We often hear of the “Great Commission” being the true representation of what the church is to do. Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” This is Christ himself telling us what we must do; in today’s society how many churches actually follow this? The church is a gift of God, and He desires to see all humanity in communion. The only way to see this happen is to go and spread the Gospel with every person on this glorious earth, which is the foundation for every church.
Informal and spontaneous prayers on the other hand are widely used by adherents across the spectrum of Christian denominations Traditional and formal prayer covers a wide range of occasions. The best known and most widely used of these prayers is the Lord's Prayer also known as the Our Father. This prayer is significant because it is the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Accordingly, it is widely used throughout all Christian denominations both in formal liturgies and in personal prayer. The importance of the Our Father has been deconstructed and analysed as an indicator of how Christians should approach prayer in general.
When, in the fullness of time,” God sent the long promised Redeemer, he sent not merely a human empowered to teach and act in his name, but his only-begotten Son. Jesus Christ is no mere human; he is God-become-human that he might be the mediator between God and us. Jesus Christ expressed the threefold office he holds as the God-Man in these words, “I am the way and the truth and the life---Jn 14:6. Jesus is the life, our priest who redeemed us by his death on the cross who shares with us his divine
This is something that needs to be addressed in order for the furthering and advancement of our Trinitarian understanding of God’s redemptive story. A thorough examination of Scripture with the commentating aid of evangelic theologians is how I plan on approaching this topic. However, just like in the interpretation of any Scripture, context is key. Thus a chronological examination of the role of the Holy Spirit in the redemption of mankind is in order: beginning with the life and ministry of Christ, transitioning to his death, the time in which He was dead, and ending with His glorious resurrection. In order for us to properly interpret the roles of the Holy Spirit some context is necessary, which leads us to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
________________________________________________________________ Understanding God’s ultimate passion for His own Glory 1. We were formed into being for the _______________ of God. (Isaiah 43:6-7) 2. God chose His people for the _____________ of His name. (Jer.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work"(NIV, 2010). Using this Scripture, Dr. Adams provided four –step biblical process that are the elements in the process of change. The first step is teaching the truth of the Bible, which is the Word of God. The counselor must teach the client what God has to say about the situation and what His standards are for living. This teaching involves what Adams calls “teaching in the milieu” or through real life situations.
Through the divinity and humanity of the Christ, Christians and believers share the stories through word of mouth. The Son of God is also evident from the sacred texts of the Gospel testimonies which include the wonders and recoveries on people achieved by Jesus, and from the witness to his death, resurrection and ascension into heaven by his followers and other eyewitnesses. The beliefs of the divinity recognise his relationship to God as Son. Jesus’s divinity showed Jesus’ role to be the salvation of humanity and to resurrect and rise to defeat death. In the Gospel of John 1:14 “The Word became
The first key to spiritual growth is the scripture. Studying, knowing, applying the scripture to one’s Christian life is absolutely necessary if there is going to be any spiritual growth. The scriptures are the “word of God” as it says in 1 Thessalonians 2:13. In all reality the scripture originated with and are the product of God. Not only is the scripture God’s word, but also it is accompanied with God’s power to “perform its work”.
Integral human development promotes the good of every person and the whole person. I agree with Walsh, J (1990, p. 108) that: Christians today live in a time of great stress and also a time of great hope. As pastoral ministers, we must work so that people enter in through church doors with a purpose – to encounter the Good News of the Reign of God, and so that they go out through the doors carrying with them the seeds of the Reign of God. …we must be careful to listen to the questions people are asking or are not asking. Majority of people depend on the church teachings.
Wisdom – is not just good practical judgment or common sense or a high degree of knowledge. The wisdom that is of the Spirit is centered on Jesus. It is concerned with the best way to live. It is God's guidance on how to live as a Christian. (Mark 10:20, 1Cor 12‐14, Luke 18:22) B.