Romans and Christian Worldview Bible 425-B05 3/1/2015 Because of Paul, the book of Romans teaches us about so many aspects of the Christian life. Paul’s letter was not meant to be a systematic theology, but rather a letter presentation of the Gospel. The book of Romans covers a wide variety of topics that are essential for followers of Christ to live by. The topics creation, sin, salvation, eschatology, ethics, and theology are the key points found in Paul’s letter, and understanding each is key to the growth of every believer’s relationship with God. CREATION On the first topic, creation, Paul teaches in Romans 1:19-20 that the world was spoken into existence by God.
I want to show and tell others what He has done for me and what He can do for them. Scripture makes it clear that God is with us. (Haggai 2:4) says; “Be strong you people of the land declares the Lord and work for I am with you”. Whenever someone receives the Lord Jesus Christ by faith as his Creator and Savior he or indeed becomes “a new creation” (II Corinthians 5:17), and the miracle of regeneration is always recognized in Scripture as an instantaneous event accomplished by the Creator in the mind and heart of the believer at the time of
His structure is stronger than anyone I know. “Jesus used illustrations from everyday experience to describe how God feels about us, and what God’s Kingdom is like” (Tame, 2005). Also through Jesus teaching he spoke in parable, to help us to look at information from a different perspective. This was a characteristic of his method. The kingdom of God captures both good and bad people.
The Invisible War DONALD GREY BARNHOUSE The Invisible War : Preface The Invisible War DONALD GREY BARNHOUSE Preface Two features of the ministry of the late Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse made his witness unique: his tremendous insight into Scripture, and his remarkable ability to bring the truths he gleaned from his study to the Christian layman in such a way as to make the Bible come alive. Those who have heard Dr. Barnhouse teach, and those who have read his writings, can testify that this is true. In this series of studies on The Invisible War, Dr. Barnhouse explored a theme rarely touched upon by students of the Bible: the great conflict which exists in the spirit realm. Although almost entirely unrecognized by mankind, this warfare affects, in one way or another, the life of every person on earth and especially the life of the child of God. Dr. Barnhouse traces the vast spiritual conflict back to the period before the beginning of Time and, step-by-step, follows its unfolding to the final battle of wills at the end of Time.
Planet Wise: A Book Review In the book “Planet Wise,” written by Dave Bookless, we see a very compelling argument in favour of creation care being more than a simple care for the environment around us; for Bookless, creation care is written into the DNA of every Christian in the world. Not only is caring for creation a reflection of God’s will for the world, but it is something all Christians should do as an act of worship. All Christians are called to meet together, read the bible, pray and share the Good News; which is a joy held by all believers, but creation care is also essential to following Jesus. Bookless lays out his work in the same manner as the biblical story, moving from creation to Jesus and everything in-between. This creative format is followed in this review.
The traditions of man must give way to this new generation of worshippers, worshippers who are not frequenting the Church but are in the communities helping, reading ‘spiritual’ books to help them learn about being great people, and having a relationship with God. This is the generation of the Church without walls, they are not seeking the norm, but are challenging the traditional Church to come and meet them and when they do come for baptisms, funerals, or weddings to accept them. The Church must take these opportune moments and get to know these individuals and they may have the answers that the Church is seeking now. There is a responsibility that the Church has that must take place before It can prosper
Biblical Allusions Biblical allusions are famous in John Steinbeck's, The Grapes of Wrath. The biblical imagery that is demonstrated throughout the novel significantly enhances the meaning of the story all the way through the development of the characters and the plot. These also highlight the fact that certain ideas in the Bible are still valid in our every day lives. Peter Lisca has noted that the novel reflects the three-part division of the Old Testament exodus account, which includes captivity, journey, and the Promised Land. Steinbeck’s reference from the Bible reflects his personal analysis about religion and allows him to reinforce his theme of migrant families emerging to form a community to work together.
Effective missionaries are lifelong learners of culture, working to understand where their people currently are so they can lead them to a true, yet truly enculturated, understanding of the grace and truth of Jesus Christ. They understand that the core of the Good News can come wrapped in different packages and expressions. That is all to say, this book by Reggie McNeal resonates with my passion for people with a missional faith. That we should be more missional. To survive as a church in this modern western world, we need a huge paradigm shift of being missional.
WORDSHIP AND WORSHIP ANALYZING A.W. TOZER Zack Lazo MUSC 200 - 001 February 10th, 2015 A.W. Tozer’s Whatever Happened to Worship was a powerful read on how to bring what is important back into worship. Throughout this read, he used many powerful quotes to make people think and to tug at their hearts not just to convict, but to show improvements for worship. Tozer emphasizes the power of worshiping God.
But a better description of what the book is actually about is found in the book’s subtitle, “The Story of how God Developed His People in the Old Testament”. Dr. Towns’ book focuses on the people who influenced the events of the Old Testament, unlike most Biblical survey books that provide the outline, information about the author, and a commentary of the Old Testament content. It does more than just locate the people and events on a time line, it interprets the Old Testament chronologically through the influence of the people that made and helped form Bible history. Starting from the beginning of his book, Dr. Towns explains his purpose and reasoning behind his unique approach and style of writing for this work; “God’s people want to know about God’s people… they will love reading about Old Testament people like themselves.…The people who lived before Christ were not much different from us today.