Therefore, we are justified by faith ("Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."). What is Sanctification? Sanctification is the process of being set apart for God's work and being went along with the image of Christ. This going along with Christ involves the work of the person, but it is still God working in the believer to produce more of a godly character and life in the person who has already been justified ("for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure."). It is not immediate because it is not the work of God alone.
This definition of worship is extrapolated from Romans 12 that our spiritual worship is to be our presenting of ourselves as a sacrifice that is holy before God. In the Old Testament worship is more of an outward experience, but because Christ sent us the helper, we can now have an inward worship previously not possible. Even though people in the Old Testament generally did not have the Holy Spirit, God still desired them to have an internal worship of him; especially when He asked them to be circumcised of the heart and not just externally in Deuteronomy 10:16. God’s desire to be praised and glorified is often thought of as a vain expectation, but upon reflection it clearly is not. As C.S Lewis says, enjoyment is not compete until what gives you that joy is praised also, so God desiring praise is not vain He is seeking what He knows will give us satisfaction namely in Him.
Furthermore, this atonement theory says the author, is an indication of Jesus’ peaceful hostility leading to the question of divine love as spoken in the Sermon on the Mount. However, the author remembers how Bonhoeffer dealt with the more committed way of Discipleship focusing on “denial without public engagement.” The call to divine love is not to resist evil but to struggle ... ... middle of paper ... ...style, names, words but the way to church renewal in world-wide discipleship. What is really needed in this secular society and church is a “discovering again of Jesus,” explaining it as “a thicker Jesus.” Therefore, one last insight the book taught me was to think about discipleship interactively. It is not a passive but an active message. It is by going into the flied of spiritual battle that true discipleship follow the ways of Jesus.
One benefit is knowing that after you die that life does not stop at death, but there is an after life. So by Christians know that there is an after life they do not fear death because they know they will be in heaven with God. Another benefit to Christian’s belief is that we can be forgiven of our sins. Christian ethics for forgiveness is a very important foundation (Fiala, 2012). In order for God to forgive Christians, Christians will have to forgive others.
God has the power to take away pain and suffering he shows Christian that by believing may not be seeing but knowing deep in your heart that he is with you and will not give you more than you can handle. Jesus, himself, has shown Christians that there is still hope to come into the kingdom of Heaven and have eternal peace. The resurrection proved that Christ has the power to forgive sin, defeat God’s enemy, and hold power over
Jesus came to serve a people considerably inferior to Himself as a light to dispel darkness. The Bible tells us that we do not have to live as slaves but as sons of God and heirs to the Father's kingdom. This simply means that despite our undeserving we may turn... ... middle of paper ... ...liever now has assurance that his every sin will be forgiven dependent not on the sacrifice of an animal but on sincere repentance. God loves His people and has provided them with a way by which they can be cleansed and sanctified, making them acceptable to him. The new covenant, therefore, leads to a desire to do what is right.
Revolutionizing the way that Christians thought about their heavenly father and their salvation. Due to sola fide, many have argued saying that works are no longer important in a Christian's life. In my perspective, though we are saved by grace through faith, but works are still important and necessary in a believer’s life, overall conveying that once we are saved, others will know we are saved by our works, and most importantly, by our love for Christ and
Although Jesus fulfilled the law of righteousness so that all those who believe in him would not have to pay the penalty for their own sins, does not mean all the laws of God have been abolished. We just no longer have to work for salvation. The laws of God are still his commands and statutes from his principles. They and are required of us. Although I strongly believe in resting in the finish work of the cross, I also believing in striving to live in a way that exemplifies discipleship of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirt working in my life.
Christians are not called to feel love for all persons, but to desire to act in a caring and just way towards all, which is the true reality of a believer’s unity with Christ. As we can see in Romans 8 it has already been establish that there is no condemnation for the ones whom God is sanctifying by the Holy Spirit. Paul explains that the primary cause of distinction between the true believer and all others is the existence and work of the Holy Spirit within. Within the chapter we all have received the proclamation that we have been freed from the bondage of sin and shame. Paul has taught us that our spirit plays a serious role in the sanctification of the believer.
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.