You see this news was ground-breaking that even angles were amazes. Church is no small matter. It is something that modern believers for the most part do not understand rightly. My brothers and sisters Christ loves and died for the church, Christ builds His church, Christ Adds to His Church, and the purpose of the church is to worship Him, to evangelize the world. We must take the church very serious.
The resurrection of Jesus is a historical event that really happened, is not just a myth or a lie like some people say it is. It is so important that history is named after this, meaning it impacted the whole world and changed history forever. Jesus the Son of God did die on the cross and then resurrected from the dead. He did what no human has ever done or will do, all because of his unending love and grace for us. This has been concluded through a lot of resources like the Bible, circumstantial and historical evidence.
So the call to discipleship is a commitment solely to the person of Jesus Christ, a breaking through of all legalisms by the grace of him who calls.” In Jesus’ last words to his disciples in Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus emphasized how he was to continue to be central in the disciples’ life and mission after Jesus’ departure. The disciple was to first function under and with the authority of Jesus (Matthew 28:18). Next, the disciple was to make disciples of Jesus by baptizing them and teaching them to obey all of Jesus’ commandments (Matthew 28:19-20). Finally, the disciple was to continue to walk and minister with Jesus; Jesus promised to be “with” his disciples to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20). Obedience to Christ in Christian
Christian thought and life should state things to culture that exhibit Christ’s revolutionary vision for all people Our choice today is between a prophetic religion and a culture religion, but we must be cautious about our emphases within culture. God changes things and we are His messengers. Our involvement is important, but it must be remembered that it is transitory. The hope of the Church rests on God for men; it does not rest on men, not even on religious
Every man, woman, and child has a purpose. Some find their purpose early in life and others spend their life searching endlessly to never find it. With a specific individual, however, God personally reshaped their life for the good and made an example of how He can do glorious work to even the most questionable people. After years of rebelling, God saved the man who became the Apostle Paul and his purpose was simple, he was to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to the Gentiles. Paul than did just that, he set out and spent years bringing the news of Jesus and the Glory of God to the Gentiles.
As we know Jonah was commanded to go and preach to the Ninevites, Israel's worst enemies, so that they’ll be saved from destruction. But it almost seems like Jonah wanted to see the Ninevites destroyed, but God was compassionate towards them when they repented. The book ends with a theme that Salvation can be given to anyone who accepts God and repents. We should understand that God is not just a Creator but he is still creating and everyone in this world is part of his creation and they play their own unique role in the kingdom of God. Johannes Verkuyl says "If a person draws his lifeblood from the one greater than Jonah and yet declines to spread the Good News among others, he in effect is sabotaging the aims of God himself.
In the New Testament, the same statements about faith are there in Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38. You got saved by your faith in Jesus, not by any good deeds or any written laws. As Christians we should live by the faith in Jesus. Martin Luther, the famous monk started his reformation through this verse. Luther was always guilty and very much aware of his sins, which made him fall short from Gods laws.
Jan 15 2017 homily John 1 29 34 1Cor 1 1 3 Isaiah 49 3 5 6 Todays Gospel portrays a type of transfer of authority… Up to this point John the Baptist had been on his own, out in the wilderness, baptizing and preparing the people for the coming of the messiah, the Savior, Jesus Christ… Now the moment has come for The Baptist to enlighten his followers… To inform them that the Messiah has finally arrived and, is with them, in the here and now… The baptism of Jesus is a transforming moment for John the Baptist… It signifies the coming to an end of the ministry of “The Baptist”… his work is done… his initial task, has now becomes his final task… To identify and point the people toward the Messiah… Jesus Christ… “John [the Baptist] testifies…
How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
With a solid scriptural foundation, we can intelligently and convincingly present the Good News. The Bible is the source of Christianity in that the Bible contains the inspired words of God and how Christians are to apply it to their lives. It is not a man-made faith arrived at by the faulty guesses of men. God chose to give man a trustworthy account of His revelation of truth. The record of this revelation is given by God to man for His edification, guidance, and blessings.