In some ways this challenging of my faith has cause me to praise God more and in others it has caused my relationship with God to be hindered. When I say that this has been difficult for me I do not mean it has been bad but rather it has cause me wrestle with things that I believe will make me
We can do so much with our language, such as, encourage, ridicule, pray, and so much more. When speaking, we are to speak with a purpose, whether that be to please, inform persuade or all of the above. Servant speakers are called to speak God’s word and be accountable to God and to others. According to Schultze, “Christian speech defines reality in tune with the word of God, demonstrates accountability to neighbor, self, and ultimately God and imitates Jesus and his godly followers” (P.28). This means that as Christians, we are to imitate Jesus and be like him in everything we do, especially our speech.
This paper will argue that existential philosophy provides a useful model for understanding Christian faith. Specifically, I will show how two major concepts in existentialism – the ontological priority of existence and the love of fate – suggest helpful ways of thinking about faith. I’ll begin by outlining these two concepts as they are expressed by existentialist thinkers. Then I will choose one theology of faith as a starting point, and examine how it intersects with existentialism. The goal is to use existentialist philosophy to form a more complete and practicable view of faith.
According to the model, an ontological critique of these phenomenological events must involve a careful examination of how they line up with Christian theology derived from Scripture (ch.14). Following that step, the community of believers, aided by the Holy Spirit, is able to arrive at an agreed upon perspective that will ensure the continued advancement of transformational ministries focused on evangelism, discipleship, teaching, and prophecy of correction and hope to their community
The love of God gives one the ability to reach and expand beyond their human expectations. Compassion and love for people originate from having a relationship with the Father. No matter where you find yourself in love, God is the answer. After reading about the trials and tribulations of the author, it makes you realize and understand the truth about submitting your will onto a true and living God who can take you further than your intellect can image. Recognizing and understanding has become an important fact as I continue to embark upon this journey.
Most importantly, this includes pointing everything back to Christ, letting Christ work through the leadership, and letting the Gospel influence every decision. A main part of this includes being open to God’s agenda for this ministry and not my own. Mike Woodruff once said “Nothing characterizes successful organizations more than their willingness to abandon what made them successful.” I strongly believe that Christ-centered leaders will be open and flexible to changing how the ministry operates if it is what Christ is calling the ministry to
Response What intrigues me about this course is the structure that it will be taught in. I look forward to having discussions with people who both agree and oppose my views, yet will be held to a standard of reason and respect when they do so. I also look forward to learning about the life and philosophy of Jesus Christ since a lot of what he said can be applied to America today in regards to the rich and poor. What I know about christology is that it is the study of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Gospel of the New Testament. I want to take this course to learn more about Christ and his impact on society.
That point is one of two main messages from Jonah. The other message can also be formatted into a question; will we trust and follow God even when we are afraid, and don’t like or fully understand what He is asking us to do? The book as a whole raises a mirror up to the faces of readers as it asks these questions. As Christians, we are supposed to allow this mirror message to make us really think about how we respond to faith in
Integration of Christian Faith into Life Coaching Life Coaching is about the client, their needs and understanding their worldview, not the coach’s personal beliefs, worldview or Christian worldview. Studies have shown that this belief or way of defining the boundaries of a life coach has made it more difficult for Christian life coaches to integrate into their coaching sessions the value of faith or a Christian worldview. It has also been shown that a Christian life coach that was able to integrate questions dealing with Christian world view or faith helped facilitate better life choices and moving forward for the client. Therefore, faith and Christian worldview integration is essential to one’s life in general and is important to life coaching.
He seeks to change the way people behave, think, and believe in regards to the message of Christ. Persuading an individual’s beliefs is a very hard task to take on, especially when an individual is deeply invested into their own personal ideology of the world. Zacharias however, uses a persuasion technique in his media that he uses to combat this challenge. The approach he uses to persuade his audience is through the principle of identification. Identification helps in the persuasion process because the audience is seeking “connections with others that resonance with their ideas or experiences” (Woodward, Denton 154).