By combining my Christian experience and philosophy of ... ... middle of paper ... ... learned at CBU, in addition to ways such as challenging students to grow in their faith while learning. For example, I would suggest that they use ideas and scriptures that they learned in Bible study or in church within the past weeks of assignments. This will help to keep students engaged with the material and faith based concepts that they have learned within the weeks. Also, I think promoting attending CBU or church based activities for assignments can help students learn course material as well as grow in their faith. I believe that faith integration is an important component that CBU offers that many other universities do not.
I also learned exactly how much Paul loved Christ and how far he would go to make Christ proud of him. I become more knowledgeable about the bible and when my eight year-old niece had questions I was able to answer them. Coming to a Christian school and attending Doctor Sims class honestly made me a better person. ... ... middle of paper ... ...and evangelize. Before reading The Silas Diary I never knew how significant evangelizing is.
Reading the Bible is important. In their life, people should read the Bible, which is inspired by God, because one will be able to apply what he reads, God will lovingly and caringly encourage her life, and her relationship with Him will be furthered. To support my thesis statement, life application plays an influential role, when reading the Bible. While reading the Bible, God clearly states what sin is and how sin must be atoned for. Although many may say they do not sin, the Bible states the contrary, as
The True Meaning of Dedication For as long as I can remember, I have been attending the Immanuel Lutheran Church. As I was growing up, my mom was big on attending church every Sunday. If we would miss a service or we would be gone, she would make up for it! My mom would grab the children’s Bible and activity book and we would have our own Sunday school lesson. I loved listening to my mom read my favorite Bible stories.
So being in this class, and being able to discover more of the truth about the meaning of life from a religious standpoint kept me focused all semester. Christian humanism can mean a lot of different things. The meaning of the term can vary depending on your life views, and how you interpret information. After breaking down my previous beliefs and all the information I picked up from core nine this was what I was able to come up with. What Christian Humanism is to me is simply the fact that God is most satisfied by people when they put him first and live a righteous life because it’s the right thing to do, not because we believe living by his word will give everlasting life in Heaven.
After Jesus ascended into Heaven, their work was not complete. I imagine everyone anticipating Jesus’ return, thinking that it would happen any day, when realistically two thousand years later and we are still anticipating his return. I enjoyed reading about Paul and the initiative he took in teaching about the Kingdom of God. One thing that I really admire in Paul is that he would plant a church, and instead of moving on from there, he would still check in on them. There are many books in the Bible that are evidence that Paul ensured to stay in touch with the different people that he visited, and I really enjoy these books.
God has revealed so much truth and knowledge to me that I am still having trouble wrapping my head around. Through my classes here at Vanguard and the community that surrounds me I have seen and felt God move in amazing ways. However, through the book Jesus is____. written by my favorite pastor, Judah Smith, I have been opened up to new concepts and ideas that have been nothing short of mind blowing and full of Jesus’s truths. While writing this book, Pastor Judah asked himself the question time and time again, “Who is Jesus to me?” He also asks the reader at the beginning of the book, “Who is Jesus to you?” This book challenged me, made me smile, and convicted me.
I strive to deepen my spiritual habits to support my walk in Him. I want to fellowship with other Christians, learning from and sharing with them. My application to Wesley Seminar is an important step for me in the next phase of my own learning process. Growing pastorally, professionally and in grace-full leadership will enable me to connect with key areas of development throughout my graduate studies. Ultimately, what I learn will better equip me to fulfill the Great Commission and do so leading like Jesus.
However, after doing all of the sessions and spending time in God’s Word, I was amazed and humbled by all that God convicted me of and challenged me with concerning my personal walk with Him! All of the principles God showed me throughout each session, such as bringing all that I am into my relationship with Him, examining my level of intimacy and spiritual disciplines, and asking whether or not Jesus is the Lord of my life, were all things I really needed to be thinking about, regardless of if I were teaching or not. My relationship with Christ not only affects me personally, but also those I have interactions with, whether they are my students or not. God showed me that there is room for growth in my walk with Him, but that I do not have to do it by my own strength. God desires for me to know Him and if I am seeking to do that, He will reveal himself and give me the wisdom and strength I need to grow in these specific areas!
I would have to say my development in Christian thought came with conviction. I am a Christian and believe in Jesus and our Father. My Christian faith has always been strong and I cannot remember a time when it was not. That being said, my studying at Wayland Baptist University has been a powerful influence for me, as I am now closer to the Lord than I have ever been. I am learning to pray more often and I know without any doubt The Holy Spirit fills me for the papers I write and the exams I take.