Discipleship and Mark's Gospel Mark's Gospel can tell us the entire truth about discipleship, telling Christians about the faith, responsibility, and sacrifice involved in following Jesus. Some may even say that we glimpse a harsh reality of what it really means to be a true Christian disciple and to have complete faith. Although in saying this, it is important to note that Mark's Gospel does also cover the rewards and the actual meaning of discipleship. This is important to include as Mark's Gospel was written at a time when Christians endured much persecution. They may have wondered why they should tolerate this treatment without any kind of reward and so Mark included this in his gospel.
As a Christian must ... ... middle of paper ... ...d uses his word, people and circumstances to mould us. Letting the spirit change your way of thinking, Discipleship involves changing those ungodly habits, and disciplining ones self to take on godly habits, as a Service to the lord. "God wants us to grow up. Like Christ in everything.' (Ephesians 4:15), and discipleship does this to a Christian.
Well! In this book, Glenn Stassen tries to investigate our situation as followers of Jesus in the present age suggesting an “incarnational discipleship” that addresses the lack of discipleship our world experience today. In order to this, Stassen proposes us with an ethical vision that can build our identity to enable believers to live devotedly in the secular world in which we live today. Within the pages of the book, the author gives a significant exposition of the “atonement theory,” something he calls an “incarnational theory.” This atonement theory easily departs from “penal substitution” being just more than a sign of love in which morality should be exercise the right way to follow Jesus. Furthermore, this atonement theory says the author, is an indication of Jesus’ peaceful hostility leading to the question of divine love as spoken in the Sermon on the Mount.
If this is true, then psychology should focus on acknowledging the role of Jesus Christ in counseling. Early Christians, for instance, followed the teaching of Christ whether they were praying, fasting, or even in communal relationships. If we are to emulate their example, psychology (counseling) as well as all other aspects of our lives should revo... ... middle of paper ... ...e are naturally inclined to rebel against laws. Christianity grooms counselors to confront the existence of guilt in their clients. Conclusion Christianity provides a valuable platform for practicing psychology and understanding human nature.
The world today is seeking a better life and some have turned to God while others have turned to worldly things. The Bible is our standard for testing everything else that claims to be true and it is the Christian’s safeguard against false teaching and our source of guidance for how we should live. Many people, both Christians and non-Christians, will search the Bible for answers and directions for life. For this reason, it is important to understand why the Bible has ultimate authority and demands a response from me as a Christian as to how I conduct my life. The doctrine of the inspiration of Scripture is extremely important, and a doctrine that Satan has attacked from the beginning.
Rather He gave in Goodness and Mercy to illuminate scripture, to be the teacher of our hearts and master of our life’s, and to be our Joy and our Strength; though ... ... middle of paper ... ...rn through reading and through constructive criticism and classes, than as they say the school of hard Knox. This book has revealed news areas of life I need to improve on and implant them into the core of my being. It has enhanced my understanding of the various areas on must be prepared in to deliver a message that will impact the life’s of people. It has made me understand the reasoning behind why pastors do these things that their not stage show gimmicks instead of one leaning on just the Holy Spirit. We must be prepared in season and out of season.
Christians are raised to have morals and values that coincide with God’s teachings and result in good ethical behaviors. People obtain these morals based upon their values, assumptions, beliefs, and expectations that they have gained during their time on earth. Christians are taught these concepts at a very young age and have them reinforced as we grow into adulthood. We understand that ethics are universal because God teaches us to treat people the way we want to be treated and not to judge others because one day we will have to face our own Judgment Day. We know that if we make unethical decisions that hurt other people that we will have to face our Lords judgment when the time
This was because He knew that love was the key to growing in their faith and living a life free from Sin.13 Love is only possible because God created it, He knew that humans needed love.14 The Book of Jude also teaches us about Jesus. This book offers some of the problems that are mostly seen in churches and workplaces. One of the problems in today’s churches are that of denying Jesus.15 A church should not distort the grace of our God into a license for eternal life. Jude reminds us that some people who appear to be teaching the truth may be among us trying to glorify themselves or work for the greater good of man and not God. Jude also reminds us that rebelling against God will ultimately lead to the punishment of eternal fire as stated in Jude 7.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Christians refer to the Bible as a guide for living daily as God’s light in a secular world. Reading the Bible requires an interpretation of the writer’s words into their intended meaning. The aforementioned excerpt can be explained as, first, an exaltation of God’s glory and second, as a compulsion to surrender one’s life and to be in this world but not of it. The excerpt from this passage begins in verse 33 where Paul writes praises of God for the elements of his character that we as humans could never understand. The word depth may illustrate the discernment of our Lord being vast beyond our comprehension.
I believe that stories play an important role in our role as Christians in the following ways: to communicate the Gospel, to rebuke evil, and to enjoy God’s creation. However, although stores are an important aspect of the Faith, they come with a warning and a few challenges to overcome. They can be useful if used correctly, but they have the potential to lead to sin. Stories can be useful tools to spread the Gospel. Jesus used stories in the form of parables to explain important lessons to his followers.