The Leader and His Praying What a challenging first sentence is found in "The Leader and His Praying"! Sanders writes, "In nothing should the leader be ahead of his follower more than in the realm of prayer." If I could choose one area of my Christian life where I feel my personal weakness, it is in the area of prayer. I love to read, to visit, and to preach, but each of them is concrete enough to provide some immediate feedback. I can have a quick sense of accomplishment, whether or not I've accomplished what the Lord desires.
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.
Though we are Christians, it is very easy to be distracted by material things, and end up in spiritual poverty.Realizing that our calling from God is our purpose in life brings us one step closer, but now we have to figure out our calling. If we try to live our lives without searching for or finding what it is God is calling us to do, we will never experience true joy and peace. Our calling is what God has planned for our lives, and that is so much greater than anything we could have planned for ourselves. God calls us to Himself so that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we have, we dedicate it to Him, and we live our lives in service to Him. Recognizing who we are not is good in knowing who we are, but it is only the first step to finding our purpose.
Self-centeredness will be the dominant viewpoint. For those of you who are going on to another Christian community, I challenge you to be the different ones. Christian groups too often say, "yeah, praise God," and then not always walk in His steps. They see Christianity as just obeying the big rules instead of a daily faith relationship with God. They might even ask you to do subtle things that break God's rules.
This will also prevent people from separating God in both the Old Testament God and New Testament God and especially stop the myth that Christians should only follow one. Yahweh is an integral part of Christianity and being able to understand him will teach Christians valuable life lessons on how to better the world through the word of God.
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.
As Christians we are the modern day new testament of a vessel that carries and contains the spirit of God in us. Christians are Gods Ark. Therefore Christians need to spread Gods will over the Earth. ‘Jesus isn’t sitting back at ease, unconcerned about the state of o... ... middle of paper ... ... eternal life,’ As Christians our role in people’s lives should be to live as an example and to help others live to their lives to the highest standard for God. By recommending changes people can make to their lives, but by gently doing to, Christians can remain a shining light, but also a helpful one too.
I also question what he does because of my own personal reasons that happened in my life. But I have been told if you do not wonder or question his grace then you will never break through as a Christian because you will sin and act like nothing ever happened. Windsor Village worship service with Pastor Caldwell opened my eyes to more than I imagined with my religion, but he also gave a better understanding to the questions I always needed answered. This was a great way to learn about God.
When thinking about Christian Discipleship, it is important to look at the fact that it is completely possible to be a Christian, without being a Christian Disciple (Willard, 4). I personally think of Christian Discipleship as taking a step beyond knowing and accepting Christ as a personal savior, and going out into the world to help transform others lives to be in accordance with God. Greg Ogden describes it best, in his book Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time, when he states “There is a vast difference between being a Christian and being a disciple. The difference is commitment”. This commitment is not only to help others grow in Christ, but also to allow oneself to be transformed daily through actively participating
The Bible also commands us to share our faith. Even if we accept the notion that evangelism is unnecessary, it contradicts the teaching of God’s Word. In a non-theistic world, society or government claims to be the standards of justice and morality. However, as Christians we are only obligate... ... middle of paper ... ...s. I always try my best to become involved in it. Sometimes it is hard to encounter people cold to the message.