I have seen how God uses the same images over and over to remind us that while we are unfaithful, He still has a plan for us, and how He continually points us to Himself. I have grown to see the Bible as less Old and New Testaments, and more God’s testament.
In many different ways, however, one way stands out the most and that is his ability to organize the information and make easy for the reader to understand the material. This information can be acknowledged by the way he prepared the information in a structured manner to assist the counselor. Another thing that is to be commended is the author’s ability to implement scriptures as a reference point to draw strength from God’s Word to support with life difficulties. One negative that has been determined in the text is the data regarding confrontation Wright emphases the counseling abilities such as empathy and he narrates these skills to actions Jesus put on a display. Wright also, narrates confrontation to articulating empathy for an individual in assisting them to make healthier choices.
The beatitudes teach us basic life skills about how we should act towards one another, encouraging us to treat others with respect, compassion, generosity and justice. If we succeed and live the way Jesus showed us to, which is by showing the values of the beatitudes, we will be rewarded in heaven and will live for eternity with God. The statement, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” basically means standing up for what you believe in, what you know is right and facing the consequences with the choices you decide to take forward. It is about fighting for what is good and what is going to make this world better. If we are able to do this, God will take note of our faithfulness by rewarding us with eternal life with him in heaven.
Sin reveals its effects in personal and relational pain of all sorts, in addiction, neuroses, psychoses, strife, imbalances, negativity, conflict, etc. Pain in these forms is not the primary problem of man, though it is often an observable symptom of the deeper problem. Psychological and relational pain are indicators that something more important has gone awry, that the shalom we were built for has been broken. Something has usurped the place of our dependent loving trust in God, badly warping our intended design. No longer are we living for the glory of God, to know and love him and one another.
The Holy Spirit leaves in me and has helped me discern what is right and wrong. God is perfect; therefore, as a Christian I strive everyday to be more like God. Evil exists because the devil, which initially was an angel of light, wanted to be above God and no one can be more than God. He created me with a purpose in life and is to develop my spiritual life, serve Him, others and follow His word. I am committed to my Christian beliefs since I based my knowledge in the Bible.
Modern Day Beatitudes During the “Sermon on the Mount” Jesus distributed among his followers little pearls of wisdom known as the Beatitudes. Once strung together, the Beatitudes become a magnificent exemplar on how to live a life in accordance to the teachings of Jesus. The attitudes that one may adopt from these teachings may change one’s character, and help foster their spiritual self, even as they are faced with the materialistic beliefs that cloud one’s true being. By following these guidelines of living, one may truly experience the harmony of Heaven on Earth. The first Beatitude is is the root from which all other Beatitudes grow.
LIBERTY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY “ATONEMENT” AN ESSAY SUBMITTED TO DOCTOR ABOGUNRIN IN PARTIAL FULLFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE THEO 510 BY LYNDA L. DURRETT October 20, 2011 Atonement In comparison of Town’s treatment of the text and the article I found Town’s treatment the more favorable of the two. Atonement or the reconciliation between God and humans brought about by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is addressed by Town’s, through careful explanation of requirements for the atonement and the various views of these requirements. Town’s provides the reader tangible and practical information on atonement. He provides an overview of the Calvinistic View or the Anselmian theory in the direction
Romans 12:1-2, joins all of life with the worship of God. “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” So verse one says that presenting your bodies to God as a living and holy sacrifice is worship. In biblical times, a sacrifice was usually involving something dying. So Paul says "living" to make sure we know he doesn't mean literal human sacrifice.
“Release from self-denigration and hopelessness is available through faith in Him.” (Backus, 2000, p. 34) The words that an individual speaks can have great impact in their lives. If you speak positive proclamations into the atmosphere, then you are able to believe, which will increase positive results and positive attitude change. In the Bible, God stands on speaking things into existence. “He let there be light” ( Genesis 1:3), and there was light. The proclamation was made out the outset of the Bible; God uses the power of speaking change into the atmosphere.
Think about, treat, and speak to others on a daily basis? When I speak to others I speak with love, God wants us to love one another and make it our most noticeable trait, to bring glory to the Lord, when speaking to others they must get the impression that I am a follower of Christ and that I live for Him. God is happiest when we allow ourselves to Love, follow his commands and spread His word. John