From that guidance, it is our job to pass that knowledge to other Christians to grow in our faith. In both higher education and Christianity, our job is to pass our knowledge and faith to others to maintain and improve human survival for years to come. Moreover, in today’s society, there is a growing need for Christ centered learning. I believe that CBU offers that and more. By combining my Christian experience and philosophy of ... ... middle of paper ... ... learned at CBU, in addition to ways such as challenging students to grow in their faith while learning.
I sometimes reminisce back to when my father would sing Amazing Grace with me and my mother would teach me Bible stories. Together, my parents were my Sunday School teachers from third to sixth grade. I loved going to church as a family: my sister, my parents, and myself included. My sister, two cousins, and I even formed a singing group at my church in honor of my grandmother, Minnie (we were called “The Minnie Maberrys”) Needless to say, my family has been an integral part of my faith. I have sought encouragement from them and the wisdom they have instilled in me will remain with me for a lifetime.
Many factors in the past have influenced my relationship with God and continue to do so daily. I first learned to be a Christian from my parents. They took me to Sunday School and “preaching” on Sunday mornings when I was young. They made sure I was involved in the youth group and children’s and youth choirs while growing up. 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 .
I was very happy after this experience, because they still send me emails, mails, and thank you cards every Sunday. Before I leave they gave me a copy of New Testament Book and The Story of Jesus to help me in my research. I did not feel that I’m a stranger or a guest; I felt that I am one of the group members and my present is important for them. Obviously , through that experience their goals was knowing God through believing in Christ, grow in faith and spiritual maturity by providing opportunities for spiritual growth through Life Groups, and love and serve others unselfishly as Christ did, by equipping and preparing for service and offering various opportunities to serve within the church and in our community and the world.
Thus, I grew up in a Christian family, with devout Christian parents, who exemplified the Christian faith in their commitment to the Community. Every morning and evening my daddy who had a little knowledge about scripture would yet read and expound from the Scripture and my mother being the Sunday school teacher would always encouraged and helped me involved in singing, drama and other Christian activities as a young boy. Home and Sunday school were the first places where my Christian faith took shaped and grew. However, until the age of 14, I was not sure of my salvation. Then, during a youth crusade, I accepted Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, and I became sure of my salvation.
The True Meaning of Dedication For as long as I can remember, I have been attending the Immanuel Lutheran Church. As I was growing up, my mom was big on attending church every Sunday. If we would miss a service or we would be gone, she would make up for it! My mom would grab the children’s Bible and activity book and we would have our own Sunday school lesson. I loved listening to my mom read my favorite Bible stories.
On every Sunday, either the Morning Prayer or the Eucharist service, the church follows the revised common lectionary to proclaim the word of God. The readings always include the Old Testament, Psalms, Epistles and Gospel. In Eucharist service, the Gospel is read in the context of a gospel possession to offer a liturgical and theological meaning – bringing the gospel to the midst of the congregation. Also, the content of the sermon is always related to Gospel. Moreover, Church holds Bible study classes, yearly Bible reading plan to help the parishioners to understand more in the holy word of God.
I try to express my love in return by being an active member of that community. When I am able to attend my home church during breaks from college I volunteer in a few different roles, which I began when I was in high school. I work on the altar guild, assisting with the practical needs which the services require. I also serve by inputting song lyrics into our computer program, preparing them for projection during the service, and display them during worship. During the summers I particularly love to help with Vacation Bible School.
Essay #1: You have gathered a launch team and are teaching them about what the local church is. Write an essay on how you would define the local church, what is its essence and what does the Bible teach about the local church. The local church is formed of a group of Christians who live in the same area and come to worship and honor God together. Some people think that you need a building or a worship service to have a church, but that is not true. According to Ott and Wilson a local church is, “a fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ committed to gathering regularly for biblical purposes under a recognized spiritual leadership.” This means that all you need to have a local church is group of people, who love Jesus, are willing to come together on a regularly basis, and who have someone to help guide their spiritual growth.
Praise God; that was the phrase I would here every morning when my dad would drop me off for school. Although my family has gone through many hard times, they have grown to know Christ and wanted to share that with their kids. I grew up in the kind of household that if you said “shut up” then you were going to be spanked several times. I knew one thing on Sunday morning and Wednesday nights; you go to church. Church became a hobby to me, I didn’t hate going there but it was just what you did.