I loved listening to my mom read my favorite Bible stories. If we were on vacation, we would attend our relatives’ churches. Attending church from child years to teen years and then on to adult years has been very important. The stories that I got to listen to were wonderful, but the lessons I learned were absolutely incredible. The people and the lessons can teach a person a lot about who he or she is and who he or she can be.
God answered me one, “Tell your church what generosity in Christ way you received from them recently, and it’s the evidence that I am always leading your church.” I went to church where people come from the same home country and have the similar cultural background. It’s easy to build up a comfortable zone since we have the same mother tongue until the day God asked me to come to Anthem. I so struggled because it 's really a challenge to jump into a group in which people have a deep spiritual connection and I have never been involved in before. God shows me his mercy by giving me several generous people here, they: They welcomed me and invited me to their groups; They heard my stories patiently and tried their best to remember my name which is totally another unusual language to them. They shared grace they received and the experience they had to me to encourage my decision in following God’s
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 from the bible) Since day one of my life, my faith is what gets me through each day. I centered my graduation project on something I care most about because I was involved with my church since I was born. Through activities like a spaghetti dinner in February, Easter fellowship the Saturday of Easter, vacation bible school during the summer, youth babysitting during Christmas, and Christmas caroling these are just a few things I participate in at my church. The first thing I used in my graduation project was the annual spaghetti dinner the path youth does in February around valentines. I help do things the day before the actual dinner by setting tables up, getting the gymnasium decorated, help prepare food, make the directional sign for where people should go and park, etc… Then the day of I help set the salad out on the salad tables, finish decorating, wrap silverware in napkins, and serve the people when the dinner starts.
They taught me to say a blessing before every meal, and they laugh when I still occasionally break into our traditional “God is great, God is good . . .” version of grace I learned as a child. My parents were also the ones who taught me to ask for God’s help when I am in need of something or worried about an issue as well as to give God praise for all of the blessings in my life. My grandparents also helped further my Christian education.
Moreover, Church holds Bible study classes, yearly Bible reading plan to help the parishioners to understand more in the holy word of God. 3. Baptism is usually held in Christmas, Easter and Pentecost, and sometimes on a special Sunday (Anniversary with Bishop’s presence). The Baptism’s font is set in front of the pews so that all congregants see the process of the liturgy clearly. Also, the pouring of water, passing the lighted candle from the Paschal candle to the baptized persons, vividly demonstrates the theological meaning of the Baptism.
As Peter preached concerning Jesus in Acts, “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved,” (Acts 4:12). And, as is written in the book of Colossians, “as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” These developments were significantly impacted by my church experiences. Growing up, my family regularly attended an Episcopalian church. We were actively involved – my mom was the Sunday School Superintendant and my dad was on the vestry. My whole family formed close relationships with others who
He is viewed as a healer, both physically and spiritually. Each of the four gospels are portrayed in everyday life. The healing part is portrayed throughout church every day because churches do a great job of trying to heal the people of the church who attend and have disabilities or injuries of such. An example would be when Oral Roberts University does the Fall Revival every year. It is a ceremony where people go and hear the sermon of Dr. Mark Rutland and hear him preach about today’s problems.
As time has progressed, this class has unexpectedly grown on me. After truly believing with every fiber of my being that there wasn’t anything more I could get by taking this class, I’m happy (and rather shocked) to say that I’m wrong. The continued exploration of the Bible throughout this semester has been exhilarating, eye-opening, and even at times, confusing. Nonetheless, these are to be expected when delving deep into the word of the Lord. Since God allowed me to born into an ideal Christian family, I’ve always known about the Bible and what it teaches.
Can God Love a Good Gay Guy? To begin my project, I’ll give you some of my background, so you can understand why the topic of Christianity and homosexuality is so relevant to me. I have been fortunate to be raised Christian with many family members who are regularly active within the church. We are members of the Fairland Brethren in Christ Church in Cleona. I have always felt very welcomed and loved by that Christian body, even during my younger years when I was dorky and rejected by many of my peers.
She made me excited to go to church and spread my faith. “Believing in God is important and it can help you with everything. God will always guide you in the right direction when you are unsure of where to go in life. Always remember that you have ... ... middle of paper ... ... my life and influences from other people may alter my ideas, but my beliefs and faith will never falter. I will always believe in God.