It is a personal calling for each person to gladly accept him from an eternity in hell and to show that he cares for us by rescuing us from Satan’s corruptions. In conclusion, the Gospel is who Jesus was, the meaning of his death, and his resurrection. The Gospel deepens our Christian faith and life in many ways. It offers us how to live righteously, guides us to who we are destined to be, and gives us instruction on how we can share Christ with others. Lastly, it instills in us to pray and grow our relationship with Christ.
How one endures their current challenging situation contributes to the making of their character. The character and endurance then yields hope. This hope does not bring same onto Christians in light of the fact that God has poured His love into their hearts through the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, this passage in Romans is expressing to the audience that since they are justified through faith, they have peace in God. They should not be uneasy about the trials and sufferings in life, but instead rejoice because each new trial will cause the next to appear less challenging.
If we truly are sorry and repent then he will forgive us. We also have to love other people too. They are his own creation and he told us to love others just as he has loved us. We are supposed to be able to see God in our own actions, and God through their own actions. God loves us so much that he gave up his own son for us.
Yet, she knew she had almost no power to do this without the help of God. So, she wept and prayed for her son to come to know Christ. When her hope that Augustine would ever convert was running low, God blessed her with a vision in which she encountered God who told her, “where you are, he will be” (Saint Augustine 90). God blessed her with this vision so that she would have the faith to know that because she believes, her son will also believe. God’s granting of a vision to Monica caused her to remain faithful in trying to save her son.
What we decide, where we set our hearts, will determine our happiness. Augustine states that we should set our goals on God. We are to follow His will and laws. Through our faith and God’s grace and love, we can find the path to achieve true happiness. Yet due to our own corruption, we are deceived into believing joy can be found in worldly substitutes.
It is very vivid to make an assumption that Craig tries to build a life that he enjoys, though it appears to be against some Christian beliefs. His experiences show that he loves being himself; in fact, he is living the life of a first love, which is captivating and moving. On the other hand, the Bible and the thoughts about his family keep shaking him. It reminds him of the mark of God that is left on his soul, even when his classmates were harassing him. Deep inside his heart he desires to live by the teachings of the Bible, but at the same time, he fills with love for Raina.
For one thing we now have the gift of eternal life. Another powerful weapon we now have is prayer – John reminds us that God listens to His children! We can be confident to ask and receive of Him knowing that, when our hearts are His, what we want is what He wants. We are also told to pray for those who sin, meaning to pray on behalf of them – that God would touch them with His life. John ends with a warning though, not to let our guard down.
Enduring the suffering is a part of answering God’s call to become a new creation in Christ, and abandoning being a part of the sins of the world. As we mature in God’s love, we reach a level of repentance that maybe painful. We are drawing closer to God, because we become more aware of our sins, but it keeps us humble and being aware of our shortcomings consistently decreases the space between us and God, and we are able to live a holy life (Powell, 2008, pp. 256-257). Finally, Christians must be aware that being perfected in love and living a holy life does not keep us from sin or temptation, and does not mean the end of our finitude.
To be an intercessor is to be like Jesus becaus... ... middle of paper ... ... be filled through prayer and my responsibility starts but does not stop with prayer. Those dying and hurting souls who don’t know Jesus, or have just lost their way must be prayed for. Pleasing God, not man, will receive the greatest attention in my busy life, Galatians 1:10 (KJV). I will be a minister of reconciliation unto the Lord. Jesus does it and I am called to be like Him, so I am also called to intercede for others.
I chose the theme love because as I said before love is a precious gift that God has given us to cherish and love others as we love ourselves. In the Old Testament love is described as affectionate, strong liking, romantic, and sexual implications. Love is described in the New Testament as it has more specific meanings than the English word meaning “love”. I believe that God gave us this gift so that we can share it among others and not harm on another because God loves us all the time even when we are sinning. My thinking about love is that most people today do not know the meaning of love, I believe that if God was able to physically sit down and speak to us he would be