The evangelic community seems silent when it comes to this region of theology and the Trinity. Even when reading the works of some of the great evangelic minds it is seemingly impossible to find a mentioning of the Spirit in reference to the death and resurrection of Christ. The most we can ever hope to gleam is that, at the resurrection, the Father sent the Son’s Spirit into the world to be with believers. But the question remains, what happened to the Holy Spirit between the life of Christ and His resurrection? This is something that needs to be addressed in order for the furthering and advancement of our Trinitarian understanding of God’s redemptive story.
(Hebrews 11:6) The above verse in the New Testament has reduced many Christians to ‘sit down look’. No doubt, faith is a requirement to achieve or to draw near to God our maker, but with faith alone our stay here on earth will be horrible. To act according to Gods decree and precept, every believer need to go beyond the level of faith but to the level of hard work. When you go beyond faith on earth, you will become a reference point, hard work is never an option but a responsibility, you need to know that as a believer, your life is evangelism, many can turn to Christ just by admiring your success which often come through your diligency. This is not to say that faith is less crucial, but we should know that with faith and hardwork, the result will be a marvellous one.
We often hear of the “Great Commission” being the true representation of what the church is to do. Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” This is Christ himself telling us what we must do; in today’s society how many churches actually follow this? The church is a gift of God, and He desires to see all humanity in communion. The only way to see this happen is to go and spread the Gospel with every person on this glorious earth, which is the foundation for every church.
Not everyone believes that, some believe that there is no purpose, that they are here just to fill up the earth and that when they die that is it, no life after death. As a Christian, I believe that I have a purpose and God created that. God created me and knew what my purpose was way before I was created. That is just how awesome He is. I may not know what my purpose is yet, but I am sure He will fill me in when He thinks I am ready.
Many believers do not count the cost of following Christ. One is told to accept the free gift of eternal life, repent of sins, join a church, and then learn to do the best one can concerning all the rest. One is usually not told about the cost of being a Christ-follower, nor does one have much of an idea of what God expects of them now that they are saved. Stewardship is entirely based on the first commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Holy Bible, NIV, Mat 22:37). Stewardship is the product of one’s new worldview that is brought about by one’s conversion.
Jesus was able to recognize and have compassion for us in our trials and temptations having been human he experienced the same temptations and trials we do. Thus His intercessory ministry would be reliant upon his humanity because if he was not human he would not be able to intercede for us, as a priest intercedes for those whom he represents (Erickson, 1984:706). Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a high priest who
He basically says, “This is who you were, but this is who you are now in Christ, so live accordingly.” 1) God blesses us by adding us to His Church Paul addresses the Corinthians in verse 2 as “the church of God which is at Corinth”. The word church means, “The called out ones”. It refers to people of every generation, every race, every nation, every walk of life, who were called out of the world and into the family of God. 1 Peter 2:9 describes the church as “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people,” who are to “proclaim the praises of Him who called us out of
In revelation 2:4 Jesus states that nevertheless I have something against thee because, thou hast left thy first love. Jesus disciplines the people for having left their first love or their devotion to Christ. The church of Ephesus loved the Lord but they had lost their fervency and intensity they had for Jesus. Ephesus did many good things
According to scripture “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23. This scripture is saying we have all sinned against God, we all make mistakes and fall short of what God expects from us but He still shows us grace and mercy through His Son Jesus Christ! That does not mean we have a license to sin it just shows Gods amazing love for us! We should still strive to be “Christ-Like” in every aspect of our lives as to not allow another to stumble on our account. The bible also states “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” Genesis 1:27.
Jesus never tried to hide his miracles and always performed them where they could be seen with many witnesses. Dr. Elmer Towns says in his book, Core Christianity (What is Christianity all about? ), he says, “When an individual understands the deity of Jesus––that He is God––… The miracle was His conception by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary.” Another topic that this paper will reflect on is death. In general, many people fear death, but God in the Bible says that we should not fear anything that the enemy has planned for His people, the children of God. God made us and loves us He does not want us (His children) to fear death.