This shows to us as Christians that to be a good disciple you must have faith. Another illustration of the importance of faith comes in the story of the epileptic boy 9: 23-24 where Jesus says to the boy's father "â€¦Everything is possible for the person who has faith..." This suggests that if faith is complete in a person then they can achieve anything. Another point about discipleship that we are taught in Mark's gospel is service. This means that disciples of Jesus should give up their time to help and serve others. We see the value of service to discipleship in the gospel when Jesus replies to the request of James and John 10: 43-44.
By understanding the situation of the biblical audience, we know that the Galatian believers struggled to understand that salvation is not from the works of the law but of the works of Jesus. Next, we decipher the differences between those believers and us today. They were more threatened by the Mosaic law than we are. After this, we can determine the theological principle of the freedom in Christ and being led by His Spirit. Finally, we can apply this principle to our lives by knowing we are free from the law and from sin in Jesus and we desire to love and serve him because of His Spirit in
Christians disciples in today’s world try to witness their faith to others and follow Jesus along the way of the cross living through today’s persecutions. Is this the same as discipleship as described in Mark’s Gospel? If you examine the key aspects of discipleship: having faith in God, putting God before all else, putting others before yourself, being willing to suffer for God, learning about God‘s Kingdom, spreading the Gospel, following Jesus’ teachings and serving others you can clearly see that all these aspects are all still relevant today. However in today’s hectic and increasingly materialistic world it is harder to fulfil the promises of discipleship. It may be argued that many people today lack true faith because they do not attend church regularly but still consider themselves Christians.
Contemporary Problem: Our Christian walk can be placed in danger by unresolved anger. Contemporary Solution: We must rely upon God to help us resolve the issues surrounding our anger and restore our relationships. Preaching Today Tape # 4340 Stuart Briscoe Ordinary Folks Make Great Disciples Mark 8 In this sermon Briscoe tells us what it truly means to be a disciple of Christ. Being a disciple is not some higher status for Christians nor does having a denominationally correct title make one a true disciple of Jesus. A true disciple is one who has a growing relationship with the teacher.
Missions exists only because worship does not because of the fall, missions must take place in order to share the love of Christ with those who are distanced from him by sin, and show them that a repairing of this separation is possible in Christ alone. Missions can work as an aid to worship, in that it brings glory to God by introducing the nations to him and hope that they in turn will worship Christ with us and follow after him. In this way, missions is reliant on worship as its fuel, because without missions, worship is reduced to a clanging of symbols and is only a ramble. The desire to follow after God with one’s whole heart and to glorify him is the true motivation for Christians to pursue missions in their life. Selfish ambition towards missions may be used by God but it will not be blessed by Him.
When followers of Christ share God’s grace and allow the works of the Holy Spirit to become visible to others, this can both preserve others from corruption and lead them to Christ. The Kingdom of God benefits, when the godly lifestyles of those that follow Christ, causes others to realize there is something missing in their lives and they can see part of what is missing in their lives in the lives of believers. Followers of Christ should draw others to Christ. Intended meaning of the Passage The verses in this passage (Matthew 5: 13-16), are an excerpt from “the sermon on the mount”, which is the longest sermon that Jesus preached; or for that matter, the longest sermon that anyone has ever preached. In the gospel according to St. Matthew, it lasts from chapter 5 through chapter 7.
The goodness of God can inspire a person to do the best things not because he is obligated to do it, but because the love of Christ inspires him to do so. Also, I want others to see that Christianity is not just about the dos and don’ts, but it is about the love for Christ and what He can do through me, and for me. Conclusion The purpose of this paper is to help the reader understand the essentials of Christianity and at the same time, understanding who God is. God is the Sovereign Creator filled with love and grace. His Son left the throne and became a sacrificial lamb to atone the sins of humanity.
These are questions for many students of the Bible. How do I represent God and still reach the lost souls of our generation and at the same time feed the Believers of Christ so they won’t starve to death? Either way we must trust what we have learned to impact everyone who God has given to us to reach. Students of the Word must believe that God has given them a sermon to impact the lives of many. The main factor is we must learn to understand the basic principles of Expository, Topical and Textual preaching.
The disciples in the bible are remembered because they were chosen by Jesus to spread the word of God with him. The fact is, that any person can be a modern day disciple. It does not entail going back to Jesus' time and being chosen as one of his Disciples, you must simply live your life strictly following Christianity and God's word. The nature of Discipleship is in itself being a Disciple. As a Christian must ... ... middle of paper ... ...d uses his word, people and circumstances to mould us.
Christian Beliefs About Forgiveness Christians believe that forgiveness is there trade mark and is essential that you call yourself a Christian. Jesus had more to say about forgiveness than anything else through out his teaching. So this shows us how important it is to us today. He taught forgiveness and carried his teaching into his own life. The old law of moses stated “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and a life for a life”.