How should you live a holy life when others persecute you? The term “gentleness” is often used in the Bible in the context of persecution and opposition. For example, Paul appeals to the “gentleness of Christ” in 2 Corinthians 10:1 as the reason for his own gentleness in his dealing with the false teachers who slandered him. In a society hostile to the Christian faith and values, Christians are called to respond with gentleness. The word translated “gentleness” is rich in meaning which is evident in the variety of expressions used in this verse in different translations of the Bible.
does use historical and biblical allusions through out his whole letter, there are two allusions that really stand out. On page 289 paragraph 31 Martin Luther King Jr. is referring to the clergymen letter of calling himself an “extremist” King proclaims “ But although I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist......... Was not Jesus an extremist for love: “your enemies, bless the, that cure you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them which despitefully use and persecute you”. In this biblical allusions Marting Luther King Jr. talks about God being an extremist he does this because does it not just create common ground for everyone who knows those are Gods words but is use effectively to his power. When Marting Luther King calls God an extremist he goes on saying “ the question is not whether we will be an extremist, but what kind of extremist” these two follow after one another because some not all people think it is insane to love your enemies, to bless them because they are bringing you down but people go by it because it is the right thing to do so with that being said Martin Luther King Jr. is claiming he might be considered an “extremist” now for doing something out of the ordinary
Often in the sermons pastors persuade their audience to behave in a spiritual or more fashion. Such is the case in Jonathan Edwards “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God” where he sends sinners to hell, who do not repent. Edwards wanted to impact his audience by appealing to their fears, pity and vanity. Edwards had a powerful impact on his puritan audience because of his use of a cautionary tone, clear imagery and complex figurative language.
In the story of Beowulf which materialized and evolved through the hands of Christians, as is obvious by the abundance of biblical allusions present in today’s version of Beowulf. Even as Jesus’s primary motive was not purely to achieve glory, unlike Beowulf, still Jesus sought to spread his influence and to be remembered. “All the princes sat mourning and full of sorrow”(Roberts 91), Beowulf’s princes are closely related to Jesus’s disciples who also deeply mourned Jesus’s deaths. Beowulf receives his restitution in remembrance, as with Jesus, it was his root motivation to perform his miraculous tasks. Chronologically penultimate is Theseus’s restitution.
Liberation theology is a theological response to the problems of poverty and injustice in our society. Liberation theology is a cry for justice. Liberation theology stands in the tradition of the Old Testament prophets and of Jesus Christ himself. According to Tutu, The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our Fathers, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ was known then first as the God of Exodus, the God of liberation.
In spite of the fact that McMurphy’s doctrine is not exactly the same principals as Christs, some of the messages portrayed are similar as he acts as a guardian/saviour for the patients. Christ required somewhat more than just miracles, to lead humanity to salvation, he needed support and a responsive gathering of people. He selected twelve disciples to spread the news of the Lord and sent them to purify malicious spirits. McMurphy likewise does the same by teaching the arts of their manhood to his own disciples. Though Christ and McMurphy have a difficult time convincing everybody, other’s doubts lead to their downfalls.
Priestly expresses another reason for not being selfish as all religions forbid it. At that period of time, many people believed in God as many still do and whether he believed in God or not, he made it a reason for caring about your neighbour. Secondly, is the Dunne’s theory which suggests one could achieve a mysterious power of seeing forward in time as well as looking back. In other words, clairvoyance. This could be a gift the Inspector already possessed and the Birlings were granted to make the future more peaceful and prevent others from having
Matthew begins with “The Genealogy of Jesus”. Similarly Luke’s Gospel contains Jesus’ Genealogy as well. But, unlike Matthew, Luke includes the genealogy in the third chapter of Luke’s Gospel. The Genealogy is perhaps more important to Matthew because it serves as evidence of who Jesus is and why he would be significant. The genealogy is specifically placed before any of the miracle events.
Lamentations Sermon - Jeremiah is the author o In the Book of Jeremiah, he warns of the coming judgement on Jerusalem o Lamentations is Jeremiah identifying with the people in their sin and in their captivity now since they did not listen to the voice of God through Him before Lamentations 3v40-42, “Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord! 41 Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven: 42 “We have transgressed and rebelled, and you have not forgiven.” • The biggest lesson is how to understand suffering - 1) God is Sovereign o God was the one behind everything that was happening 2:1-8, “How the Lord in his anger has set the daughter of Zion under a cloud! He has cast down from heaven to earth the splendor of Israel;
The two major problems that surface in Philippian; first there was conflict between Euodia and Syntyche, two women in the church. He letter encouraged them live in harmony. The second reason was the false teachings, so the letter was a serious warning against their teachings. Paul’s personal concern begins with the apostle. He regarded them as partners in the gospel, so they sought to update the Philippians about circumstance and advancement of the gospel.
“Justin Lee was a devout Southern Baptist teenager nicknamed “God boy,” and his coming-out followed a path familiar to many LGBTQ kids in conservative churches. He confessed his same sex attraction with trepidation…but in college, he reexamined the scriptures, investigated the context of the condemning verses, and discovered the two core themes of Jesus’s teachings: First, the spirit of the law trumps the letter of the law. Second, the Holy Spirit guides believers to live out God’s unconditional agape, or selfless, love.” At first glance, it appears things have improved for the LGBTQ community. Yet, with all that momentum, much of the church still fights on against them.