While reading I thought, who is fit to be an intercessor and why would they want to do this? It is sometimes a burden to pray for family, so why take on another load praying for others but the word of God says in Ephesians 4:16 that we are ‘fitly joined’ together. This means we have been brought together by God for specific purposes and one is to be co-laborers in prayer. “An intercessor is a man, woman, or child who fight for others and it is the activity that identifies us most with Christ. 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.
Questions such as: why do we need to pray? What is this prayer?, and What does God command us to pray for? Are what we should be asking ourselves before we come to God in prayer. Prayer is a very important action in all of us as Christians. We should know why we pray and why it is important.
In the beginning of the book, Bounds expresses that we depend on God just as much as he depends on us. Our relationship with Christ is simple, but requires a lot of communication. He shows why it is so important to be in communication and prayer with Christ when preparing a sermon. Bounds says that, "Prayer is the mightiest weapon." (p. 46) What he means by this is that prayer gives life and force to all.
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.
Assessment Paper As an image bearer of God this assessment is an evaluation my faith and spiritual development while learning to function as a believer in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This personal assessment is essential in the strengthen and development of witnessing for Jesus and spreading the gospel through effective ministries to win souls for Christ. This course gives the essential strength of one’s faith that is paramount in creating a spiritual foundation of becoming an effective Christian. Psalms 95:6 states “Come let us bow down in worship, and let us kneel before our Lord our maker “(The Holy Bible, NIV 2010). A person’s faith starts with a single act based on personal beliefs and trust in the teaching and words of Jesus Christ.
Biblical Counseling is making a strong impact in today's churches and community. Counseling is seen as one of the most productive ways of helping a person reach the inner side of themselves to help solve any problems that might be arising. Furthermore, when it comes to being a counselor, not something that should be taken for granted. We are all born of sin, but we have been saved through the grace of Jesus Christ. Not everyone bless to be a counselor, but Dr. Crabb's biblical teaching in Christian counseling will lay out the foundational requirement to enable the ones called by God to be an effective counselor.
Scripture offer direction to lay helpers “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you” (John 14:26). Part I: Goal of Christian Counseling Crabb’s (1977) model of Christian counseling exemplifies that the ultimate goal is to teach and guide people in harmony with finding their spiritual realm and helping them achieve faith-based maturity. Accomplishing Christian maturity helps a person begin to experience the many joys of a spirit-filled life. When we give our hearts and soul to the Lord God promises many blessings and He will guid... ... middle of paper ... ... self-seeking behavior to a Christ-minded individual. Works Cited Crabb L. (1977).
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.
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.
The purpose of life is found in our relationship with God and others during this lifetime. In addition, the work of the Body of Christ is to inspire people to live a life pleasing to God and become disciples. The primary way to initiate, develop, and maintain this work is through witnessing, compassion, and love, which is the biblical preceding work of the ministry. Therefore, this paper will show how bearing witness, showing love and compassion makes a difference in the twenty-first century. Jesus Christ is the central of love and compassion throughout God’s ministry.