A Christian must overflow the love of Christ for others. That overflow of love will always be seen in service as believers seek to bring others to the saving knowledge of Jesus. Works Cited Haskell, Jamie “The Gospel Message” Unpublished, 2013. Pink, Arthur. “Christian Service.” gracegems.
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.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer has shed a light on many subjects concerning the Christian life. As Christ should be the center of the Christian and the church community, discipleship should be a key factor in the fellowship of Christ. Through Christ, one is united with God guide those that love him. However, no one is excluded from the sufferings, the evils, of the world. Yet the true Christian can come to love such sufferings as such trials strengthen the Christian faith.
The act is either committed through immersion (typically practiced by eastern orthodox), aspersion or affusion depending on the branch of Christianity. Commonly, this practice is usually carried out among infants however some variants of Christianity such as the Pent... ... middle of paper ... ...ly by the faith of the community. It is the role of the community to nurture the newly baptised individuals faith, supporting and leading them to Christ by giving witness to the love of Christ in its observance and celebration of the Christian life. Furthermore, this exclusive membership calls the community to be witnesses to their mission of delivering the Gospel to others by being “missionary disciples” and as result strongly enriches Christianity as a living religious tradition. Moreover, “baptism celebrates the union of sinner with savior” (Max Lucado) as adherents physically take part in the same ritual as Jesus (“I need to be baptised” Mthw3:13) therefore establishing a connection with community and Christ.
Christianity has grounded our lives in the living God as revealed through Jesus. This belief must be a choice people make as well as a gift we all receive within the Christian community. Christians must trust in and rely upon God as the source of everything in their lives. Faith is about believing in the trinity; God, Jesus the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit as three in one. Christians follow Jesus’ teachings and answer the call to be his disciples in the world.
Churches today should greatly value the historical aspect of Christianity as a religion. If certain values and principles of Christianity have withstood the test of time then this should reassure Christians of the validity of their beliefs. Young people today are interested in the theology of the bible they value the message of Jesus Christ. It is the “religious” aspects that many are fed up with. People are frustrate with the church because of the corruption that has occurred over time and its inauthenticity at times.
Encouraging Christians to return to their roots of becoming disciples, then becoming disciple-makers; in other-words, multiply. Chan continues by admonishing the church to evaluate his or her Christian service as ministers versus leaving ministry to the pastor. Followed by an overview of the importance of Bible study for Christian living and a synthesis of the Old and New Testaments. Written in a manner conducive for group study, this book can very well serve individuals as well. In Multiply, Chan challenges every believer to become a disciple of Christ and to become a disciple-maker; thereby, fulfilling the mandates of the Great Commission and Command (Matt.
With these definitions in mind, we can see what we are discussing: sharing the faith in Jesus Christ with others. The goal of all Christians should be converting the people they encounter. If we do not make an effort to share the faith, then we are not fulfilling the command of the Savior Himself (Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15). Jesus’ command to the apostles in the Great Commission equally applies to Christians today.
As a Christian must ... ... middle of paper ... ...d uses his word, people and circumstances to mould us. Letting the spirit change your way of thinking, Discipleship involves changing those ungodly habits, and disciplining ones self to take on godly habits, as a Service to the lord. "God wants us to grow up. Like Christ in everything.' (Ephesians 4:15), and discipleship does this to a Christian.
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.