As humans we are constantly seeking for ways to satisfy our needs. We look in different sources that will give us temporally satisfaction; however, we end up failing. As sons and daughter in Christ we tend to walk searching for other sources to satisfy us. We consider things we “wish” we had on a daily basis; by our way of thinking we are actually saying that Jesus is not enough to fulfill our every need. One thing that it is vital to keep in mind is that Christianity is not about religion, but it is about a person. Encountering Jesus is not a one time event, but it is a continual encounter. Learning how to plug into the real source is the first step of spiritual formation. It is a process that requires a willing heart. …show more content…
As a future ministry is it important to be plug into the source in order to minister others. When we allow the Holy Spirit to change the way we think about ourselves and others we allow Him to the healing. It is also important to always ask the right questions when ministering to someone, at time we just begin to bring judgment and fail to reach in the root. Furthermore, allowing the presence of the Holy Spirit to operate in that person will enable them to plug into the source of freedom. It is vital to reach in the main source to be able to reach out unto others. The presence of the Holy Spirit brings freedom, if we don’t allow Him take control of the situation; we will fail at helping that individual find Jesus. My goal is to represent Jesus and point them in His direction. If I fail to point them towards Jesus, I will be doing absolutely nothing for the Kingdom of God.
I believe God’s desire is to see His children walk without any bondages that is why He has giving us our Advocate, the Holy Spirit. There are many misconceptions people have about who God is, and I must be able to know how to tackle these arguments. I believe freedom can be a simple thing; it is simply the presence of someone. I must learn how to communicate this in a way people will comprehend. Also, by simplifying my daily schedule, I have found more time in my daily devotionals. When I was “overloaded” with unnecessary things, I found myself busy. There was no time for me to talk
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5. What is your basis of ethics? My basics of ethics was taught by my grandma she instilled a lot of her values and morals in my life giving me the teachings that made her a bright woman. She made sure to start on me early by getting me involved in church and helping me understand my religion and god and what he expects from his people. I was told to become a leader and not a follower use gods power that he using in my life to restore and help those who may be broken in life. I always ask god if I’m unsure I understand in this world of many temptations we may fall but our god isn’t a judging god and will be there with open ears and arms to help you get it right if you want change. I am not perfect but I pay attention I know right from wrong and know I am help accountable for my actions and faults. And have god move in my
In England, during the year of 1942 when all hope was threatened by the inhumanity of war, a man by the name of C.S. Lewis addressed the central issues of Christianity through a series of radio lectures. After more than half a century later, his broadcasts still prevail and maintain their poignancy. Each of his original lectures, Broadcast Talks (1942), Christian Behaviour (1943), and Beyond Personality (1944) were compiled as one to make up the book currently known as Mere Christianity. C.S. Lewis proves that "at the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks
One of the ongoing struggles for the church and Christianity is with culture. Questions have always surfaced about where we should stand on issues or whether it is permissible to isolate ourselves in all areas of life. Shaping A Christian Worldview suggests that hiding is not the preferred option, rather it is our duty to transform our modern culture.
This class has made me think about encounters I have had with different groups of people over the last couple years. The class that we discussed Islam reminded me about a time at work when I was talking to a Muslim co-worker. My co-worker was talking her weekend and that she went to the Cheesecake Factory and said that she tried red wine for the first time and thought it was disgusting. I did not think anything of asking her if she just turned 21, thinking that was why it was a big deal that she had drank red wine. I had completely forgotten that Muslims are not supposed to drink alcohol and basically put my foot in my mouth. She did not think it was a big deal and kind of laughed about it, but I still felt bad. I had assumed that college students who are Muslim would be kind of like Christian college students, by exploring more things and doing things that their faith does not necessarily approve off. I am sure that there are many Muslim college students who do do that, but I should not have assumed that Muslim college students would act the same way that many Christian college students do.
In today’s society the word “Christian” can mean many different things for everyone. Often times the word gets terrible labels on it such as: two-faced, unreal, fake, or in other words, a hypocrite. This label that the word “Christianity” gets can mostly come from the fact that many Christians say one thing, but live something entirely different. There is a huge pressure on Christians to live their lives perfect without sin which is impossible to do. The definition of the word Christian can be described as a follower of Christ or someone Christ-like. This is a very difficult lifestyle for Christians to live up to because no one is perfect, we sin everyday so when someone see’s a Christian is doing something bad or unchristian they point fingers
The new definition is appropriate to operate in a pluralistic world. I truly agree with the new definition, because there is no such thing as absolute truth in a pluralistic world. Christians know that God is truth and only God is real. However, for the other religions people, this is not the truth to them. There are as many Gods as there are religions. For instance, Islam people believe God who is Allah, Hinduism people believe God who is Krishna, and Judaism people believe God who is HaShem. In a Christian point of view, these God is not existence and even it is not the truth. On the other hands, other religions believers do not
Religion has existed for countless centuries. Christianity is one of the major religions in this world, which had people be criticized, battle in wars, and killed for, but it still survived to this day. The purpose of this paper is to study the source of the religion, recognize the teachings, observe its spread throughout the world, and to identify how it stands among people today. Approaching this paper by a factual report I will explain these major points and why we need to know about this religion and other religions that existed before our generation.
The Chinese Christian church in the United States often has ethnic characteristics, but different Chinese churches often have special concentration in the composition of the congregation, which reflects the tide of Chinese immigrants in different stages. For example, descendants of early immigrants from southern China usually have their fixed church. International students from the mainland of China have the church which they set up together. And other "informal immigrants" also formed Christian organizations. According to Aihui Lee, she divides American Chinese Christianity into four categories.
My role was that of a religious person. When I first received this role, I wondered if I looked religious, or was perceived as being religious. I then wondered if I did not look religious, and if that was the reason this role was chosen for me. Intellectually, I do know that there is not one set way for someone to be religious or non-religious, but still thought it to be a bit ironic, as I did identify as a Christian until my mid-twenties. Therefore, I assumed this person was a God-fearing, closed-minded, bible quoting individual. These perceptions came from my own family background, as well as conversations I have had with other religious people. Only one other person shared my opinion that religious people are or can be closed-minded. Others only assumed that this person read the bible and went to
When discussing and proving the person of Christ, there are two basic laws that must be addressed and proven. First you must prove that Christ is one hundred percent human (humanity), then you must prove that at the same time Christ is one hundred percent God (deity).
Christianity is the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Most followers of Christianity, called Christians, are members of one of three major groups--Roman Catholic, Protestant, or Eastern Orthodox. These groups have different beliefs about Jesus and His teachings. But all consider Jesus central to their religion. Most Christians believe God sent Jesus into the world as the Savior. Christianity teaches that humanity can achieve salvation through Jesus.
One influential cult was based upon a mystical interpretation of Plato. Neo-Platonism was like a rational science that attempted to break down and describe every aspect of the divine essence and its relationship with the human soul. An Alexandrian Jew named Philo tried using Greek philosophy to interpret the Jewish scriptures. He wanted to unite the two traditions by suggesting that the Greek philosophers had been inspired by the same God who had revealed himself to the Jews.
In our modern society, religion can either promote positive, optimistic actions or negative, destructive ones. From Christianity to Daoism, each different religion shapes the lives of its followers. Christianity and Hinduism can propel their followers to achieve moral greatness, while Islam and _____ can cause people to do heinous, damaging acts of violence and self-destruction.