God answered me one, “Tell your church what generosity in Christ way you received from them recently, and it’s the evidence that I am always leading your church.” I went to church where people come from the same home country and have the similar cultural background. It’s easy to build up a comfortable zone since we have the same mother tongue until the day God asked me to come to Anthem. I so struggled because it 's really a challenge to jump into a group in which people have a deep spiritual connection and I have never been involved in before. God shows me his mercy by giving me several generous people here, they: They welcomed me and invited me to their groups; They heard my stories patiently and tried their best to remember my name which is totally another unusual language to them. They shared grace they received and the experience they had to me to encourage my decision in following God’s
My grandparents also helped further my Christian education. My Grandmother Hall made an impact on my understanding of church because she was very opinionated about what her preacher should and should not be preaching about from the pulpit. Her opinions caused me to think about what I believed in and why I believed that way. My family was very important to my upbringing in the church. As a Christian, I feel there are several places where I can feel close to God.
It took me by surprise because I am used to an opening of prayer at my church and where we also have a contemporary ... ... middle of paper ... ...vice. He read out several of the commandments and spoke on the prescribed words from God and why we are to follow them. The service finished and gave announcements about future celebrations coming up such as Purim. This experience was really out of my comfort zone. It was hard to be an outsider and not prepared for what was to come and not speaking one of the languages used to understand the entire service.
When I was a baby, I was baptized in a church that I have very little recollection of. As long as I can remember, my mother has put Christianity in my life; she has been the one who influenced me from the beginning along with other family members who put the basic principles of Christianity in my life. It wasn’t them pushing me into it, but they certainly gave me their opinion on why following the religion is beneficial for my life. I went to Sunday school and read the children’s version of the Bible. When I was young, I really didn’t understand a lot of what the Bible meant, but I knew the basics of Christianity because of the influence my mom and family put into my life.
Confirmation is when we established in the faith. On my Confirmation, I remember one of my favorite things was an event leading up to the ceremony. We had to pick a Confirmation name and research them. My Confirmation name was Rosalie after my grandmother. On the day of the ceremony, we entered the Church and walked in as we were assigned to.
As of now, I don’t feel our “bond” is necessarily where it should be, and for this reason, I would like focus on praying more and growing closer to Him. All things considered, it’s going to take time and motivation but I have faith in myself that I can make it happen. It’s no longer a “this is what I should do” type of mindset but rather “this needs to be done to get eternal salvation” type of mindset. And this mindset is what will drive to me to Lord.
Then we start talking about the church services and Christianity in particular. The mission of CCML was knowing, growing and loving. They seek to live out our mission by worshipping together as a local community of believers, growing in spiritual maturity through discipleship, education, and small groups, caring for one another within the context of the larger church body and small groups, and Communicating the love of Christ to our world, both through local outreach and global mis... ... middle of paper ... ...in Islam singing never been a part of a ritual practice. That church was different than any other worshiping places I have visited before. I was very happy after this experience, because they still send me emails, mails, and thank you cards every Sunday.
Growing up in the 90’s, my grandparents and mom had instilled Christian ethics and moralities in me. I was very involved in our church, from: Youth choir, Ushering, participating in pageants, Bible Study, and Christmas and Easter speeches. Anything I could possibly join and participant in my mom made sure I was there. Unlike some children, I honestly loved church, mostly because my friends were there. As a child I knew about Christ and the Bible, however my perception of Christ and Religion was way off.
When I was a young child I prayed the simple prayer to ask Jesus into my heart and be the Lord of my life. This began, obviously, with an elementary understanding of Christianity. As I continued to mature into adolescence, however, my faith changed along with me. Christianity became more than just knowing the answers in Sunday School, taking communion at church, or being able to flip to any Bible passage quickly – it was about developing a relationship with Christ and following His call in my life. As Peter preached concerning Jesus in Acts, “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved,” (Acts 4:12).
Jesus and the disciple... ... middle of paper ... ...nd Mary Magdalene went to go and anoint the body of Jesus. At sunrise early Sunday morning they went to the tomb. They went on the day after the Sabbath because it against the law of the Sabbath to anoint the body on the day of the Sabbath. We know that Jesus was a good Jew, because on many occasions mentioned in the Gospels he is in the synagogue, teaching and praying. We also know that Christ read the scriptures and taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath.