An anonymous person once said that “we aren’t called to shine our own lights; we are called to reflect His.” A born again Christian, once fully understanding the gospel and putting his or hers trust in Jesus, will desire to want to grow and obey God in order to honor and glorify Him, and since the only one who kept God’s law perfectly was Jesus, then one will want manifest and imitate Christ in everything he or she does. Not only does reflecting Christ’s image glorify God, it stands out to others as well. All true believers experience radical change because of the Spirit, and that change shines like a bright light towards other people leading them to ask, wonder, and desire that change and growth in their own lives as
Indeed, this author believes that that 's the way lessons and sermons should be given. People ask any number of questions, and we all must be: ". . . ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;" (1 Pet 3:15b).
There are many thoughts that I have but the following are the salient pointers that I trust will be relevant to your question. A godly woman has the following characteristics. 1. She knows the Lord Jesus as her personal Lord and Saviour and loves God and carries herself well in a gracious manner (Proverbs 11:16). Always marry a Christian who fears God and be not unequally yoked with unbelievers (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).
Genesis 1:31, “God made us all and everything he made he saw it to be very good” (KJV). Why do I exist? Mankind exist to glorify God, to minister to those who are lost turning them back to the knowledge of the living God. Matthew 28:19, says, “Go ye therefore into all the world and teach them, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost” (KJV). Dr. Myles Monroe (2013), said, “I would presume all mankind was made to live for a purpose.” Even Christ existed for a purpose, John 6:38, “For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me” (KJV).
King said “The Christian faith makes it possible for us nobly to accept that which cannot be changed, to meet disappointments and sorrow with an inner poise, and to absorb the most intense pain without abandoning our sense of hope.” (King, 97) The statement reiterates how the Christian faith is the beacon of light at the end of the tunnel for them. God is the dawn of all hope and the beckon of light. Even when we reach our lowest and are struggling in our darkest hours, King says that we know that a new dawn of hope will arrive because God is ultimately able to do anything. God’s love, strength, justice and wrath are infinite but the worldly disappointments, hatred and the fear ends. King uses Christian scriptures as his evidence.
After Watergate, the only thing that mattered to Colson was having a right relationship with Christ and ministering the grace he had received to as many people as possible. Psalm 25:4-5 says, “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” Matthew 5:6 says “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied” both of these versus speaks into how Colson thought, felt, and acted. Charles Colson’s life is a powerful testimony to the transforming power of the Gospel. 1 Corinthians 15:47-49 perfectly describes Colson when it says, “One who bore the image of the man of dust became one who bore the image of the man of Heaven.” Colson wrote “The real story was that Christ had reached down to me, even in my disgrace and shame, and revealed Himself as the One who forgives and makes new.
The pray states “We ask that you grant our request…” which is an example of Supplication, asking for specific prayer requests through the name of the Lord. Finally, the prayer ends with Adoration as it displays the name of God being worshipped. Overall, the Mary Mackillop Prayer clearly incorporates
Jesus says in Matthew 28:16-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” That encompasses all believers, not just men. To pastor simply means to hold a position to minister to a congregation; therefore, if Jesus calls us to minister to the nations, then women should hold pastoral positions. Throughout many churches today, we lose opportunities to
Based off of several definitions, a crisis can be a time or stage of difficulty, danger or trouble. We have all experienced some type of crisis, if not, keep living. In reading, Biblical Counseling: Not If, But When, crisis can provide challenges and blessings, but more importantly opportunities. We must take these opportunities to honor and glorify God. We bring glory by making decisions that portray our belief and dependence on God in all circumstances, taking actions that replicates the same compassionate comfort God offers us, and enduring suffering and hardship faithfully.
The best way to be that light is to pray the God through us is glorified. All too often we pray as a selfish child, God give me this or give me that. I have my pastor say that God is not our genie in the sky, but He is our loving and faithful Heavenly Father. In Matthew 7:11 (KJV) “…how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” God wants to give His children good gifts and He wants them to be mature enough to pray for the glory of the Heavenly Father. God love us with a love so strong that we cannot
Secondly, every Christian is obligated to bring Christ to others and make him known. I often ask myself, "What must I do to revive the faith? What must I do to bring them the Good News? How can I help them to deepen their faith? As the beginning passage from Gaudium Et Spes stated: The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ.
Philippians 2:12-14 speaks about this spiritual co-operation between us and God, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing.” I love this scripture as it gives each of us some clear principles for living in Christ. You work out your own salvation. As salvation is a work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and by obedience we work it out or live it out! It is a responsibility placed upon each believer to decide to obey God’s word and live out this great salvation worked in us by Christ.
The preacher has to be an exegetical escort guiding his people into the proximity of God. The preacher must praise God in preaching. The preacher in this circumstance is a doxological dancer accepting the doctrine in praise. If the preacher can succeed in this he will make sure that the assembly
The First Petition state “Hallowed be Thy name,” and Luther explains that “God’s name is indeed holy in itself; but we pray in this petition that it may become holy among us also,” (Luther “Small Catechism” 19). It must be respected that God is holy above all other things and this must be
Apostle Paul said in 1Co 11:1(KJV) “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” Christians are instructed in the Bible not to conform to the world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Rom. 12:2). By staying in the Word of God, we are less likely to get caught up in the opinions of others. We are also called to exhibit self-control in every area of our lives especially when it comes to our impulses and instant gratification. Starting our day off prayerfully and devoting time to our Lord and Savior and allowing Him to plan our day for us will also help us to not give an audience to Satan and his cohorts.