While attending a church revival, his aunt also tried to take metaphors to explain him how is a salvation, she said that "when you were save you saw a light and something happened to you inside and Jesus comes into your life! You could see and hear and feel Jesus in your soul", and he believed that Jesus will physically come to save him. At the ceremony in a special meeting to "bring the young lambs into the fold", while all the other children went up to accept Jesus, Langston and another child named Westley remained seated. As the congregation prayed and the priest sang psalms, Westley decides to claim that he has so that the event can continue and went up to the altar, but Langston still sat waiting to see Jesus. The social pressure of the church becomes unbearable, helpless and alone, he struggles against the odds and finally, Langston went to the altar and accepted Jesus.
Jesus gave His life so we could spend eternity with Him in heaven. Luke’s first escape was the ultimate sacrifice. After Luke found out his mothers death, he got on his banjo and sang a song called “The Plastic Jesus.” While Luke prayed at the church, he kept referring to God as the “Old Man.” I think this is parallel to the “OLD TESTAMENT.” Upon returning from one of Luke three escapes, the other men are obsessed with learning about his adventures in the outside world. Luke finally tells them to stop feeding off me, which is an allusion of the
Prayerfully seek out the will of God, faith begins where the will of God is known. Go to the word of God Ps 119:49-50 2. Meditate on the word until it becomes real to you Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-3 ( the world, family, friends, co-workers are watching how we the church deal with tough times. We the people of God profess God but now is the time to be the God you possess. Example: Title deeds to house, car you do not take the car to show possession or the
Ilgar Ismailov English 101 Sec: 21 9/3/13 Salvation The most remarkable part about the reading was that Langston Hughes felt guilty that he lied about seeing Jesus to everyone at the congregation, and that caused him to lose his belief in Jesus. Hughes was waiting for Jesus, but all this time he couldn’t see him. When all the other young children got saved Hughes felt ashamed that he was holding everything up. Hughes expected salvation to be something else than what it really was. Langston Hughes was just a little boy who actually wanted to see Jesus and didn’t understand the meaning of church.
He had been fed information about what to perceive in an intensely personal situation, but he wasn’t feeling it. “[He] sat there calmly in the hot, crowded church, waiting for Jesus to come,” but Jesus never came to him in a bright flash of omnipresent light. Eventually Hughes was the only child left unsaved, and the congregation began kneeling around him; praying, wailing, and waiting. Hughes was also waiting, “waiting serenely for Jesus… but he didn’t come.”
Ruth even denounced her religion of Judaism due to her father and embraced Christianity. “Your father changed my life. He taught me about a god who lifted me up and forgave me and made me new” (McBride 43). Ruth’s father always put the fear of god into her and told her she’s a sinner. When she ran away from home, and met her future husband, Ruth wanted to start new and Christianity was a breath of fresh air.
And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call." 40With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." 41Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. 42They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
He tells the story of how his older brother, Billy, whose memory was one of his greatest assets, drew a blank when it came his turn to recite a Biblical passage on Easter Sunday. Ruth refused to take the incident lightly, beating her son for his forgetfulness. The source of this book's title appears in this chapter when James remembers asking his mother a question about race. He asked, "What color is God's spirit?" and Ruth replied, "It doesn't have a color….
He describes her as saying “you saw a light, and something happened to you inside”. Huges goes on to tell us that the preacher preached a “wonderful rhythmical sermon” but that there would be “one little lamb left out in the cold”. Then the children ran to the alter and went to Jesus. All but two Huges and Westly son of a rounder. After Westly proclaims
Hughes was a twelve-year-old boy from Missouri waiting to be saved in his Auntie Reed’s church. He tires of waiting for Jesus to come to him. Finally, after witnessing another student being saved without waiting for Jesus, he, too, stands up, and allows himself to be saved. That night, Hughes, cries, remorseful for lying and not believing that there