That is the task of building the church by making disciples. Disciples are born (again), and then made. There is a process that one must go through to graduate from infancy to a mature disciple. The key to this is putting in the work per se’. Just as God said He will meet us at our place of need, the Holy Spirit will guide us and mature us as we commit to spending time in and studying the Word, being mentored, and surrendering our lives to God.
From this sourcebook, I was able grasp the importance of 3rd and 4th century church fathers to sound doctrine and Christian thought. Spiritual leaders should reflect a life of correct living and Godly lifestyle to be to be a worthy candidate as mentor and a example to other disciples Smither’s work is an excellent tool for undergraduate and graduate seminary students studying church history, historical theology, and mentoring concepts for
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
Beginning in chapter 12 Paul discussed how Christians are to live. In Romans 12:1 Paul urges the Christians: “in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.” Paul continuously reminds the people to live above reproach and renew their minds so that they do not become part of the world. In the entire book of Romans Paul discusses the topic of how we as Christians should live, but Moo makes a great point in our book of how chapter 12 is a more in depth teaching on this matter. Moo states that "All theology is practical, and all practice, if it is truly Christian, is theological. Paul's gospel is deeply theological, but it is also eminently practical.
Introduction: A. Attention Getter: According to John Townsend, Ph.D., Christian Counseling or in other words Christian Therapy is defined as an active and specific involvement in your sanctification it’s not If about restoring your innocence; it’s about redeeming you. Some people come to counseling because they want to restore life to the way it used to be. B. Reason to Listen: Good Christian counseling combines modern methods of counseling with scriptural principles, using biblical truths as the reference point for integration.
1. Make a disciple who worships Jesus (answering the What question) a. This is addressed by equipping program participants with the Word of God first and foremost. b. It is elevated by the identification of gifts and intercessory prayer.
A Study of Godly Ethics The Principles of a Biblical Worldview The Bible establishes the guidelines of God's ethical boundaries for all Christ followers. On some issues, God's Word speaks explicitly; however, there is less clarity in other matters and more need for discernment. As Christians learn, accept, and live the reality of Christ, they move towards a life of godliness.1 Through this process, Christians can begin to discern more clearly and live out a biblical worldview.2 Christ followers should be characterized by truth.3 If they are to be characterize by truth, what truth is must be interpreted. In John 17:17, Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them by the truth, your word is truth.” God has expressed Himself through Scripture; His Word is true, reliable, eternal, and the sacred authority.4 The Bible is the very word of God and should be the starting point for all thinking.5 Jesus also said that He is the truth.6 Jesus exemplifies wisdom and knowledge.7 God loves His creation enough to tell them how to live and promises to give understanding to those who seek Him.8 The root of man's dilemma often comes from not seeking God or misinterpreting the nature of God's truth.9 “The reason so few people act like Christians is that they do not think like Christians.”10 How then does one begin to think like a Christian? Christianity should be seen as the outline for godly decision making and a strategy for daily living.11 The Word of God has the final jurisdiction and is pertinent for the choices that Christians must make, many of which have moral consequences.
Personal Theory of Counseling Paper Liberty University Online COUN 507 Abstract It is important for the counselor to be knowledgeable of many various theoretical models as well as be able to incorporate theology, spirituality, and psychology into their counseling methods to successfully counsel their clients. In every situation God should be the center for all change. It is important for a client to have a positive outlook in life and God is the ultimate source for this to occur. This process may take various amounts of time depending on the degree of spirituality of the client and how they are responding to the Holy Spirit. The counselor's role is to give the client tools to aid them in their growth with God and act as a tool for God to use.
Effective missionaries are lifelong learners of culture, working to understand where their people currently are so they can lead them to a true, yet truly enculturated, understanding of the grace and truth of Jesus Christ. They understand that the core of the Good News can come wrapped in different packages and expressions. That is all to say, this book by Reggie McNeal resonates with my passion for people with a missional faith. That we should be more missional. To survive as a church in this modern western world, we need a huge paradigm shift of being missional.
In the same way today God is ready to equip people to be leaders and take the ones under them to the next level in their lives by the principles given throughout Scripture. The intent of this paper is to show how God organizes his people for effective action by examining first how God creates and uses a specific environment to accomplish His will, second giving an analysis and synthesis of the environment, and lastly addressing what an environment for discipleship ministry would look like if these principles were taken seriously. How God Creates and Uses a Specific Environment to Accomplish His Will In order to understand the environment that God creates to use to accomplish His will one has to only look at the evidence that is presented scripturally in regards to the consideration of the Church. Some conclude that this environment in regards to education starts at the