Evangelism is a passion of mine and this semester has helped me to develop more as a person and strengthen my passion for evangelism. Usually when you hear the word Evangelism most of the time, you will start to fear because of rejection. During my Christian walk, sometimes I have experienced the fear of rejection as it relates to Evangelism. However, this semester has taught me not to fear." Evangelism is standing up for your faith even if everyone else remains seated 1(Earley and Wheeler
A spiritual journal is an honest record of my spiritual journey. This is my place to record my prayers and hopes, struggles and hurts, thoughts and questions about my personal and spiritual life. This is where I document how God is speaking in my life. A journal is a tool that can help me go back and recall the times I wandered, the things I've learned and places where I grew up as a Christian.
did not stand with the church were not looked at as ethical people. In the sense that they could not
The traditional Christian belief that God is a Trinity can be summarized briefly: God is three persons in one divine nature. These three persons are traditionally named Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But, it seems like different religions have their different views of disagreeing with God being trinity. I can see why there is a disagreement because God is labeled to be three people, when people believe that God is one person. I personally believe that everybody can have their own way of defining God through their perception or they can follow what he reveals to us. Despite these challenges, it is possible to defend the doctrine of the trinity as a reasonable belief.
own religion forming communities where their believers could live, they made it clear that the
Ephesians 6:10-16: Paul becomes aware of all the evil that stalks the church of Ephesus and he tries to make everybody aware by explaining them their own significance and identity in Christ.
They believed that those who were not perfect and did not follow rules should be rooted out of the community. Since the ideal system of a community was to be a perfect society, anyone who did not pursue this was considered to be a sinner. And if one were thought to be a sinner, then he or she would
The principles of discipleship can be found throughout the Bible. One of the ultimate goals of discipleship is to become more Christ like which makes Jesus's life and grace an excellent basis for discipleship. Jesus invested in twelve men, the first Disciples, and entrusted them to continue the process. Peter, James, and John were a part of Christ's inner circle and he fostered and encouraged an exalted spiritual life and growth in these three. Paul was a Pharisee who was murdering Christians and then his life was transformed and he became an apostle. He gave his life over to God's purpose not only in a broad perspective, bringing the Gospel to the Gentiles, but also personal. Timothy was a disciple of Paul; Paul was personally involved in Timothy's life. The Great Commission commands the Disciples, in Matthew 28:19, to "go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit". The Disciples followed the Great Commission and Christianity spread. Believers are meant to follow the
I think back to about six months ago when I was sitting at home in Evansville, Indiana. I knew that I was going to be coming to Liberty University for seminary in the spring and it was time to choose the classes that I would be taking. I was working to try to fit everything into my schedule and figure out which classes were offered when. As it turns out, there were only about 4 that I could feasibly and logically fit into my schedule. I had an idea of all of them except one. Discipleship Ministries 520: Spiritual Formation. To be completely honest, the topic was foreign to me. I could deduct off the two words that it was about being formed spiritually but that was about it. I know that I will get into this later
Attention Brevard college students, we have a new professor on campus and her name is Dorinda Christian. She is our newest BORG professor here at Brevard College.
For this paper I decided to sit down with my childhood friend from my St. Thomas More Catholic School days. Katarina and I have known each other since we were 5 years old. I remember attending church with her family on Sunday morning, spending the night at her house, occasionally attending her family's BBQ's on Easter Sunday, and inviting her to all my birthday parties at Chuck E Cheese. Though we lost touch after high school we found each other again thanks to social media. We are both from Hispanic Catholic families so it was always assumed that we would grow up to be Catholic too. To my surprise I found that on Katie's social media page under religious views it did not say Catholic as I expected but rather Wicca. Turns out Katie decided that the Catholic faith wasn't for her and opted instead to convert to Wicca.
Within this kingdom, somewhere in the northeast, existed a hidden sect called Zestential. It was low-tier sect where the member numbered less than a hundred. The sect never allowed anyone to go outside of its occupied forest, Verriad. Thus, the disciples who trained there never talked nor saw any people that was not a member of the sect. Even if a disciple tried to walk in a straight direction, the disciple would always end up to the main gate of the sect. Something mysterious was, apparently, stopping anyone from leaving.
The culture that I decided to focus my research around, is the Amish culture. Amish people are most well-known for their simple ways of life, the practices of not using modern inventions, such as electricity and zippers, and community events like barn raising. However, the Amish people have a richer, more complex culture than their stereotypes and common misconceptions. The culture of the Amish is mainly based around the Amish religion. The objective of this religion is that in order for its followers to reach salvation, they must completely separate themselves from worldly sin that comes with participating in the modern world.
As I look ahead to my high school years, I am encouraged by what I have learned at Sacred Heart School, about God’s mercy. Psalms 103:8 reminds us that, “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.” So, I know I can depend on God’s mercy to help me deal with challenges and meet my goals. With God’s love, I can also be a leader and share God’s mercy with others.
The Sadducees believed that only the laws in the first five books of the Old Testament had to obey. They did not believe in the Resurrection; rejection of oral tradition; immorality of the soul; existences of a spirit world (Act23:8; Mark 12:18; Luke 20: 27). The Essenes are Jews by birth, and seems to have a better relationship with each other than the other sects have. They were highly apocalyptic with a stress on angels and the opposed temple