Jesus does it and I am called to be like Him, so I am also called to intercede for others. I will pray the Word daily because it is my reasonable service. Romans 12 will be my platform: “To love and respect others and while rejoicing in hope; being patient in tribulation; and continuing instant in prayer”. To be more like Christ is my goal and “It is not the will of the Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish (Matthew 18:14)”. For it is truly Christ to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2).
The task of proclamation is “God alone, rather than humans and the human voice, is the prime factor, because God alone... ... middle of paper ... ...eacher, but is done through the word of God. So often preachers continually try to gain response to sermons on their own accord. It is no words that a human may put together that is worthy of response from God’s people. It is the work of God through the Holy Spirit that work on the behalf of the preacher to move within the heart of the listener to invoke a response to the word of God. In conclusion, “Preaching is divine activity wherein the word of God is proclaimed or announced on contemporary issues for and ultimate response to our God.” It is the seriousness of preaching that goes forth among God’s people, to invoke a call for a response to the good news of God.
God will draw people Himself, but it is my job to make sure that I lift up God before other people. Using the chapters from the course is a great way to overcome my own personal fears about evangelism, they are a great tool for me to look back on when I need an extra push to lead someone to fait... ... middle of paper ... ..."For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity is laid upon me; yea woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel. "—1 Corinthians 9:16 I finally believe, that even the worst of people can truly be changed by the good news that is the Gospel. The best person to show this is Paul, having one of the worst and most exceedingly sinful people completely worked over by Jesus speaking from heaven. He completely changed his life when he heard Jesus’ words, so who is to say that we, as Christians, can’t change the life of a modern day Paul, simply by sharing the word of God.
Even though the members of God’s kingdom fail, He still uses those of us, who are called to continue the kingdom.. The church falls short from loving the Lord with all their mind as they should. Many church members often forget that spending time with God is not reserved only for Sunday worship. We should be constantly be in communion with and be meditating on God and His word. God needs t... ... middle of paper ... ...nnot find salvation anywhere outside of God.
I will be discussing about hope and prayer and the definitions, application of both to our lives, and how we need both hope and prayer in our lives. When we read scripture, it talks about how that hope itself is missing from that of a prayer life. God wants us to cling to the cross and to Him through prayer, but if we are praying fervently for something then trust follows with that of faith and hope. I know for some people praying isn’t a priority, they may be fearful, or not believe that God will answer their prayers. If we give up ourselves through giving our entire life to Him, we then develop a personal relationship with God Himself, while are learning to experience the joy and peace that comes with knowing Him.
Without Him, I’d be as lost as any unbeliever out there. I have only accomplished these things because of God’s work in me, and I hope that all Christians remember that without God’s work in their lives, His Word is foolishness (Ephesians 1). As a “loud voice of a great multitude in heaven” in Revelation 19:1 says, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God.” Praise be to God for what He has done and has yet to do in my life.
It is by sin that we face difficulties in being faithful Christians but only through Christ that we grow spiritually. Also we can see the importance of having faith in the field of work and the power of prayers that can assist you in your life as a messenger of God and how you develop yourself to know and be ready for the second life that is eternal life. Anfenson-Vance (1988) states that there is nothing in this world that we can do alone but with God we can do anything. Therefore it is important to converse with God in prayer and by faith to successfully overcome our burdens. So from there we can learn how important to have faith in us as young people.
These are questions for many students of the Bible. How do I represent God and still reach the lost souls of our generation and at the same time feed the Believers of Christ so they won’t starve to death? Either way we must trust what we have learned to impact everyone who God has given to us to reach. Students of the Word must believe that God has given them a sermon to impact the lives of many. The main factor is we must learn to understand the basic principles of Expository, Topical and Textual preaching.
During these sessions, we would explore what it means to call people our neighbors. We would explore instances in the scriptures that show us ho... ... middle of paper ... ...nd experiences. This experience has confirmed my belief that there is a need for local churches to be engaged in dialogue with people who do not believe as they do. Whether it be with other denominations or other religions, it is vital for churches to begin learning about them and interacting with them. If Christians really want to live into the Gospels and become Christ-like, we need to begin by reconciling with those who do not believe like we do.
We should know why we pray and why it is important. We should also know that prayer cant just come from our mouths but from our hearts as well. Our affections cling to self and to worldly objectives; our prayer cannot rise above their level no matter what words we use. In Luke 11:1 it says “ Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” we should be taught to pray either from the church or from the people around us. Taught in a sense of listening, not actually taking lessons on it.