LIBERTY UNIVERSITY evangelism vision paper A PAPER SUBMITTED TO Dr. homer massey IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE EVAN 525 LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY BY DAVID E. ROBERTS LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2014 Table of Contents Introduction 3 New View of Evangelism 3 My Evangelism Vision 5 My Future in Ministry and Evangelism 7 Conclusion 8 Bibliography 9 Introduction Evangelism doesn’t come easy for me. I get nervous and doubt my ability to fulfill the Lord’s expectation for me. At least that is what I tell myself. Evangelist G.K. Chesterton covered the issue when he wrote “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it’s been found difficult and not tried.” This statement is a reflection of my evangelical history, I am saddened to admit. Although I am certain of God’s calling for my life, discerning His specific mission for me is am intimidating task.
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY The LIFE AND MINISTRY OF PAUL THE APOSTLE A RESEARCH PAPER SUBMITTED TO Dr. LORNE A. MCCUNE IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE NBST 522 LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY BY BRYON GROSVALET LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 3 SAUL OF TARSUS 3 The Early Years 4 Saul Receives Rabbinical Training 6 Saul is Zealous to Defend the Jewish Faith 7 SAUL'S CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY 10 Jesus Disciples Saul 12 Saul is Zealous for the Christian Faith 13 God Prepares Saul for the Work of the Ministry 14 Saul Ministers to the Believers at Antioch 14 PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS 16 Paul’s First Missionary Journey 16 Paul’s Secord Missionary Journey 19 Paul’s Third Missionary Journey 20 CONCLUSION 24 BIBLIOGRAPHY 25 INTRODUCTION Paul the Apostle was a very important man in the history of Christianity as a theologian, missionary, and writer of the New Testament. Ordained by God, he was one of the major interpreter’s of the teachings of Jesus Christ. During 30 years of ministry, Paul wrote 13 epistles of the New Testament while under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The epistles address the life, death, resurrection of Christ and its implications for all humanity. In His divine wisdom, the Lord foresaw that Paul would best fulfill His plan to spread the gospel of the resurrected Christ to the entire known western world in order to reach His people with the story of redemption.
Shane lives in poverty, chooses to spend his days with the poor, and ultimately serves his enemies. Whether Shane preaches that the Church has become apathetic and over politicized, he serves a purpose to change the way Christians think about their religion. Shane cannot be called a sideline spectator either, he walks the talk, Claiborne preaches in the city of Chicago, Philadelphia, in conventions, and in Iraq, risking his life. He absolutely has moral authority and credibility in his ideas and opinions. While I do not completely agree with his whole book, Shane Claiborne speaks some truths on many ugly topics of our society.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper). Hammett goes on to detail how through these ordinances believers are united to Christ (263). He discusses the proper administration of these ordinances and explains how we should properly view these in our worship. This chapter focuses heavily on the theological, biblical, and practical issues surrounding each of the ordinances and our view on
His appearances in this article includes His visit with the eleven apostles. Mary Magdalene and He proves to His apostles that He has a body and makes the apostles realize that they need to understand the Scripture of the Messiah and that they need to spread it throughout the rest of the World. Ascension Atkins, B.P. (2000). Ascension Now: Implications of Christ's Ascension for Today's Church.
While analyzing the documentary, The Holy Ghost People several faith and ritual observations practiced by this congregation as well as the social group itself are examined through various conjectures of religion theorized by influential and scientific minds such as Frazer, Muller Freud and Durkheim. The documentary was filmed during a service of a Pentecostal community in Scrabble, West Virginia. The foundation of this community’s Pentecostal practice is based on the Holiness Church, exclusively focusing on the Christian concept of the Holy Spirit. The significance of the Pentecostalism sect is that it a renewal and revival movement within Christianity that highlights a direct personal experience with God received through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Apart from other sects of Christian faith, seen within the baptism with the Holy Spirit that enables them to live an empowered life.
The church I was raised in did not worship in this way. In my mind I am thinking what in the world have I gotten myself into. We took our seats and the preacher walked to the pulpit and stated “if you love God and the things that he has done for you then you need to run”. After everyone finished carrying out his instructions he then began to deliver his sermon. In his sermon he did not include scripture.
While attending a church revival, his aunt also tried to take metaphors to explain him how is a salvation, she said that "when you were save you saw a light and something happened to you inside and Jesus comes into your life! You could see and hear and feel Jesus in your soul", and he believed that Jesus will physically come to save him. At the ceremony in a special meeting to "bring the young lambs into the fold", while all the other children went up to accept Jesus, Langston and another child named Westley remained seated. As the congregation prayed and the priest sang psalms, Westley decides to claim that he has so that the event can continue and went up to the altar, but Langston still sat waiting to see Jesus. The social pressure of the church becomes unbearable, helpless and alone, he struggles against the odds and finally, Langston went to the altar and accepted Jesus.
Clara immersed herself in church work to “keep busy” and help the community around her but never had “deep religious feelings” towards Universalism. She had trouble in the idea of the joy there should be in life with the amount of grief that was present in the lives of those around her. Although Barton never claimed to have no faith, she described herself as being more of a “well-disposed pagan”. By Barton’s own standards of living up to her religious morals, I believe that she did as she thought was right. The words of her father while on his deathbed seems to be what I felt Barton lived by in her life; “As a Patriot he bade serve my country with all I had, even my life if need be; as the daughter of an accepted Mason, he bad me seek and comfort the afflicted everywhere, and as a Christian he charged me to honor God and love mankind”.