And last but not least, why are personal testimonies important in sharing the gospel? As we continue in this reflection paper, these three topics will be addressed. And not only addressed but we will learn to of credit all of the knowledge to the power of God. In recognizing the power of God, we learn more about who we are in Christ. And as we learn who we are in Christ, we will be driven by the power of God.
How Being a Christian Equips Me to Help Others through Counseling There are various reason how being a Christian can equip me to help others through counseling. God calls us all in to the ministry for and gives us special gifts, which all help us in counseling. By following the biblical values and morals that we learn and the education we gain from secular sources we are fully able to help those who come to us. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 9:9-11 says: Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
There are lots of different interpretations of which source of morality is the greatest for use within the contemporary world. There are also two main categories these sources fall into; intellectual or instinctual. The Bible “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, in order that the man of God may be fully qualified, equipped for every good work.” For orthodox Protestants (Jehovah’s witnesses) and Evangelical Christians they affirm the Bible, first and foremost, as the inspired narrative of God's loving plan of redemption for His creation. These sects of Christianity tend to believe that the Bible is the only method that should be used when making ethical decisions, with writer Carl F. H. Henry calling ‘biblical ethics’ ‘Christian ethics.’ There is a diversity of approaches in the Bible which Christians can use to make ethical decisions; the Old Testament which includes the Decalogue, many of which have been applied in practical law today (‘thou shalt not kill’); and the New Testament involving the teachings of Jesus and St. Paul and the Golden Rule (‘treat others how you’d like to be treated’). The Bible is the witness to the central events of the Christian faith.
The counselor’s goal should be to help the person find their significance by helping them understand who they are in Christ (Crabb, 71). A person also needs assistance finding security, which is the demand that they be unconditionally loved, accepted and cared for, now and forever [by God] (Crabb, 72). The counselor should seek to help meet these needs through biblical teaching and counseling techniques. 2. Development of problems and personal need (How do the issues come about?)
Crabb’s concepts of the self-seeking behavior and the biblical behavior coming from one’s own will and how it affects compassion was what caught my eye and stuck with me. This will help me to determine the need for maturity or the constructs of Christianity within clients. I also related to the layering illustration of the Hawkin’s model because I am a visual
The essential or main responsibility of evangelical theology is defining the divine transcendence immanence within the faith shared as a believing society within a specified literary context. Grenz says this can only be accomplished by systematically exploring the concepts as an integrated whole. Then the community / society must reflect and examine its beliefs. He criticizes those evangelical theologians who forget about the fundamentalists or reformers loyalty to the Bible and go beyond the already too broad tradition of
The two groups’ backgrounds both highly honor scripture. In the second chapter of Square Peg Robert Mulholland discloses the idea that fundamentalists believe the Bible has “comprehensive and rationally accessible inerrant divine truths or propositions.” Their idea of the Bible is that it becomes a collection of information given vocally or dictated to writers. On the contrary, Wesleyans have the belief that the Bible is the resource by which believers need to focus on the message of God. This message is most definitively given through Jesus Christ coming to earth. However, it appears that the shift in focus can drastically change the interpretations in the Bible.
At the end there are additional resources that may be helpful for your individual class needs. Bible Story: Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego in the Fiery Furnace Scripture: Daniel 3 Target Age Group: Age 9 – 12 (U.S. 3rd – 6th Grade) Learning Context: Sunday School Printer Friendly Bible Lesson: this lesson plan Learning Objectives: In this lesson, students will learn that: * Pride is sin * Reading and Obeying God’s Word is the only way believers can stay on the path that pleases God. * Obedience to God allows others to see God’s power in our lives. Memory Verse: Acts 5:29 (NIV) “We must obey God rather than men!” Activity for Memory Verse: Make two sets of cards with the words from the verse and have them shuffled (not in order). Have two teams race to put the verse in
As a Christian our lives are to serve and obey God’s Laws his commandments and the purpose is to get into heaven. This and now is only a test to see if your worthy to enter and inherit his praise. In conclusion: The overall view of this module I learned about the Christian Worldview and how Christianity is viewed in the world. The Bible timeline open thoughts on my own beliefs, and knowing that I am a Christian and find more about my personal views. The detail outline really made me focus on critical thinking of GOD and what I truly believe in accordance to worldview and notice that majority of my commitments are consistent with the beliefs of Christian Theism.