The father and the many bystanders question the power of God when even the disciples cannot help the boy. This leads Jesus to utter the aforementioned quote about the importance of having faith. This proves that Jesus believes that anyone can be saved, if he has faith in God. This could even extend to the rich man. If the rich man had faith in God, he too could be saved.
As Genesis progresses, Joseph is able to reunite with Jacob, and his brothers. Joseph forgave his brothers, and even invited them to remain with him in Egypt. Joseph never gave up hope even after being put in a tough situation. Joseph did all his work, and still prayed to god, and was blessed enough to not live a life that the average slave did. Joseph had a family, a home, and was able to support his family through hard work.
Only in John, some of his disciples bring their friends and family to meet him, where they too are called to be disciples. Thomas insisted that he needed to physically see the resurrected Jesus before he would believe. When he eventually touches Jesus’ wounds, Thomas finally believes what the other disciples have been telling him all along, declaring, “My Lord and my God”. “Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet
One of the most important evidence for this is the transformation of the disciples. Before and after the crucifixion the disciples were timid and fearful, they were terrified of being killed but something changed and that was the appearance of Jesus bodily risen from the dead. The moment they saw Jesus again they were all transformed because they knew the truth. They finally understood that Jesus was God incarnate and that he saves people from sin. That is why all the disciples had a radical change and became bold witnesses to everything they had seen, even to the point of dying for their beliefs.
Therefore for Jesus the Spirit was to empower Him for His preaching and miracles and later for the disciples it was to empower them to be witnesses. He adds that Luke context of stating that the Spirit came to empower was the prophecy of Joel in Joel
He doubts that God is truly the answer to all of his problems. Although he doubts God in the beginning, he begins to question his doubt. In the following quotation, John is worrying about his future if he does not accept God. He begins to believe that God truly is the only way to escape the evil he was born in. ¨Only the hand of God could deliver him.
In other words, St. John simply wants his spouse to be interested in his line of work; love is not necessary. In the novel, he asks Jane to marry him so she can come with him on a missionary trip to India. He says, “God and nature intended you for a missionary’s wife. It is not personal, but mental endowments they have given you. You are formed for labor, not for love” (Shelley 430).
In the Bible, Jesus taught us that as His followers, we should love all people as well. We shall sacrifice our selfishness for the others. Only if we love the others in the same way Jesus loved us, will there be a type of love that is truly unconditional and selfless. Jesus came to serve the others rather than to be served by others, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17, ESV). This verse creates a beautiful analogy to show why Jesus came to earth, and it also gives Christians an example of what their purpose is. If Jesus spent his time trying to change the lives of tax collectors, thieves, and adulterers, then Christians should follow suit and bring the Gospel to prisoners. From a Biblical perspective, it is clear that prisons should focus on turning people's lives around by rehabilitating them with the
One of the most popular miracles is one that he performed for his own apostle. Peter was fishing off of shore all day and was not catching anything at all until he saw Jesus standing on the rocks near the beach. He told Peter "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Peter listened to Jesus and did so and as he brought up his net from the water hundreds of fish were inside the net. Peter doubted Jesus when he told him the first time because he had no luck fishing. So when he got back to shore he fell down to Jesus in regret that he questioned Jesus’ words.