In the Gospel of Mark, I see Jesus, the Son of God, as a loving, faithful, obedient servant who walks in compassion; doing the will of His Father. He is a servant. His message to us all is “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). Jesus witnessed to us on how to be great, by giving our life in service to God. Jesus taught us a new definition for greatness, the word servant.
It guides them to make the correct ethical decisions in life fulfilling their role as Christians. Ethics is the decision between right and wrong influenced heavily by beliefs and responsibilities of an adherent. Through the Bible, teachings by Jesus through parables such as the ‘Good Samaritan’ educate them on the way they should behave in everyday situations. In this parable, a man is neglected by a priest and a Levite but is helped by a Samaritan, a person who was disliked in that time. It shows Christians that they should help everyone who is in need, leaving no one behind.
He had to press on and look to God for his purpose in life and believe that God would strengthen him in his time of bereavement. When Christians experience pain and suffering, it is an opportunity for him or her to see the true meaning behind the pain and how it can be used to draw one into a closer relationship with God. God becomes the guiding force that leads one to his or her destiny and calling.
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.
He ends by urging them to practice certain virtues where he prefixes ‘whatever things’ are true….think about those things (Philippians 4:1-8). Believers must learn to have an ideal model of a Christian believer, live a converted life and practice godly virtues, being ready to suffer for the gospel. The believer should mirror the exemplified behavior of those who went
Amanda Kelly February 11, 2013 The gospel and Ethical Egoism The scriptures contain a number of passages that in some way or another associate moral obligation with self-interest in the form of seeking rewards and avoiding punishment. Thus, Exodus 20:12 says “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.” Jesus tells us to “seek first His kingdom, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you” (Matt. 6:33). On another occasion he warns his listeners that at the end of the age “the angels shall come forth, and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matt. 13:49–50).
“But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.” (Lk 2:19)He also includes stories about individuals and has many themes within his Gospel about his portrait of Jesus. Luke portrays Jesus as merciful and compassionate, someone who cares for and loves everyone and treats people equally. Jesus is portrayed as our saviour and is referred to as ‘the human-divine one’ and ‘the son of man.’ “For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost," (Luke 19:10). This is the key verse and sums up what Jesus is known as. Luke gives us an image of Jesus as one who reaches out to the Gentiles and has a special concern for the poor and marginalised.
He was killed for standing up for what he believed in, which was helping the poor and Jesus Christ. The speech really moved me and I would suggest for others to read this as well. It taught me how powerful God and the church is, and by believing in Him, you will be lead in the right direction. Work Cited Mills, Frederick B.. "Bishop Oscar Romero: the political dimension of opting for the poor." Spero News.
The bible also gives us Jesus’s teachings to show us how people in poverty and explain to us why it is so important to help people in poverty. Before the temptation Job was blessed by God, he had many possessions and a large family. Job is described by God as “blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” (Job 1:8) According to Gutierrez, Job followed a “doctrine of temporal retribution, which says that the upright are rewarded with prosperity and health, while sinners are punished with poverty and sickness.” (147) The Devil twists Job’s theology and puts him to the test. According to the devil “you have put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has. You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the
His strong beliefs in god made him a person that wanted to apply his knowledge to created solutions and endings to this world of hates between black and white communities in the United States. After he finished college he became a pastor full of passion to fight with courage against the injustice. He created a six point keys that became his Philosophy that helped to encourage everyone to defend their civil rights. The first point talked about nonviolence and manipulation of making believe the other person that he is the one that is in the wrong side, with love and patience this point became very important. Secondly, was formed after Rosa Parks refused to give her sit to a white man giving segregation to Alabama.