On any giving Sunday, there is worship service that is taking place. There is one that will meet the taste of almost everyone. However, will the one that responds to the desires of human fancy bring us to know the true God? Psalm 96: 9 says “Worship the LORD in holy attire.” The thought behind this text is to prepare the hearts of the worshipers to see God through the move of the Holy Spirted. It speaks of the attire, but what is on the outside of the body should be a reflection of what is in the heart. The focus of the Holy Spirted in worship is what draw us to him. This form of worship in called Trinitarian worshipIn the Trinitarian worship, the focus is on the triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirted).The founding principle of Trinitarian …show more content…
It is because of the ability is given to humanity be in communion with Christ that the atonement for sins can take place. Paul, the apostle, is writing to the saints who are at Ephesus he says in the Ephesians 1:7,”In Him, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.” Paul makes it clear it is through Jesus Christ and the shedding of his blood that redemption can take place. It is through this the processes of redemption that all who union with him on the cross will have the trespasses forgiven. Paul also introduces the aspect of grace. Titus 2:12 “Instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age” when God`s grace appeared it brought salvation to all men. It is important to know that God the Father is in His Son and his spirited and they are gifts from Him to all humanity. The only way for men to connect to God is to come through Jesus. While communing with Jesus, it is at that point that connection with God becomes
Others point out that you cannot get into heaven based upon good works alone; if you could, then Christ’s sacrifice would have been meaningless. To gain salvation, you must receive God’s grace,
Another way to think about this is how Wesley wrote in his sermon The Scripture Way of Salvation. On our journey to sanctification, he states, what keeps us going on the journey are the means of grace, whether they be for ourselves or done for others. His basic point was that once we are brought into awareness of the grace and our need to repent and turn from our sin, the means provide the nourishment our souls need to grow in grace. How else could one grow in grace than by means of grace?
Vicarious atonement and salvation by grace (cf. 1 Pet. 2:24, 2 Cor. 5:21, Rom. 4:25, 1 John 2:2, 4:10; John 11:25-26; 14:6; Eph. 2:8-9; Gal. 2:21, 5:4; Rom. 3:20; 4:1-11; 10:1-13).
When we receive Christ we turn to God from self (repentance) and trust Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and make us what He wants us to be. God’s forgiveness implies that our sins deserve judgment, but in His love God has shown us grace, giving us freedom from sin and reconciliation in our relationship with God. If we accept this gift of Jesus who died in our place and bore the punishment of our sin, we receive a new life free from the judgment and rule of sin. Nothing we can do ourselves can take away our own sin or its consequences. We simply and only must believe what God says and receive new life in Him as a gift by trusting
This idea of Christ’s incarnation as humanity’s chance to finally get it right is essential to understanding our faith and why Christ lived the life he did, and therefore, suffered the way he did. Heine and Jones, in the spirit of describing correctly the incarnation of Christ, also emphasize the role of heavenly grace in humanity’s redemption. Both authors clearly remind us that we do not deserve to be saved, but are saved because of the grace of God and our inheritance as God’s chosen people after the death of Christ. Jones says that grace is an agent of salvation and sanctification, because we are not able to change the way we are by ourselves, but purely because of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives (Jones, 151). She discusses the way that the fruit of the spirit manifests itself in a new believer, saying that it is “consequent” of our newfound righteousness, not because of a choice that we make. Heine, in his discussion of grace as an agent of salvation, also talks about how Christ’s death returned the reins of humanity to God and rescued us from Satan, by “both creation and redemption” (Heine, 127). By grace, we were returned to God’s hands and delivered from Satan’s clutches that we allowed ourselves to fall into.
The word “Atonement” is frequently used in the Old Testament. Nevertheless, in regards to the New Testament, the King James Version of the Bible mentions “Atonement,” only once, which is found in (Rom. 5:11.) Furthermore, other versions, such as, the NRSVA, NIV, ASV and others uses the word “Reconciliation” as an alternative. Perhaps, when one seeks the etymology and the meaning of the word, this phrase simply can be seen as at-one-ment, which can be translated as the state of oneness of two who had been alienated from each other, or reconciled, in other words, two entities, in this case, God and humanity who was separated once, together again. In reality, atonement is reconciliation. Thus, it is used to denote the effect that resulted from the death of Christ on the Cross of Calvary.
Therefore, this justification can be accessed by anyone through faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice. If one does as Paul has written, he or she, as Paul has concluded, will declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past. In an attempt to clarify Paul’s writings in Romans 3:21-26,
Despite the fact that the rule of worship appear all inclusive, there is a few diverse styles of worship and ritual in light of the fact that Christian have an alternate understanding of who God is and the likewise have distinctive level of association with Him. Worship is a matter of the heart, it is an individual association with God. It is our specialty inside to join with our Maker. It is the inward cooperation, for example, discussion (talked, implicit or composed) with God, contemplation on scriptures and about integrity of God and His holly character. Worship comprise of our everyday stroll with God and all the exertion by our brain and soul to join with Him. Worship is an everyday walk with Jesus. As Christian, meet
First century Christians founded their new identity on the understanding of being sinners, saved through Christ Jesus, and true people of God. The Jews had a misinterpretation of the coming of the Messiah and they did not acknowledge his resurrection and believed Jesus was cursed by God for being crucified. It was a necessity for the Apostles to preach the Gospel with truth and bring awareness to the people of the true interpretation of scripture. The Apostles pleaded the people to get saved (2:40) and acknowledging their sin by repenting and get baptized (2:37-38). The opportunity of repentance is a gift of God’s mercy and grace to nullify our understanding and pride. Israelites considered themselves God’s holy people (22:3; 26:4-5) but they were sinning in ignorance (3:17). I am a sinner in nature and I will either sin intentionally or unintentionally. Through Jesus Christ crucifixion and resurrection, I am able to repent and ask for forgiveness with the confidence that my sins will be wiped out (3:19). Repentance and being able to be baptized (8:37)not only in the name of Lord Jesus but also in the Holy Spirit is
"But it is more in harmony with Scripture to say that the good pleasure of God to save sinners by a substitutionary atonement was founded in the love and justice of God." (Berkhof, 1994, p. 405).
The word forgiveness has several meanings and has the potential to ultimately cleanse someone’s life of past remorse. According to John O. Reid, “forgiveness is one of the chief characteristics we must have if we are to become literal children of God in His Kingdom” (Reid, 2015). This understanding of forgiveness is seen through God’s Divine teaching and authority in John 14:2; therefore, this interpretation is that forgiveness comes from merciful will and pardon of mistakes. Furthermore, a prominent Gospel analyst from Forerunner Commentary, construes the power of forgiveness through “one of the keys that Jesus taught for healing” (Forerunner Commentary, 2015). This articulates forgiveness of sin as an ultimate custom of healing such as in Matthew 6:12, “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors,” and “forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who have sinned against us” (Luke 11:4).The essence of forgiveness in Christianity is a diversified matter, however; it is the ongoing implementation of forgiveness into the midst of our lives is what makes a faithful follower. “Jesus taught that forgiveness is central to the relationship between God and humans, and between humans” (Rsrevision, 2015). This instils that to receive forgiveness from God you must be a living embodiment of a remissive follower. Hence, a slighter significance is imparted on a divine pardon, the true meaning of
Yet, there is confusion in the world about how or upon what conditions sins are forgiven today and that has developed, in large measure, by not “rightly dividing the word of truth.” (II Timothy 2: 15)
1. The Bible teach us the true teaching of Christ who hate the sin. This word can be found in the Psalm 5:4-6 and Rome 1:18. Apostle Paul said that in Rome 3:25-26, that tell if Christian need teh atonement, because of this statement God gives HIs beloved Son as the one way to paid
John Paul II makes a very clear distinction of suffering, and one of the suffering more painful is when human beings commit sin and stain the soul, and we know that is truth because when you commit a sin against God, you can feel the suffering that sometimes we cannot find the words to explain, it’s like you lose something from your soul. This moral suffering, we can cure through the sacrament of reconciliation that is the medicine that Jesus Christ left us before he departed from world.