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 an... ... middle of paper ... ...God and earnestness to reach souls for Christ, what's more not counting the cost at all. The Puritan leaders were willing to take the risks, were dedicated to the cause of Christ and willing to suffer for the sake of the gospel. The Puritans played a significant role in modern missions for the reason that they had a vision for global missions and cross-cultural evangelism. The Pietist, Moravians and Puritans contribution to missions not only influenced Carey but also made a significant impact in the world and in the church of God.
Theology is the study of God. Christian education is communicating God’s truth to learn about Christ Jesus. Therefore the relationship of theology and Christian education is hand in glove. God is a teacher who teaches believers through His Word and through His revelation. The Bible is God’s teaching manual that He has provided to us to learn about Him and His ways, so that people will believe on Christ Jesus as the Savior of the world.
It is the ongoing sanctification of the believer that is the proof of the justification that God dons on every believer upon the acceptance of Christ. It is in fact, the` process of sanctification that requires intentional diligent effort on the part of every believer. 1 Biblical Foundation The Word of God is a Christian’s final authority for every aspect of their lives, so when it comes to questions of character, one needs only look to the Bible (2 Peter 1:3). The more one seeks to ... ... middle of paper ... ...hey walk their talk and portray God’s love in all things, people see Christ through the very life of a believer and are drawn to His Truth. A Christian must overflow the love of Christ for others.
This shows to us as Christians that to be a good disciple you must have faith. Another illustration of the importance of faith comes in the story of the epileptic boy 9: 23-24 where Jesus says to the boy's father "â€¦Everything is possible for the person who has faith..." This suggests that if faith is complete in a person then they can achieve anything. Another point about discipleship that we are taught in Mark's gospel is service. This means that disciples of Jesus should give up their time to help and serve others. We see the value of service to discipleship in the gospel when Jesus replies to the request of James and John 10: 43-44.
The life of Jesus is described in the Four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The Church has taken this knowledge amongst other writings in the bible to develop Christology. I will now discuss how the early church during the first five centuries has developed its understanding of the person of Christ from this. The Christian movement probably began from many different centres, where different groups of disciples of Jesus gathered and tried to ma... ... middle of paper ... ...osed of rational soul and body; consubstantial with the Father as to his divinity and consubstantial with us as to his humanity; "like us in all things but sin". He was begotten from the Father before all ages as to his divinity and in these last days, for us and for our salvation, was born as to his humanity of the virgin Mary, the Mother of God.91’ http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p122a3p1.htm As we have seen the early Church faced many conflicts and difficulties whilst trying to understand the Person of Jesus, through their thinking and understanding and teaching we now have the Catholic teaching we know and teach today .
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.
These people became Disciples of Christ, or "obedient believers". James 1:22 tells us, "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves." This scripture is speaking directly to Christians today. We do not have the benefit of having Jesus with us in the flesh as the earlier disciples did. We must pray and study our Bibles in order to grow spiritually.
Krupa Bhakta Professor Robert Burns 8 March 2015 Baptism in Christianity How a person views the world depends on their culture, education and knowledge. Some are atheist, others believe in heaven and hell, and then there are those who are trying to find their faith. Each religion has their own way of accepting new individuals who just found or changed their belief. In Christianity, upon birth or acceptance of Jesus Christ as one’s faith, Christians perform an initiation ritual called Baptism. Baptism is one of the most important and popular rituals in Christianity.
In the book, Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving Direction, Keith Anderson and Randy Reese help us know that spiritual mentoring is for ordinary followers of Christ. As ordinary believers who model as Jesus did in our daily lives we pass on our faith in teaching another. Although the command Jesus gives us in ‘following me’ is simple, the relationship is complex. “This simple command assumes a complex relationship through which one becomes educated for the reign of God” (Anderson and Reese 15). Furthermore, Jesus commands the church “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to obey everything I have command you.” (NIV, Matthew 28:19-20).
However, when the power of the word of God is presented to lost and willing lives, their eyes and ears are opened to a new life in Christ (Isa 29:18-19). Revealed through the Holy Spirit and expounded by Holy Scripture, the modern pastor is furnished and called to carry out the work of Christ (2 Tim. 1:6-11). Works Cited Elwell, Walter A., ed. Evangelical Dictionary of Theology.