8: 3-8). The old becomes the new. Wilkinson says that “the risen Jesus is the beginning of the new creation” (261). Goldsworthy also asserts, “The new creation is first and foremost found in Jesus Christ whose life, death and resurrection are the redemptive means of that which belongs initially to Christ becoming also the possession of all God’s people” (Goldsworthy 169). However, Christopher C. Rowland says that “the new creation is not merely something to look forward to.
According to the church, she is not the eternal mother of God the Father, but only the bearer of God in his physical form as Jesus. Regardless of dogma, Roman Catholics venerate Mary, featuring her in prayers, art, music, and daily life. For Roman
Chapter 5 JESUS OUR ONLY SAVIOUR Look at whom we worship and to whom we owe our salvation. This is Jesus or Jesus Christ. He is real, alive and now in heaven, acting as our high priest in a similar way to how the line of Aaron acted as high priests for over a thousand years for the Israelites until AD 70 when Judaism proper was overthrown by the Roman General Titus. Its tagline was ‘past its use by date’. Jerusalem was smashed up and rebuilt but not the Temple.
It is also reveals God as an eternally relational being. Today’s believer join with believers centuries past in worshipping “ one God in trinity and trinity in unity.” The Christian Gospel of redemption is from the first to last directly connected to the Triune God. As the theologian Bruce Milne notes: “Just about everything that matters in Christian hangs on the truth of God’s three- in- oneness.” Bingham said for us the significance is this, that God is known by his action and
The nature of Christ had been anticipated with references directing his lineage from David (Psalms 2:7; Hebrew 1:5). Jesus is referred to as the son of God; it is made clear that as he possesses the nature of God, he deserves all the worship (Psalms 45:6-7; Hebrew 1:8-9). There is reference of Christ as deity, the Messianic psalm, signifies the greatness of
Another Christian celebration is Pentecost, which marks the event where the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Pentecost is also the time of baptism of new members of the church. (Fisher, 2008, pg.
Not only that, John’s Gospel is unique from the other Gospel writers; and this uniqueness provides a beautiful picture of Jesus and his mission. Moreover, John is ultimately concerned with helping the church embrace Jesus’ full humanity and divinity. Lastly, John focuses on Jesus’ purpose to bring glory to the Father and reveal the Father to the world. All in all, John’s Gospel is a favorite among people because of the stories and presentation of Jesus. And at the same time, this Gospel continues to breath life into the church today all over the
Pentecostalism, is a Christian based faith that accentuates an immediate individual involvement with God through water and spirit baptism, intercessory and corporate prayer, and moving under the influence of the Holy Spirit in the speaking of tongues and the prophetic. Like many other denominations, Pentecostalism doesn’t just have one type. They have a variety that takes root from the Feast of Weeks and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit spoken of in Acts. “1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
Through the Son God made the whole universe, and to the Son he has ordained that all creation shall ultimately belong. This Son, radiance of the glory of God, flawless expression of the nature of God, himself the upholding principle of all that is, effected in person the reconciliation between God and man and then took his seat at the right hand of the majesty on high ....