The emerging church is used to describe the new and rapidly growing amount of mission Christian congregation. It is a name given to those who believe that God is the truth alone, but the old ways of exposing that fact are no longer useful in today’s society. Such things include worship, prayer, preaching, and outreach. The emerging generation sees these aspects as very flexible features of the Christian church since the old forms of expression don’t seem to have as much of an effect on society today than it did decades ago. In this logic, the emergent church is seeking alternative forms of spiritual formation that are controversial to, and within Christianity, which is making it a misunderstood movement.
As Christians we are the modern day new testament of a vessel that carries and contains the spirit of God in us. Christians are Gods Ark. Therefore Christians need to spread Gods will over the Earth. ‘Jesus isn’t sitting back at ease, unconcerned about the state of o... ... middle of paper ... ... eternal life,’ As Christians our role in people’s lives should be to live as an example and to help others live to their lives to the highest standard for God. By recommending changes people can make to their lives, but by gently doing to, Christians can remain a shining light, but also a helpful one too.
It shares many similarities to our own families. In order for it to work, there has to be love and compassion but in the same way as at home, there can be arguments and disagreements that can sometimes lead to a division in the family. The world today has become much easier than it was at the time of the first disciples, however I believe this adds to the cost of discipleship. Being a disciple is regarded as quite "weird" and goes against many human values. Christians today are put to the test more and more by having their faith questioned a lot.
In today’s Christian worldview there are many essential basics. God is the biggest element because he is the reason why there is a Christian worldview. Humanity and Jesus was created for God’s use. God used Jesus to restore humanity since the fall of humanity many people had turned against GOD. In my essay I hope to explain the importance of each essential component is to the Christian worldview and what I believe when it comes to the Christian worldview.
Therefore, early Christianity experienced opposition from individuals and their following, thusly creating a devote need for clarification and a solidified statement of beliefs for all Christians. This was a part of the events that shaped the canonical books and it also contributed to the clarification and interpretation of what it actually meant to be a Christian and the consensus of what that meant to an individual seeking to serve the one true living God (Brueggeman 1978). In an analysis of the most prolific influences of the canonical books, the Gnostics, the ideals of... ... middle of paper ... ...he canonical book represents an act to preserve the teachings of Christ in order for it to maintain perpetuity. Essentially, the process of the culmination of these books represents a struggle to preserve the word of God. It is within this struggle that the early Church solidifies the Gospel and lays the spiritual foundation for Christianity to continue to reach the masses in its written truth.
A Christian College education means a great deal of importance to me, due to the decline of morals in today society, our world needs Christian leaders to step up and share their knowledge of Christ with others. Growing up in a world where ignorance is praised and promoted, by things such as social media, our peers and unfortunately by today’s world leaders, which many of us look up to. There aren’t really many positive things in society anymore that gives us a motivational force to make us a better person, to have to the ambition and will to do good things in the name of the Lord. A major part of this is due to the generation loss of motivation, hope, and the loss of belief in something far greater then themselves. In today’s world, people take Christianity and the lord’s teaching as a joke.
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.
Even indifference covers up truth. Hypocrisy in the lives of some people who claim to be Christians, has a great impact on the testimony of other Christians. It also creates a very negative attitude towards Christianity in general. The magnitude of the problem is only realized when one considers how hard it is to convince people that truth exists when they have any argument against it. Humans are much more willing to focus on bad than good, and therefore hypocrisy in many ways blocks out the truth of Christianity to many people.
People often times single me out for being a christian. They just love asking me about touchy subjects to see my response. And this is because, unfortunately, there are so many christians who have this idea that the whole world needs to see things the same way they do. You see so much hate coming out of a religion that claims to preach peace and love. Christians see it as protecting the bible but it just comes across as ignorant.
Discipleship and Mark's Gospel Mark's Gospel can tell us the entire truth about discipleship, telling Christians about the faith, responsibility, and sacrifice involved in following Jesus. Some may even say that we glimpse a harsh reality of what it really means to be a true Christian disciple and to have complete faith. Although in saying this, it is important to note that Mark's Gospel does also cover the rewards and the actual meaning of discipleship. This is important to include as Mark's Gospel was written at a time when Christians endured much persecution. They may have wondered why they should tolerate this treatment without any kind of reward and so Mark included this in his gospel.