He had played a wonderful role in my spiritual life. I was fully involved in the church. Whenever, there is visitation after church, I was always there. I was affiliated with almost all departments in the church without having any title because I just like helping people. Every Sunday morning, I was in the head of a group going out doing Bible study, praying with people, and also comforting those who were depressed.
In his journey, Merton turned all his thoughts into what one would define as a healthy spirituality. Thomas Merton throughout his life demonstrated and influenced many people of all ages to turn to God and to seek a healthy spirituality. Both Constructive community relationships and Healthy spirituality walked hand in hand for Thomas Merton on his own spiritual journey as he always found a way for them to connect. “love is not just something that happens to you: it is a certain special way of being alive. Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life.” – Thomas
Have you ever had a dream to change the world? He is known all around the world for his ministry and evangelistic acts, leading more than thousands of people to Christ. In the world there are are many problems that have raised over the years. Billy Graham has been a notable American in various ways, including, but not limited to counselling presidents, setting himself as an example to others in Christ, and doing his best to preach the word of God. Overcoming the obstacle his evangelistic works even to today.
Jesus of Nazareth is known for his teachings of Christianity. Many people were appealed by Christianity because it considered all humans to be equals, regardless of skin color, gender, or ethnic group. Because of this, Jesus developed a fanbase. Many of his followers thought he was the long awaited Messiah. However, what exactly was Jesus saying in his teachings?
Unfortunately, everyone continued to sin, but God forgave time and time again, and always created a new covenant with them. God wanted his people to be happy forever, he wanted to erase the sin of the first human beings and all who came after them. This is God’s plan of salvation, and the path he walks with us is called salvation history. Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, God made a new and promising covenant with his people that from that moment on, it
He said, “Whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5). These moral rules and laws that are taught in widely read Christian texts are followed by the large majority of Christians as the way for members to live their lives based on obedience and love of
During this time, the pilgrim began to experience the positive benefits that he had hoped to achieve by engaging in ceaseless prayer. He was able to experience the direct revelation of the spirit and achieve a profound sense of personal ecstasy. This specific portion of the strannik’s story illustrates an important fact that all Christian’s must comprehend: making sacrifices and engaging in difficult practices (i.e. the Jesus Prayer) will eventually result in profound spiritual reward. I have come to realize that periods of spiritual stagnancy do not necessarily connote lazy or a disunity with Christ.
Jesus died for our sins, was buried, was resurrected, and thereby offers salvation to all who will receive Him in faith. Unique among all other faiths, Christianity is more about a relationship than religious practices. Instead of adhering to a list of “do’s and don’ts,” the goal of a Christian is to cultivate a close walk with God. That relationship is made possible because of the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Beyond these core beliefs, there are many other items that are, or at least should be, indicative of what Christianity is and what Christianity believes.
We can do so much with our language, such as, encourage, ridicule, pray, and so much more. When speaking, we are to speak with a purpose, whether that be to please, inform persuade or all of the above. Servant speakers are called to speak God’s word and be accountable to God and to others. According to Schultze, “Christian speech defines reality in tune with the word of God, demonstrates accountability to neighbor, self, and ultimately God and imitates Jesus and his godly followers” (P.28). This means that as Christians, we are to imitate Jesus and be like him in everything we do, especially our speech.
Justification by faith is a fundamental Protestant doctrine that condenses the key elements of the Christian belief system that are the most substantial elements of Christianity. While the concept is simple, the underlying implications have created division and strife throughout the history of the Church. To analyze how this doctrine influences Christianity at large, there must be clear understanding and definition of the word “justification.” Paul begins the Epistle to the Romans as a legal argument emphasizing that justification is a “forensic action.” Working in these initial verses, he establishes his credentials and occasion and provides the basic truths of his writing. In the original language, the words “righteousness” and “justify”
He is no stranger to anyone and loves to talk about the lord and would help you through anything that you had on your plate the best he could. He tells of the works and miracles that god has done and makes sure to live up to the lords expectations. He has been on pilgrimages of sorts before such as mission trips and other things of that nature
When all the odds are stacked against you When you are sick in body, soul or spirit, command your body to come into line with the Word of God. Mediate on His Word day and night. I now attend World Changers Creflo Dollar Church (Gold Coast) and one of Creflo’s sermons has changed my life. Creflo Dollar says Jesus had already done everything for us on the Cross, light the electricity he has abundantly supplied for us. The Lord has given us the power to FLIP THE SWITCH and walk in the authority given to us.
Derrick showed him the love of Jesus and how to surrender his entire life to God. From there, Aaron trusted God with the outcome of each game, especially the Super Bowl. “I (Aaron) asked God for vision, and He gave it to me” (269, Kingsbury). In addition, from the beginning to the end, Derrick has remained loyal to his faith and a strong example for Aaron and his teammates to witness the life of a devoted Christian. He became stronger through this journey, but remained true to himself and God because his foundation is stronger than any life