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Christianity: Evangelism is a Truly a Team Effort - ... When I don’t have to worry about being a focus of attention and thinking that I will be embarrassed or ashamed of what I am telling people, I can fully focus on sharing God’s word with anyone and everyone. I can focus on loving everyone instead of being scared of how I can help them know God. Most people have this preconceived notion of what and Evangelical Christian seems to look like, and breaking the mold on that can have a great advantage to anyone like myself, who is always afraid that I won’t fit the whole “round peg into round hole” idea....   [tags: god, evangelism] 1108 words
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William Carey and His Ten Strategies - "Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God" is a quote by William Carey, a missionary to India, and encarved on his tombstone. Carey's goal was to build an indigenous church "by means of native preachers" and by providing Scriptures in the native tongue, and to that end he dedicated to his life. Carey had an intriguing life and he developed ten strategies which missionaries use today. Carey was born on 17th August 1761 at Paulerspury, a pleasant village in Northamptonshire, England....   [tags: Evangelism]
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The Nature and Purpose of Evangelism - ... Mumford the author of ‘the Road to Agape’ shows evidence of this from his book. Barth says it would seem these words are very apt in the knowledge the Christian community has failed in shattering all obstacles in the family through Christ Jesus. These words would bring about serious questions within the church never mind evangelising to the lost souls. But might I suggest we are all sinners whether children of God or not but so long as our praxis is right with God, God will do a work in all sinners (James 5:13-16)....   [tags: biblical and contemporary perspectives] 1348 words
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Evangelism Beliefs According to Romans - The Romans Road to Salvation is a systematic way of explaining the gospel to an unbeliever by referencing a series of Bible verses in the Book of Romans. First, explain the human need: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (New International Version, Romans 3:23). Second, speak to sin’s penalty: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (6:23). Next talk about God’s provision for this penalty: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (5:8)....   [tags: evangelistics, salvations, romans book]
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Four Spiritual Laws: Methods of Evangelism - Four Spiritual Laws Summary of Method – The method that I choose was “Four Spiritual Laws.” The basic summary of this method of evangelism is there are four simple and straight forward points that evangelist must present in order to reach the person who is being evangelized. In other words, these four laws are constant and are needed in order to understand the Gospel and salvation. These laws include: God loves you, man is sinful and separated from God, Jesus Christ is God's only provision for man's sin, and we must individually receive Jesus as Savior and Lord....   [tags: Sharing the Gospel, Godly Character]
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Witnessing Report Evangelism - What method of evangelism did you use and how did you start the conversation. The method of evangelism that I used for my witness report was the “Four Spiritual Laws.” I chose this method because it is simple straight to the point, and has facts that I believe cannot be disputed. It is also quick and simple to explain. How I started the conversation was simple actually, for a while one of my family members has been confused about if there is a god or not and the last time I came home we spoke about what I have learned down at Liberty....   [tags: our Spiritual Laws] 670 words
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Christianity and Evangelism in Jane Eyre - Christianity and Evangelism in Jane Eyre There were great changes in the religious arena during the time of Victorian England. John Wesley had his warm heart experience, India had been opened to missionizing, and a Utilitarian and Evangelical shift had occurred. Charlotte Brontë would have felt the effects of these things, being a daughter of the clergy, and by simply being a daughter of the Victorian era. Her novel, Jane Eyre, serves as a reaction to Utilitarianism, and the protagonist Jane emerges as an Evangelical figure....   [tags: Religion Religious Biblical Jane Eyre Essays]
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Evangelism: From Paul to Modern-Day Korea - The Evangelism Theology of Paul Apostle Paul was a man who dedicated himself to the evangelism, church planting, and disciple making. This author will examine the biblical answers of relationship evangelism for contemporary churches through the research on Paul’s ministry revealed in Acts. Synagogue-centered Evangelism The main concern of Paul to witness God’s gospel was on the Jews (Rom. 1:16). It approves why he visited synagogues whenever he went to each towns. Except for Philippi , he mostly employed synagogues strategically as contact points to deliver Good News....   [tags: Christianity] 1156 words
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Evangelism - Evangelism Jay Smith is an American Christian in London. He believes Muslims need to leave their faith because their holy book, the Koran, is flawed. He also believes that God has called him to confront Muslims in Britainwith the Gospel, which he has done since 1993. CBN.com -Jay Smith is an American Christian in London. He believes Muslims need to leave their faith because their holy book, the Koran, is flawed. Smith, who holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies, believes that God has called him to confront Muslims in Britainwith the Gospel, which he has done since 1993....   [tags: Papers] 1524 words
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My Philosophy on Evangelism - My Philosophy on Evangelism The word “evangelism” can arouse various feelings. Historically, practices of “evangelism” disrupted lives and caused deaths around the world. Today some would still attribute it to imperialism and intolerance. However, “evangelism” has also been known to bring hope, healing, and even financial confidence to many unfortunate lives. Essentially, this simple word unravels many complex definitions. Fundamentalists hold to its brighter meanings, while many skeptics frown from even the sound of it....   [tags: Papers] 767 words
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Urban Evangelism - Urban Evangelism "…and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8 This commandment, given by Christ to his apostles, was one of action. First they were to go into their homes, or Jerusalem, then to their community, or Samaria, and then finally to the ends of the earth. The Christian church of today, however has lost sight of that directive. For too many years now we have sent thousands of missionaries abroad while ignoring the mission field next door....   [tags: Papers] 2007 words
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Review of the Book, Outbreak: Creating a Contagious Youth Ministry through Viral Evangelism - Greg Stier is the executive director, president, and originator of Dare 2 Share Ministries International as of 1991. Stier has instructed over 30,000 Christian adolescents around North America in how to live out their faith in confidence and with boldness. In 1997 he was the guest speaker at the Youth for Christ’s DC/LA events, and he revisited that speakership at Y2K the Fellowship of Christian Athletes forum. “Youth ministry became his full-time focus on April 20, 1999, due to the Columbine High School massacre.” Stier has written such published works as ‘You're Next!’ and ‘Dare 2 Share: A Guide to Sharing the Faith (Focus on the Family)’ as well as several curricula on evangelism prepara...   [tags: religion, teen ministry] 1406 words
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A New Church Designed for You - Churches all over the United States have been shrinking for years and the Protestants have lost more than 1 millions members. So when you hear that a new mega church emerges of every two day it is hard to believe. How is that even possible. But the fact is that the Evangelism is the fastest growing religion in the United States today. Around 26% of the country is white evangelical and 10% are black evangelical, which makes evangelism the largest force in U.S. Religion. There are many reasons for why Evangelism is so fast growing, and one of them is that the evangelism churches will almost do anything to attract new “followers” and they have started o become more like business with a marketin...   [tags: evangelism, religion, churches, lord] 852 words
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Personal Philosophy of a Christian Ministry - Philosophy of Ministry Philosophy of Ministry: God's desires come first, I must always live my ministry God's way. I must live as a Christian (1 Corinthians 9:27) I must have a proper relationship of surrender to the Leader. In my personal life or in the Church I must understand that Christ is Head and Chief Shepherd (Ephesians 1:22, Hebrews 13:20). The “management” of Church is about relationships with God and Man, not just maintaining a social organization. The church meeting is for worship and for the growth of the saved....   [tags: Church, Evangelism, Preacher] 1841 words
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The Place of Scripture in Christian Faith - As part of revivals in Christian faith during 18th century onward three practices evolved into their own interpretation on the place and authority of Scripture in the Christian faith. The first of these were the Liberals who “viewed themselves as the saviors of a defunct out of date Christianity” (Bingham 149). Their founder, Friedrich Schleiermacher an 18th century pastor, “did not view traditional, authoritative doctrines, creeds and biblical texts as the preeminent sources in theology (150). Instead the Liberal perspective of Christianity put more emphasis on the doctrines of sin and grace and less attention on the holiness of the trinity (Kerr 213)....   [tags: evangelism, neo-orthodox, theology, bible]
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Churches Working Towards Being Multi-Racial - During the 1st century there is this historical moment recorded in the book of Acts when the Spirit of God filled a crowd so they could speak in each other languages which made them all understand each other. Later, Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, preaches a sermon to this crowd which consists of many different races gathered together in Jerusalem and they are all converted. The book later describes that this forms the early Christian church which is made up of many different races. Fast forward 2,000 years and in America where Christian churches hardly make up two different races....   [tags: races, christian churches, leadership, evangelism]
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Biography of Billy Graham and His Accomplishments in His Career - Biography of Billy Graham and His Accomplishments in His Career "This is the Hour of Decision with Billy Graham, coming to you from Minneapolis Minnesota" Billy Graham, has preached to more than 210 million people through a live audience, more than anyone else in history. Not only that, but Mr. Graham has reached millions more through live televison, video and film. This has led Billy to be on the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World" from the Gallup Poll since 1955 a total of thirty-nine times. This includes thirty-two consecutive more than any other individual in the world, placing him as the most popular American for about forty years....   [tags: Billy Graham Religion Evangelism Essays]
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Billy Graham, The Evangelist and the CEO - ... Christianity Today and Decision Magazine are two examples. These originated as paper publications. They have now gone on to the internet where countless people can access them with just a few clicks. In addition, there are sites aimed at youth evangelism such as, Dare to Be a Daniel. These are a few ways in which the organization, led by Graham, has seen the need to progress with technology and the benefits of doing so. From a general management prospective, he led his board of directors, but he also looked to them for guidance and wisdom....   [tags: faith, leadership, ventures]
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The New Guidebook for Pastors: A Book Review - In the book The New Guidebook for Pastors, James W. Bryant and Mac Brunson do a magnificent job of identifying and explaining the practical nuts and bolts that make a successful pastorate and a fruitful church. No chapter in this book is more convincing than the very first one. In chapter one Bryant and Brunson address God’s call to preach. “The church may call a man to be its pastor, but God calls a man to preach.” (Bryant and Brunson 2007, 14). The authors make it clear that preaching the Word of God is at the core of the pastoral ministry....   [tags: Pastors, evangelism, Bible]
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Biography of Dwight L. Moody - Dwight Lyman Moody was born on February 5, 1837 in Northfield Massachussets. He was born into an Unitarian family of Edwin and Betsy Moody. Sadly, his father passed away when Moody was only 4, leaving his mother to raise the family on her own and by the occasional support of the Unitarian church. As a child, Moody was only able to "experience" baptism once when an Unitarian pastor offered to renew him. Even though his mother was apart of the church, she never persuaded him to read the Bible unless they were at Sunday School....   [tags: church, evangelist, religion] 1134 words
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I Was a Mac Evangelist - He was dressed professionally, wearing a suit, tie, and dark black overcoat. His glasses falsely spelled “nerd.” He was short, or at least shorter than I. I’d say he was in his late thirties, but who knows. I returned to playing Minecraft, a video game released the previous year. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the man approach me. He walked straight for me, no doubt about it. I tried to act calmly but couldn’t restrain my heart’s rapid beating. I wiped a bead of sweat from my forehead, glanced to my left flank....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 1050 words
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St John The Evangelist - Throughout the human history there have been many saints who have lived among us. They followed Jesus’ principles and they did God’s will. One of the earliest saints was St. John, and he lived during the times of Jesus. His childhood and his date of birth are unknown, but it is well known that he was one of the best followers and students of Jesus. St. John was the son of Zebedee, and the brother of St. James the Great with whom he was brought up to the trade of fishing. While Jesus was spreading his teachings and his miracles St....   [tags: essays research papers] 1190 words
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Aartists of The Renaissance: Donatello - There were so many amazing and stunning artists during the Renaissance time. Those artists impacted us and the artwork we create today. The Renaissance was a time of the revival of art and literature. It definitely showed. One of the artists of the Renaissance was Donatello. His works of art influence artists of his age and even today. He created a sense of realism and humanity in his work. Donatello was born on 1386 in Florence, Italy. He died at age 80 also in Florence Italy. Donatello lived a long life and created many masterpieces that were known by many people....   [tags: statue, st john the evangelist] 646 words
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Religion Revival in the 19th Century - The latter half of the 19th century marked a time of major changes that sweep the American landscape. Changes included: the second industrial revolution, the third great awakening, abolitionism, immigration, and new religious movements (NRMs). This time period is referred to as the “Gilded Age”; there was rapid economic growth which spurred wage increases, immigration, and technological advances. During the postbellum and early 19th century, people started to challenge what religion meant to them....   [tags: Revival, Protestants, Evagelism] 706 words
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What It Means To Be a Christian In Our Current Climate - In our current climate there is a rush to defend and define what it means to be Christian. These 4 theses are meant to encapsulate the key presuppositions of my alternative to what is currently the dominant methodology of spreading the Gospel embraced by Evangelical Christians. The case I am attempting to make is that Christian evangelism is most effective when non-Christians are given the opportunity to judge the Christian message according to their own terms, and that the most important task of the Christian evangelist is to provide a trust-worthy opportunity for non-Christians to witness the work God is doing in our lives....   [tags: Christianity, argumentative, persuasive] 712 words
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How to Evabgelize Using the Right Method for the Situation - A person can evangelize many different ways. There are intellectual methods, relational methods, and confrontational methods. There is no right or wrong way to evangelize only the right method for the situation. In this paper, I will be discussing one way of evangelizing for each of the different methods. This paper will include the Romans Road method, the Friendship evangelism method, and the Door-to-Door evangelism method. The Romans Road method of evangelism is well known by many Christians and may feel like one of the safer ways to evangelize....   [tags: intellectual, relational, confrontational]
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Evangelical Christianity in Contemporary America - The term “evangelical Christian” has become an extremely loaded term in our modern day society. In recent years the number of people who identify themselves as evangelical Christians has increased dramatically, making their presence impossible to ignore (Sweeney, 3). Their strong political and social viewpoints have put them in the middle of a significant amount of controversy in past and present times. This paper will explore the history and meaning behind the evangelical Christian movement, specifically in the United States, and shed light on how it evolved from a religious reformation to a contentious entity....   [tags: Christianity ]
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comparitive book review - Comparative Book Review Rediscovering church – Lynne and Bill Hybels This book was written the founder and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church and his wife. Willow Creek is located in suburban Chicago. It has a weekly attendance approaching 20000. In this book the Hybels share part of their story in pasturing Willow Creek and a little bit of their philosophy of ministry. The underlying theology assumed by the author is that the church has the power to change the world. His theology seems to be more church-centric rather then Christocentric....   [tags: essays research papers] 1482 words
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American Evangelicalism - This paper will cover the topic of American Evangelicalism addressing the Twentieth Century ideologies. While viewing how Christianity interacted with the terms of the activities of evangelicals and the ecumenical movement. This paper will also cover how Christianity interacted with the terms of the activities of the Vatican II, religion, and politics and the global aspect of Christianity. It was in the year of 1942 in St. Louis Missouri when a group of nationally known leaders came together and formed what would be known as the National Association of Evangelicals....   [tags: Christianity ]
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Importance of Education in Kingdom Education: God´s Plans for Educating Future Generations - In Glen Shultz’s (2003) book Kingdom Education: God’s Plan for Educating Future Generations he addresses the importance of education in coordination with the family and church in developing and training future generations within a biblical worldview. He describes moral decline, increased crime rates, the disintegration of the family and the church’s inability to be the salt of the earth as examples of the increased secularization because of the removal of God and His word from our schools. The author’s answer for these dilemmas is biblical principles that are consistently taught in the home, church and school....   [tags: Glen Shultz, family, church, christianity]
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Taking Heaven by John H. Storm Wiggers - In his book Taking Heaven by Storm, John H. Wiggers argues that Methodism has played a vital role in shaping current day American society by developing an innovative method of blending Methodist pious ideals with American values (191). A History Professor at University of Missouri, Wiggers adequately supports his thesis with three main arguments of Methodist innovation in America and their effects evangelism, community, and equality. Wiggers argues these points through a combination of personal stories of “early Methodists, particularly the itinerant preachers” (7) and impartial evidence....   [tags: methodism, members]
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Spiritual Battle Against Spirits in The Air. - Spiritual Battle against Spirits in the Air. There are many events that happen in this world; the Bible explained that what Happened is related to the spiritual world. In this paper, let us try to understand the meaning Of spiritual warfare. Almost everyone believes may already know that there is a spiritual battle between us and the evil Spirits. This truth is clearly taught in the Bible. Paul stated that our battle is not against flesh and blood but evil spirits (Ephesians 6:12). James advises its Recipients to resist the devil (James 4:7) and Peter warned that the devil walking around About to swallow someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8)....   [tags: bible, devil, believer, attack]
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The Pros of Becoming a Missionary - Through missions we can bring many lost people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. There are so many different ways to do so all around the world. Sometimes life as a missionary can be very difficult. One of the things that makes being a missionary so difficult is the language barrier. Having to learn a whole new language and adjust to completely different customs could make life very hard. "Missionary Interview." I believe that no matter what the circumstances or the difficulties, being a missionary is one of the greatest things you can ever do....   [tags: missionaries, the great commision, religion]
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Westernization and Globalization versus Islamic Fundamentalism - ... Its economy is in decline because of deindustrialization, lack of investment in agriculture and infrastructure, and a much smaller percentage of its population has access to education than in the South.1The North has long feared domination by the more advanced South. Distrust of the South remains widespread, and there is the long standing view that only through political power can the North catch up to, or even hold its own with, the South.1The South has far better socioeconomic indicators than the North and is much richer and boasts....   [tags: boko haram, abduction, girls]
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The Indian Mutiny of 1857 - “What was the Most Important Factor Leading to the Indian Mutiny of 1857?” Shariq Khan Word Count: Plan of Investigation: This investigation is to determine what caused the Indian Mutiny of 1857. In order to determine the origin, the investigation will evaluate the various factors which have been proposed as to why the Indians mutinied. The factors which will be assessed include the British East India Company’s expansionist economic policies, cultural and religious clashes including British evangelism, and comparatively poor treatment of Indian Sepoys within the British army....   [tags: World History ]
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The Children of God (COG) - During the late 1960s, California experienced an influx of "Jesus Freaks" and free love fanatics. Among these groups was the Huntington Beach Light Club, or as they are known today the Family, also known as the Children of God. The Family was just one of many groups to begin in this time of change but they are one of the few surviving groups today. Not only are they surviving but with over ten million members worldwide, the Family is thriving. As an evangelical denomination of Christianity, the Children of God (COG) minister to people around the world to those in need....   [tags: Religion, Academic Essays]
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Spiritual Gifts: Cessationalists and Charismatics - When the church was first formed, after Christ’s ascension, spiritual gifts were alive and active in the church. In the New Testament (primarily in the Pauline Epistles), many gifts are listed; however, it should be noted that not all gifts are listed in Scripture. Paul does not mention all of the gifts that a believer can have, but of the ones he does give, many have caused division and separations between denominations and groups of believers. From these various splits arise three primary groups of believers: Cessationalists, Charismatics, and those in between the two....   [tags: New Testament, Church, Christ's ascension]
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The Biblical Model of Education - Strategy Applications The Biblical model for education is first found within the context of the family, of which is articulated within Deuteronomy 6:1-25. The church however, coinciding with the missional objective of the Christian family, must assist in ways to recapture and reinforce education through the family. This can be achieved through the learning process when there is as emphasis on affective learning, rather than the more prevalent bent towards cognitive processes (Eldridge, 1995). Therefore, the task of the church is to overcome the prevailing influence of the world which is destroying lives and families at a drastic pace....   [tags: christianity, teaching religion]
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What is Pietism? - ... Fourthly, their lives must be a testimony reflecting Christ in every aspect of the lives. Another principal was, seminaries should train candidates how to cultivate a Spirit filled life by doing personal bible study and group devotions. Lastly, preaching should edify the believers and not demonstrates the preacher's knowledge or wisdom. Pietism had a passion for missions and ensured the distribution of bibles and educated the people in order for them to read the bible. They translated the bible in the language of the peoples group....   [tags: christians, pastors, reformation] 782 words
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Using the Law to Witness to Others - Using the Law to Witness to Others Today I am going to share with you something that I have found to be the most important part of how we witness to other people. In the late 1970's, a man named Ray Comfort began to explore Church growth records. He found that 80 to 90 percent of those making a decision for Christ are falling away from the faith. A major denomination in the United States reported to have 11,500 churches in the U.S. This same denomination reported to have obtained 294,000 decisions for Christ in 1991....   [tags: Papers] 719 words
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Missional Action Plan - A quick search on Amazon.com will yield a myriad of book titles from the search that targets titles, subtitles, or themes that include the word “missional.” Just in the last two years there have been atleast ten books written, 1) Seven Levers : Missional Strategies for Conferences by Robert Schnase, 2) Sentness : Six Postures of Missional Christians by Kim Hammond, 3) Soul Whisperer : Why the Church Must Change the Way it Views Evangelism by Gary Comer, 4) Who is the Church. : an Ecclesiology for the Twenty-First Century by Cheryl Peterson, 5) Created and Led by the Spirit : Planting Missional Congregations edited by Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier, 6) Reformed Means Missional : Following Jesus Int...   [tags: Church, Theology, Religion]
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An Example of Southern Literature and Imagery: Flannery O’Connor’s "Wise Blood" - There are many widely recognized characteristics that are apart of Southern literature that are present in Flannery O’Connor’s novel Wise Blood. Among the most familiar characteristics of Southern literature is a writing style that is based upon imagery. Another common characteristic which can be drawn from Southern literature is the struggle to understand the difference between what is real human experience as opposed to what is believed to be real, as well as the human/God relationship. Flannery O’Connor’s use of consistent imagery reinforces one of the major themes of Wise Blood – that man seems to only scratch the surface of things, and not see deeper into them....   [tags: Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor, Imagery, Southern L] 1229 words
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Christianity and its Various Denominations - Christianity is a religion which converted out of Judaism in the first century C.E. It is established on the life, teachings, death and re-birth of Jesus Christ, and the individuals who believe in him are called "Christians." Christianity has numerous sects and beliefs with varieties in practices. Until the late 20th century, most followers of Christianity were in the West, however it has spread to each landmass and is currently the biggest religion on the planet. Conventional Christian beliefs incorporate the faith in God, who is one entity and exists as Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, and also the idea that Jesus is sacred and was sent to the world as Saviour for humanity....   [tags: religion, bible, Jesus] 578 words
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The Possibility of Being a True Disciple of Jesus in the Modern World - The Possibility of Being a True Disciple of Jesus in the Modern World I believe that to be a Christian you have to be a disciple. Each must be willing to participate fully in the church to help spread the word of God and to promote Christianity. At Baptism and Confirmation Christians promise to follow the example of Christ in their everyday lives seeking to act correctly and do good. They also publicly declare their faith in God and they repent their sins. Christians disciples in today’s world try to witness their faith to others and follow Jesus along the way of the cross living through today’s persecutions....   [tags: Papers] 346 words
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The Future for YWAM and India - The Need to Hear the Gospel - Whether speaking of the world’s smallest country, Vatican city, or the world’s largest country, China, all areas of the world need to hear the gospel. The organization Youth with a Mission (YWAM) is being effective in doing so but many countries such as India have a varied amount of people groups yet to discover the gospel. Even if the need is for one-on-one teaching or for something as simple as donation, India has numerous unreached people groups that need to be reached in their own specific way....   [tags: abdul, religious, poverty] 1264 words
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The Destruction of the Igbo Indigenous Culture in Things Fall Apart - In Things fall apart, Chinua Achebe showed us the richness of the Igbo traditional culture as well as the destruction of it through the activities of British missionaries. The appearance of Christianity on the Nigerian tribal land led to the disintegration of belief in the Igbo society, and made way for British colonization. Were the British the only cause of the destruction of the Igbo culture. The appearance of a new religion was not the sole reason for the loss of a tradition. The Igbo people also lost their culture because of many unreasonable conceptions in their spirituality....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]
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Christian Church Services: The Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ - Christian church services Based on the Great Commission of Jesus Christ the Lord , firmly and clearly , Jesus Christ gave tasks and commands you [ pointing to the churches , as well as those who believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior ] , as written in the Bible , namely : "To me has been given all authority in heaven and on earth . Therefore go and make disciples of all nations , baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit , and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you ....   [tags: marturia, diakonia, christianity]
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The Gates to Our Homes and What We Let In - THE GATES TO OUR HOMES AND WHAT WE LET IN By Wildman Liberty University I assert that television has become two very different things in our homes; it has been a great tool for many things to build and enhance our lives, however it also has developed a slow decay of its majority content that has greatly degraded our culture. The question is does the good outweigh the bad. Some say it is important to use any tools available, while others say that the risk of allowing damaging content into our homes is too big of a chance to take....   [tags: television, content, culture, decay, Bible, Christ]
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