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. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age,” (NLT). Ecclesiastes 12:13 also testifies the purpose of living; “That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty,” (NLT).
In our daily lives, we also need to pray and fast to open the portal for the spiritual growth and to be blessed with God’s grace. God requires our obedience Esther’s obedience toward God saved the Jewish people from genocide. Although she was afraid of the consequence of persuading the king to stop Haman’s plan of killing the Jewish people, she still approached the king and by acting in the obedience, she was able to save her nation and her people. Likewise, Christians must obey to God because our obedience brings us the most suitable result for us. God uses everything and everyone to accomplish his divine
In Matthew 13, Jesus begins to teach with parables because he wants all to understand how to his disciples and that there is a clear division between his disciples and others, the sacrifice of the whole self, and that the disciples will have a universal influence (Mitch and Sri 174). Matthew 13:1 begins with "On that day" to note that Jesus spoke of these parables the same day he came in contact with the Pharisees in chapter 12 (Mitch and Sri 176). Then, Jesus left Peter 's house in Capernaum and "sat down" in front of the crowds near the Sea of Galilee (Mitch and Sri 176). The "sitting down" of Christ is repeated symbolizing the teaching position of a rabbi (Mitch and Sri 176). Astonishingly, Jesus had to go into a boat because the crowds were enormous, and Jesus wanted all to hear and see him (Mitch and Sri 176).
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
We are taught that Apostle speaks for God so when we read the book of Ephesians we are reading God’s words. Paul preached the unsearchable riches of Christ, to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who crated all
The clergy class is the body of all people ordained for religious duties, especially in the Christian church. But that doesn’t assert that he is an honest trustworthy person but instead the pardoner is extremely corrupt and deceives people to believe that they can essentially buy their way to heaven. The Pardoner’s job is supposed to be to absolve people of their sins when they seek
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
Christians have to go to church to learn more about God and receive revelations on messages from God. People involved in New Spirituality don’t have to go to church. New Spirituality is a combination of easternism, paganism, and pseudoscience. They believe everyone has their own god within them. They are always in touch with their conscience.
Women are God’s instruments to defend the powerless and to even established their hopes by educating them appropriately in the wisdom of God in order that they may fearfully live and obey according to God’s Word and become empowered servants of the “Great commission” in spreading the Gospel of love, life, peace, unity and freedom in the world. Nelle Morton has already started challenging men’s behavior towards women in the culture and the church’s prejudice in discriminating women’s leadership; thus, women should continue to commit themselves for the church to hear women speech for equality and understand the greater significance for women to interpret and communicate their theology. Like Nelle, women have to keep motivating and providing hope to a generation of women
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.
That being said He believes we are a divine priest hood and may partake in the Lords Supper any time our heart desire, we just must make sure we partake weekly, as it is our duty. Congregational Autonomy: Alexander Campbell strongly believed that congregational autonomy was necessary for the success of every congregation/ church. The break down of congregational autonomy as stated by Alexander Campbell is to be self-ruled, or for a church congregationally ruled. He says that Christ rules throughout all churches, as it is stated in Ephesians
Rather, she is to remain quiet.” With this said, the predicament is clear. If women were to be a leading role in the church, then the church would be going against what is stated in the Bible, but if women are not allowed a position in the Christian ministry, then the ministry is moving in the wrong direction socially by not allowing equal rights between the sexes. Piper is not the only theologian to comment on women in the church. Wayne Grudem, in accompaniment of John Piper, composed the book 50 Crucial Questions About Manhood and Womanhood: An Overview of Central Concerns About Manhood and Womanhood. Piper and Grudem create a loop-hole, so to say, with this issue by saying men should hold the primary jobs of the church, but that does not mean women cannot be in charge of lesser tasks in the ministry, therefore, upholding the Biblical word and giving women the same rights as
When all the odds are stacked against you When you are sick in body, soul or spirit, command your body to come into line with the Word of God. Mediate on His Word day and night. I now attend World Changers Creflo Dollar Church (Gold Coast) and one of Creflo’s sermons has changed my life. Creflo Dollar says Jesus had already done everything for us on the Cross, light the electricity he has abundantly supplied for us. The Lord has given us the power to FLIP THE SWITCH and walk in the authority given to us.