Taking a Closer Look At Your Personal Ministry Essay

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You didn’t know that you were doing it and you were not aware of how it was affecting your relationship with Christ. After reading the first chapter this was the thought running through my mind. I will be discussing 3 chapters from the book “American Idol: The Worship of the American Dream”. While the entire book was interesting these three chapters touched me in such a profound way. I hope to share my experiences with you so that you may see how the book has impacted me. As a result of reading this book I have grown closer in my relationship with Christ our Savior.
The icon of individualism was born from people who have replaced God with some other tangible item. Chapter 4 Hostetler talks about this expanding culture of individualism (46-47). The Cowboy Ethic was the title of this chapter and it is a great illustration of what it looks like to do things on your own without Gods assistance. Hostetler discussed how people seem to be working hard to be alone, which is totally contrasting to what God wanted for His people. Hostetler quotes, “We were made for relationships”, (48) but yet we seek separation. What inspired me to write about this chapter was the accentuating issue that was reviled to me. People have decided to replace Gods commandments for an idol of isolation, which ultimately leads to their disobedience. This is concerning for the person affected and upsetting for the believers. Therefore its important for us to be witnesses to others, which will require…