Hi, I’m Katelyn Bliesner and I am a freshman at Homestead High School. Throughout the year I have learned a lot about my faith and God. One giant step for me was the stations of the cross that I participated in last February. The stations of the cross were a turning point in my faith. Asking me to go out and really try to connect with the lord. I was told to take as long as I wanted. This was the first time anyone had asked me to go out and worship the Lord by myself. No one would tell me what was wrong or right. No one to listen to as they explained the whole lesson to me, while I half listened and half thought of the week to come. I was asked to go without my parents and without my friends and to really listen to what the Lord …show more content…
I believe this because Jesus gave his own life for us saving us from our sins. To save us from our own wrongdoings. My favorite bible verse often reminds of God’s love for us. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -John …show more content…
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. I believe that Jesus did have human feelings and did ask the Lord to help and take away the pain. Jesus asked to not go to the cross and if there was another way. I believe that he faced all the pain for us. Jesus knew the next step and what it would bring, yet he did it and followed through with it for the love of us, the sinful people, that made him have to suffer for all the sinners the first place, the ones whose love held him to the cross and whose sins nailed him to it, yet he didn 't take shortcuts that could have freed him of the cross he drank from the cup so that he would follow his father and save
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5 And men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from evil. And the law is given unto men. And by the law no flesh is justified; or, by the law men are cut off. Yea, by the temporal law they were cut off; and also, by the spiritual law they perish from that which is good, and become miserable forever.6 Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth.7 Behold, he offerth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered.
Edwards uses strong imagery to explicate an ominous tone through his preaching. The frightening tone that the speaker has set is portrayed by his use of harsh words. In the beginning Edwards states, “Their foot shall slide in due time... God will not hold them up in these slippery places any longer, but will let them go.” In this short warning the speaker is telling the audience that humans are sooner or later going to go to hell.
This lines up perfectly with Jesus’ sacrifice for us. He loved us and desired to save us, and the only way to do that was through his death which is later parralled with Tris’ death in Allegiant. In John 15:13 it says, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one 's life for one 's
Jim Lynn quotes James 5:15-16 to show that confession is needed to release the negative energy that sin builds up in our lives. Upon the release, God’s divine power is able to enter a person for healing. James wrote to Christians not non-believers. “Confession purges the soul of evil, much like a stomach regurgitates bad food.” (p. 189 I never looked at it in that way so it is a little sickening (slight humor).
After this, I began going to church more often, around once every month. However, my faith journey took a big turn once high school came around. I decided to go to Bellarmine. This opened up a completely new door to me, teaching me the ways of God and the goodness of people.
After we were done for the night, I couldn't wait to tell Lisa what had happened. I didn't know it was called being saved, I just knew that something amazing had happened. We spent the rest of my time at college house that night praying, thanking him for his glory, and for finding me when I needed him most. The rest of my night, I spent calling my family and friends and telling them the amazing news. From that moment on I have been fully devoted to my faith.
I could not take it anymore. On cold February evening, I attended a Christian Bible study where I met new friends. They prayed for me and made me feel closer to God. I remember thinking that night, ‘these are the kind of people I want to be surrounded by’.
Therefore, humanity can conclude that God, who is eternal and divine, holy and just, loving and merciful, created the entirety of the universe, including people. People disobeyed God, which broke humanity's connection with God but God had grace and sent his one and only Son, Jesus, to die a terrible death for our sins, taking on all of God’s wrath for the sake of human salvation. We know now that if we believe in God and have faith that we will be reunited with God in heaven. If we do not turn from our sins, we will face God’s punishment after our physical bodies die. My understanding of the Gospel is generally the same as the book, “What is the Gospel?” definition of the Gospel.
Lamentations Sermon - Jeremiah is the author o In the Book of Jeremiah, he warns of the coming judgement on Jerusalem o Lamentations is Jeremiah identifying with the people in their sin and in their captivity now since they did not listen to the voice of God through Him before Lamentations 3v40-42, “Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord! 41 Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven: 42 “We have transgressed and rebelled, and you have not forgiven.” • The biggest lesson is how to understand suffering - 1) God is Sovereign o God was the one behind everything that was happening 2:1-8, “How the Lord in his anger has set the daughter of Zion under a cloud! He has cast down from heaven to earth the splendor of Israel;
The first followers of Jesus were his twelve disciples. However, Jesus also made many enemies amongst the Romans. Jesus was crucified unjustly on a Roman cross for the sins of the world. Three days later he raise from the dead and proved that resurrection is God’s salvation offered to the people. By believing in Jesus and his teachings, it will lead to eternal life after death.
But because of Christ’s death, we can have a real and living relationship with God.2 _____________________________ 1 Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture citations will be from the King James Bible. 2http://www.usefulbible.com/hebrews/importance-of-christ-death.htm (assessed October 18, 2017) Jesus was found innocent of all charges against Him, nevertheless he was handed over to the Romans to be crucified. Jesus was presented to an unjust court and an unjust crowd. They mocked Him, and was He humiliated by the soldiers and the crowd. The soldiers casted lots for His clothing.
Contrary to the gods presented in Things Fall Apart, God was presented in Dostoevsky’s novel as the all powerful and omnipresent God of love and forgiveness, much like God’s image that Christians know of. He sacrificed his only son, Jesus, who had died at the cross for humanity’s salvation. He is regarded as the absolute truth and whoever accepts Him will join Him in His kingdom where there is no more suffering and only joy. Father Zossima once spoke about the infinite love that God has while healing and blessing the peasants. He said that God’s love is too great for a human mind to comprehend.