St. Christopher’s Anglican Church has just celebrated its 20th Anniversary on last couple weeks. The whole parish has had a series of profound reflection. Not only praising and thanksgiving God for the grace for the past of the church, the parish is once again to discern God’s will so that we serve God in the right field of His mission, to extend the kingdom of God and the Good News to our neighbours.
One month and two days later on April 25, 1954, and one week after Easter, one hundred forty five people attended the first worship service and Sunday school above the old Township Hall and fire station on the northeast corner of Haslett and Okemos Roads. For the first year or so, guest ministers provided most of the sermons. Occasionally there would be a fire call and the siren would blow, interrupting the service. This always delighted the young children. At an October 1954 meeting in the Haslett elementary school, the Congregational Christian Church was selected as the denomination with which Haslett Community Church would be affiliated.
What have I done to show my generosity to others? I pray for each student in my every class every day, no matter he or she is a Christian or not. I listen whatever my students want to share with me about their lives patiently and give them my advice from the Bible guiding them in the way they can see the grace from God. I spent a whole week with some youth using reusable materials to finish decoration for VBS event. I spent two months talking to my parents via international calls every midnight, prayed for them, and wanted to let them know how much love they have been receiving from Jesus Christ.
When people hear the name ‘King James I of England’, the most common thought that comes to mind is that he authorized the King James Bible. James used many religious beliefs in his reign over England and Scotland. From early on in life, James had been influenced by the teachings of the newly formed religious movements from the Reformation. King James I gave humanity one of the greatest gifts, a translation of a Bible that many people could easily read and understand. This is a legacy that will continue to last for many more years to come.
John Wesley's great ally in this work was his brother Charles, whose influence on Methodism was chiefly in the hymns that he wrote for the new movement. Among populations with low rates of literacy and at a time when books were uncommon, the hymns of Charles Wesley became crucial instruments for the communication of religious ideas as well as a source of inspiration and communal solidarity.
The Great Awakening was a spiritual movement that began in the 1730’s in the middle colonies. It was mostly led by these people; Jonathan Edwards, a congregational pastor in Massachusetts, Theodore J. Frelinghuysen, a Dutch Byterian Pastor in New Jersey; Gilbert Tennent, a Presbyterian Pastor in New Jersey; and George Whitefield, a traveling Methodist Preacher from New England. The most widely known leader was George Whitefield. At the beginning of the very first Great Awakening appeared mostly among Presbyterians in Pennsylvania and in New Jersey. The Presbyterians initiated religious revivals during these times.
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely recognized as one of America’s most profound Theologians. Some might even consider him the master of Puritan revival, since he was the leader of the Great Awakening. During his time he was a devout Calvinist who had the power of single-handedly keeping the Puritan faith strong for over twenty-five years, by using vivid imagery to provoke his audience. Edward's dialect was exquisitely influential and yet wielded with class and ease. This essay argues that Edwards was a prestigious theologian in his time that helped shape modern religious culture.
My family has been members of this church sense it was first made in the 1800’s (Elphic, 11/9/13). My ancestors and family frequently gave donations to the church and attended regularly (Elphic, 11/9/13). Many of my ancestors and family got married and baptized in the United Methodist Church as well (Elphic, 11/9/13). They would always have the church pastor present during funerals (Elphic, 11/9/13). My ancestors would read from the bible every night (Elphic, 11/9/13).
The priestly families of this time were politically influential. The most important leader of the time for the Ephramites, Samuel’s parents’ tribe, was Eli. Whole families made pilgrimages once a year to sanctuaries, such as Shiloh, to worshi... ... middle of paper ... ...this child and dedicate his life to the Lord’s work. When we receive the grace of God, we must return it through proper worship and giving to God through our service. Samuel was an important figure who led people through his prophecies and his relationship with God.
I grew up as a Southern Baptist. My family has always belonged to the same church and to this day my parents and my brother’s family still attend First Baptist Church in Forest City, North Carolina. One of the reasons Baptists are given this name is because they are not baptized as infants, but when they are old enough to understand the full concept of Jesus and the sacrifice He made for us. I accepted the Lord as my personal savior when I was thirteen and made a public profession of my faith by walking to the front of the church one Sunday morning. Many factors in the past have influenced my relationship with God and continue to do so daily.