15. What are four (4) specific lessons learnt from the sanctuary and its services that pertain to spirituality and faith? 16. Using Jesus as the model and the example he set by his prayer life, how can the discipline of prayer be made more meaningful? Discuss.
The importance of the Our Father has been deconstructed and analysed as an indicator of how Christians should approach prayer in general. From this single prayer the elements of praise, petition and repentance can be found
Prayer is simply communing with God. Jesus set the perfect example for prayer when he taught his disciples what we call the Lords’ prayer. There are times in our life when we don’t know what to pray for but the word of God said that the Holy Spirit will make intercession for us. The Apostle Paul and Silas prayed and the Holy Spirit caused the ground to shake during their imprisonment. During the book of Acts we see not only the early Church praying but also the disciples.
When learning about how to think about, treat and speak to others on a daily basis and one has a biblical worldview, it would be crucial to read deeply into the Bible, as that is the source of determining morality, right and wrong for Christians. Especially within the Gospels of the New Testament, there are many verses from the Paul to the various churches and their members about being “kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32). There are even direct quotations from Christ himself to the disciples and followers on how Christians are to treat even their enemies with respect and hospitality like in Luke 6:27-28, Jesus says “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those that curse you, pray for those who mistreat
1 Augustine as Mentor: A Model for Preparing Spiritual Leaders Book Review Sheila R. Peacock Student ID: L24943396 History of the Christian Church I CHHI 520 B04 Prof. John Landers September 20, 2012 2 Smither, Edward L. Augustine as Mentor: A Model for Preparing Spiritual Leaders. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2008. Edward L. Smither, an associate Professor Church History and Intercultural Studies at Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary, presents the life and works of Augustine, a legacy, of the past and present-day. The book is informative, well-written, and well-documented account of Aurelius Augustinus (354-430). An historical account of the person, character, and works of Augustine, a mentor, are addressed in various
Ascetic theology focuses upon much of what we term “discipleship” today. It looks at our training (askēsis), especially in terms of practicing various spiritual disciplines, as practical steps in putting to death our old nature of sin so that we can walk in the freedom of the Spirit…mystical theology looks upon our intimate encounter with God. What we call “experiencing God’s presence in prayer” or “feeling God in worship,” is what Christian mysticism is about.” Therefore, spiritual theology is the study of spiritual formation which is described as the process of being “conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others.” How this discipline
It is important to understand the basic fundamentals of beliefs before one can begin to interpret those beliefs or judge other interpretations. Introduction: John Norton outlined the basic beliefs of his church in this Q and A style book. It was used as a guidebook for followers. It defines Godliness, when creation began and how man was created. It is similar to John Cotton’s Spiritual Milk.
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
Summer Bible Study – 4 lessons Read the Book of Colossians, Chapter 1. In this study we will see the supremacy of Jesus Christ, the greatness of His reconciliation between mankind and God Almighty, and the great example of the Apostle Paul in his sacrificial service for the Lord. Blog Quiz 1. According to the first three verses of Colossians Chapter 1, answer the following questions: * Who wrote the book? * Who was with the author?
If you want to read more about the Jesus prayer, one classic called The Way of a Pilgrim is a good introduction. Resources: •The Way of a Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues His Way, translated by Helen Bacovcin •Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart, translated by E. Kadloubovsky and G.E.H. Palmer •The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology, translated by E. Kadloubovsky and E.M. Palmer with an introduction by Timothy