How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
Humility is an important character trait for us all to strive for. But in the instance of workplace leaders for God it is even more imperative to remember. Pride is something that will turn many people away from the idea of Christ. Unity is important for all of us. Because of Jesus we
I was met with the question why does God allow this suffering to happen. Being a Christian has helped me in more ways than I can count while taking this journey through life. I agree with Frankl in that those of us who have any religious belief are able to understand life on another level. I believe that Jesus suffered on the cross for us, to save us of our sins. Therefore, in order to live a life like Jesus we must suffer too.
These prophets challenge our comforts and call us to live a life that is oriented towards God. Jeremiah was anointed with divine words that were difficult for people to hear. Jeremiah was also outcast for speaking the truth. We, too, are called, as Jeremiah was called to speak the truth and let God’s words flow from our lips. Yet, too often, we ignore the call in favor of the comfortable road.
The Puritans were plaster saints. In other words, they considered themselves humans without failings. Puritans are primarily remembered for their devout faith, their repressive religious code, and their repressive and violent attitudes towards women and children. The Oxford English Dictionary confirms these attributes by stating, “A Puritan is a person who practices or who is characterized by extreme strictness or austerity in religion, morals.” Their extreme moral code caused the Puritans to have a sense of superiority to anyone who was not following their lifestyle. John Winthrop summarizes what he believes are the statutes of what Puritans should live by in, “A Model of Christian Charity.” Winthrop’s writings are based on his interpretation of bible scriptures.
“Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly” (1 Peter 5:2, English Standard Version). Seeing law enforcement as a vocation, Officer Norman understands that his pledge to protect and serve is a covenant between him and his community. “Public trust in law enforcement to perform their responsibilities in accordance with their oath is essential to effective crime control and community policing” (Doherty, 2016). Through his words and actions, Officer Norman has created a counter narrative to the “us vs. them” police mentality many in the United States belief is the case. As a Christian and police officer, Officer Norman is an example of how to successfully integrate one’s faith into a secular profession.
He believes that for humanity to show love back to God is to live like Christ because humans have our free will. Obedience is required to live like Christ. Theodore De Bruyn, who’s translation of Pelagius’ Commentary I am using, understood Pelagius as saying “the chief motivation to which he appeals, and by which he measures the effort to refrain
I respected Mr. Clutter for the type of man he was. Going out of his way to help others, being a dedicated and passionate Christian, and his purposeful drive to accomplish all of his goals. I felt bad and apologetic concerning Mrs. Clutter’s health. Thinking why did a person that seemed so caring should have to struggle on a daily basis to produce a smile or a single positive thought. Lastly, in Kenyon and Nancy I felt that I could see different parts of myself in the two of them.
Finding good friends isn’t easy, but finding true, faithful friends is even harder. You want to have a friend who will support who you are and what you do. Your relationship with God here, is something that will influence your relationship with God forever. If you don’t established your faith here, a safe place where the majority believe in God. So really dig deep into the word and Bible
“We lay hold on the heart of God by fearing Him, standing in awe of Him and honoring Him in all things. We fear because He sees all we do, and we think of nothing else than the fact that his eyes rest on us.” By one recognizing the former in humility one will be open to hear God’s Word Moreover, love, too, for Luther, recognizes God in God’s fullness, letting God be God. The act of trust in God presupposes both recognizing God as the Divine Being, in which God is infinitely superior to humanity It is important here to note the dualistic character that Luther attributes to God that informs one’s existence under God. Hence trust in the God of promise necessarily includes recognition of God’s truthfulness and goodness, which Luther in his Liberty of the Christian called a matter of faith. In Luther fear of God and love of God are inseparably related to faith’s trust in