Everyone has a worldview and a way they see life. Christian teachers should be willing to use their own biblical worldview to help the students in class develop a strong set of beliefs by integrating biblical truths into their lessons daily and encouraging their students to apply what they learn in class to not only their biblical worldview, but to their life. A worldview can be defined as a set of beliefs by which you live your life. This means that everything you say and do is defined by your worldview or set of beliefs. A biblical worldview is a God centered belief system, one where everything that you do is filtered through your belief in God and the Bible.
Theology is the study of God. Christian education is communicating God’s truth to learn about Christ Jesus. Therefore the relationship of theology and Christian education is hand in glove. God is a teacher who teaches believers through His Word and through His revelation. The Bible is God’s teaching manual that He has provided to us to learn about Him and His ways, so that people will believe on Christ Jesus as the Savior of the world.
A pastor has a great responsibility to minister the Word of God and to be a shepherd to his people. The pastor must be committed to biblical truths when he engages the work of the ministry. Some of these truths include: The Bible is the infallible Word of God, his preaching must be from the Word of God, and he must do proper exegesis to get to the authorial intent and proclaim that to his congregation. Another aspect of the minister’s preaching is to preach with the intent to advance the kingdom of God. First and foremost, a pastor is to point his people to Christ.
The authors make it clear that preaching the Word of God is at the core of the pastoral ministry. They suggest that the call to preach is a calling from God, which may result in the obedient one pastoring a church; but, will always result in that man preaching the Word of God. All that is needed is a commitment to the Word from the one whom God has chosen. “You make the commitment. God will make away.” (Bryant and Brunson 2007, 15) “The call is something that is an indescribable joy and an indefinable burden at the same time.” (Bryant and Brunson 2007, 32).
In the beginning of the book, Bounds expresses that we depend on God just as much as he depends on us. Our relationship with Christ is simple, but requires a lot of communication. He shows why it is so important to be in communication and prayer with Christ when preparing a sermon. Bounds says that, "Prayer is the mightiest weapon." (p. 46) What he means by this is that prayer gives life and force to all.
Comparing real events to the narrative stories is necessary so that it can help guide the audience to focus on their thought with the scriptures. Very often, each audience has experienced something in their lives to relate to the stories in scriptures. I believe that everyone have their own point of view when listening to a sermon and relate it to their life. It is important to tell our audience that every human being is not perfect and has sins, that they cannot receive eternal life from God ... ... middle of paper ... ... emphasize to my audience and without God’s grace no success in our lives will be worthy. Overall, I like this course a lot, because it benefits to my ministry in many ways.
They that worship God must worships him in spirit and in truth. It’s a levite responsibility as a leader/minster that we be able to allow our personal relationship be spill over to cause people to worship when serving in any position of ministry. B. Jesus Christ said the greatest among you is the one who serving. Reminding the disciples that he didn’t come to be serve but he came to serve. This one of the most important factors that as minister we must keep in the forefront of our minds.
When reality is defined by God the Bible bec... ... middle of paper ... ...worldview in their students to help them reach a Christocentric spiritual maturity. Schultz also stressed the importance of a biblical worldview in the teacher. As the leader in each classroom the students will adapt their teacher’s beliefs, values and finally actions. If they are taught by a teacher who holds a dualistic view of dividing the sacred and the secular, or a postmodern or modern worldview, it will adversely affect the ability of that child to develop Christ centered wisdom based upon the Word of God. Schultz, in referring to the education of children, stated “anything that hinders their moral and spiritual development is the epitome of child abuse.” (2006, p. 163).
In this verse, Paul gave Timothy and the others ministers a charge and a commission to preach the Word. In order to be an effective preacher, the Word of God must be the foundation. In 2 Timothy 3:16, it states that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”. In other words, the Word of God was written by man, God-breathed and divinely inspired. The Scripture is important because it creates an argument or appeal that is persuading the audience to do something.
The book is, however, not written only for academics or full time pastors, but is aimed for all Christians to understand. The book is practical; therefore, it is structured and worded in a way that it can be applied to the reader’s life. Through reading ‘A practical guide to biblical ethics’, believers can live a way of life that brings glory to God. The most important spiritual truth that I learnt is that law is not the opposite of grace, but grace is the fulfilment of the law (Smith 2012:10-11, 13-15). In many church circles, ‘law’ is viewed as archaic and constraining.