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. Becoming a disciple is a joint process between the person, the church, mentors and leaders, and the Holy Spirit. There is much to learn and adapt to in order to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. There is an expression that is used regarding raising children: “It takes a village.” This is also applicable in the making of a disciple. The local church is responsible for evangelizing within the community and reaching out to those who don’t know Christ.
Christian coaches bring a biblical worldview; live out their Christian faith; understand that they cannot be completely neutral; and pray regularly for their clients (pp 24-25). Effective coaches know themselves and what they are good at, are sensitive to people, believe in people, build rapport with the clients, are flexible, are driven by firm convictions, and are leaders (pp. 34-36). People respond to change in one of four ways: innovators make change happen; embracers thrive on change and accept it enthusiastically; acceptors resist change but eventually go along with it; and resisters try to
And just what is missiology? It’s what effective Christian missionaries study and practice. They make it their business not only to understand the timeless gospel message, but also the culture in which they are ministering. They understand that communicating effectively means much more than learning the language. 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.
He taught us to be kind and not to judge, to treat our neighbors respectfully. He taught us to turn the other cheek and to have faith in God’s word. Jesus taught us not only to love ourselves but to love mankind as well. Jesus taught us how to walk the road to righteousness and to have faith in God our heavenly father. Jesus addressed many issues during his sermon on the mount.
The people were directed to live their lives according to God’s will Decalogue/Book of the Covenant: codes made life in community possible The codes of Israel reflect the norms of the covenant: reciprocal responsibility, mercy, and truthfulness Justice: sense of what is right or what should happen The Reign of God and Justice Jesus enter human history as God’s anointed son who announces the nearness of the reign of God Jesus proclaims: resist the temptations of power and prestige, follow his Fathers will, and pray that his will shall be accomplished on earth Greatest commandment: God is to be loved with the whole heart, mind , and soul; You shall love your neighbor as yourself Jesus offers a vivid picture of the last judgment Called to be Disciples in Community Jesus summoned his first followers, they will continue the work of proclaiming and building God’s kingdom Discipleship involves: imitating the pattern of Jesus, openness to God’s will in the service of others Poverty, Riches, and the Challenge of Discipleship The rich are wise in their own eyes and are prone to apostasy and idolatry, as well as to violence and oppression The poor are neither blinded by wealth or idols which will make them open to God’s
Jesus taught us a new definition for greatness, the word servant. “Anyone can be great, because anyone can serve.” He gave of Himself. Jesus showed us all by example how to be great; by giving our lives in service to God. His service to humankind was motivated by Love. Mark Twain said, “Kindness (Love) is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” That is the language that Jesus spoke.
Life Purpose There use to be a time when I was not sure of my life purpose. As years have passed, I have realized my purpose is being a role model. No matter where I go or what I do, people always look to me for advice and leadership. I have accepted God has placed me on this earth to help those who are traveling the same path I have traveled or similar. My job is to motivate and teach others not to make the mistakes I have made.
Therefore the Christian Community Service shows solidarity with people who are in need and who require assistance. It provides the people with an opportunity to follow the teaching of Jesus Christ and puts into practice the social teaching of the Church. There both care about the community and follow the Golden Rule “whatever you want men to do to you, do