He backed up his research by using verses in the Bible and not by applying just his own thoughts. He also had to have knowledge of God and God’s creation to be able to get a better understanding of what the Holy Spirit is and why he is there. What value does the article have for Christian ministry, and life in general? Palmer explains that we should be thankful for the Spirit being a person as He saves us from our sin and He also leads us to God. If there were no Holy Spirit, no God, then we would never have seen His beautiful creation.
Along with this concept, is the idea portrayed in Ephesians 5:1 that believers are to be imitators of God, because they are His children. This calls for the action of honoring the heavenly Father as well. I John 3:10 states, “In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth his brother.” Obedience and love to other adopted sons of God is key to showing honor to the Father (Grudem
The unforeseen plan set by God examines the faithfulness of the people as they rely only on their trust in God’s promise of delivering justice to their oppressors. Habakkuk express concern for Yahweh’s faithfulness towards the righteous whereas Yahweh attempts to distinguish
One of the central themes in his Gospel is the kingdom of God. John the Baptist’s first words are “Repent for the kingdom of God is near,” and later when Jesus begins his public ministry, he utters the same words, “Repent for the kingdom of God is near.” Matthew knows his readers have some questions. What does this kingdom look like? How do I become a part of it? Much of the Sermon on the Mount is an exposition of these questions, as Jesus presents an upside down kingdom counterintuitive to the world’s ways.
God the Son, the incarnate Word, the Bible, the written Word and preaching, the proclamation are the three convictions he had in mind. According to him, the purpose of scripture was to reveal Christ. Finding that proclamation in any passage is the key to biblical interpretation. The guidance of the Holy Spirit is necessary to do that. So, he was very keen in keeping this theological idea in mind while preparing the sermon.
We cannot understand it unless God gives us an interpretation of what was communicated between our spirit and himself. Praying in the spirit is important to a Christians because it enables our spirit man to communicate with God where the devil cannot understand. Praying in the spirit can also be used to endow an individual with the power of God to go out and do the will of the Father. Prayer is conversing with God in a person’s own language while knowing what they are saying and asking for. Whereas praying in the spirit is conversing with God but through another language that
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. 12: 27). In previous chapters, it is well demonstrated how the human body is built to reveal the plan of salvation of God for humanity. What the apostle had learned from the doctor fit so well with his vision and understanding of the things of God. Besides the plan of salvation, there is also a Body of Christ with its modus operandi (its way of operating).
Furthermore, God is concerned about all that He has created. In fact, God is so concerned about His creation that He feeds, clothes and shelters them all. "God does not need us or the rest of creation for anything, yet we and the rest of creation can glorify him and bring him joy" (p. 161). God does not owe mankind anything, but mankind owes everything to God, including her life. Particular sections in the reading shares an interesting topic of God giving Himself glory.
Unlike Christianity, believes Jesus Christ is Messiah and the God. • Jewish believe that they have selected to follow the commandments of One True God and God will look out for them in return. They trust God would send a powerful messenger, the Messiah, to come and bring in a new era of peace in one day, and even today, this is an event that has yet to happen. For Christians, that promised Messiah came in the form of Jesus Christ. • Christianity seeks salvation through faith, they agree that salvation is secured through a relationship with Jesus Christ and daily repentance of sins.
In Christ transforming culture is not optimistic and also not pessimistic, but it is realistic (Naugle; 2010). This point of view identify the influence of sin, but sees that the power of the Kingdom is greater. The Church of the community of Christians exists to glorify God on earth by telling all people of the purpose that God has for us and as a culture standing together. We as Christians should talk about public issues and also address them and speak out the truth (Koopman; pg.