2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT). Throughout Jesus’ earthly ministry He gave clues about His deity when he said things like, “Your sins are forgiven” or calling the angels
In the Bible, Jesus taught us that as His followers, we should love all people as well. We shall sacrifice our selfishness for the others. Only if we love the others in the same way Jesus loved us, will there be a type of love that is truly unconditional and selfless. Jesus came to serve the others rather than to be served by others, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to
Therefore, Paul told that the only way to save them from condemnation is to have faith in Jesus Christ, that’s reason why, he wasn’t ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it’s the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, Romans 1:16. Paul knew it was the only way of salvation, the one power of God that was effective in forgiving and chaing man and bring them at least to heaven.Now we can see here Paul wrote this letter, the main idea what He wrote was to show what salvation means in the book of Romans. It includes justification, peace with God a new Holy life and glorification. The only power to accomplish all this is the gospel of Christ. Salvation is offered through faith in Jesus, the Messiah, as we can see in the book of Romans 3:21-23; 10:9, through in Jesus we believe that He is the representative of the righteous by His faith, He brought internal life and He brought
The teaching had to cover backgrounds from tax collectors to Pharisees. By his telling of the three parables, Jesus effectively communicates God’s nature as, “God does not do what the hearers expect God to do, for in the kingdom of God grace is always bestowed upon those who least warrant or presume upon it.” Upon grasping this understanding, there are a few certain applications the modern Christian can understand. First, Grace is unearned and undeserved. Throughout the parable, the Father is giving and showing his sons those things that they do not deserve; with the younger son, his inheritance then his forgiveness and celebration and with the older son, patients and understanding. A second application is, Jesus made it a point that his mission was not to conform to the social or cultural patterns of the day, but to “Seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10).
Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and Paul’s Address in Athens The Bible is comprised of 66 different books and has 40 main contributors within its pages (Foster). Two famous pieces within the Bible are Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount written in Matthew 5-7 and Paul’s Address in Athens written in the Book of Acts 17: 16-34. Both of these works are orations that contain powerful messages about Christian life. Comparing these orations, based on topics such as purpose, audience, structure, content, literary techniques, and significance provides a deeper understanding of each speech. Understanding the purpose of any biblical writing is very important and that holds true when interpreting these works.
God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 11:13). What Paul means is that God gives us options and lets us decide which choice to make. In both of these texts, it is clearly stated that
Through her noble actions, she brought much respect to the church and demonstrated a great example of how the people should aspire to act. In contrast, the Parson did not put on any airs with his actions or in how he conducted himself. His philosophy on how to act was simply that a priest should be the example of the purity that he asks his flock to demonstrate (505-506). However, unlike the Prioress, he did not do this through courtly manner. He instead demonstrated mercy and kindness towards others and was not scornful, even to sinners (516).
In reading the epistles of the apostle Paul, nothing shows better the influence of Dr. Luke on him than scriptures like I Corinthians 12:12-27, Ephesians 4:15-16 and Colossians 3:19. Those scriptures are pure lessons of anatomy and physiology. Anatomy: a description of different body parts; physiology: the functioning of the different parts of a body or of any living organism. Those scriptures depict vivid analogies that exist between a natural human body and the spiritual body of Christ. In fact, Paul wants us to see ourselves as the Body of Christ as he emphatically wrote: “Ye are the body of Christ and members in particular.” (I Cor.