The Tradition Of The Church Of Christ

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Introduction Over the years, many people have seen their lives transformed spiritually through their practices and adherence to the application of scriptures, prayer and spiritual traditions. Therefore, churches express their spirituality through different traditions and practices based on the emphasis placed on that particular tradition. Fundamentally, in identifying these traditions Richard Foster placed them in six categories, namely, contemplative, holiness, charismatic, social justice, evangelical, and incarnation. Although, these traditions are central to our Christian faith each church has demonstrated a tendency to prefer the practice of one over the other (Spiritual Formation, in Class notes, 2013). Identify the major…show more content…
In addition, the holiness tradition emphasizes imitating the character and nature of Jesus. In which Jesus laid the foundation on which the church live. The evidence is established in the accountability of its members in keeping with the standards in the Bible. I Peter 1:16 (NIV) “Be Holy because I am holy.” Hence, each member strives to purify and sanctify their lives through the renunciation of shameful and sinful ways. Therefore, the focus is conforming to the standard of Jesus, to reflect his glory. Further, the church continues to strive in their efforts to live a virtuous life despite discouragement, temptations, doubt and fears that might distract them at times (Spiritual Formation, in class notes, 2014). Explain three ways in which that tradition is practiced Three ways in which the evangelical and holiness tradition are practice is as follows, application of the word, discipleship and living a virtuous life. In applying the word to their daily lives the Church is edified as they grow more into the likeness of Christ. A central aspect of this is reading the Bible each day and living according to it. Notwithstanding, the word comes to the church in many ways. Through preaching and teaching, encouragement or rebuke from brothers and sisters or others around us. Central to the teachings of the Church is that the word is applicable to
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