I really like his outlook on God given talents. He feels that God gave us theses talents we have to glorify him, therefore we should use them as God intended us too. This book helped me grow as a Christian. Just seeing the examples he set for others is one thing that made me realize I needed to do in my own life. Whither I realize it or not people are always watching me.
One of God’s greatest desires is to have relationship with His creation, man. He wants nothing more than to be loved and believed. Our love and belief is demonstrated through worship and godly lifestyle. Many people have a form of worship, but with no substance or true understanding of what it is all about. Many minimizes worship simply as the singing of songs, or leaving it up to the worship team to “set the atmosphere”, without any participation from the congregation.
Christianity teaches that people should not work on the day of Sabbath as God himself didn’t and that it should be the day of rest. However, Jesus didn’t follow these rules and decided to do the most loving thing and heal a sick person on this day even though he wasn’t supposed to. Some could argue that situation ethics and its ideas about love fit into Christian theology perfectly because even Jesus broke rules to do the most loving thing possible. Johns part of the gospels state that “God is love” and from this we can interpret that Christians must live their lives by trying to be Omnibenevolent and doing the most loving thing in all situations no matter how extreme. Fletcher incorporated the quote from the gospels into his ethical theory and devised six propositions and four principles.
This is seen in the Bible when miracles occur and also when god punishes the world. This suggests that this concept of god may be subject to change and that he is affected by the world. God is also changed by prayer as he is happier with his creation when they live peacefully, and they pray to and worship God. The Prime mover contrasts sharply. He is self-contemplatory therefore does not think about the world and is transcendent, hence he is not subject to cause and effect.
He replied “My vision is to teach young men and women the wonderful gift of Jesus Christ.” This is one of the reason why I look up to him so much, is because I believe my calling in life is to be a youth pastor, and Roger has been a big influence on my decision making with what I have learned through his teachings. I remember when I was six years old and I was saved, and Roger Hood was sure enough there to have his hand on my back praying for me. I am very thankful to have a person like this in my life. He is a great example on how I want my life to be lived. In further discussion on his vision I asked him how he developed this vision.
Leadership Evangelistic Evaluation 1. Are you leading with “Confidence in God’s Call”? In interviewing my worship pastor/leader, he notes that the barometer for him, as with many other leaders and as laypersons, is peace in spirit. In his position as worship pastor, music is a required gift. He knows that God’s call for him, before he was even born, was to lead in worship.
Considering other in the first place, providing service with one’s own willing, waiting the assignment from God, and having unique characteristics are the key to success. Humbleness is a huge challenge for the leaders in practice, as long as the new leaders are willing to lead like Jesus and be humble like him. Furthermore, “Humility begins when you have a true picture of yourself” (p. 41). Humility comes from self-awareness and assist the new leaders located the true standard for their life. Additionally, humble your heart is mean to accept varieties of opinions, even the ones do not agree with, however, at least let others to present their ideas.
Tozer emphasizes the power of worshiping God. He criticizes a large number of Christians for their substitutes for worship. The reason for man’s existence is to worship God for how loving he is. What man does in the day must be somehow focused toward worshiping God in order to fill the role in his creation. Humans lack true worship for a few reasons.
My wife and I have dedicated our lives to Him. We see His activity everyday all day. I believe He is calling me to become a pastor and to do His work. We see the blessings He bestows on people and how He has done that for us in our children and grandchildren. We see Him working through others in their ministry whether it be like the Billy Graham ministry, the different teachers through Liberty University Online teaching about the Bible.
And this true relationship is one of the main advantages of being human – that we are “a little lower than God and crowned with glory and honor.” (Psalm 8:5) This is proven in John 14 because as Jesus, whose relationship with the Spirit is incomparable, talks of the Spirit, he uses the pronouns he and him – not it. The reason for us to develop our relationship with the Spirit is that he may be with us even more so than God or Jesus. I say this because we know that Jesus ascended into heaven to be with the Father, but the Spirit has been sent to us on earth by Jesus to be our comforter and our guide (John 14:16). He has three main jobs with the church: to teach us the truth, build the church, and help us spread God's love. The Spirit's job in regard to truth is to teach us unknown things about God, for just as no one knows are deep secrets of a person but that person's spirit, so can no one know God's secrets except his Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:11).