Contemporary Problem: Our Christian walk can be placed in danger by unresolved anger. Contemporary Solution: We must rely upon God to help us resolve the issues surrounding our anger and restore our relationships. Preaching Today Tape # 4340 Stuart Briscoe Ordinary Folks Make Great Disciples Mark 8 In this sermon Briscoe tells us what it truly means to be a disciple of Christ. Being a disciple is not some higher status for Christians nor does having a denominationally correct title make one a true disciple of Jesus. A true disciple is one who has a growing relationship with the teacher.
They may have wondered why they should tolerate this treatment without any kind of reward and so Mark included this in his gospel. Mark does include what it means to be a disciple in his gospel, particularly, why Jesus chose disciples to be with him. When Jesus sends out the apostles for missionary work, he gives them three things that they must do. They must preach repentance, cast out devils, and anoint the sick. The preaching of repentance was particularly important for the disciples as they were to spread the good news which was that if one does truly repent, then they will be welcomed into the Kingdom of God.
Although I strongly believe in resting in the finish work of the cross, I also believing in striving to live in a way that exemplifies discipleship of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirt working in my life. Striving to modify the deeds of the flesh to become more like the image of the Son of God, should be goal for all believers. Obedience is better than sacrifice and will cause God to highly favor you as He did His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus was obedient to the things his father wanted him to do. He also did hard things that his flesh didn’t want to do, even to the point of death.
the obstacle he is subject to face, however, Timothy is to behold to the truth even when under pressure of society. This biblical foundation of communicating in lines of preaching is of value today. It is a method used in season and out season in reverence to Jesus Christ. Small group from a biblical foundation communication consist of Jesus and His disciples. Jesus Christ taught and prepared the disciple on numerous occasion for the expectancy in the behaviors of the people from different culture.
Paul assures the people that he brings the message of the gospel of God to them. This is to set himself apart from others who may have come preaching to them from “deceit or impure motives or trickery” (1 Thess. 2:3). Paul identifies himself as countercultural and works throughout 1Thessalonians to show the new Christians that they too are called to live a countercultural life as well, “worthy of God who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.” (1 Thess. 2:12) because they have accepted the word of God, which is working within them to shape their new identity as Christians.
The true nature of discipleship is having faith in God, being his friend; companion and follower also obey the commandment. To get the reward first you have to be prepare to receive the cost with believe and total faith in God. Mark is using the disciple's mistakes as a learning tool to show the Christians in Rome what to do, because they are his main audience these are the people he is writing for and showing them what a disciple does and what it consists of.
He is saying that they should not try to get revenge, but instead walk away from a fight. Jesus does not take the words of God out of context, but is the one who puts a lot of it into context. Christians just need to take it as is, rather than use a random verse to prove a point they are trying to make. This makes Christians sometimes look uneducated and can just disprove their point. Another big difference, specifically in the modern world, is what people call “Lukewarm
Commentary on Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians 2 Kyle Camerlinck Jupiter Christian School Mr. Bryan White Bible 9 Introduction Author Paul, also known as Saul, was an apostle of God who wrote the book of Ephesians and was sent to set up churches for Him. He changed his name from Saul to Paul because he wanted to start his life over, follow God, and live for Him. He wanted to start over because he was known as a man who persecuted Christians. Saul did not even notice he was doing wrong until he started to reach Damascus and a voice yelled from the Heavens saying, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Saul answered back, “Who are you, Lord?” then the Lord answered, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. But, rise and enter the city, and you will be told what to do.” For three days Saul was made blind by Jesus and did not eat or drink.
Leadership: Ministry encourages that all believers are gifted by the Spirit of God and blessed to serve within the body of Christ. Growth: Ministry works to be enduring disciples who constantly are growing in faith. Mission: Ministry shows its faith in precise, concrete deeds of service, mainly to those in need. Trust: Ministry encourages an atmosphere of recognition in which the countenance of truthful questions and a minority view is valued. God-Based: Ministry seeks to become more and more like Chris, living out the fruits of the Holy Spirit, reminding themselves that God is the centerpiece in everything that the Ministry does.
The mob disperses and Atticus is thankful for Jem not leaving. This is how Atticus has taught Jem to be independent and realizes that Jem is becoming more mature in his actions. Atticus is a good father because he shows Jem and Scout how to live a moral life. He passes his children his own traits. Atticus teaches his children that people are different from one another, and that they have different understandings of moral and equality.