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
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
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY The LIFE AND MINISTRY OF PAUL THE APOSTLE A RESEARCH PAPER SUBMITTED TO Dr. LORNE A. MCCUNE IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE NBST 522 LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY BY BRYON GROSVALET LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 3 SAUL OF TARSUS 3 The Early Years 4 Saul Receives Rabbinical Training 6 Saul is Zealous to Defend the Jewish Faith 7 SAUL'S CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY 10 Jesus Disciples Saul 12 Saul is Zealous for the Christian Faith 13 God Prepares Saul for the Work of the Ministry 14 Saul Ministers to the Believers at Antioch 14 PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS 16 Paul’s First Missionary Journey 16 Paul’s Secord Missionary Journey 19 Paul’s Third Missionary Journey 20 CONCLUSION 24 BIBLIOGRAPHY 25 INTRODUCTION Paul the Apostle was a very important man in the history of Christianity as a theologian, missionary, and writer of the New Testament. Ordained by God, he was one of the major interpreter’s of the teachings of Jesus Christ. During 30 years of ministry, Paul wrote 13 epistles of the New Testament while under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The epistles address the life, death, resurrection of Christ and its implications for all humanity. In His divine wisdom, the Lord foresaw that Paul would best fulfill His plan to spread the gospel of the resurrected Christ to the entire known western world in order to reach His people with the story of redemption.
15. What are four (4) specific lessons learnt from the sanctuary and its services that pertain to spirituality and faith? 16. Using Jesus as the model and the example he set by his prayer life, how can the discipline of prayer be made more meaningful? Discuss.
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY The Influential Experiences of Charles Spurgeon’s Theological Foundations for Pastoral Ministry Submitted to Dr. Rodney Anderson in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of Introduction to Seminary Studies SEMI 500 – B28 LUO Introduction to Seminary Studies by Carol P. Strain September 14, 2014 Charles Spurgeon’s Theological Foundations for Pastoral Ministry I. Influential Experiences A. Grandfather B. Reading C. Puritanism D. Calvinism II. Biblical and Theological Foundations A. Salvation – Justification of Faith B.
Romans and Christian Worldview Bible 425-B05 3/1/2015 Because of Paul, the book of Romans teaches us about so many aspects of the Christian life. Paul’s letter was not meant to be a systematic theology, but rather a letter presentation of the Gospel. The book of Romans covers a wide variety of topics that are essential for followers of Christ to live by. The topics creation, sin, salvation, eschatology, ethics, and theology are the key points found in Paul’s letter, and understanding each is key to the growth of every believer’s relationship with God. CREATION On the first topic, creation, Paul teaches in Romans 1:19-20 that the world was spoken into existence by God.
REFLECTION PAPER on THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO THE FIRST CENTURY CHURCH/CHRISTIANS A PAPER PRESENTED TO DR. B. Hodges INFULFILLMENT OF THE COURSE BI 602 NEW TESTAMENT BEULAH HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY ATLANTA, GEORGIA SPRING SEMESTER 2013 JAMES E. HARRIS 8510 The synoptic Gospels were and are still relevant to the first century church, as well as the church of today. They were important then because they are narratives about the life death and resurrection of Jesus. The three Gospels that “take a common view” of Christ’s life are Matthew, Mark and Luke. Each writer affords us a special look into the life and teachings of Christ in a different way. One may provide one detail, and another may provide a detail that adds to the account so that the Bible student is able to receive additional insights.
It is a handbook of worship and Church practise, from which we learn of the views of the early Christian church, and how they interpreted Scripture. It shows us how our primitive Church was structured, and what the ancestors of our Church deemed to be of importance. From reading the Didache, one may get the impression that it could perhaps be directed at a non-Christian, that is intending to join Christianity, for it seems to be laid out almost like a set of guidelines, or a handbook of instructions. St. Athanasius the Apostilic, a Church father, and
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.