STATEMENT OF BELIEF The following is the statement of faith from the Godfirst church. The following are statements, which the church holds onto as being truths taken from scriptures. The statements are broken down into section regarding: the trinity, God the father, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, The Bible and many more. For the purposes of this assignment we will take a look some of the statements of truth. The statements of faith that we will look at closely will be: the trinity, God the father, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit and the Bible but also giving a overview of the other statements of faith.
What is a worldview, and why is it important? These are the questions we should ask ourselves when thinking about how we perceive the world around us. A worldview is simply the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world. As Christians our worldview is especially important in correlation with our faith and how we see our fellow man. 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.
The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, reveals that religion does not make moral individuals. Chaucer goes on about telling how several of the characters on the pilgrimage had questionable lifestyles yet the characters were taking part in a religious journey. Religion can only influence a moral character but does not make its followers untouchable to the imperfections found on earth. In The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer’s character, The Pardoner, is a church official who altered the peoples mind by cheating the people into believing any nonsense. “Then I show forth my long glass cases, crammed full of clothes and bones: all the people believe that they are holly relics” (The Pardoner’s Tale, 1).
In To Kill a Mockingbird, churches prove that they want no part of helping one another solve racial issues. When Calpurnia brings Jim and Scout to her church, she didn’t expect anyone to say anything about it, given what their father was doing, but this proved to be untrue. Almost as soon as she steps in the door with them, one member, named Lulu tells Calpurnia,”You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here-they got their church, we got our’n.”(Lee 158). This goes to show that not matter who you were, members of the opposite church were not supportive. Even with Scout and Jim’s father representing Tom Robinson, who was a member of that church, they were not welcome in the colored church.
In Thomas Long’s The Witness of Preaching, he aims to urge the reader to become a reliable witness of the gospel by way of ample preparation before entering a pulpit. The text offers to the reader a deeper understanding of the ministry of preaching. A useful component of the text contains informative bits of information that make the reader aware of the lengthy but necessary preparation needed for an adequate explanation of the scripture. Of primary importance is the consideration of the congregation when a preacher is first approaching the text. This point is of vital importance as it signifies that the speaker is a member of the body of Christ and the congregation.
Is The Bible 's Philosophy The Same As Your Philosophy? BIBLE PHILOSOPHY Your personal philosophy is the reasoning that determines the decisions you 'll make when faced with all situations in life. These decisions can turn out good or bad depending on the outcome. But it 's ironic, that even good or bad is subjective, and completely dependant on your philosophy. The truth is, God made the Bible the final authority on everything that pertains to life and creation.
Through the presentation, Pastor Milton uses a visual aid in the form of an overhead projector. The images projected on the screen are not from a previously set up power point but are shown by an assistant that is listening to the pastor and displays the bible verse he is referring to.
Christ and his work help define the Spirit and his work in the Christian life (Fee, 32). In Paul’s view, Christ is the main character in the act of salvation, but salvation is initiated by the Father and goes together with the activity of the
In any church, the people will be used to better the program instead of being taught to better their relationship with God. The book states, “We see people not as cogs in our wheel, or as resources for our projects, but as individuals each at their own stage of the gospel growth. Our goal for each person is that they advance, that they make progress, that the move one step forward form where they are now.” This should be the purpose and the plan for every church in America. The plan to treat the members of the congregation as individuals and by treating them as individuals, they will learn to work for the whole. A key strength to church growth and church revitalization is understanding if a congregation is to grow numerically, more work will need to be put into the trellis or the support of the church.
You may struggle with preferring singing more than you do the lesson being preached on Sunday morning. There are also some people who view the entire service as pointless but are there just so they can take the Lord’s Supper. Maybe there are some who even neglect personal prayer and singing to God, only seeing those as things that are done when we assemble. This stems from a wrong view on Christianity. This concept of having a buffet style (take what you want, leave the rest) Christianity is not something new.
When talking about the church, a person must keep in mind the rituals that are performed usually by said churches. Sometimes these rituals are traditional, but you must not forget that the church does attempt to avoid such practices unless they were to adapt to such a stale lifestyle. To do this churches use genres to help impact the action going on in-/outside of the church—by that, of course, churches also vary in actions. Johnathan Swales tells us that, “a discourse community utilizes and hence possesses one or more genres in the communicative furtherance of its aims” (221). The church most dearest to me is none other than Titus Harvest Dome.
Smith presents an excellent reminder to preachers that their duty must be to respect God’s word and unite it with his assembly. The preacher must let the scripture characterize the doctrine and express it in a manner that influences the hearer. Doctrine eventually must inspire our living. Smith provides a lot of examples of this within and even concludes the book with two example sermons that puts what he framed in the rest of the book to practice. The preacher has to be an exegetical escort guiding his people into the proximity of God.
They didn 't exactly have a clear background on what it was, they attended christian church regularly. Hmong didn’t convert to Christianity to learn the new religion, but to access the benefits that it with held. “Hmong is a member of the Miao-Yao (Hmong-Mien)” (Owens, 2007) their primary language they spoke in America was known as Hmoob Dawb “white Hmong” or Moob Leeg “ no english.” By attending church, they practiced english, known for “their desire for literacy..it offered a way out of poverty through education and literacy.” (Vayong, 1995) Although communicating effectively was one of their primary factors, of converting to christianity, it wasn 't the only one. They also wanted to gain an economic and social life. As in economics, weddings took much time and energy, since the parents were major part of the children 's wedding that lasted days, whereas christians, the pastor is mainly the one in charge and usually last a day or two.