This is a way to accomplish an effective servanthood ministry. Elmer wrote about God and His message according to the Bible. The challenges that goes along with cross cultural ministry and how to be able to communicate to others of another culture. Jesus’s examples in the Bible and the challenges He had to deal with can help to accomplish a better understanding in ministering to other cultures. Summary In this book, “Cross-Cultural Servanthood”, Elmer have 14 chapters to this book, but he has divided the chapters into three different parts.
However, when sin came to lord over human lives, they became self-centered with a heart bent on evil desires. Jesus Christ came into the world in order that through His death and resurrection, He could redeem humanity from the power of sin and be reconciled back to God’s love. Therefore, those who have been restored to God’s family, believing
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to iv do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy god?” Again, do you find any mention of any church in what the Lord requires of
A second application is, Jesus made it a point that his mission was not to conform to the social or cultural patterns of the day, but to “Seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). The three parables teach us the relentlessness with which we, as Christians should seek the lost as well. Unlike the Pharisees scribes, we must show compassion and accept those who are repentant of their
1:3-6). The limitation also serve to further God’s work in developing spiritual maturity. The only way to gain spiritual maturity is to go through difficult life events and learn from them. In James 5, there is a section that mentions that the prayer of faith might make the person well if God would allow it. Just before this section, it was about being patience in suffering.
By looking at the work of Saint Augustine and scriptures from Matthew we understand that with a desire to prosper it is possible to be “sucked into sin as if by a drug” (Saint Augustine). As a result of this understanding of envy, the relationship between desire and sin is made clear. In order to explain how this desire is used to prosper against others, we must first understand what desire is. Desire is a strong feeling
. To know thee is the whole of righteousness, and to acknowledge thy power is the root of immortality. We have not been led astray by the perverted inventions of human skill or the barren labors of painters, by some gaudy painted shape, the sight of which arouses in fools a passionate desire for a mere image without life or breath. They are in love with evil” (Wis. 15:1–6). Sin is choosing resentment over compassion, ugliness over beauty, deceit over wisdom.
He argues from his Pentecostal background that Spirit-baptism is distinct from and subsequent to conversion. He argues that “Luke does not present the reception of the Spirit as necessary for one to enter into and remain within the community of salvation.” This perspective is based on the gift’s function which is to provide “power for witness and not justification before God or personal cleansing.” He continues that it is “prophetic enabling that empowers one for participation in the mission of God.” When Jesus received the Spirit at the Jordan, it was to empower Him to fulfill His messianic assignment. Menzies buttresses his point by adding that Luke understands the Pentecostal gift to the disciples as being parallel to Jesus’ Jordan experience and it is for empowering for mission and this Pentecostal experience is paradigmatic to all believers. He strengthens his case by adding that “the Spirit came upon the disciples at Pentecost (Acts 2), not as the source of new covenant but as the source of power for effective witness.” Since it is a separate event from conversion, the gift of the Spirit is bestowed upon those who are already converted. 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.
Long ago, there was a man that spoke of salvation, the salvation of every person, including people that had no hope. People whose condemnation was undoubtedly certain had a new chance to start a new life that could relieve them of their wrongdoings. This man gave these people hope, faith, confidence, and desire to peruse a life they never had thought could be possible. Salvation is every human’s choice big and small, if you do not believe or follow the way you shall be condemned to the everlasting fire. “Jude” is a very short but captivating book in the New Testament.
By nature, man is evil, insensitive, cruel, selfish, unable to exercise mercy. We must be born again before we are merciful. The Bible states that Jesus as a messenger of God’s mercy took upon Himself our nature and died for us in order to be God our Father regardless of our sins. God, therefore, from his heart of mercy, found a way for Him to do us good, and to join His mercy with His righteousness. God is holiness and “because of his holiness, God can offer only resistance to evil.” (53).