People who don’t have the gift of evangelism can do more harm than good in trying to emulate hard-line evangelistic techniques. The non-Christians of this world have horror stories of ill-informed, brash, bullying Christians who are “scalp hunting”. Unfortunately, there is a lot of damage control to be done, before we can even get people to listen and trust us enough to talk about something so personal as their spiritual life… We can all do that – be friendly and caring, don’t hide the fact that you are a Christian, but be sensitive to where they are at in regard to previous contact with Christians. It may be necessary to ask forgivenss for our unwise and uninformed brothers and sisters. Someone has said we have inocculated people against the
The bible is what helps keeps our faith alive as it contains a rich amount of history that tells us of God’s revelation and the ways how our faith works. Although the bible contains numerous works of different people, it is still a work of God that helps our faith remain constant and grow, as everything written was under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In some way, I was able to understand the value also of the other books, as before I did not really take interest of the other books included bible, aside from the likes of the Gospels, Genesis, Exodus, Psalms, and Proverbs. Nevertheless, I realized that the books are all part of the bible as each has a purpose to serve and stands as a testament to the infidelity of mankind, and of God’s unfailing love for
Writers like Edwards and Bradstreet both wrote about God and the impact although they had different notions; from them having different points of view of how God felt, to the way they wrote and made their readers feel throughout their writings. In the early time there were believers of a powerful God, although they thought God was powerful they saw different points of view towards God’s emotions. Bradstreet thought of God as a helpful, kind, and powerful being, Edwards on the other hand saw god as a powerful, harsh, and strict being. To show Bradstreet’s view of God in her last stanza of “upon the burning of our house, july 10th 1666” she states “ A price so vast as in unknown.. Yet be his gift is made thee own; there’s wealth enough, I need no more..”.
Many of us choose to take criticism personally, and that holds us back from making the neces- sary changes for the better. Those of us who can listen to this type of correction and react accordingly will no doubt be better off in the end. I have seen far too many athletes handle constructive criticism poorly, and it has ruined many a good athletic career. I myself would have to plead guilty to not always taking criticism the right way. But Christ wants to speak truth into our lives, many times in the form of the Holy Spirit’s constructive criticism.
The Reflective Essay Our assignment this week is to consider the theological experiences during the course study and reflect on how our understanding. Who do we think God is, how has our understanding grown, what we have been able to practice and how will we pass this new experience to our circle of influence. I found the topics within Theology 104 inquisitive and challenging. Being taught the Bible was inerrant during my youth, provided me a solid base to develop my reasoning and understanding, not doubt. Because of this, I did not experience a change in theology during the course, but was encouraged to expand my evangelistic approach.
In the beginning we hit everything, but when I trusted in what he was saying and he believed in me and we passed everyone. Also, sometimes we stopped and helped others that work stuck. As Christians its our job to help those that are in need and I think sometimes we forget that. Sometimes as Christians it's hard to listen and trust in others. Especially, in stressful
His education was incredible. God knew that he was going to be a great reformer and gave him this education so that he could use it to inform others about Christ. Significantly, Calvin’s reform work stands out the most. If he had not helped reform the Christian religion, many of us would not be true believing Christians like we are now. Living the amazing life of a true believer, Calvin gave us many examples to trustingly live by.
The Church, however, did not agree with what he said, and they definitely didn 't appreciate his criticism. They tried to get Martin to recant on what he wrote, but Martin, who was seeking peace with God, would not recant. Martin believed that his message should be heard, and it was. The reason Martin Luther wrote the Ninety-fives Theses is because the Church was no longer doing everything through God 's word like selling indulgences. Luther thought indulgences had no real base in the bible.
The importance of their conversation is centralized around the religious factor that allows readers to confer The Misfit is not as we expect. He states, “I was a gospel singer for a while” and also mentions his father was a member of the Baptist Church which proves to the audience that he was raised in a background of good morals and religion. He continues to describe other belongings he has been involved in, and allows us to infer he is searching to be encompassed in something with meaning; however, he struggles to gain a sense of worth in any of the involvements he obtains. Similarly, Mr. Fowler was a moral man and loved his son dearly, after the life-changing incident Mr. Fowler lost his son, and twisted into something he’s never been before. Some may even say he became blinded by his morals, and committed
Then there is the people who see religion as more of a way to conform to moralistic thinking, or a way of living a certain way. Just like a lot of individuals, I have my own definition and I am going to share what I think religion is with you. Starting out as a young boy, my grandfather used to always try to get me involved in church. I remember when I was in the first grade, my grandpa
Even though so many times people will think God’s opinion is a certain way, however, we do not know how God truly feels. Along with this and the idea on how Jesus recruits people to help the kingdom grow was that he wants for us to step out of our comfort zone. In my life recently, I have been focused on this idea of doing things we do not necessarily want to do, but we need to do. In order for us to experience a complete life change, we need to do things that make us feel uncomfortable. We must have faith that if God puts us in something that he
Key Truth One: The Bible is from God, it 's all about God. When we read His Word and study it, we not only gain a better knowledge of who He is and what He 's done, we also gain success in every part of our Christian life. Key Truth Two: Teaching the Bible is so much more than just talking about it. It 's guiding others to actively pursue their relationship with God and show them how God 's Word can change their life. Key Truth Three: Studying the Bible can have such an impact on our lives, in more ways than one.
The negative experiences that Santiago has endured made him a powerful and courageous individual however it also has made him sceptical. The Alchemist assisted Santiago to find his faith and become more connected with God, he talks to Santiago metaphorically has a deeper meaning behind his sayings or instance when the Alchemist states,. “All you have to do is contemplate
In Salvation it seems as if religion is being forced, and like Langston in Salvation I didn 't see Jesus or religion as others did. One of the statements made in Salvation that I found to be interesting was " But I was really crying because I couldn 't bear to tell her that I had lied ". I personally find this to be interesting for a few reasons. One of reasons is