The church does this to everyone in their everyday lives. Its their job to bring people into the faith and people who have strayed back into the faith. “God is love, and he who abides in love, abides in God and God in Him.” God loves everyone of us, he created us in his own image. God always forgives us for our sins, even if the sin may hurt our relationship with him. If we truly are sorry and repent then he will forgive us.
For instance, in Matthew 6:8, Jesus instructs that the length of our prayers should not be wordy because “your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” (Matt. 6:8) In her book The Power of Simple Prayer, Joyce Meyers goes over other keys that will ensure our prayers to be effective. The keys she goes over include: obedience to God, being consistently and uncompromisingly righteous, persistence, being properly submitted to those in authority over us, praying for others more than we pray for ourselves, treating people well, extending forgiveness just as we have been forgiven, and praying with expectation (The Power of Simple Prayer; Chapter 10, Joyce Meyers). To me the praying for others more than praying for myself seems to be a struggle of mine because I’m focused more on others during the day that my faith feels as though it’s dragging, so I pray for spiritual maturity and restoration more than I pray about the people I’ve come
Mostly the promises of God are that He is selecting a people for Himself, the children of Israel, and these special people are chosen to be a light to the rest of the world, witnessing God’s goodness and mercy to them. The aspects of God’s choosing and calling His people, and gathering them together as a community are preparatory for the ultimate purpose of God’s will – that all people on earth will worship God and receive salvation from Him. Abraham was given the promise that he was ‘blessed to be a blessing’ (Genesis 12:1-3). While he never saw the fulfilment of this promise Abraham is remembered throughout history as the man who ‘believed God and it was reckoned to him as righteousness’ (Romans 4:3). The Psalmist tells us that all people are meant to ‘be glad and sing for joy’ as they praise God (Psalm 67).
I have never received this sacrament, but I do know someone who has and I do think that it help him heal. “Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he [Jesus] laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.” Luke 4: 40 The sacraments are truly a gift from Jesus. He gave them to us so we can spend eternal life with him in heaven. Each sacrament brings us closer to Jesus, and reminds us of all of the sacrifices he made for us (especially the one on the cross). I will always remember what Jesus did for us, and continue to receive the blessed sacraments.
(Psalms 118) Thanking God: Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your mercy, grace and above all ... Your love. Without it we have no hope ... we have no future ... we have no life! We thank You for Your ability to look beyond our faults, and see our needs. We rejoice in Your mercy, for it has "made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions"; Your grace, for "it is by grace that we have been saved"; and Your love, for in love You "sent Your one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him."
My discourse community teaches a person about faith, love, and everything a person will ever need in life. Jesus encourages people, and supports people when they fail. Being a Christian motivates me and gives me a meaning of life. Being saved is easy, but the hard part is following his guidelines. He knows people are going to make a lot of mistakes in life, but the fact that he doesn’t judge them is amazing.
Jesus explained and described to people the Heavens. Jesus taught others how to love others along with loving yourself as well.The most important message Jesus wished to get across was to live by God’s words. He explains to everyone that these are the rules in which God wants us to live by, but don’t be mistaken, he understands we are not perfect, he understands we will make mistakes, but please, ask for his forgiveness, celebrate the festivities of Yom Kippur and Lent, show God that you truly are sorry for the potential sins you may have committed, but most of all, love one another and love the one and only God. He explains in a way in which I translated, that everyday God watches us, everyday he may judge us, but not necessarily in a bad way. Jesus simply wants us to fulfill God 's laws, love him and ourselves and respect one another, but to be weary.
The theme that speaks to me the most is Love. What love means to me is when people have a feeling of deep affection towards another person. God gave us a precious gift that we should all cherish which in today’s time most people are tempted by the devil to not love the way God wants us to. I will discuss different points from the Old and New Testament, am going to be mentioning scriptures about love that is in the Bible. I chose the theme love because as I said before love is a precious gift that God has given us to cherish and love others as we love ourselves.
Detailed Analysis Vv. 15-16: I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. Paul’s introductory phrase “for this reason” takes us back to the introductory blessing (1: 3-14) and is the basis for Paul’s prayer. Paul begins this prayer report giving thanks for and encouragement to his audience. Many have taken “I have heard of your faith” as evidence against an Ephesian audience but this does not necessarily imply that Paul does not know them.
He asked what the man wants him to do for him. The man asks Jesus to recover his sight, and because of his strong faith in the lord, Jesus recovered his sight immediately. The healed man began to follow him faithfully because he could see again and everyone else who saw this miracle gave praise to God. This passage is similar to the rest of the passages in Luke because it was written to make certain that Jesus was the Son of God and his mission to spread faith to the people. Luke targets to cease the secular lives of people so they could strengthen their faith.