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Keeping Christ in Christmas - Have you thought about the current religious and social scene in America; especially during this time of year of Christmas. Religion has once again been forced to the forefront of the news, with groups fighting over whether to have a “Nativity Scene” in the public square, others are debating about using the word “Christmas” in their sales ads, and then we hear schools are not going on “Christmas break” but winter break. In our changing society, I wonder if anyone of us has stopped to ask what did God intend by sending His Son, Jesus Christ to this earth....   [tags: religion, christmas, jesus christ]
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The Illegal Proceeding of Christ's Trial - There were many, many illegal things that happened at Jesus' trial. Their goal was to get Him condemned, not to truly and lawfully find out if He was guilty. They had been trying for a long time to find a way to put Him to death. Now, they had him in their hand and they did their best to get rid of Him. “If these men had intended to conduct a legal trial, a specific charge would have been made against Christ, and a warrant for His arrest would have been issued.”1 Since this was not what they wanted, they just twisted things to help them succeed in there agenda....   [tags: Jesus Christ, Bible, Trial, Blasphemy]
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Compare and Contrast: Socrates and Jesus Christ - “To stand up for what you believe in is more important than to be scared of imprisonment or death.” – Socrates The Apology In this literature review I will discuss both Socrates and Jesus Christ (Jesus). I will compare and distinguish them, by their trial, misdeeds (through the view of society), law, justice and punishment. In addition, I will write about their influence in today’s society and what impact they have made through time. Both Socrates and Jesus had many things in common yet, they we’re different....   [tags: Comparing Socrates and Jesus Christ] 1058 words
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Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ - The Passion of the Christ - The Pathetic Appeal of the Death of Jesus In February 2004, one day after the release of The Passion of the Christ, my girlfriend and I took our seats in the crowded theatre. I came into the night prepared to watch the death of Jesus Christ. However, I had no idea that I would actually be watching the death of Jesus Christ. For ten or more years prior to this night, I had always been told that Jesus had died on a cross for my sins. My parents, my Sunday school teachers, my friends’ parents, and my extended family had, at some time in my youth, told me the story of Jesus from the Gospels of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)....   [tags: Reflective The Passion of the Christ] 1475 words
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The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ - "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." This verse - John 3:16 - is perhaps the most important in the Bible. Jesus Christ was the son of God, but he was also the son of man. Jesus had a human mother, Mary (see Luke 1:30-31 for example), but his father was God (see John 3:18 for example). Jesus was human, not God. Consider 1 Timothy 2:5:"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" There could not be a clearer statement that Christ was a man....   [tags: Essays about Jesus Christ] 981 words
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Buddha and Jesus Christ in Literature - Buddha and Jesus Christ in Literature Many pieces of literature and characters in literature are based off of religious figures or beliefs. In the literary pieces that we have read this semester, Buddha, Jesus Christ, and their religions have often been motifs. Buddha and Christ have many striking differences, but also quite a few similarities. They have both been very influential in many of the worldly religions of today, and in literature throughout the years. The man commonly known as Buddha was born in 560 B.C....   [tags: Buddha Jesus Christ Religion Papers]
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John Milton's On the Morning of Christ's Nativity - John Milton's On the Morning of Christ's Nativity John Milton was born in 1608 and died in died in 1674. He was by far the most learned man of his time. He influenced men from the Romantic poets to the American Puritans. Moreover, he relied heavily on the historic Christian doctrine of Calvinism. In the first four stanzas of On the Morning of Christ's Nativity Milton paints a beautiful picture of man's redemption in Christ. First, the first four stanzas of Milton's poem have a distinct rhyme scheme....   [tags: On the Morning of Christ's Nativity Essays] 693 words
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Who Is Christ Today - It is undeniable that we live in trying times. The newspapers are loaded with articles about the economic downturn. The local newscast is headlined by violence erupting in streets just around the corner. Websites broadcast the events of war and genocide on almost every continent. With all these sobering events occurring on a daily basis, the question begs to be asked: Just who is Jesus Christ to us today. In his time Christ was a teacher, a leader, and a model to the growing Christian population....   [tags: Religion Christ Jesus Christianity Theology] 1782 words
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The Impeccability of Jesus Christ - The Impeccability of Jesus Christ The New Testament authors had no qualms about declaring that Jesus was truly human and telling us that Jesus committed no sin. Bible passages such as 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:22 and 1 John 3:5 “witness that He [Jesus] did not give in to temptation, nor violate the moral standards of God, nor was He inconsistent with the nature of his character.” That is, Jesus was sinless. It is vital to our theology that Jesus was sinless. For only if Jesus was sinless could His death have been a vicarious substitution and fulfil God’s redemptive plan for man....   [tags: Bible Christianity Religion Jesus Christ Essays] 5225 words
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The Case For Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation Of The Evidence For Jesus - Being a Christian and a student of Communications, I felt compelled to reading The Case for Christ. I decided to use this book for this review especially due to the large amount of criticisms and backlash it had received. Lee Strobel is known for being a hard-nosed skeptical journalist and ex-investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He also described himself as a "former spiritual skeptic" before his personal mission for the proof of God. Skeptics around the world claim that Jesus either never said He was God or He never exemplified the activities and mindset of God....   [tags: Strobel Case Christ] 1045 words
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Death Through Adam Life Through Christ - Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ As many of us know it today as the Bible states, God created man, "he formed him from dust and breathed into his nostrils to bring him to life. He planted a garden in Eden and put the man there. Out of the ground God made every tree pleasant to see and good for food." (Nietzsche) For the serpent had told Eve that the tree of knowledge of good and evil would not harm her or Adam, they chose to eat from it, without listening to the command of God. By eating this fruit, it imposes the knowledge of good and evil on Adam and Eve and now it causes the risk of making a sin against humanity....   [tags: Religion Theology Analysis Adam Jesus Christ] 1496 words
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Carlo Levi’s Memoirs, Christ Stopped At Eboli - Carlo Levi’s Memoirs, Christ Stopped At Eboli Carlo Levi’s memoirs, Christ Stopped At Eboli, describe his time spent as a political prisoner in the isolated and desolate village of Gagliano in southern Italy. He tells of the village itself and the surrounding settings and what it is like to be forced to live in a completely different environment to that which he is accustomed. In this literary reminiscence, Levi addresses the themes of impoverishment, religion, social divisions and the ever-present issue of death....   [tags: Carlo Levi Christ Stopped Eboli Essays] 951 words
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Jesus Christ Would Support the Death Penalty - Capital punishment, as ordained by God, is the only way to reduce crime in a long-lasting form. Although there are many who would refute this claim, the Bible holds its ground when it comes to the issue of capital punishment. The Bible has stood for, and will continue to stand for, capital punishment. Since God was the one who first initiated capital punishment, we should look to His Word to find the origin of it. Capital punishment was instituted when God told Adam and Eve “...in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 9:6 also references capital punishment by stating, “Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed.” Exodus 21:12 echoes this saying with...   [tags: Jesus Christ and the Death Penalty] 2452 words
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The Deity of Christ - ... Jesus had the same powers that God Himself had. For example, he had power over nature, healed the sick, and He had the power to bring those who were dead back to life (ibid). In addition to being physically transcendent, Christ was also both ethically and spiritually transcendent. “Jesus is a member of our race, subject to all its sorrows and temptations, to all its trials and heartaches, and yet he is without sin” (Kellems, 16). This is a very incredible feat and shows the true grandeur and power of Jesus Christ....   [tags: bible, God, old and new testaments] 1690 words
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The Resurrection of Christ - The Resurrection of Christ is one of the most questioning studies of scientists. Also Theologians have been stuck on this topic as well. Without the Resurrection, the Christian’s faith would be futile and Christians are not Christians. Indeed, there are several theories that tries to prove the Resurrection to be false. The Swoon, Theft, Wrong Tomb, and Hallucination theories are false because Christ did, in fact, rise from the dead. The Swoon theory states that Christ did not die but only fainted and was still alive, then after the crucifixion and the burial took place, afterward Jesus removed the big stone and went on his way appearing to people and living his life on Earth....   [tags: Christianity ]
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The Gospel of Christ - Paul wrote this letter in response to some who were promoting a different gospel (1:6) than the one he presented at a previous visit to this area. Are there other "gospels" being promoted in our culture today. How can they be recognized. What distinguishes the gospel of Christ from these other gospels. Before I begin to discuss the other “gospels” being promoted in “our” culture, I would like to discuss the cultural tension that scripted and introduced the different gospel to the Galatians, in order to form a parallel to today....   [tags: Theology ] 933 words
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Followers of Christ - When followers of Christ share God’s grace and allow the works of the Holy Spirit to become visible to others, this can both preserve others from corruption and lead them to Christ. The Kingdom of God benefits, when the godly lifestyles of those that follow Christ, causes others to realize there is something missing in their lives and they can see part of what is missing in their lives in the lives of believers. Followers of Christ should draw others to Christ. Intended meaning of the Passage The verses in this passage (Matthew 5: 13-16), are an excerpt from “the sermon on the mount”, which is the longest sermon that Jesus preached; or for that matter, the longest sermon that anyone has ever...   [tags: Kingdom of God, Good News]
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Chosen By Christ - I believe that my pilgrimage with Christ began before my birth. I was chosen. I didn’t choose Christ but he chose me. It was at a very early age that my grandmother noticed that I was touched by the hand of God. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it at that time. It wasn’t until my first encounter with the lord at age 10 that I realized there was something different about me. I can remember having an unexplainable experience in my grandfathers Apolistic church. I didn’t understand the experience as a child but I understand it now....   [tags: Admissions Essay] 608 words
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Community in Christ - There is a parable that I remember hearing long ago. The first scene opens with several people sitting around a table with a large pot of delicious soup set before them. The aroma alone is tantalizing. However, the only way they can reach this pot of soup is with the long handled spooned utensils that they have been given. They are able to reach into this pot to retrieve the soup, but the problem begins when they attempt to feed themselves with these enormous instruments. It is impossible. Because of their inability to find a solution to this problem they become weak, frail and malnourished....   [tags: Christianity] 971 words
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Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ - ... The New Testament student will develop a much richer faith by embracing the study of the Old Testament. The exploration into the depths of details that God’s plan has threaded into both Testaments will expand the researchers understanding of God. The revelation that God concealed the plan of salvation in the Law and the Prophets until the right time for it to be reveled is one of the many treasures of studying the Old Testament. The church is called to train and equip the saints for works of service (Ephesians 4:13), it is distressing that many followers of Christ are biblically illiterate when it comes to knowing the word of God....   [tags: God, testament, scriptures] 917 words
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Defense of the Humanity of Jesus Christ - Defense of the Humanity of Christ. Jesus Christ was without a doubt a real, living, breathing human being. His human nature is separate and distinct from His divine nature, yet unified in the person that He is. He was not God merely making himself appear as a person: He was truly human. Jesus's humanity is very clear from the testimony of scripture and records of his life. Jesus's humanity is attested to by scripture through the accounts of people who view Him as an ordinary person. He was born of a human mother, experiencing the natural process of gestation and birth (though miraculously conceived) just like every other person on this planet (Luke 2:7)....   [tags: Human Nature, Divine Nature, Religion, God]
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An Analysis of the Book, Christ and Empire - Most would not admit this but very often, Christians have in many ways - through crusade, capture and trade, used the name and influence of Jesus Christ to encourage and validate political, economic, even and especially military gain. The book Christ and Empire is representative of Jesus Christ, and empires throughout history with great effort with the fact of Jesus’ implication on human life. As every theologian or political figure interpret Jesus’ power on humanity, He is the central figure of the Byzantine Empire pointing out that power and harmony of a group, and eventually the downfall from America....   [tags: religion, theology] 918 words
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Understanding the International Church of Christ - ... The final decision of whether or not the two shall be together is up to the disciplers of them. This also means that in the courtship one must be pure in order to maintain the beliefs of the church, but once two members are married; all purity goes out the window (Ashkar). The discipler will often ask their disciple very intimate questions about their relationship including how often they have sex, what positions are used, and will even recommend trying different things. The discipleship is so intense that people claim to have heard their loved ones on the phone with discipler very late at night....   [tags: religious, sins, new testament] 1526 words
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Christ As The Good Shepherd - Whether or not we notice it, Art is always around. It can come in the form of a beautiful painting in the Smithsonian Museum, a sculpture by Michelangelo, or as graffiti on the wall. Whatever the form, art is always present. Additionally, art is not new; for as long as there have been people, there has been art. Though rare, early Christian art manages to express, in picture form, a story from the bible. One piece, which was actual a mural painted in the fourth century, on walls of the mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Raveena, Italy, depicts Christ teaching his apostles....   [tags: Art]
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Christ in Catholicism and Other Religions - The modern society is a highly pluralistic society. Rapid transmission of information in the modern era and the ability of people to travel around the world on a larger scale has created awareness that the world and the modern society has a multitude of diverse and contrasting viewpoints on a variety of issues. This pluralism is evident in the realm of religion than in any other realm. Human awareness of the existence of the many religions in the world, today, is unprecedented. Christians are aware of the existence of many other smaller religions apart from the mainstream Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism....   [tags: comparative religion, religious studies]
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Christ as A Master in Discussion of the Dao - Christ as A Master in Discussion of the Dao As intelligent beings, we spend much of our adult lives wondering if the life we lead is truly how we should live. The Dao De Jing teaches that we should live a life in which we have reduced our ego to the point of minimizing if not, eliminating its role in our actions and thoughts. By maintaining the smallest ego possible, we are more able to respond to situations with our true hearts, not with the interest of ourselves in mind. By reacting to events and happenings in our life through natural tendencies, we respond through our true self instead of our ego making decisions that maintain our personal interests, or at least keep our personal intere...   [tags: Philosophy] 1073 words
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The international church of christ - The International Church of Christ is a family of churches spread across 152 nations in the world. With its roots in the early 1970’s, it has spread so rapidly primarily because of its ambitions to have churches in every country, city, town, and village in the world to teach the lessons of God and optimize salvation for all. In 2008, there were 88,000 members and only 590 congregations; however, in 2013 there were reportedly 103,000 members in 650 international congregations. These hundreds of congregations are in fact racially integrated and made up of a very diverse population of people from different age groups as well as economic and social backgrounds (ICOC HotNews)....   [tags: thomas mckean, religious movement, cult]
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The Power and Glory of Jesus Christ - ... He decided to leave the hospital because they said there was nothing they could do for him, he then went to a church and prayed for three days straight and when he went back to the hospital they had found that the cancer had actually reduced from there last scan and had moved down to a stage three. Two weeks later he decided to go back and see how he was doing and they told him that the cancer was gone. I truly believe that this was a miracle by God and it shows the true power of our lord. There is very exciting news in the world at this time, Jesus, the Son of God, has risen and he is here to do many more things for humanity....   [tags: religious beliefs] 625 words
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The Way of Jesus Christ - The German scholar and theologian Jürgen Moltmann wrote a powerful work called The Way of Jesus Christ. In his book, Moltmann, blends Judaism and Christianity together to form what is called messianic Jewish faith. Messianic Judaism is a religious movement that adds to Evangelical Christian theology with elements of Jewish terminology and ritual. He connects the Old Testament with the New Testament and believes there must be a connection between the messianic and the Christian perspective of Christology....   [tags: Religion, Messianic Jewish Faith, Christians] 1164 words
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The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ - ... Once he was securely tied two soldiers would begin to scourge or flog him. The instrument that the soldiers would use could consist of the following traits: a short wooden club, with strips of leather which had either iron balls or pieces of sharpened sheep bones. (The Physical Death of Jesus Christ: Scourging ) The way that the soldiers beat Christ was that they would whipped the instrument onto him was very forceful. In Roman times, the soldiers would strike the victims back, rear end, and legs....   [tags: bible, sins] 754 words
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Similarities between Christ and Buddha - Icons throughout history has hold many different meanings whether sacred or for everyday lifestyle. Each culture practice different ideologies that come with an array of different interpretations. Paintings, sculptures and craftworks are examples of different medium used to portray icons but yet could hold the same significance as the other. In Christ the Savior of Souls, early 14 century of the Saint clement church, the artist use a highly spiritual figure as the subject, placed in the center fold, using contrasting colors to convey its importance to the people who come in its presence and to show the divinity of the figure itself....   [tags: religious icons] 660 words
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The Leader as Mentor: Jesus Christ - Introduction “Follow Me!” The call to His disciples was straightforward. Three short years later, after watching and listening to the Master, Jesus gave a final charge, “Go and make disciples.” (Commonly known as the Great Commission, it is the call to all followers of Christ as well.) Jesus chose to implement the fulfilling of the New Covenant through 12 men who He called, appointed, and commissioned (Willson, 1990). His methods were unconventional and revolutionary for that time. Training was extensively and exclusively provided by Jesus while living with Him for three years prior to His ascension....   [tags: christianity, jesus, disciples]
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The Illegal Proceeding of Christ's Trial - Humans are anything but perfect, but can a a group of people stray away from the proper code of law so much so that it become illegal, by accident. Jesus' trial was filled with these “mistakes.” One writer said this about the trial of Christ, “...the condemnation and execution of Jesus Christ was absolutely illegal, unwarranted, and worse than atrocious...”1 Jesus had four main enemies and many things that were illegal against him, but he is our Lord. Jesus' enemies were the Pharisees, Sadducees, the Herodians, and the Chief Priests....   [tags: pharisees, sadducees, the herodians]
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John's Account of the Life of Christ - John’s gospel was written last, and contains the mostly unique information about Jesus. His purpose for writing this gospel was to convince the readers that Jesus was who he claimed to be, and for them to put their trust in him. Another principle theme is Jesus’ deity, which can be seen in more than a dozen passages. Within the book of John, there are only seven miracles, each are different, and five of them are unique to John. Unlike all the other gospel accounts, John begins his book not with Jesus’ birth, but with a theological prologue explaining the reasons and nature of Jesus’ incarnation as well as the purpose he had in taking on human flesh....   [tags: jesus, bible, john's gospel] 559 words
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A Believer's Unity with Christ - Christians are not called to feel love for all persons, but to desire to act in a caring and just way towards all, which is the true reality of a believer’s unity with Christ. As we can see in Romans 8 it has already been establish that there is no condemnation for the ones whom God is sanctifying by the Holy Spirit. Paul explains that the primary cause of distinction between the true believer and all others is the existence and work of the Holy Spirit within. Within the chapter we all have received the proclamation that we have been freed from the bondage of sin and shame....   [tags: religion, Christianity, Jesus, God, theism]
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Teaching of Jesus Christ on Forgiveness - Asking to forgive is often considered as hard words and it rarely comes out from anybody’s mouth. However, when said, it gets harder to ignore the same. In our lifetime we have been on both the sides. We might have asked somebody to forgive or somebody could have asked us to forgive them. However, the emotional concern often results from unforgiveness. When you do not forgive a person or if somebody does not forgive you, it often leads to bitterness, resentment, hated and anger. Many families often develop depression as well as social behavioral problems due to hatred and anger....   [tags: christianity, bible, god]
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The Judgment Seat of Christ - The Judgment Seat of Christ Introduction Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, death, suffering and sin have lost its power over humanity. It has opened to humanity the reality of the life to come after this life on earth. This hope, which the redemptive act of Christ gives, brings men and women to the reality that life here on earth is the beginning of persons’ journey towards God. In this way, life’s journey starts from, begins with, and ends with God. However, as the images of eschatology fortifies hope for the things to come, it also poses a challenge for Christians to constantly take a re-look into their inner lives as well as in their actions because in the “Second Advent and i...   [tags: Theology ]
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Christ: The Lord of Psychology - It’s interesting studying Psychology from the perspective as Jesus Christ being the Chief of all psychology. It is already known by Christians that Christ is the Co-Creator of humankind. Genesis 1:26 (NKJV) states, “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all of the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth”. However, the Christian’s outlook regarding this passage of Scripture is usually very limited only considering the exterior creation of mankind....   [tags: religious beliefs]
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The Genealogy of Jesus Christ - The New Testament includes four Gospels that encompass a variety of narrative accounts relating to Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Matthew; is sequentially placed as the first book within the New Testament. Furthermore, it is a canonical account of the life of Jesus, and is recognized as one of the synoptic Gospels. These accounts are divided into twenty eight chapters that appear in the form of a parable, proverb, law, or miracle story found within modern day poetry, letters, or literary tracts. Moreover, each narrative account possesses influential and intellectual material that attracts readers to examine it further....   [tags: New Testament, Matthew 1:2-17]
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Outreach Coordinator for Christ UMC - ... After retirement, she most likely will continue to support individuals or organizations in the community and participate in service projects. Because of her impending retirement, she does not see herself furthering education either. Christ UMC does offer opportunities for their staff to have professional development and life-long learning workshops. At such programs, people have the unique chance to learn from others who are in the same or similar profession. Jeanna-Mar obtained her bachelors and masters in social work while in college....   [tags: volunteerism and willingness to serve] 894 words
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The Anointed One: Jesus Christ - ... Since Jesus is an incarnation of God, he is both fully human and fully divine. This makes him a very efficient priest. He reconciles humans and God by stepping foot in both realities (Han). Without Jesus’s human and divine nature, our broken connection with God due to Original Sin would never be rebuilt (Leith). Prophet The final but not any less significant mission of Jesus is that of prophet hood. A prophet is one who is sent to bear witness to the truth, to speak in God’s name, and is the voice of God (Paul, John, II....   [tags: religious beliefs, Christianity]
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Christ: The Lord of Psychology - In reading this chapter, one of the main ideas that touched my heart and mind was “The Kingdom Documents”. This gives good information on how Christians in Psychology can use the Word of God to show how God created everything and He alone has the authority over every aspect of our lives. The Christian can use the Word of God to teach about love, faith and God’s grace. “Christians primary intellectual task is to integrate their religious beliefs with disciplines that have already been developed” (Stevenson, 2007, p48)....   [tags: using the word of God, religious beliefs applied]
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Mainstrem Christianity and Jesus Christ - ... England was a Catholic country under the rule of Henry VIII; he was very devoted to the Church a devoted Catholic and defendant against Protestants. However when the Pope refused to grant him divorce from Catherine of Aragon Henry VIII begins the Protestant Church of England. It is important to point out that although Henry denied the authority of the Pope he retained his attachment to the Catholic forms of worship. After Henry VIII’s death there were other radical changes in the direction of Protestantism that were led by the people who ruled in the name of Edward VI, son of Henry VIII....   [tags: Jesus of Nazareth, Bible, Christianity] 1125 words
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The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ - ... The Gospel writers named the site where Jesus was crucified Golgotha, Aramaic for "the skull." The Bible does not tell us the exact location of Golgotha but says that Jesus’ crucifixion took place outside of Jerusalem, yet very close. Jewish law did not allow executions or burials inside of the city. The Jewish high priests and elders of the Sanhedrin charged Jesus of blasphemy, coming to the conclusion of putting him to death. But first they needed Rome to consent of their death sentence, so they took Jesus to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor in Judea....   [tags: religious beliefs, the Bible] 798 words
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The Life of Jesus Christ - ... God then goes on to talk about how His Son will bring justice, and will not stick out in a crowd (Isaiah 42: 1-7). There was nothing particularly striking about Jesus, in appearance or demeanor (Isaiah 53:2). Because of others’ suffering, Jesus felt their sadness (Isaiah 53:4). God wanted Jesus to suffer in His life so that humans can be saved; though Jesus never complained. Jesus was the sacrifice. He died for our sins. But He succeeded in what was needed to be done. Afterward, He would have a remarkable spot in heaven (Isaiah 53:11-12)....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Son] 514 words
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The Life of Jesus Christ - Jesus’ life was told through the writings and tales of his apostles which are found in the New Testament in the Bible. His ideas were unconventional during the Jewish religious establishment. There is little knowledge of Jesus’ life from infancy until the age of thirty and the mystery in the years before Jesus taught, between the ages of twelve and thirty years old. Jesus publicly ministered for approximately three years before he was killed by his own people (the priests) mainly because he was ruining their business....   [tags: Biography, world history, christianity] 1120 words
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Leading the Body of Christ - Why. Why is the Body of Christ in the state that she is in. It is due to the seeds that she has sowed. As I read thought he Book “The Unstoppable Force: Daring to be the Church God had in mind” by Erwin MacManus I am forced to look at the current state of the church and ask myself this very question I pose to you. Is the Church as a whole in the state that God so desires it to be in. Are we being the body that He wants us to be. Are we doing what the Church is designed and called to do. Are we thinking like the Lord commissioned us to think....   [tags: Literary Review] 1000 words
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The Leadership of Jesus Christ - INTRODUCTION Great leadership is an essential aspect in any organization. Many experts claim to have the secret of successful leadership. Whether in business, politics, or religion, leadership is an important topic. Decisions that are made, plans that are implemented, and visions that are inspired are components of leadership. Some great leaders in history are Winston Churchill, George Washington, and Mahatma Gandhi. Leadership is vital to business and politics, but it is most essential in religion....   [tags: Foundational Principles, God's Kingdom]
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Christ's Love for the Church - ... HOSEA AND GOMER FALL IN LOVE God gives Hosea a task. One day Hosea tells God that he is available for Him to use. God responds by saying, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.” (Hosea 1:2 NIV). Hosea fulfills the tasks. So Hosea did as God had asked and went out into the kingdom and found a promiscuous woman named Gomer. Hosea and Gomer fall in love. They got married, just as God asked, and they had three children, just as God asked....   [tags: religious beliefs]
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Catholicism is Christ’s Church - Humans are rational beings that use their intellect to try an achieve some sort of sense of the world, in other words truth. Truth is something that can not be denied as false. Since all humans are not part of the same culture, humanity as a whole does not share the exact notion of what is considered to be true. Humanity tries to achieve or know the truth through various outlets or practices. These different belief systems are understood to have been formed from their specific culture. Obviously, humanity has many different cultures and with that comes many different forms of truth seeking....   [tags: theology] 819 words
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Christ Has No Body - I was excited to receive your letter and I am equally thrilled to respond to your request. For thousands of years mankind has conflicted against the power of evil in order to reach a state of harmony with God. The many different views of each religion seem to have compounded the issue of who may be right and who may be wrong. Regardless of our personal beliefs, our goal seems to always remain the same, to be united with Christ in heaven. The poems of St. Teresa of Avila, My Beloved One is Mine and Christ Has No Body, are illustrative of the thoughtful and emotional impact Christ had on the life of St....   [tags: Religion ]
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About Christ's Great Commission - The Acts of the Apostles is a record of the impact and influence of Holy Spirit in the lives of the disciples and other believers who were witness to the events surrounding the life of Christ. Acts 1:8 is a key verse that is considered an outline for the rest of the book. It describes the empowerment of the disciples, their witness, and the spread of the gospel throughout the earth. When Christ declared, “You will receive power," he was speaking about the power of the Holy Spirit. The Lord told his disciples that the Holy Spirit would be sent to teach them all things and remind them of everything that Jesus told them (John 14:26), so that the gospel wouldn’t be merely words, but a message w...   [tags: Christianity]
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Keep Christ in Christmas - Few people can confidently say why the United States celebrates Christmas on December 25. And I imagine even fewer people know why we give gifts, or why we pucker up when we find ourselves under some mistletoe. The answers to these questions are under a thick layer of rich human and mythological history. For me, the majority of these discoveries were absolutely shocking—Christ was never in Christmas. Sol Invictus is the Roman sun god whose birthday celebration falls on December 25. Scholars agree that this date was most likely picked because the Roman calendar lists the 25th as the winter solstice....   [tags: religion, state, church]
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The Person of Christ - The Person of Christ 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). As human, Christ had a body, he had a soul and spirit, he had human characteristics, and he was called by human names. In Luke 2:52, it is written that Christ, even though he had a virgin birth, He was born with a human body that was conceived by a human body....   [tags: Papers] 961 words
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Unlikely Christ - In the story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” Flannery O’Connor tells the tale of a family taking a road trip to Florida. Unlike the many trips they had traveled before, this one presented them with a morbid surprise. After a startling, but non-life threatening car accident, the family is assisted by a run away convict by the name “The Misfit”. This criminal and his two counterparts assassinate the entire family not long after his identity is revealed. O’Connor does something very unlikely with this grim character; she correlates him to Christ....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Confess Christ - Philemon 19 Owning Up to Christ Paul’s letter to Philemon is one of the most beautifully written books of the bible. The delicacy with which Paul approaches his good friend and brother, Philemon, immediately takes on admirable qualities. Paul needed a favor of Philemon. He was sending Onesimus to him, a new convert to Christianity. He wanted Philemon to nurture this young man’s tender new faith. But there was a catch. Onesimus had once been Philemon’s slave, who had run away, and was now returning back home....   [tags: Sermon] 1752 words
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Passion of the Christ - The Passion of the Christ is one of many films about the life of Jesus but this particular one is different to the others. Released in 2004, directed by Mel Gibson and filmed in the ancient Aramaic language, `The Passion' focuses mainly on the death of Christ and shows us the full extent as to what he suffered to save mankind. Before seeing The Passion of the Christ I hadn't heard much about it except that it was very violent and politically incorrect. In fact I hadn't seen or heard a review that said if it was good or bad or if it was well acted or if it was worth the watch....   [tags: Film] 562 words
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The Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists - ... Christ is also surrounded by stars, which could represent the heavens and his own divine nature. The Four Symbols of the Evangelists surround him as reminders to the Revelation of Saint John in the last book of the bible about the coming apocalypse, when the judgment of the people occurs. Around these symbols, the artist placed seven lamps to symbolize the seven Christian communities where Saint John addressed his revelation . In the band below, separated by geometric designs similar to San Vitale, the twelve apostles with halos stand holding books....   [tags: notorious paintings, Art history]
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The Offence of Christ's Lordship over Psychology - “No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed” exclaimed by Clarence Darrow (Slimi). The conviction of the Lordship of Christ in the life of the church continuously provokes antagonists, and archrivals to demolish the very foundation on which Christianity is built. As long as the world is old, there has always been and always will be some quarrelsome contender prompt to argue the differences between what is logic verses what is supernatural. These attempts are only aim to discredit the bible, God, Christ and his Lordship....   [tags: religion and the human sciences, religious beliefs]
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A Christ-Like Figure in Lord of the Flies - A Christ-like figure is when an author develops allusions between their characters in their story to Jesus Christ. In Lord of The Flies the author William Golding describes parallels Simon to Jesus. Simon is one of the major characters in Lord of The Flies and he is given characteristics and a physical appearance that relates to Jesus Christ. Simon also has a similar personality and helps the weaker one in the group. Simon also experiences the devil in his journeys when he wandered in the jungle....   [tags: William Golding novel, character analysis]
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My Favorite Hymn is 'In Christ Alone' - ... The authors had written this line carefully, selecting just the right words to convey the specific message that a holy God can’t tolerate sin and that only the perfect sinless sacrifice of Jesus can reconcile God and man. The PCUSA argued that using the word “wrath” taints the connotation of the stanza whereas the writers deem that the phrase was necessary to tell the full gospel account. Perhaps the question should be asked, Was God really angry with us before Jesus died (Smietana). Apparently, attempting to delete the mention of God’s wrath from the hymn would somehow make the hymn more popular....   [tags: lyrics analysis] 924 words
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Thought Reform of the International Church of Christ - ... The act of using discipleship in order to make sure new members are on board with the churches beliefs and practices is a large portion of the type of dependency used in the church. The discipler, as previously mentioned, pretty much dictates what the disciple does in their life in regards to almost everything. There is an excessive amount of control here which essentially makes the person feel weak and confused without their discipler and therefore, cannot see themselves without them in their life helping make crucial decisions (Reveal)....   [tags: dependency, ex-communication, denominational split] 816 words
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Day of Doom versus Christ Reply - ... It also informs readers that Jesus Christ was with them in any obstacle and although followers may grow tire sum the Journey was worth the reward. Taylor also describes heaven as “If silver-like this fire refine Thy soul and make the brighter shine: Wilt thou bewail the dross?”(Taylor,280-283). Both works were trying to make readers fearful of hell and excited for an eternity with Christ. These works also made it clear that when Christ returns no person can hide no king no queen because Christ is the ultimate King and in a sense he has come for his bride....   [tags: Wigglesworth, Taylor, poems analysis]
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John Stott’s The Cross of Christ - John Stott’s The Cross of Christ will remain a fixture on anyone’s bookshelf who seeks to delve into the depths of Christology. This book is not one that is read once and consumed in completion but promises to continue to challenge and inform the reader upon multiple encounters. With an urgency to awaken the heart of the believer to the centrality of the Cross, Stott shares his own heart and passion while continuing to be precise, logical, and thorough. Its universal impact on one’s conceptions of one’s faith and the actions that flow from that recognition, make it a great tool for ministers and leaders wishing to disciple younger believers into the profundities it has to offer....   [tags: Christology]
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Tim Tebow's Strength is Jesus Christ - ... With his parents help he accepted Christ into his heart (Whitaker, 8). This was a big change and impact on his future. In the year of 2006 Tim Tebow received a football scholarship to play at the University of Florida as a quarterback. He was a backup quarterback his freshman year and by 2007 he became the Gators starting quarterback. His very first year starting at collegiate football he won two of the biggest awards in college football. He won the Heisman Trophy for outstanding all-around player and he won the Davey O’Brien Award for outstanding quarterback (“Tim Tebow Biography”)....   [tags: mission, football, quarterback] 800 words
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The Passion of the Christ Directed by Mel Gibson - The Passion of the Christ was directed by Mel Gibson and released in 2004. Briefly, the movie follows the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth who has proclaimed himself as the Son of God. In the movie, Jesus is condemned for spreading his monotheistic beliefs in the Roman Empire of 33 A.D. The Passion of the Christ shows many aspects of Roman civilization throughout the movie including roman government at the time, how large a role religion plays in the civilization, and class distinctions among the people....   [tags: film review] 2125 words
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What It Takes To Follow Jesus Christ - “How can I follow Christ?” A question asked often. Since the time of Jesus, people have been drawn to him. These people glare at scripture for direction. Often, they become misguided and will abandon scripture’s special revelation. This exegetical paper will discover the constant power of scripture. The saying of Jesus within Matthew 16:24-28 will be studied. The literary and historical contexts of the passage will be deduced. Finally, exegesis on all five verses will be done. How does one follow Christ....   [tags: Interpretation Confusion, Literary Context]
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The Poor Christ of Bomba by Mongo Beti - ... Contrasting to the women in the Sixa who follow the teachings, there are the Tala villagers in the forest. The Tala villagers accepting Christianity as minimally as possible, because they realize that the European faith has provided access to what the Talas believe the true power of colonialism: money. This becomes apparent as the “converted” Talas leave their villages for communities like Bomba, that are scattered along the new colonial roads. They do staff the missions for the cash rather than motivation of their faith....   [tags: drumont struggles, denis] 676 words
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The Honor and Shame of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - To understand both the honor and shame involved in the gospel pertaining to Jesus Christ, honor and shame will be defined according to the ancient Mediterranean and Greco-Roman world. A person born in either world during the first century, was taught to “seek honor and avoid disgrace”. The universal definition of Honor could be best described as the “public acknowledgment of a person’s worth”. There were two possible routes in which one obtained honor. The first, through the ascription by another, meaning someone would credit the person....   [tags: Christianity] 1349 words
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We Must Keep Christ in Christmas - Christmas is a special time of year that deserves to be remembered for its true meaning. Every year, Christmas becomes more and more commercialized and society forgets the origin of Christmas. It was not started with cookies, toys, and a fat man that delivers them, but instead it started with a humble inn where our Savior was born. The definition of Christmas is “a holiday on December 25 celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.” Nowhere in that definition does it say anything about the outrageous pressure society has set on consumers to buy, buy, buy during the Christmas season....   [tags: Catholics, Methodists, Baptists]
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Jesus Christ and Functionalist and Conflict Theory - Jesus Christ sought to improve the individual, the component of society, and as result, his teaching ideally aims to advance the well-being of society as a whole. The four Gospels and the book of Acts thoroughly demonstrate the extensive sociological knowledge that was present in Jesus’ teaching. His message facilitates personal reform, rather than change in the social structure alone. Although Jesus establishes the church as a social institution, he does so, only after a number of individuals become his followers....   [tags: sociology, Jesus, religion, ] 1801 words
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A View of Christ Through “Goblin Market” - Many authors add personal beliefs and feelings to their literature in order to add depth and allow the reader to understand them in a more intimate way. Christina Rossetti was no different. She added her religious beliefs. Her beliefs were an important piece of her life. Christina Rossetti’s poem “Goblin Market” is an autobiographical view that represents her religious beliefs. She added her religious views to her work in order to strengthen her poem and to allow her reader to understand her. Her beliefs come from a shared religious experience with her mother....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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When I Met Jesus Christ - It was ninth grade when I was influenced by a miracle. His name is Jesus Christ and I believe that he is my savior. He influenced me to become a better person in life and his teachings still influence me to this day. Now, some people believe that he wasn’t a real person and everyone is entitled to his or her opinion but, I believe that he was a real person. Back then in the ninth grade I was childish, immature, and sort of a punk. I had no future goals or plans that would lead me to success. I was into different things that I now know I shouldn’t have been involved in....   [tags: Christianity, ] 600 words
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PreExistence of Christ - Pre Existence of Christ Charles Ryrie defines the pre-existence of Christ as meaning that; “He existed before his birth” (Basic Theology, 273). This is an essential part of Christology in the sense that if Christ did not exist before the virgin birth, then what can we believe of the Bible. The Bible gives us direct statements concerning Christ’s pre-existence. Through these statements one can see the meaning of the preexistence, the importance of the preexistence, and the evidence for the preexistence....   [tags: essays research papers] 455 words
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Christ’s Resurrection Foretold and Witnessed - I suppose, since I became a Christian (born again July 31, 1975), I have heard a lot of different opinions concerning different areas and events of the Bible. Of all the topics and points of interest, none has intrigued me as much as the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As you read this study there is one main point that all Christians will agree on. It may not be the day of the week or the hour of the day Jesus died, but we will all agree to the fact that Jesus did arise from the dead and is currently at the right hand of God the Father....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Sabbath] 2895 words
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Church Of Christ - Church of Christ The Churches of Christ are autonomous, which means they are independently run, and not controlled by outside sources, or leadership. Church of Christ is a Christian church which can be traced back to the American Restorationist movement in the early eighteenth and nineteenth century which was started by the American Protestant preachers. Thomas and his son Alexander Campbell ascribed to be members of the Body of Christ as noted in the New Testament, without denominational influence....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1089 words
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Disciples of Christ - Disciples of Christ A disciple is someone who is a follower of Jesus Christ. We are all disciples, as we believe in Jesus, and wish to follow his ways and teachings. The original disciples were Jesus’ apostles, who were sought out by Jesus himself to follow him. The apostles were: Simon (also called Peter), Andrew (his brother), James (son of Zebedee), John (James’ brother), Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew (the publican), James (son of Alphaeus), Lebbaeus (whose surname was Thaddeus), Simon (the Canaanite) and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Jesus....   [tags: Papers] 500 words
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Death Of Christ - The Death of Christ EXAMINATION I chose to look into Jesus death and the people who were involved in it. The first group of people who got hold of Jesus was the Roman soldiers. They were probably the most innocent in the whole thing. Granted they did perform the actual act of crucifying Christ, but it was because of the order that Pilate gave them. As I looked into crucifixion and how it started I found that before Jesus was crucified, more than 30,000 men, in Israel alone, had already been crucified....   [tags: essays research papers] 2426 words
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Art Analysis: Rembrandt-Christ Preaching, - Art/Artists Summary Albrecht Durer-Saint Jerome in His Study: In this engraving done in 1514 Durer depicts Saint Jerome hard at work at a desk. He appears to be reading or inditing some document that is very engrossing. He does not seem to descry the lion or the canine that are near the foot of his desk. A skull is optically discerned on the left side of the engraving sitting on the window ledge facing the interior of the room. It appears as though there is an imaginary line from Saint Jerome’s head to the cross that culminates at the skull, it is believed that this designates the contrast between death and the Resurrection....   [tags: motion picture, portaits]
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