The film “Praying with Lior” produced and directed by Ilana Trachtman is the story of a young Jewish boy with Down’s Syndrome who is approaching his Bar Mitzva. This film caught my eye because I too have a special needs child and often struggle with how much he understands about having a relationship with a higher power. What struck me most about this story was how joyful both Lior and his community seemed to be in their faith. The acceptance and understanding that surrounds him seemed to be a wonderful example of living faith. In our studies I found it interesting that the Jewish faith does encourage living the religion in daily life.
Amos was treated kindly and was taught how to take care of himself. “It does a man no good to be free until he learns how to live...” When Amos Fortune lived in the Copeland household, he was instructed how to become a godly man. Not only were the Copelands extremely kind to Amos, but they were also Quakers. Weekly they went to church and taught their servant, Amos, to love God. Amos also learned how to read the Bible.
They added that one is more blessed when he/she extends a giving hand. They also made me to understand that someone will remember me in their prayers because I helped them in one way or another. My parents were such a great favor to my entire family and I can never thank God enough for giving me very caring and loving parents. They took me to church every time they went and through their examples in addition to going to church, I learned so much about religion and how beneficial it was to be holly. Through those years in church, becoming a Christian, and actively participated in church activities was a great lesson learn and I have come to realize that it was the best thing they ever gave me.
A congregation can give us friendship, fellowship and encouragement. It can teach us things we would never learn on our own. A congregation can help train our children, help us work together for more effective ministry and give us opportunities to serve that help us grow in ways we did not expect. In general, the value that we get out of a local congregation is in proportion to the amount of involvement we give to it. But perhaps the most important reason for each believer to participate in a local congregation is that members need each other.
I may not know what my purpose is yet, but I am sure He will fill me in when He thinks I am ready. As a Christian, my life changing comments are, serving God, Loving God, treating others as God would treat them. When my family and I were baptized this past Aug 2012 we committed to ourselves and our family and friends that no matter what we would always put God first. Therefore, with that said God is my father and I will love and serve Him first and whatever problems we may have along the way we will ask Him for help. I believe that my pastor said it best, Everything we have, ourselves, our children our very own breath is on loan, it is not ours and we need to do with it what He
With the years and time I have come to the realization that my strongest world view has been that my faith in God. As I have read about all the different world views in this course, I do not agree with them as the majority of them do not believe in God. God has had a huge impact on my life because he has greatly influenced my thoughts, my experiences, my education, and my life decisions. As a young boy I was taught that as long as you do what is right and live your life the right way, God will always be there for you. It is because of God and my parents that I learned to live in the right path to respect people for what they are and as I have done that I have met many interesting people who I don’t necessarily agree with but I have learned what it takes to respect people and they will respect you back.
Review of Why Don’t We Listen Better? Communicating and Connecting in Relationships Shawn C. Adolphus Liberty University Summary Dr. Peterson wrote Why We Don’t listen better to reach all people that wish to communicate better. He drew experiences’from his many years of experience as a Minister and a Professional counselor to formulate the content of the book. He even used experiences’ that he gained from his close family life, so that readers will realize that he grew up just like any one of us. The book is broken down into five parts that take the reader through the reasoning behind his teaching and eventually to the tools that one can use to practice great listening skills.
How Being a Christian Equips Me to Help Others through Counseling There are various reason how being a Christian can equip me to help others through counseling. God calls us all in to the ministry for and gives us special gifts, which all help us in counseling. By following the biblical values and morals that we learn and the education we gain from secular sources we are fully able to help those who come to us. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 9:9-11 says: Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
We need Awareness, of what you can change, for our- selfs and others to be a better servant leader. As we are servant leaders in the church, that means helping everyone out, not just the saint we know, and like. Jesus was a servant, before he was a leader, he helped out those who loved Him, and those who didn't. We need a balance and order , of leadership, like Jesus said in,(Mark10:35-41)&(Luke 22:25-30). A servant leader has mutual respect and love for one another, and is deeply