So maybe I don't do great deeds or save the world from evil but I can save myself from it, I can chose not to do wrong and I can certainly take those small steps closer to the kingdom god has waiting for me to find. I feel that right now in my life I am a "Kingdom person." God and I have our disagreements at times but all-in-all I do all I know how to do to be the best person I can be. I don't always go out of my way to help those who may like it but I will give my life to help any one who needs it. So as a person of God I feel that right now I am a "Kingdom person.
With God completely in our hearts we should not have any fear because he will lead us into the right direction. Strength in our lives comes from opening our hearts to Him and we shall have nothing to fear from our enemies that will step up to try and defeat us. Fear can be paralyzing. It is this fear that the author is trying to show us we shouldn't have due to the Lord being our light and salvation. No matter what we may come across in this world we should go into it with the utmost confidence for the Lord is there to lead us in the right direction.
When we ask Him more questions, this is a sign that we depend on Him for everything. The Lord would not disappoint us when we ask Him more questions. He will always give us the correct guidance. Our God is a good God and He wants to prosper us in every way
We as Christian need to consistently study the word of God and meditate on it and give voice to His word by exercising our dominion. We are born to win and the enemy has no say to the spoken Word. As Christian, we have to keep hope alive and work toward pleasing God by being active in our local communities and in the world. Hope is when we have faith in a plan we have set for our lives, when we see possibilities for change ,when a desire is cherish, hope is holding on and soaring while enduring trials and tribulations. Hope for me personally means no matter what adversities or trails I may face, I know God and if I keep him first, I will be successful in any journey.
God created man in his own image so that man could understand and know that God has compassion and grace. It need not be felt or seen to be truly there, we should simply know and understand that God is there for us and helping us become better individuals. I think the second point being made from this paper is that many individuals have a “lust” for God. They want to believe so they have something to believe in, and want the Lord to be real. Anselm repeatedly discusses his “hunger” he had for God, where he continuously sought to learn more and extend his faith.
The task of proclamation is “God alone, rather than humans and the human voice, is the prime factor, because God alone... ... middle of paper ... ...eacher, but is done through the word of God. So often preachers continually try to gain response to sermons on their own accord. It is no words that a human may put together that is worthy of response from God’s people. It is the work of God through the Holy Spirit that work on the behalf of the preacher to move within the heart of the listener to invoke a response to the word of God. In conclusion, “Preaching is divine activity wherein the word of God is proclaimed or announced on contemporary issues for and ultimate response to our God.” It is the seriousness of preaching that goes forth among God’s people, to invoke a call for a response to the good news of God.
Being limited in our ability to think as God does, one must believe and trust through the faith which has be built through the very word that has been written. With that being said, the writer Timothy share with his readers that all scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness (Ti... ... middle of paper ... ...on is shown and reflected in text. This can be seen through the derived word ‘mirror.’ This can be pulled from portions in the Bible, such as 2 Timothy, Hebrews, and Jeremiah. Also, Doctrine tempers and becomes a determent as far as revelation. It can be broken down in two parts: Special and General Revelation.
One must ignore the threats of life and focus on God’s Divine Providence. According to Lewis it is important to seek knowledge even in times of struggle and crisis. This was an important point in the essay Learning in War Time. The mission to seek knowledge is one of our duties and as Lewis says, “every duty is a religious duty, and our obligation to perform every duty is therefore absolute.” (Lewis 9) By saying this enforces the idea that seeking knowledge is our duty and is necessary to live according to God’s Divine Providence. To achieve the fulfilling life God has planned for each of us, we must strive to succeed everything we are capable of.
We must be prepared in season and out of season. We must represent the Kingdom of God to our best ability and we must strive to overcome our weakness and learn the strengths we carry. But as Haddon said we become great preachers because of how our Savior is and how influential the Holy Spirit can be if we let him reign in our lives and our hearts.
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.