Jesus came down to Earth from heaven even though he did not have to and died for every single person’s sins. The Gospel deepens our Christian faith and life in numerous ways. The Gospel offers instruction on how to live righteously, guides us to who we are destined to be, gives us teaching on how we can share Christ with others, and teaches us to pray and grow our relationship with Christ. In NT Wrights explanation of what is the Gospel, he explains that the world and culture is constantly changing. He is saying in order to understand the truths of the world; we must personally go seek for them.
The crux of my faith ultimately revolves around my personal salvation and union with Christ. Without God’s redeeming acts, I am still a fallen human being without hope for redemption. But, our Christian understanding of soteriology offers hope and freedom through the acts of Jesus Christ on the cross and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Because of this, we can celebrate the promise of John 3:16-18: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
He is known as the one who has come to save the Christians and to guide them to heaven. He is also known as the one to lead them to God “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14,6).” This quote Jesus had proclaimed himself for he was the one who opened the gates to heaven so that Christians may enter heaven. Also, Jesus had died for our sins so that if we followed in his footsteps we may be able to obtain salvation just like he did. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3,16).” In Christianity, we can see throughout the bible especially in the new testament that Jesus recited parables that helped us to understand what heaven was like and how to achieve it.
Jesus loved us so much that he gave his life so that we might have a right to the tree of life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life (John3:16 NAB). God loved the world not, so why would St prosper think only the elect will be saved or why would St Aquinas and St Augustine think predestination and salvation are for some and the others are lost, what would be the point to obey the holy spirit if the elect was already chosen for salvation. Jesus had the sins of the whole world on his shoulders, God made Jesus to be sin who knew no sin so that we might become the righteousness of God in him (2 Corinthians 5:21NIV). St. Prosper of Aquitaine says only the elect or saved because God willed them to be saved, God had no respect of person.
The Messiah left the people hopeful by explaining how easy it is to enter the kingdom of Heaven. According to Matthew 5:3-12, the people with righteous hearts will definitely inherit the kingdom of Heaven. Jesus inspires everyone to be humble, merciful, peaceful, and kind to one another, and he also mentions the importance of forgiveness and love several times, portraying his loving nature. Christ warns the nations to not fear persecution, because their reward in heaven will be great. Jesus mentions that Christians are to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
Mostly the promises of God are that He is selecting a people for Himself, the children of Israel, and these special people are chosen to be a light to the rest of the world, witnessing God’s goodness and mercy to them. The aspects of God’s choosing and calling His people, and gathering them together as a community are preparatory for the ultimate purpose of God’s will – that all people on earth will worship God and receive salvation from Him. Abraham was given the promise that he was ‘blessed to be a blessing’ (Genesis 12:1-3). While he never saw the fulfilment of this promise Abraham is remembered throughout history as the man who ‘believed God and it was reckoned to him as righteousness’ (Romans 4:3). The Psalmist tells us that all people are meant to ‘be glad and sing for joy’ as they praise God (Psalm 67).
The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on Everyday Lives of Christians The Gospel today is our source of evidence and advice about discipleship. Also, it is the only way we can learn to follow Jesus’ footsteps and teachings in our everyday lives. Jesus was the only person on earth who didn’t commit one single sin and there is no other way for us Christians to find out about his life except the Gospels. He is the role model to us Christians because he lived by God’s will. Being a disciple includes spreading the Good News.
Because Matthew tells of this story, he clarifies Jesus’ uniqueness from the beginning. Jesus is the Son of God who fulfills all of God’s promises, and he will change the world forever. Matthew further depicts Jesus as the Savior of the world when he tells of the wise men coming to visit him as a baby in Bethlehem. The wise men were surely blessed because they took notice of the once in a lifetime miracle that took place in Bethlehem. Matthew 2:6 says, “for from you shall come a ruler who is to S... ... middle of paper ... ...ically stay with the people for long, so he knew that he must direct them as to what to do in order to keep the message of God alive in the world forever.
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