One of my biggest flass is this areas is a lack of patience and grace. These are areas, I have worked on for years and will continue to work on, Being a very driven person, I often lack patient with others and need to be more gracious. As Paul reminds of in Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I continue to look to Christ as my example and try to daily live a life that is Spirit filled and christ centered. The compatibility assessment was very interesting.
Moyer on having the gift of evangelism. When we think of the act of “Evangelism,” perhaps knocking on doors, teaching the Bible, preaching or distributing tracks comes to mind. But this is scary to many people and is often the reason we find it difficult to evangelize. However, we must consider for a moment: Does evangelism have to be such an enormous challenge? This is one of many misconceptions concerning evangelism that we as Christians face today.
C. S. Lewis noted: "We need intimate knowledge of the past. Not that the past has any magic about it, but because we cannot study the future, and yet need something to set against the present." The journey of the Church was changed for the better, due to the aftermath of Martin Luther’s Thesis. Luther believed in a more active role of Christians in their walk with God and that the rules set by the Catholic Church were not based from Biblical rules that are required of them. From the time of Jesus, the search for the freedom to worship freely had been a struggle, with many followers of Jesus losing their life.
Before the journey of Paul and at first journey Paul was alone waiting Timothy and Silas to join him. man’s of this place it was the first time to the heard the good news of Jesus Christ. As I know as a Christian its difficult to start from the ground to teach the people did
Throughout the entirety of Mark’s gospel, there are numerous examples that show the importance of having faith. In Mark’s gospel, the importance and power of having faith is shown through the healings that Jesus performs, through Jesus’ conversations with the Twelve, and also through the exchange with the rich man. In each of these instances, an individual’s faith is shown and that individual is granted salvation, or an individual lacks faith and that individual will remain absent from God’s kingdom. An individual’s faith ultimately leads to God’s kingdom, however in Mark’s gospel many confuse God’s kingdom with human expectations of what a kingdom should entail. This is the root of the rich man’s misguided faith, and it also leads to Jesus’
Sin is a part of life throughout an average human and nobody 's perfect by any means, but God wants us to realize we can overcome these sins, actions, and bad behavior. The Bible itself has several subject topics and stories that relate to everyday life and temptations with his disciples, how they overcame these situations and still managed to live for God regardless of their past. Brueggemann believes that in order to understand and obtain information from the book of God you must have an open imagination. Having an open mind about christianity and reading the Bible will help obtain a clear visual and understanding what is expected of us as God’s people ensuring these signs, warnings, and blessings will happen if you believe in God’s word. Brueggemann encourages to have an imagination of our own to interpret our own understanding in ways we are comfortable.
So God created man to be with Him, in His presence and to reach this happiness in the end of his life. But sometimes God allows suffering to test our faith in Him. For example in the Book of Genesis, Abraham is tested for his faith, by being asked to sacrifice Isaac his only son. Pope John Paul says “Suffering, in fact, is always a trial-at times a very hard one-to which humanity is subjected.” But sufferings are a very effective way for one to discover of himself and help to realize and to transform human being in his own existence here on earth. “It is suffering, more than anything else, which clears the way for the grace which transforms human souls.
The Old Testament, as opposed to the New Testament, shows many different sides of God. God is characterized as challenging, spiteful, or even vengeful in some of the stories of the Old Testament. Instead of teaching the concepts of love and forgiveness, the Old Testament emphasizes sacrifice and how it is required to live a life of faith. The Pentateuch introduces the covenants made between God and certain individuals in which, through fulfilling the tasks that God asks of them, they are granted His grace. God used these covenants, promises to His people, to hold mankind accountable for their own use of free will.
I have overcome my failures my accepting who I am in Christ. Having true knowledge and understanding of who I give me more insight of my faults and failures and to accept the reality that I can go forward without depending on people 's approval of acceptance, which is a big problem to many so-called ‘failures’ of life. Without the many failures that I had experienced in my life, I would not have decided to choose to go back to college to receive my degree. To make the right decision to choose the right man to marry, and most of all making the right decision to accept my passion from my heart desires to help and to serve others from my business. My past failures came from my wrong decisions of choices that I initiated.
But I get extremely frustrated at times, because while I want to do the right thing, I often feel as though I need specific direction from God. Although I’ve always been good at solving problems, I don’t like it when I have to wait on God to reveal pieces of the puzzle that are needed to solve the problem I’m struggling with. I’m convinced that one of the primary reasons God operates this way is to teach me the virtues of humility and patience. If He sent an angel to tell me how to solve my problems, I wouldn’t need to learn and practice humility and patience. I would simply wait for instructions from the angel and then take credit for being a special child of God.