Recognizing and understanding has become an important fact as I continue to embark upon this journey. The seven spheres integrate participation from me and will expand to the world, meaning my civic responsibility can be personal or professional. The word of God states that we love our neighbors as we love ourselves, being a Christian means we must always walk in
I am in total agreement with Clark Pinnock. All of Christendom needs to regard the Spirit’s stirring among the Body of Christ in Pentecostal groups. The church can fulfill the Great Commission more effectively if we take in the consideration of a Pentecostal ecclesiology. Because the Holy Spirit bears witness to Jesus, and through his presence brings Christ’s presence to the church to endow it with the Father’s presence for the world, a Spirit ecclesiology can and must remain highly Christological and Trinitarian in its theological foundation. I believe that the Acts 2 Pentecost experience is a “reality” operating today, and that the charismatic gifts are the primary means by which the church is made visible to the world today.
How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
This provides important continuity between Old Testament covenantal commands, for instance, the cultural mandate in Gn 1:28 and Christian mission in the New Testament era. Jesus declared that he had not come to abolish the law and the prophets, but to fulfill them (Mt 5:17). Christian discipleship ethics are based on the call to righteousness found in the law and the prophets: “be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5:48 and Lev 19:2). Jesus’ instructions to his disciples to “teach everything I have commanded” is foundational to the concept of making future disciples, and therefore important for understanding how evangelism and social justice are to be integrated in mission. It is helpful to see the five discourses in the gospel of Matthew as a complete summary of Jesus’
We can do so much with our language, such as, encourage, ridicule, pray, and so much more. When speaking, we are to speak with a purpose, whether that be to please, inform persuade or all of the above. Servant speakers are called to speak God’s word and be accountable to God and to others. According to Schultze, “Christian speech defines reality in tune with the word of God, demonstrates accountability to neighbor, self, and ultimately God and imitates Jesus and his godly followers” (P.28). This means that as Christians, we are to imitate Jesus and be like him in everything we do, especially our speech.
Christian refer to Christ, as one who has reconciled Humanity to God. Metaphysic believes that we take on the charge to refer all of Humanity to the knowledge of the Christ in you. The Practical view of early Christian Doctrine is to take the Holy Scriptures by faith. The Bible is divinely inspired in the operation of interpretation through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Scripture reveals insight of Christian beliefs and practices.
Where the others came back with negativity and said that Israel would win for they are stronger. Christian Theology is Public theology, this is the Kingdom of God. So for us as Christians we are the Kingdom of God and we life in the Kingdom of God and therefore we need to engage with political, cultural, educational and economical spheres of life
The fundamental concept that governs Christian civil behavior is love. It is the foundation of every action and response that Christians should have as it acts as “the basis of man’s relationship was God, and more important still, as the basis of man’s relations with man” (179). Romans 13 calls love the “fulfillment of the law” (Romans 13:10). The natural outpouring of this is what makes Christian behavior so unique, and perhaps gives a different outlook on political contention. Augustine brings to light another action of Christian citizens: whatever situation one founds themselves in, they should strive to be the be Christian they can be within their setting (196).
‘Gloria Dei vivens homo’: the human person who fully lives his or her dignity gives glory to God, who has given this dignity to men and women. This section will peruse the below-mentioned principles according to Byron which are the building blocks of the social teaching of the church and guide to it social
So, he was very keen in keeping this theological idea in mind while preparing the sermon. The work of preaching is to proclaim the gospel in such a way that those chosen to salvation may hear it and make suitable through faith
Paul then went on to say that we were to bear fruit for God and that this can be accomplished through Christ, who died for us and then rose (Rom 7:4). The relationship between a man and a woman is very sacred to God and that we need to hold ourselves accountable to each
Saint Athanasius of Alexandria The title, Doctor of the Church indicates that the writings or preaching 's of a saint were useful to the church 's members at any age. Also, the doctors of the church are known for their "depth of understanding and the orthodoxy of their theological teachings." Among these men and women, considered one of the greatest and most important of the early church fathers is St. Athanasius of Alexandria. St. Athanasius was a strong supporter of Catholicism against Arianism, which was the cost of the hardships he faced throughout his life. Arianism is the belief that Jesus Christ is the son of God, but not the same person, which goes against the Church 's teachings about the Blessed Trinity.
Love, Leadership and Legacy was written to inspire, encourage and motivate people to embrace godly leadership. Thoughtful examination of scripture shows that God has a plan for each of us and He desires for us to live and lead for His glory. The author’s hope is that this devotional will draw you into a deeper relationship with God and provide you the encouragement and wisdom needed to lead in today’s world. "I think everyone who reads Anthony 's book will enjoy and appreciate his willingness to share some of the most personal moments in his life, including both success and pain, ranging from championships in sports to embarrassment and suffering in life. It will be obvious to the reader why he 's so willing to share his life in this way--it 's because he desires to see people let God help them win at this game called LIFE."