own understanding in ways we are comfortable. Ideology is different among all Christians and even non believers. How you live your life and make decisions is completely up to you, some may find it impossible to live life without sin whereas others don’t. There are plenty of christians who attend church regularly and live their religious life to their potential but are still
This point may seem like an obvious assumption, everyone knows service is done out of love and obedience to Christ. But as Foster points out so frequently it is more than knowing the facts of, as he puts it being "the towel" really is, it is a discipline in which one must destroy their pride and lusting flesh in order to achieve true humility in service. True service in the eyes of Foster is the little things you do in secret that discipline your flesh. It is the act of listening, common courtesy, holding one another up in support, sharing the gospel, and lastly keeping slanderous words from out your mouth and from around you. True service as defined by Foster is something that can be easily done once one denies himself with the act of discipline.
Because once we accept Jesus in our lives as our Lord and Saviour we try and imitate Him. He is our friend and companion for life but when we sin, sin separates us from him. This does not mean that we do not qualify for eternal life but we do not want to live a life without Jesus by our side. People who are friends with each other do not do opposite things but try and copy from each other. We need to copy how Jesus lived; He was pushed many times by wrong teachers and Pharisees but His self-control was just amazing.
That is why people need God’s wisdom to choose to obey God. Though we are saved, and the power of sin has been broken, but we still could have sinful, unbelieving heart. The sinful heart will turn away from the living God and the heart will be hardened. So, we need to encourage one another daily to turn back to God. Therefore, others are necessary for personal growth in the gospel.
Obedience is the process by which individuals comply with the instructions given by an authoritative figure. In terms of religion that “authoritative figure” would be a priest, pope, or any person in which they recite to you the teachings of God, Jesus, Allah, or the Divine. In reason to this everyone definition of what religion means to them is based off of the interpretations of the Holy Scriptures and Scared Texts that are usually taught to them by their religious leaders. In most societies that is how everything set up, but it leaves room for individuals to take whatever daily word that was taught and apply it to their daily lives. When other authoritative figures such as influential political leaders arise, they will twist the words of
3:16-17). Baxter correctly highlighted the primary duty of minister in correcting those disobedience or rebellious flock – “To bring your people to submit to this course of private catechizing or instruction; for, if they will not come to you, or allow you to come to them, what good can they receive?” However, when we look at today’s congregation, especially old believers, their mindset had changed – though at the beginning of salvation, they humbly followed all the minister’s instructions diligently for their soul’s healing, but after sometimes, they hardened their heart to any kind of pastoral treatment as though they are superior than their shepherd. They will not come to us and will not allow us to come to
God allows them to grow together and on the last day, He will separate from each other. But never is the good destroyed by evil. The people who suffer sometimes become as a benefit in both the levels of human and spiritual point of view. This is because they accept sufferings in order to grow in their life. As we can see clearly in the lives of the saints, whatever sufferings come to them, they see and unite them with the suffering of Christ, who accepted the death on the cross.
The Many Persuasive Way of Jonathan Edwards During long, tiring speeches, is everyone always focused on the deliverer? Some people stray from the message very early in the presentation, others can hold on longer. There has to be a way to capture everyone’s attention at the same time, to involve every person in the same activity. Some people may have found that technique, in fact, one man had definitely accomplished this task. In the text, “Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards uses many ways to keep his audience attentive; he emphasizes Gods control over everyday life, he includes examples and extraordinary descriptive terms, as well as including the audience in the act being described.
Meanwhile, under persecution for a long time, to the Christian, the thought of tolerance and the spirit of love gradually increased which affected their behaviors. They did not care about the persecution, and spread their beliefs to them and gave them a lot of comfort and salvation, convincing more people became the Christians. They believed the plague was the God’s punishment and they would have a next better
I gave family issue, bully, couple problem, stress, loneliness, pressure and conflict with other people as options and also left space for them to write their opinion. 5) In your opinion, does your religion help you to overcome difficulties of your daily life? I observed to see how much their religion has influenced to help them overcome their difficulties. I also expected to observe how much they think they were helped by their God. 6) Do you think it is logical that almost all religions prohibit suicide?
God is almost everything to people of the colonial period because of their fight for survival and if someone is a sinner or goes against God then they will be punished. Values shown in this document very religious and show that the people respectful to their
AJ Miller is a man who goes around saying his is Jesus and convincing people that he knows how to direct a loving relationship with God. He speaks about his first century life and talks about the struggle that people are facing in their day to day life and he makes them leave their families and sell everything they have so they can be with him. AJ Miller holds "Divine Truth" seminars where he teaches what he calls the "Divine Love Path" which focuses on "Emotional Clearing." He says that this path is emotion rather than mind based and it will create a relationship to God. Millers followers are taught to focus on their most distraught and upsetting emotions.
God has revealed many truths through His Word that I can offer as guidance and truth to aid those hurting. God drew me in when I was drowning in a sea of sin that I thought was a way of life as this is all I had known. From the moment, I quit playing games with God I became fertile ground for God to change. It is through many tears, self-honesty, and the love of my Father that cause me to change from who I was into what He created me to be and my heart’s desire is to be transparent enough to convey this through my words of experience and allow those to hear that this is a process that continues to change daily. To those who suffer in war-torn countries
I’m glad that you broke down on what sympathy and empathy are, there are a lot of people who get these two mixed up. But as humans we will always have sympathy for others, but for most of us we will never know how to empathize with others. Having both of them are great to have in the Human Service field but we cannot let it consume us, we were called upon to help them in the best we can for them. But you make great points in the scriptures that you use, every day I wake up and tell myself to become more like God. In the Human Services field we are there to improve the situations of others, and to be able to help them when they cannot help themselves anymore.
At my church as well as in my celebrate recovery meeting I serve as a leader both for my achievements and my natural ability to lead, even if I doubt my abilities. I perceive the larger picture and fill in the details to achieve the goal and assist people to reach the goal. I am also incredibly motivated and determined to achieve and to impart people with what I never received and accepting them where they are, not where I believe they should be, which translates into being everyone’s personal secret keeper since I seldom judge. It does happen, however, I find ways around that judgement and realize the person 's pain and possibly the reason why they act the way they