In other words, it is ongoing process to reach to become God-likeness people, and it is also important to believe that God has already accomplished it for us. Then what is the reformed theologians’ goal of sanctification? It is to glorify God (Ephesians 1:4-6), and the perfection of God’s people (Romans: 8:29). The future perfection of God’s people will help then to reach the final glorification of
Winthrop explains the importance of loving God. He states “love is as absolutely necessary to the being of thee body of Christ, as the sinewes and other ligaments of a natural body are to the being of that body” (Winthrop 194). Inorder for the improvement of one 's life, an appreciation, love and service must be done for the Lord. The love one shares with their god is as important as the
Focusing on the leadership of Epaphras and his spiritual authority to lead them, we witness Paul utilize “the same ministry terminology he uses for himself.” A handful of peculiarities manifests as a result on a ministerial leader. Firstly, the action of Epaphras himself, as Hiebert states, “Epaphras knew the result he expected from his prayers. He had grasped the reality of ministering to his people through his prayers for them“ Epaphras exhibits the duty of the spiritual leader to pry. Hiebert further discusses Epaphras’s desire for and manifestation of stability. Thus, the position of spiritual leader necessitates the creation of a stable atmosphere in the church.
An overview of Homiletics: Historical, Theological and Homiletic Development and Significance. Introduction: Preaching is the central acts of Christianity Preaching is a vehicle for promoting the changes in the churches as well as in society. Preaching also assumes that it is the fundamental aspects of the church. The church cannot function properly without the direction of it. .
This is supported by Alexander (2006) when he says that the word canon signifies a rule and it was used by Christian Fathers to designate the inspired scriptures. http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/Topics/Bible/Bible_Canonization.html defines canonisation as the process by which the community of God's people accept certain scriptures as divinely inspired and authoritative. According to https://www.thefree dictionary.com/canonization canonisation is to include in the biblical canon, to approve as within canon law or to treat as sacred. Considering the above definitions I can define canonisation as a process by which the Christian community determine whether writings are inspired by God so as to consider those scriptures sacred and to include them in the biblical canon. When a book conforms to the canon or passes the test of authenticity it becomes a canonical book.
(Web Bible Encyclopedia) Likewise, biblical inspiration is the doctrine in Christian theology that credits the authors and editors of the Bible as ordained or influenced by God thus rendering their writings the word of God. When we speak of the Bible as inspired, we are simply acknowledging God divine influence on the human authors of the Scriptures. As members of the faith community,
There are a few points of interest where the evidence of vision and values are evident in Campbell’s life that must be addressed. As James M. Wall says, “imagination is needed” to break the patterns of conflict and ideological debate. Breaking those kinds of patterns is exactly what Alexander Campbell set out to do as he began his movement focused on unity and faithfulness to Scripture in the church. It seems fair to equate Wall’s “imagination” with “vision” as it relates to the life and work of Alexander
Armed with biblical teachings we must apply them to our lives and how we interact with those around us in a way that the Lord would approve of. Studying scripture can build up and strength our Christian worldview. Many Books and passages in the bible touch up human identity, human relationships, and culture. Romans 1-8 are one of those Books that we can apply to the world around us.
Paul’s pneumatology found in his writings has been a matter of interest in recent New Testament scholarship. Gordon Fee has been a great contributor in this area and in Paul, the Spirit and the People of God he outlines the various elements found in Pauline pneumatology giving us greater insight into this subject. In this paper I will highlight some of these elements that are unique to Paul and are not found in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts. The first distinctive of Pauline pneumatology is the way he sees the Spirit as God’s personal presence. For Paul, the coming of the Spirit meant that God had fulfilled the promises He had made to Jeremiah and Ezekiel when He said, ‘I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel’ (Jer.
One condemns works without faith; the other, faith without works. The Holy Spirit Finally, Bible interpretation must involve the Holy Spirit. If we are to know the message of the Bible, we need the aid of the heavenly Interpreter, the Holy Spirit, who has promised to lead us into all truth. The Bible requires study. Its hidden depths will not be revealed to the superficial reader.