Being that Christians and non-Christians are both susceptible to life’s problems, watching how they respond to them shows a superior quality of life in the Christian. This response difference is because of the differences in the attitude toward adversity. When a non-Christian encounters a problem, it is just one more on top of the list of obstacles that already exist in their “Me against the world” belief system. Christians indeed believe that they have a helper in times of adversity that will see them through in Jesus Christ. Matt 11:28-30 Quotes Jesus “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
The only way for a client to change is to truly accept God and allow Him to lead them in His direction and in His time. As stated in 2 Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." God changes us all when we believe and follow in Him. He is the ultimate healer of all problems. The Human Personality It is important to understand how the human personality works in order to be able to counsel the client.
5 How to Worship? 6 Conclusion 8 Bibliography 9 INTRODUCTION People view worship in many different ways. It is not to say that one person’s philosophy of worship is better than another person’s philosophy, if the end result is the same. Worship starts within one’s spirit and heart, then is expressed outwardly to God above. One of God’s greatest desires is to have relationship with His creation, man.
The Holy Spirit is important in causing the change and the Word of God is the source of helping the client to become Christ -like. According to Adams (1986), this change must be toward God and must be “from the heart outward” (p. 7). If not, then the change is just superficial and it will eventually lead the client further astray. The very backbone of his counseling is 2 Timothy 3:16, which states: ," But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work"(NIV, 2010).
Our focus as believers, for ourselves, is to love and worship God, to uplift Him in everything we do, to glorify Him in our lives, to love those around us, to be a light in a dark world, and to share God’s love with everyone around us. It ultimately comes back to us serving God and pleasing Him (Crabb, 1977, p. 21). As Psalm 144:15 states, “Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord”. Rather than seeking happiness, one should focus their efforts on seeking God. From there, true happiness will emerge.
Understanding the doctrine of Eschatology can help to provide believers with a source of joy when they are enduring struggles, because this doctrine emphasizes that believers have a future secured by God. True 23. Dr. Langberg stated that suffering people in crisis: often bring to a helper their histories which surface more during alarm moments of
I suppose the reason for this is that no one would willingly follow a fool because doing so would probably cause undesireable consequences. I believe, however, that something more than just human wisdom must be shown in order to succour to yourself thousands of years of lasting loyalty. Godly wisdom is that something. Godly wisdom is all knowing, no mistakes, no misunderstandings. Godly wisdom can only be held by God himself, but we can strive to educate ourselves as much as possible, thus reducing mistakes, misunderstandings, etc.
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.
In fact, the needs of others superseded his own needs. Through such actions, the armorbearer would benefit through the gains of the officer. Such is our relationship with God. When we assume the role of God’s armorbearer, and focus on Him and the Kingdom, lifting up and assisting God as He leads us, we will reap the benefits from our Father. In order to be served, we must first learn to serve.
My life matters to God because he created me and life for the opinion that matters is his. Throughout Core 100 I learned that I am important to God because he has a certain plan for me and he does not care about the materialistic things. What I am discovering through Core 100 is that there are many ways to please God. Throughout the