In order to be served, we must first learn to serve. We need to submit, totally, to the person God leads us to in order to build us up. Learning to be humble and to deal with the temptations brought before us by means of trusting God’s grace, we can have the free life of an armorbearer. “The spirit of an armorbearer is the spirit of Christ. It is the heart of a servant”.
Wright also, narrates confrontation to articulating empathy for an individual in assisting them to make healthier choices. On the other hand, the volume misses the mark to mention the awareness of biblical rebuke and the right the right time to use this kind of confrontation. If confrontation is used too quick in the relationship it can cause damage to the counselor’s relationship with the counselee, but then again the type of confrontation necessary is also a significant concern that ought to be
Dr. Crabb shares that the biblical goal of counseling goals should be to help people move over to the path of righteousness (Crabb, 28); and help them move up in their maturity to be like Christ (Crabb, 29). “Moving over” deals with any immediate problems; and “moving up” is about developing character (attitudes, beliefs, purposes) that conforms to Christ (Crabb, 31). People have one basic personal need (that is “personal worth”) that requires two kinds of input for its satisfaction: significance (purpose, importance, adequacy, etc.) and security (love) (Crabb, 63). The counselor’s goal should be to help the person find their significance by helping them understand who they are in Christ (Crabb, 71).
lix, 230. Part II: Theme of the Book The theme of the Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just is to give the body of Christ a clear and accurate definition of justice. Timothy Keller, the author, stands firm on the fact justice is caring for the vulnerable and people with least economic and social power. He portrays the image of Christ caring for each and every sinner, and he intriguingly convicts his readers by explaining that individuals walking with the Lord should do that same for the destitute and defenseless. Part III: Presuppositions * The author assumes that the readers have a preconceived idea of how to properly define justice.
The Scriptures 4. Sound Teaching 5. A Disciples Conduct Chapter 2: The Mentoring Matrix Chapter two continues to talk about mentors but moves on to the third and fourth centuries, which will set the reader up for some background to Augustine and his mentorship. This is done y highlighting the lives of Cyprian, Pachomius, Basil and Ambrose. While all of these men were mentors and leaders, they all had different backgrounds and different views of how to make a difference in the lives of people around them.
Leadership to me means the ability to invite and inspire people into collective and constructive action. In order to do this I have to attain four things: social intelligence, initiative, setting a good example, and inspiration. These do not come naturally, but are acquired through continual work and study. A truly great leader is continually working and studying to improve their leadership skills. I have come to discovery that being a leader, you will encounter different situations, whether good or bad and it is up to you as the leader to make the right decision.
Discipleship is simple to explain in terms of the uncomplicated invitation Jesus gave to those who encountered him, “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men (Matthew 4:19).” The complexity emerges when a person is confronted with the implications or meaning of a lifelong commitment to following Jesus. There is a lot to look at when you consider all that it could entail to be “a complete and competent follower of Christ.” Becoming a disciple is a decision not to be taken lightly. Jesus told those considering the decision to
* Action If I was speaking with a friend, I would most definitely tell them to keep God at the forefront of their lives. I would proceed by asking them how things have worked out on their own without praying on their situation. Often times when we do things without asking for God’s help, we make a mess of things in my opinion. I would encourage them to seek God’s word for the bible has the answers to the problems that we face today. I believe that integrating theology and psychology into practice can be attained and can benefit the client greatly.
Like Havel, this instils a sense of duty to the common man to continue the “unfinished work” so that “these dead shall not have died in vain”. The final altruistic phrases: “government of the people, by the people, for the people” further imbues a sense of hope “under God”; an uplifting moral stance that penetrated deeply into the hearts of people who listened to Lincoln’s short, succinct but sweet words. This speech is relevant today because we needed to reflect upon the values that great nations were built upon, a divine goal that America hopes to achieve and sets an example for humanity to follow. It was set as a backdrop to King’s “I have a dream” speech, that African Americans once again, would be the victim of
“Good People” In a way we’re all the same. We believe in one God, just the name has changed. A God who puts love, faith and humanity in our hands. To govern these elements in the right way can put doubt and trouble into your life, and how do we even govern them? And if we do govern them and it’s wrong, how do we correct?