The sermon in itself is sort of a rulebook or a foundation for the puritans for which to build their society upon. In it he describes and tackles many of the social issues and argues how the puritan way is the right way. The path which god wants
Several Sunday mornings ago, a local church had a missionary as a guest speaker, and his speech appealed to the congregation through his incorporation of ethos, logos, and pathos. The missionary began his speech by stating that he had originally planned to become a pastor after graduating from seminary, but after receiving his degree he felt led to use his skills to assist the less fortunate. He soon joined an organization and has spent the past eight years in Latin America helping others while teaching Christianity. In the previous statement, the missionary attempted to appeal to the congregation through ethos. He discussed seminary school and his missionary experience in order to establish credibility as a trustworthy man of God.
I would actually consider Jesus a great example in regards to what powerful religious figures should do in their life Jesus preached to inform and notify people because of his faith not to spite the Roman government at the time (Frost, W. J. (2012, March)) I view my case with me trying to spread Quakerism in England in the same regard. Religion is meant to be the reflection of one’s conscience in their own ability to worship, and their conscience to worship must not be coerced to worship as through
The catholic clergy have detested the writings of Calvin and, so he writes to the king an honest explanation of his doctrine in hope that the King understands the purpose of the doctrine that has disrupted the kingdom. The doctrine that John Calvin declares
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
This “mission” became obscure in the 20th century, when certain denominations used Protestantism as a vehicle to advance their own goals. For example, with the arise of mass media and the television, a new term was coined to describe the televangelists. These ministers broadcasted themselves and spread their gospel, which seemed brilliant as a way to reach more people. This was not the case, however; infamous pastors such as Robert Tilton claimed that he could heal sinners in a revelational way. He accepted vows of hundreds of dollars, asserting that these “material blessings” were ordered by the New Testament.
The become what Sweet terms generally as the blood through which meaning flows. In his section “'B+' Blood Building” he concludes with several questions that aid the preacher in thinking more critically about the role of the metaphor in preaching narrative and how that might be used to communicate meaning. However, sometimes metaphor in the Bible need to be related to more contemporary metaphors to resonated with modern day listeners. Sweet, hoping to help pastors recognize the need for comparison and put the need into practice, poses the following question, “Paul's image of the body in 1 Corinthians 12 was a brilliant choice of metaphor. This may not be the metaphor you want to use for your people.
Focusing on the leadership of Epaphras and his spiritual authority to lead them, we witness Paul utilize “the same ministry terminology he uses for himself.” A handful of peculiarities manifests as a result on a ministerial leader. Firstly, the action of Epaphras himself, as Hiebert states, “Epaphras knew the result he expected from his prayers. He had grasped the reality of ministering to his people through his prayers for them“ Epaphras exhibits the duty of the spiritual leader to pry. Hiebert further discusses Epaphras’s desire for and manifestation of stability. Thus, the position of spiritual leader necessitates the creation of a stable atmosphere in the church.
He explained these things to Brother Joseph in his way, out of the old Scriptures, and got Joseph to inquire, etc. He would inquire, and as mouthpiece speak out the revelations just as they had it fixed up in their hearts....according to the desires of the heart, the inspiration comes, but it may be the spirit of man that gives it.... This is the way the High Priests and the 'priesthood' as you have it, was introduced into the Church of Christ almost two years after its beginning--and after we had baptized and confirmed about two thousand souls into the church." (An Address To All Believers In Christ, by David Whitmer p. 64) "You have changed the revelations from the way they were first given and as they are today in the Book of Commandments, to support the error of Brother Joseph in taking upon himself the office of Seer to the church. You have changed the revelations to support the error of high priests.
I am not suggesting revolting or secretive ways, But I believe witnessing through action is just as important as witnessing through professing one’s belief. In Matthew 5:16, it states, “in the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, NIV). Christian educator’s classroom should embody principles that are reflective of a Christian worldview to implement a biblical worldview to support a Christian philosophy in education in a practical application. We must instill themes like love, wholeness, and responsibility of knowledge. Graham states, “biblical teachings concerning love, wholeness, and responsibility, as well as our experience of them in Christ, must be brought to bear on our studies and research” (Graham, 2009, 24).