Unfortunately we do not live in the a world where Jesus preaches in parables and the apostles follow. Unfortunately, we are long past that era and into the twenty–first century. According to Hebrews 11:1, “Faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Because Jesus has long been crucified and risen to stand at the right hand of God, faith is pertinent to believing. My understanding of God was shaped from a very early age. I grew up in a Christian home, where we went to church every Sunday.
In the Eyes of a Child Salvation is the deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. There comes a time in people’s lives, when their perception changes on various things that they previously looked at differently. In the story, “Salvation” by Langston Hughes, Langston is pretty much forced upon being saved, with that his viewpoint of his aunt, God, specifically “Religion” changes abruptly. Hearing many stories from my great-grandparents, grandparents, and even my parents, it is quite evident church was not a choice. Not going to church or being involved in the church never once came across their mind.
In the case of the death of my father’s best friend, I made use of the passive dependant and the avoidant strategies- I attempted to withdraw myself from the situation and also to deny it. For about a year no one knew how I felt about his death as I did not wanted to talk to anyone about it. I felt empathy towards my father, because his last words to his best friend were “You have to get well soon
Although I recall my grandfather’s facial and physical features well, I sometimes evoke other distressing memories, such as the night he passed away from emphysema. After his death, I learned to be more responsible, appreciate my mother, be a hard worker and tolerate a challenge. It was a Monday morning when my family received a phone call from my grandmother saying my grandfather was not feeling well. As soon as we heard the news, we rushed to Mexico, but there was a protest in the International Bridge, which caused us to be late. As soon as we arrived, his time was tragically running out.
The wake was held two days later. There were hundreds of people, I never even realized how many people he had affected. Dustin’s family insisted on an open casket, to show all the children the effects of suicide, the reality of suicide. It was the saddest experience of my life. I didn’t feel as though I lost a friend, I felt like I had lost a family member.
After we gotten back from our trips my husband lost his job for three months it was very hard but we got through it. His friend said he got him a job for him so he took it. So later on this year my son and I had surgery on the same week. Mine was unsuspected but my son was planned to do his. Then while I have been taking care of my son I lost my job.
I attempted to cover up my mistakes by acting like a regular church kid on Sundays. I now understand that the church’s purpose is to help the sinners, not shun them. There is nothing for me to hide
Sartin has always asked me this one question as a teenager. Has God called you to ministry? I thought all Christians are called to serve the cause of Christ; God calls certain persons to serve the church as pastors and other ministers. I just knew it wasn’t me because I was nobody! But one day we had a visiting minister preaching a revival, Bishop J.J. Bourn Senior read a scripture in 1 Timothy 3:1-2 and he said “Son what’s your name?
Communion for the Baptist is also known to be the Last Supper. Pastor Jose’s view of this was that, “there’s no need to have representation of the body and blood of Jesus” (J. Giron, personal interview, February 20, 2016). Essential, communion
Other Christian denominations celebrate around a table together, and pass Holy Communion the same way Jesus and his disciples celebrated it. Other Christians celebrate with a small turnout around a little alter. We celebrate because Jesus taught us to by constant worship on the Sabbath. Some branches of Christianity, like Methodists and the Salvation Army don't celebrate mass at all. They concentrate more on Jesus' good deeds, and they try to help people on the Sabbath.