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.
Blake described in the “Divine Image” that the virtues of delight were mercy, pity, peace, and love to these virtues the people “return their thankfulness” (4). This proves that these four virtues are characteristics of being human. People are thankful of these virtues because when individuals think of virtues one thinks of God. God is most known for having these virtues, so people see these virtues like blessing. People try to have these traits because they want to model God and feel grateful for these characteristics.
This symbolizes both our direct access to God through our high priest Jesus; and also, the fact that God’s holiness is no longer something to be protected, but a contagious force to transform the world (Ephesians 4:16). Specifically, through the Holy Spirit we are being regenerated from the inside out to live holy lives that honor and glorify God. No longer do we need to live holy lives to have access to God, but we live holy lives out of the access to God’s grace. In the words of Alexander, “To be holy is to live in a way that reflects the moral perfection of God; it is to live a life marked by love, purity, and righteousness, which are the three most important hallmarks of perfect
Keeping the church as one body of christ means he is a follower of Jesus and will look after us. When he shows that the church is still holy it impacts my faith because it means I could impact the church and keep it holy and become closer to God because of keeping the church clean and holy just as Pope Francis did. Another reason why the Pope impacts my faith is that the Pope doesn’t only just stay in one place, he takes care of all the churches and visited many churches around the world to keep the churches united and together as one body of christ. The Pope helps me to understand that the meaning of helping others and doing something right isn’t for satisfactory it is for the good of others. He shows me this when he helps the people that are in need and need more help than us.
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).
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
Finally, the New Covenant establishes supremacy over all previous agreements. Through the existence of God’s son, we are reborn to a personal commitment to the Father. As humanity grew, so has the personal commitment to the father. “The Spirit as the minister of the grace of God in new relationship, as opposed to a sacramentally infused substance,” (Saucy, M. 2014, p. 58). The forefathers have brought the covenants to humanity as God’s highest desire to preside in love with human kind; therefor, as God’s children there is an obligation to grow in understanding and abide by these
Leland Ryken proposes two forms of Christian truth, inclusively and exclusively (203). For art to be inclusively Christian it contains general themes that are found within other cultures and religions such as loving and caring for others and the importance of trust. The exclusively Christian truth presents truth that comes from the Bible, such as a way of salvation through forgiveness, the pardon of God, or any events from the Bible. Piero della Francesca 's painting, The Resurrection, previously mentioned is considered exclusively Christian art. Good Christian art tells of a story and truth that everyone longs to know because we are all human and “Christianity … assumes meaning in art and life to be attainable” (Kilby 22).
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. We are to live out our salvation with a sense of fear and trembling – not in craven, cowardly or weak fear – but with a sense of godly fear, a frame of mind which embodies humility – with a sense of respect to God and His character and nature we see in scripture; with a sense to live this life worthy of the calling. Because we understand it is God who works in us – it is His divine nature that helps us and instructs us – it is His Holy Spirit who teaches us – but it is our responsibility to walk obediently “Keep in step with the Holy Spirit” to act according to His good purpose and work out own
"Work is our design and our dignity; it is also a way to serve God through creativity, particularly in the creation of culture.” This quote from Timothy Kellers ' Every Good Endeavor speaks profoundly to me, it sets the stage for the Christian existence. I enjoy that the line speaks of our service to God through our creativity. It is also nice to see the common "ruling of the world” exemplified through our service. Our ruling the world should be through stewardship or trusteeship versus an authoritarian ship, which is how some Christians think we are to rule the world. As Christians we are called and simply live to work for the furthering of Gods kingdom.
The first belief is “Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Son of our loving Heavenly Father” (Mormonism 101). This is described to be said, as the Saints believe that God himself sent his only son, Jesus Christ, to save all mankind from their sins. God is said to be the Heavenly Father who listens and answers all prayers and feels sympathy towards them. Later on God was worshipped as the Redeemer, the central guy, to all mankind of the church. He accepts mercy and grace that the followers seek including baptism, communion, praying, and doing good deeds to others around.
5). Christianity also upholds the belief that God was in the beginning and he was the creator of all things. Christians also believe in messengers, or disciples, who were sent to spread the word of God and to “bear witness to the light” (Doc 6.). However, the messenger and God himself was not always accepted. Similar to Islamic faith, the reason for existence for Christians is to please their God, and receive salvation through Jesus Christ so they may live eternally in
Introduction: As part of a prophetic community, we have come to realize that there is a clear distinction between someone who loves God and someone who lives like Jesus. A person who lives a holy lifestyle and seeks to do good to their neighbors, and loves God (of course), is a person that loves God. These kind of people are common, and really great to have around. By no means do I think they are bad people. Then there are the other set of people who are willing to live their lives sacrificially; their lives will actually mimic the life of Jesus.