The bible encourages meditation, and it’s been discovered that your thoughts can generate into almost real life experiences. You will eventually turn your thoughts over to God and He will create the images and Words for you, which is His way of communicating to us through meditation. Meditation is the absolute main point in communicating and forming a deeper relationship with God and is an important factor for creating a true connection with Him. Many others agree that meditation is one of the most effective ways in doing this. It helps you remove the worries and mistakes from your life which enables God to guide you.
Lamm promotes the Shema, contending “to profess the unity of God and the love for God is life affirming”. It could be alleged that the content of this prayer influenced Jesus, who regularly disappears to pray, only to return energised, focused and undeniably full of life. It must be recognised that this is a speculative and almost ungrounded assumption. Critics of the Shema may argue that it’s style is archaic and does not engage participants, Lamm discusses the possibility that reciting the Shema easily becomes part of law and not spirituality; Lamm concludes that this prayer requires spiritual intention. This style of prayer certainly is in juxtaposition with the free form prayers encouraged by the charismatic and pentecostal traditions, to the detriment of neither.
I feel that it will not only enrich my understanding of Scripture but assist me, as Kitamori says, in “ the recovery of wonder” and to see “the pronouncement of the gospel afresh in order to make this wonder vivid again”. At the conclusion of his book, Kitamori says that his “prayer day and night is that the gospel of love rooted in the pain of God may become real to all men”. Maybe we should all have this same profound prayer. Works Cited Bauckham, Richard. Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World.
This paper will explore Bonhoeffer’s exposition on the nature of Christian community in his book, Life Together and compare it to daily life of a Christian. Bonhoeffer distinguishes between the “human ideal and God’s reality” of community and “between spiritual and human community” (39). Bonhoeffer begins by claiming that Christian community needs to be recognized purely as a gracious gift of God. Too often, this privilege is taken for granted by those who experience it daily or often. However, to those who are missionaries or in lonely places, the physical presence of a Christian brother or sister alone is a “source of incomparable joy and strength” (19).
An honest discussion of worship should lead to the question “Does God really care how I worship?” Worship is an important facet of our relationship with God, it is vital that we honor Him in the manner that He set forth and desires. II. ISRAELITE WORSHIP God used the ministry of Moses to give the Israelite people specific instructions on how they were to worship. The book of Leviticus set forth the details on how they were to approach God and what was acceptable to Him. Worship needs to be pleasing to God, a great example of this notion is seen in the life of Cain (Genesis 4:5).
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