Stuff and money is becoming more important in our lives. We forget how much more important the Holy Spirit is in our lives. Forgetting how powerful the Lord is, we then begin relying on things. Things that in eternity will not matter! Like the Li family in Safely Home, the Lord wants us to rely on Him to provide, instead many Christ followers begin to depend more so on money, jobs, and people to provide.
Mark’s Gospel and the Nature of Discipleship Discipleship is an initial theme in Mark’s Gospel. It was important to the early Christians and is till for Christians today. Christian disciples are followers of Jesus Christ. They learn from his teachings and way of life. True disciples must be committed and put God first.
Christology is the study of how Christ works. People are constantly perplexed by Christology when they observe Christians. We don 't always do a good job of representing our savior and need to do outreach through social ministries to show that Christ 's love is alive. When Christians act poorly it is a representation of flesh not of God yet so many people look at how Christians act as if that represents the Christ. Social ministry is ideal for breaking the Christian stereotypes and show people we can do this right.
Jesus also says ' he must forget self, carry his cross and follow him. For whoever wants to save his own life' meaning that if save someone else's life your life will be saved. The nature and cost of discipleship is very important because to be part of discipleship there are many categories you have to associate in including those ... ... middle of paper ... ...n had make sacrifices by helping other who less fortunate than you even helping friends or family. In conclusion I believe the only way to be a disciple of God is to be you but do try not to hurt anyone in the process. To enter the kingdom of God is every Christian dream so if you believe in God and do this in any way possible it won't affect you getting into the Kingdom of God and on earth you are a true disciple, you just have to believe.
Jesus said that that greatest commandments were to love God and love others (Matthew 22:36–40). Therefore, the church needs to show love to the people who are in desperate need. For example, the church should help in relief missions, homeless shelters, people in their congregation who are struggling financially, physically, and spiritually (this can include widows). However, whatever the church does, it should not expect anything in return but rather, just serve. The church should also have other people in the church, besides the senior/lead pastor, who can help with the needs of the people.
Jesus then explained to his disciples how hard people found it to give up everything for the gospel. (10:17-31) I think this is still relevant today as many people still find it extremely difficult to give up all they have for the gospel. Today the demands of discipleship are just as hard as they were is Jesus’ time, but still a lot of Christians give up their live and become disciples and will receive their eternal rewards in heaven just as Jesus promised. The three main types of followers are a layperson, a religious person and an ordained minister. A layperson is someone who follows the teachings of god and has been baptised and confirmed.
So Christians should utilise their numbers and partake in social issues that directly concern them or issues which create, ‘the stirring of the love of God which cannot be contained,’ within them. In Hebrews 5:11 it states, “for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.” Christians are blessed with a moral compass. It is this compass that we should employ in our struggle to help others. Many people are not led by this and do not want to help others suffering and instead want to make a profit. So, Christians should use their majority and their sense of right and wrong to help guide the rest of the World.
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. The book of Philippians 1:6 states, "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (The Holy Bible: New International Version). This is what it will take to be an effective counselor to help bring people out of their hurt and to look toward Jesus Christ our Savior Goal of Christian Counseling When it comes to the point of understanding of how Christian counseling can be effective, the accepted requirements for the standards of counseling the theories, and the techniques dealing with Christian and secular counseling will require different tactics and approaches for it to be effective in a person's life. According to Dr. Crabb's statement on the Christian counseling goal, "is to promote Christian maturity, to help people enter into a richer experience of worship and a more effect life of service" (Crabb, 1977, p.31). The method to establishing an finding the problems and circumstances must always lead to the scriptures and allow the client to see the work of God being uplifted in the situation Through constant sessions and the client developing a more clos... ... middle of paper ... ...ome a counselor the must come to the understanding that they must possess the willingness to be strong emotionally and have a strong faith in the Lord.
In life we want to be the best, have the best of everything, and be surrounded by only the best people that can help us to achieve our desired goals. But as a Christian it takes more than just wanting the best, you have to put forward the effort, and follow the path that God has set forth. But unfortunately when you are a Christian, some things will get in your way, your faith can become tested, and your decision making can become clouded. But you probably ask your self why? You have love for your fellow Christians and have helped those that were less fortunate than you.
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.