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The Sermon on the Mount - “The Sermon on the Mount” is a very interesting topic because it has a lot to do with my religion. It is talked about in church often and makes one think about their perspective on life. “The Sermon on the Mount” is a part of the bible that everyone, not just Christians should read and understand. It gives a good perspective on the world and how one should think. People today do not always have the best mind set on how to see the world. In this class we learned on how to see the world in a different way....   [tags: Sermon on the Mount Explained]
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Sermon: Wanting, Giving And Getting - Wanting, Giving and Getting This spring, I got a message from the universe. Now, I don’t get too many messages from the universe; sometimes I don’t even get my phone messages. But this message was very loud, and it came at four in the morning in the form of a tremendous thud from my closet. This particular message was one that my partner had tried to send me several times, but I managed to ignore him; however, messages from the universe are not so easily dismissed. They aren’t like Post-it notes that you can throw away....   [tags: Theological Sermon] 1979 words
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The Sermon on the Mountain - The word of Jesus found in Luke 6:20-26 are the opening statements of His Sermon on the Plain. As with any other passage there are translation differences, literary, historical, linguistic, economic and sociological backgrounds for this passage. It is sometimes difficult to discern the original, or real, meaning of biblical passages and Luke 6:20-26, and beatitudes in general, are no different. The Sermon on the Mount, found in Mark 5-7, is generally referred to as the greatest sermon ever preached....   [tags: Religion, Jesus] 1550 words
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The Sermon on the Mount - The Sermon on the Mount contains moral teachings, or the beatitudes, that have challenged and inspired Christians since the time they were spoken. The beatitudes are a foundation to building a home in Heaven. When you read the beatitudes without studying their meaning, some of them may sound contradictory. To most people’s way of thinking, to be blessed is to be happy, however that may not always be the case. The lessons we learn, and the faith we find in Christ, from our struggles can bring us hidden blessings....   [tags: jesus, teaching, bible]
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Issues: Sermon on The Mount - The issues raised by Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount number in the multitudes like the crowd that followed him the day he delivered it. Even if the crowd’s size was exaggerated for dramatic effect and that number is a small one, it still represents many questions. Some of these concerns have to do with what some commentators say the sermon meant. Other issues that arise concerning what Jesus actually said without the shadowy veil of interpretation. For those who illustrate the loudest about what Jesus said in the Sermon often live it the least....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Teachings] 1013 words
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An African Sermon: Rwanda Genocide - ... After a while, Pascal decided to change his tribe from Tutsi to Hutu in order to be safer as the situation in Rwanda was critical. He hided Leonard and his family in his house and took care of him. As the time passed, his brother became more cruel and angry with Leonard for not giving him any money. He, then, raped and killed all of his family but, luckily, Leonard escaped. Douglas remains shocked after hearing the story, he tries to make Leonard forget. The day after, he arrives to Cape Town and goes to his church to tell his sermon....   [tags: rwanda, rwanda genocide, hutus, tutsis] 784 words
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The Sermon On the Mount - The Sermon On the Mount The Sermon on the Mount is a collection of sayings of Jesus. Jesus used to go out and preach to people by telling parables. He said many things, which tell us how to live our lives The sermon starts off with nine sayings called BEATITUDES, which tell us how to live happy lives. (1) We can be happy if we do not despair. We must keep hope and faith in God. (2) We can be happy if we search for God and allow God into our lives. (3) We can be happy if we search for justice and peace and put away selfish thoughts....   [tags: Bible Jesus Christian Christianity Papers] 497 words
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Bible: The Beatitudes in Jesus Sermon on a Mount - ... “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” To be meek is to be quiet, gentle and kind, the meek have a strong sense of self control and display a docility of spirit even in tough situations. They are those who are willing to be the bigger person in a situation and walk away from conflicts or those who are willing to do the jobs that no one else will. They are the people who do not value materialism and are able to see the bigger problems in life. They do no resent those who are less unfortunate but instead strive to help them and mend the problems that face the world....   [tags: poor, mourn, meek, heaven] 1207 words
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The Fire Sermon: An In-Depth Look at Modernist Poetry - Just in case the document does not open i have pasted my essay below. See you in class FCA's 1. Three paragraph response 2. Examples and citations form the poem (3 minimum) 3. Sophisticated language The Fire Sermon - an in-depth look at modernist poetry Humanity relies on its life lessons and morals to carry itself through time. Different ideals and points of view on human life mix and provide the diverse culture that humanity owns today, and humanity can thank its ancestors for creating the preaches, speeches, literature pieces, and even religious sermons that carry these morals and lessons throughout generations....   [tags: Poetry] 1010 words
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The Demands Placed on the Followers of Jesus According to the Sermon on the Mount - Introduction Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount in his first year of public ministry; on a small mountain on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, near the town of Capernaum. The Sermon on the Mount was the major ethical teaching event of Jesus’s ministry. Matthew’s gospel tells us that this was not a public meeting but was reserved for his immediate followers, his disciples. The disciples were all ordinary hard-working men, mainly from humble backgrounds. It would not have been an easy mixture of personalities and some of them, Matthew the tax collector and Simon the zealot, for instance, would have been openly opposed to each other in normal settings....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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The "Farewell Sermon" of Muhammad - The "Farewell Sermon" of Muhammad The apostle continued his pilgrimage and showed the men the rites and taught them the customs of their hajj. He made a speech in which he made things clear. He praised and glorified God, then he said: "O men, listen to my words. I do not know whether I shall ever meet you in this place again after this year. Your blood and your property are sacrosanct until you meet your Lord, as this day and this month are holy. You will surely meet your Lord and He will ask you of your works....   [tags: Islam Religion Essays]
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Buddha and his sermon - Hindu Kshatriya, who was warned by “Brahman soothsayers”, let his son leave home to live among the seekers of the forest. His son was Gotama Siddhartha, known to most historians as Buddha. What is said to be Buddha’s first sermon was delivered briefly after his enlightenment. The sermon contains what eventually becomes the way of life for people who follow the Buddhist religion; the four noble truths, the eightfold path, and the middle way. Since Siddhartha was so sheltered from reality, he set out on a journey to find out where he would fit in his life, and through this he became extremely enlightened....   [tags: essays research papers] 791 words
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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God - On July 8th 1741, Jonathan Edwards preached the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” in Enfield, Connecticut. Edwards states to his listeners that God does not lack in power, and that people have yet not fallen to destruction because of his mercy. God is so forgiving that he gives his people an opportunity to repent and change their ways before it is too late. Edwards urges that the possibility of damnation is imminent, urgently requiring the considerations of the sinner before time runs out....   [tags: Sermon Analysis ] 748 words
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John Edward's Sermon, Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t - ... What do I have to do to not go to hell. No one really knows exactly what to do, but my views of John Edwards’s sermon are simple. Edwards preyed upon the people to sacrifice their lives to the church in order to gain their following. Edwards exploited their fear and emotions to instill God’s teachings. Reading “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” I can imagine the intensity, emotion, and the act of preaching to create a profound weight on people’s mind. People begin to think, they begin to ponder, and they gain insight into their lives....   [tags: hell, preacher, God]
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Anaylsis of a Sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards - ... Be comparing God’s wrath to a bow and arrow, Edwards causes fear in their eyes, and he stirs thoughts of arrows consuming the blood of their wicked hearts. Undoubtedly, life is a daily struggle for everyone to do the right thing. “… Hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them; the fire bent up in their own hearts is struggling to break out; and they have no interest in any Mediator; there are no means within reach that can be security to them.” Pursuing this further, through powerful diction, Edwards gives human like qualities to hell and flames in order to let them represent other things....   [tags: conversion, christianity, congregation]
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God's Silence in Anthony Hecht's The Fire Sermon and George Herbert's DenialL - ... One such difference between “Deniall” and “The Fire Sermon” appears in the last stanza. Unlike Hebert, Hecht chooses not to finish the rhyme sequence, and the musical suspension is not resolved. On this alteration, Peter Sacks writes, “Hecht breaks open the wounds of the earlier poem, revives its greatest pain, then leaves it unredressed. By this, he draws attention both to the unavailability of Herbert’s prospective consolation, and to the inefficacy of a merely formal renewal, however virtuosic, of Herbert’s poetic artistry alone” (Sacks, 41)....   [tags: English poetry analysis]
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The Preacher Ruminates: Behind The Sermon (Analysis and Interpretation) - "Without a Hand to Hold" Analysis and Interpretation of "The Preacher Ruminates: Behind the Sermon" Gwendolyn Brooks' "The Preacher Ruminates: Behind the Sermon" gives an eerie look into a minister's mind. Indeed the poem's premise is made clear from the opening line: "It must be lonely to be God" (1). The poem proceeds to note that while God is a much-revered and respected figure, he has no equal. The preacher's revelation provides the reader a unique perspective into religion. Brooks points out due to God's position of omniscience, it is not possible for a figure like Him to have friends....   [tags: Preacher Ruminates Gwendolyn Brooks Theology] 1482 words
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The Pro's and Con's of Student Preaching - ... This method is also good when you bringing clarity for the season the church may be “heading into or coming out of.” Next is the textual preaching. This method is probably the easiest to use and may be greatly used when you required to bring a short sermon based on time. In many cases the student in training may be ask to bring a sermon with a particular verse or text from their teacher to expound on and bring a short message. For example; a singular passage from the Holy Bible is used to help jump from point to point to discuss a certain view point....   [tags: religion, sermon, faith] 1363 words
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Live . Work . Play . ACT When God’s Will Gets us in Trouble Acts 16:11-24 - Live . Work . Play . ACT When God’s Will Gets us in Trouble Acts 16:11-24 BI: Missionaries Expect God’s Will can get them in Trouble Open Illus: Do you know what a “sweet spot” is. Hit Tennis Balls into side while talking. Let me get a little technical for a second: The sweet spot is the area of the string bed that produces the best combination of feel and power. The most powerful spot on the string bed is that with the greatest coefficient of restitution. The one with least vibration is found at the node of the first harmonic....   [tags: Sermon] 2423 words
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I’ve Got A Reason to Praise the Lord - Psalm 113 Christianity has its challenges. It places demands on us that set us apart from the rest of our world. The bible calls us a peculiar people, who navigate the challenge of living IN the world, without being OF the world. When we say ‘no’ to temptations that are enjoyed by the masses, we are labeled as self-righteous snobs, religious weirdoes, or worse. But we persevere, and we press toward that invisible line the Apostle Paul drew in the sands of time…for the high calling in Christ Jesus....   [tags: Sermon] 1206 words
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Small Group Sunday - Please, sit. A warm welcome to all of you and to those of you who are our guest today, we reach out to you in friendship and hospitality. Today among other things is Small Group Sunday; it is also the first Sunday in Lent. Lent is a time to accept and respond to God’s offer to inhabit our hearts. It is a time to pour energy into the ever-increasing awareness of God’s presence with us, no matter what the circumstances of our lives. In times of difficulty, joy, sickness, health, liveliness, sadness, loneliness, and death, we have a divine friend who walks with us, cries with us, and loves us with a continuing, deep, abiding love....   [tags: Sermon] 1344 words
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Experiencing True Love - INTRODUCTION There are so many people in the world today who are hurting confused and frustrated all because of their perception of being alone and without love in their life. As a result of this, they have tried everything under the sun to find love, matchmaking companies, dating services, hundreds and hundreds of blind dates only to still find themselves alone and without love. It is said that if your premise is wrong, your conclusion will be wrong and that where you end up will depend on where you begin....   [tags: Sermon] 2281 words
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Lent Sermon - Brilliant white light-flicker shimmers; steel-gray on the wind above soft-rolled, angry cotton, dirty and coldly clouding the wind-blown, wool-white blanket below, softly dusted spindly pine and desert scrub bric-a-brac over bedrock color of claret – no sound, all muffled soft, enwrapped in winter like an icy blanket. Call it imagery: visual, tactile, aural; call it figurative language in metaphor or simile; call it description – call it what you will, but recognize what it is…just a moment in time, a snapshot, going nowhere, doing nothing – a picture....   [tags: Christianity] 1732 words
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Father Paneloux and The Plague - As a Christian speaking to the people of Oran, it would be very difficult to say anything to a people facing such terrible affliction. Even though Father Paneloux believed what he was preaching, I believe he was completely wrong. This would make what I would say much different from what Father Paneloux said. However, some strong points did emerge from his sermons. Overall, the two sermons in Albert Camus’ The Plague fail to help people become more faithful and fail to even preach to the people of Oran the truth....   [tags: Albert Camus, faith, sermon, Oran, God]
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God's Creation - Today we are continuing with our Creedal Series and we are onto maker of heaven and earth. Somehow I drew the short straw and got this immense topic. I had to keep reminding myself the purpose of this series is that we understand what is in the Creeds so that when we say them we believe them and comprehend them. Often in the church we take things for granted and regurgitate phrases without understanding the roots of what we are saying and what we are committing to. Somehow I don’t think I have to go into what creator of heaven and earth means but to help our entire community understand that even with all the advances in understanding of the world and in the world of science this is as true a...   [tags: Sermon] 1570 words
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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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Joseph Butler’s Five Sermons - ... But “their mutual coinciding, so that we can scarce promote one without the other, is equally proof that we were made for both” (27). Acting in a benevolent manner often makes people happy and people might decide to gratify our natural desire to act benevolently from self-love. According to Butler, benevolence (tending toward public good) and self-love (tending toward private good) “perfectly coincide. [and] mutually promote one another” (26), however, there is a third guiding principle, conscience, that helps guide us toward public and private good....   [tags: Conscience, Judgements, Morals] 969 words
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Biblical and Contemporary Problems and Solutions in Sermons - Biblical and Contemporary Problems and Solutions in Sermons In this sermon Dr. Evans discusses what anger is and how it can and does affect our lives. He first states the root causes of anger, frustration, disappointment, and resentment. He then goes on to describe how anger if left unresolved affects every aspect of our lives from the physical to the spiritual and how this anger, if left unresolved, leads to serious health problems and spiritual danger. Dr. Evans speaks about several different ways that we handle anger both constructive and destructive....   [tags: Papers] 1112 words
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Different Types of Family within Sexuality - This journey was a lot different for me. I would say I am a person with middle of the road views. I have heard people in my congregation speak about types of family. As I looked at this topic I wondered how to put the idea of family and sexuality together. I say this because I am serving at churches made up of rural conservative European congregations. I was looking at this by looking at different types of family and God’s family. I wanted to bring it into the sermon, but I struggled with talking about sexuality while not being one sided....   [tags: homosexuality and religion, sermons]
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Puritan Minister Jonathan Edwards - ... This vivid imagery was put into place in order to scare those who have not gotten saved, to turn to God and his Grace. Firstly, it is evident that Edwards upholds the Doctrine of Predestination when he states that it is God’s Graces that keeps them from falling into the fire. This means that it is only God’s Grace that holds them up because “there is no other reason to be given, why [they] have to dropped into hell since [they] arose in the morning, but that God’s will has held [them] up” (Edwards)....   [tags: sermons, First Great Awakening]
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Padre Antonio Vieira's Sermons about "slaveries" - Padre Antonio Vieira became a missionary priest and returned to Brazil in 1652, with very complex messages about slavery. His teachings could be interpreted as being against the Christian religion, but they raised a lot of questions about the slavery of the New World and whether or not the God's name was being used in vain. During his two sermons in Bahia and Sao Luis do Maranhao, he used his own beliefs of universal church to convert non-Christians to the faith. He uses the Bible, as his reference and his faith in God, as his guide to show that the settlers should treat the natives fairly and humanly....   [tags: American History] 1171 words
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Erosion of Wills in Doubt by john Patrick Shanley - ... His opening sermon is based poignantly on doubt. The quote “There are those of you in church today who know exactly the crisis of faith I describe. And I want to say to you: doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.” (Doubt 2008) not only foreshadows just how close the three main characters will come to each other over the course of the plot. It also is reflected in Sister Aloysius’ weaponized certainty that she will root out any impurities in her church. But it’s the panning shots of the crowd with the most vacant looks on their faces as the Father’s words echo endlessly throughout the church that establishes that this sermon is not for these people, it is for the aud...   [tags: sermons, confession, suspicion]
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Jonathan Edwards - Jonathan Edwards was a man who could petrify any eighteenth century Puritan. He was born in East Windsor, Connecticut and was raised in a household with strict religious beliefs. In 1727 he began his preaching career as an assistant to his grandfather, Solomon Stoddard, the pastor at the church at Northampton, Massachusetts. When his grandfather died two years later, Edwards became the pastor of the Church at Northampton and began preaching all over New England. He then emerged as one of the leaders of the Great Awakening with his determination to return to the orthodoxy of the Puritan faith....   [tags: Biography, Sermons, Impact] 810 words
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A Background Study of Peter’s First Epistle and the Preparation of Five Texts for Expository Sermons - True Grace of God A Background Study of Peter’s First Epistle and the Preparation of Five Texts for Expository Sermons Peter was an apostle of Jesus Christ; he was brought to Jesus by his brother Andrew and became one of Jesus’ first disciples1. He became a prominent member of the 12 disciples, being with James and John a member of the innermost circle around Jesus. He served at times as a spokesman for the group2 and he was with Jesus on the mount of transfiguration3. The first Epistle of Peter most commonly known as First Peter....   [tags: New Testament, Apostle, Commentary]
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Book Review of The Path of Prayer: Four Sermons on Prayer by St. Theophan the Recluse - Book Review of The Path of Prayer: Four Sermons on Prayer by St. Theophan the Recluse      It is often said that there are no more heroes in today\\\'s world or even that this is an age of the anti-hero. Yet anyone who is blessed with the opportunity to observe children for any length of time will see that regard for those who exemplify certain ideals (heroes) is a spontaneous element in basic human psychology. The reported lack of heroes and the cult of the anti-hero are the fruit of a disillusioned Aadult@ mentality which has been lied to on this as well as other subjects and hence robbed of the natural inclination of a normal human being (a child) who is as yet untainted by the cynici...   [tags: Saint Theophan the Recluse Literature Essays] 3575 words
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John Donne: An Influential English Poet - John Donne, one of the greatest English poets and preachers of the 1600’s, greatly impacted the writing field through his works. In the first half of 1572 (actual date is unknown) he was born in London to John Donne, a merchant, and Elizabeth Heywood Donne, the daughter of the poet and playwright John Heywood. His father died when Donne was about four years old. His younger brother, Henry, also died in John Donne’s early life. John Donne was raised in a Catholic family. Both of his parents were devout Roman Catholics....   [tags: Preacher, Poetry, Sermons]
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A Stronghold - A stronghold has long been considered a place of protection. Putting walls around a settlement gave the inhabitants a source of protection and control from their enemies. The better the defense, the more secure the inhabitants. The more sure the location, the more effective and powerful the force within. What would make a stronghold secure would depend on how strong it was built. Jehovah’s people have a stronghold in Jehovah that makes them feel protected and secure. Are you making Jehovah YOUR stronghold....   [tags: Sermons] 1473 words
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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God - Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is an eye-opening sermon to many and an even greater eye opener to the unbelieving. Not only is it seen as controversial for the time, but many people disagreed with it. The entire sermon seemed to be based on one or two verses from the Bible, and many thought they were not used in the proper context. There were many emotions during the sermon that need to be explored further. Emotions are the first thing that someone thinks about when listening or reading a sermon, speech, or literary work....   [tags: Christianity] 592 words
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God’s Unconditional Love vs. God’s Unending Anger - Everyone must accept God as their savior or they will go to hell. This is a very familiar message that is preached by Christian religious leaders in places of worship around the world. As simple as this message may seem, the way it is delivered to the people makes all the difference in either turning them into believers, or scaring them away from religion altogether. John Winthrop and Jonathan Edwards were both religious leaders that lived centuries before the present time. They shared the same goal in persuading people into Christianity, yet differed greatly in the way they chose to develop their sermons....   [tags: Religion ]
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Scripture in Edwards’s development of Work of Redemption - In this point we analyse fourteen Scriptural passages in relation to its function of Edwards’s development of Work of Redemption. In this research we focus where Edwards cites these texts, what is the context in the sermon, and the supportive argument for the Work of Redemption. In the Index of Biblical Passages of the Work of Redemption we notice the prominent presence of the references of Isaiah, Matthew and Revelations. Hence we review four texts of each of these books. 2.1 Sermon One “For the moth shall eat them up like a garment and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be forever and my salvation from generation to generation,” Isaiah 51:8....   [tags: theology]
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Jonathan Edwards the Great Preacher - He was a man whose very words struck fear into the hearts of his listeners. Acknowledged as one of the most powerful religious speakers of the era, he spearheaded the Great Awakening. “This was a time when the intense fervor of the first Puritans had subsided somewhat” (Heyrmen 1) due to a resurgence of religious zeal (Stein 1) in colonists through faith rather than predestination. Jonathan Edwards however sought to arouse the religious intensity of the colonists (Edwards 1) through his preaching....   [tags: Theologians ]
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T.S Eliot's The Waste Land: Fire-Igniting Water - ... Perhaps the corpse in order to bloom will need water, for that water will extinguish the flames that keep the corpse dead and prevent it from sprouting. The symbol of water will often be mentioned and it will even simultaneously bring about a partial cause of suffering and a source of relief. Imagery of fire is revisited once again in the second section of the poem titled,“A Game of Chess,” in which Eliot remarks on the standing of what seems like an aristocratic woman. The flames are beginning to influence their surroundings....   [tags: modernist poems]
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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God - "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Jonathan Edwards In the first few weeks of class we have discussed the thought and religion of the early people that first began the development of our counrty. As we have looked at the literature in class the works of these writers seem to be simlar in that each one talks about a higher being that these people all worshipped. However, that is where the comparisons would end. One of the writings that I found interesting was that of Jonathan Edwards. Born in 1703 in East Windsor, Connecticut, Jonathan Edwards lived at a time when the Calvinistic Puritanism of the American colonies, particularly New England, was giving way to thoughts coming out of Eu...   [tags: Johnathan Edwards] 930 words
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Self Assessment on Lesson Planning - The notion of making mistakes is an unnerving reality of life in which poses difficulty for many individuals to fathom. This uneasiness usually transpires as a response towards the amalgam of pressures and expectations of success in which are placed upon an individual within their given objective. However mistakes, at times serve as the natural litmus agent in which can be utilized to day us towards an honest since of reflective practice needed in order to obtain success and personal growth within the future....   [tags: education, pedagogy]
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Preaching and the Imagination: Thesis Research - ... But without the use of sanctified imagination, the sermon cannot with the greatest effectiveness. Christianity in Korea has only 100 years of history. Yet, it has made a remarkable growth so that the churches and Christianity are increasing explosively. Recent research shows that 22.8% of the population of South Korea are Christians. It is a miracle wrought by God’s grace, for the numbers of Christians surpass those of the believers in Buddhism which had been the most popular religion in Korean history....   [tags: Bible, Influence, Speaking] 772 words
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Rituals of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry - My goal for this assignment was to collect and analyze ritual practices within the American society. I began my research by attending a religious service in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at the University of Georgia. The religious service was held in their chapel, located on the intersection of Lumpkin and Baldwin Street. Their religious services are every week on Tuesdays at 7pm. On the Tuesday of November 12, I attended one their ritual services to record my observations for my anthropological work....   [tags: Anthropology Essays]
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John Winthrop and the Suffolk County Court Cases - In 1630, Puritan leader John Winthrop led the great migration to the New World. On board the ship Arbella, John Winthrop delivered a sermon titled "A Model of Christian Charity." His speech outlined the objectives he hoped to achieve in the New World. His ideals slightly influenced the Puritans judgments and philosophy however not as much as he had initially hoped for. It seems the judgments of the Suffolk County Court were not influenced by the Arbella sermon. Similarly, it doesn't appear that Winthrop's sermon influenced the testimony against Bridget Bishop either....   [tags: American History] 724 words
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A Self-Aware Samson Occom - A Self-Aware Samson Occom In Samson Occom's most notable sermon he preaches the virtues of Temperance for the Native American population. In Occom's A Sermon Preached by Samson Occom he addresses one of the stereotypical characteristics of the Native American population. Namely that they are drunkards and spend what money they have on alcohol. Occom, an educated Native American converted to Christianity in his late teens and spent his life educating fellow Native Americans and later preaching. He helped set up a school funded for Native American children and spent much of his time working on behalf on the Indian people....   [tags: Papers] 441 words
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