During the retreat from Petersburg, an orderly described him as being, “Self-contained and serene…It was a striking illustration of Christian fortitude, the result of an habitual endeavor to faithfully perform the duties of one’s station, and of unquestioning trust in the decrees of an all-wise Creator” (Wilkins 315). During the winter of 1863-64, a great revival swept through Lee’s army and thousands of men were brought to the saving knowledge of Christ. Chapels were built by nearly every brigade and the chaplains would hold nightly meetings and give sermons that would ‘rob the Minnie Ball of its terror.’ When his duties permitted, Lee would attend these meetings and participate in prayers with the most common of soldiers. It is vary likely that his godly life had a large influence in helping this revival along, for if a man respects and loves his leader, as Lee’s men did him, then he will strive to emulate his trusted commander. Upon his death the student paper at Washington College, where Lee had served after the war, had this to say about him: “He died as he lived, calmly and quietly, in the full assurance of the Christian’s faith” (Walkins 177-178).
Byrd offers an “analysis of how American revolutionaries choose defended their patriotic convictions of war through scripture” felt by the Christianity Today Review, 2013. This review supports what is believed by many as well as myself. The main Idea he is trying to get people to understand is that the Bible was a key text of the American Revolution. In the opening line he states, “On January 17, 1776, one week after Thomas Paine published his incendiary
Running head: JESUS: A GALILEAN TRILOGY Jesus: A Galilean trilogy Jack Robertshaw Grand Canyon University BIB123 New Testament History 09/13/2009 Jesus: A Galilean trilogy Jesus begins his ministry in earnest when he chooses his inner circle of twelve disciples. For eighteen months Jesus would travel the land of Galilee with his new ministry. He would introduce teachings designed to reveal what it would be like to have the Kingdom of God present on earth. He would minister to nearly every aspect of human need. He fed the hungry, raised the dead, calmed the seas, cast out demons and most importantly he taught with a new authority, his own 1.
This one says that all people shout consider the religious end of their callings and enable them to serve God and their neighbors with their arts and trades comfortably. Both of these documents want their people to live their life by God’s will. On the other hand, the Chesapeake Bay region colonies settled for economic reasons. For example, John Smith, he wrote about how all anyone ever did or talked about was dig, wash, refine, and load gold to come home. Gold was a big money maker for these colonists.
In the time period of ancient Israel, the patriarchal God was a common idea that many people lived by. The book of Job induced the common thought of the patriarchal God as it showed God as the primal authority over humanity. The people of this historical time period had a declaration of trust and hope with their Almighty. Job was a man in the biblical text that had great faith. Job had direct communication with God and he often exclaimed his faith, “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon earth.
The Bible Led Me to Islam Abdul Malik (Melvin) LeBlanc tells how he discovered Islam within the pages of Bible Source: International Edition Voice of Islam - November 1998, Page 25 During my Christian days there were many verses in the Bible that made me question the religion I was following (Christianity). There was one particular verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 which says; "pray without ceasing," that lingered heavily in my mind. I often wondered how a person (Christian) was supposed to pray (be in a state of worship) without ceasing? Without any biblical or divine guidance, the only way I thought this to be possible was to always do good deeds and keep the remembrance of God on my tongue and in my heart. However, I found this to be impossible to do as a human being.
BISHOP T. D. JAKES: A LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE CASE STUDY Team B Yvette D. Best, Mario Gilbert, and Brenda Glover Belhaven University MSL601, Introduction to Graduate Studies Dr. Bridget M. Jackson March 20, 2014 Abstract Great leaders last a lifetime by making deliberate actions and living a purposeful life. Bishop T. D. Jakes by far is one of the greatest contemporary Christian leaders. Bishop T. D. Jakes is a phenomenal transformational leader with a charismatic leadership approach. His mission and vision to lead the masses the True and Living God is exemplified thorough his great works in his ministry, community, and globally. This paper a case study of his leadership perspective integrating biblical principles for an exceptional Christian worldview.
Adams believes that once the patient is corrected, they then need to be discipled and trained in righteousness. These are Adam’s four stages of counseling (Adams, 1986). Adams basis his entire approach to counseling on the scripture 2 Timothy 3:14-17 “14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Adams states that the only way man can truly change is to have his heart changed through God’s Holy Spirit. Adams believes that man can make adjustments to his exterior, but he is unable to make any changes to his interior (heart, mind, emotions) (Adams, 1986).
Arthur Miller heavily relies on a strong use of religious discourse to represent the town of Salem as subservient and acquiescent to the demands of their highly Puritanical society. Such discourse is displayed during Act II, p. 67, where Proctor states: "She do not mean to doubt the Gospel, sir, you cannot think it. This be a Christian house", to which Reverand Hale replies: "God keep you both; let the third child be quickly baptised, and go you without fail each Sunday in to Sabbath prayer; and keep a solemn, quiet way among you." Reverand Hale urges John and Elizabeth Proctor to adhere to the ideals of the Puritanical society of Salem, which, he hopes, will prevent the accusation of witchcraft. Similarly, religion is a prevalent ideology in modern society.
Good News Preaching: Offering the Gospel in Every Sermon by Gennifer B. Brooks presents the challenge of presenting “good news” in every sermon. Brooks emphatically begins the book with the statement that the sermon is good news. This statement of sermonic good news brought to memory messages that I have heard that seemed to be void of good news on any level. I was as well mindful that since accepting God’s call to preach five years ago, I have often been reminded and encouraged to preach Jesus, to preach good news. Brooks’ easy to read and understand discussion of the importance of naming good news in the sermon is immensely helpful.