The peace of God is essential, along with prayer and fasting in the kindgom lifestyle. All in all, the description of the kingdom lifestyle is a personal relationship with God and the love for others. It is the ulimate way of living with Jesus Christ and fulfilling the mission commanded, that is, making disciples for Jesus Christ. It is the “dos” that need to be done in obedience to God, by faith. Furthermore, Paul provides even more evidence to the church in Colossae.
An old saying once said, “Love is, what love does” indicating love cause people to sacrifice and bear one another cross. It is primarily the basis of one’s action concerning others. People must be at a level of maturity to portray the love God wants towards others, (Heb.5:12-6:1, ESV). As the Body of Christ, one’s work should be done through love and in love for the kingdom of God. Love and compassion were displayed everywhere the Son of Man journeyed in His ministry to others.
In the book Let the Nations be Glad, Piper Explains the close relationship missions and worship share. Missions exist because of worship, and worship is a result of our Love of Christ in our hearts that drives us to glorify him, and naturally do missions. The nations are the focus of mission, and Piper explains why he believes that the Biblical mission includes evangelism with the nations in sight instead of only individuals. Piper systematically outlines the evidence that hell exists and what it is, he also outlines the reason that knowing Christ is the only way to be saved by trusting in him as your savior. Chapter One In Let the Nations be Glad, the emphasis in the first chapter is that missions is not the most important aspect
The trinity is also reflected in the directing of our elements of worship (such as prayer and singing) to the Father, through the Son, and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Biblical worship models, guards, and honors this proper orientation of worship as it is presented to us in Biblical revelation. Conclusion Worship is the celebration of our relationship with God through the act of remembrance, including remembrance of his past work, reevaluation of our present commitment, and a resting in the hope of his promises. The focal means of remembering the covenant and the one to whom we are in relationship is found in the central elements of the Word and Table, which in turn inform and guide our prayers, singing, fellowship, and good deeds. We come together in worship to remember the covenant relationship we have with the Father, through the Son, and by the Holy
God’s actions reveal God’s existence and make possible true knowledge of God. It is God’s ministry that expounds God’s nature and purpose. In obedience and response to God’s ministry, we gain knowledge of God and of ourselves. This obedient response to God’s ministry becomes our ministry which, in turn, serves as a theological exposition of God’s
Prayer as defined by Houghton Mifflin (2009) is a reverent petition made to God, a god, or another object of worship. However, when we make an appeal how do we capture His attention? It is through prayer that we are able to petition God and ultimately develop a consistent prayer life that pleases Him. Reading the word of God and prayer draws us closer to Christ. We begin to have His mind and His spirit living in us because of this Holy communication.
We are to have a common understanding and a genuine agreement on the gospel. How can we do that? It is by understanding and knowing God 's Word as the Holy Spirit works in us and through us. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:16, "For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of 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).
The Scripture that calls me to the ministry apart for being a church member is 1 Samuel 16:1-13. More precisely verse seven, which states, “But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart” (King James Version, 1 Sam. 16:7). After reading this, God destroyed any excuse of not answering the call of God in my life. This Scripture tells me God does not emphasize the outward abilities, strengths, appearances, or social status, but the Lord focuses on the heart.
I seek to allow God’s grace to continually transform me more and more into the image of Christ. I strive to become the man of God he has created me to be. I hold holiness of head, heart and hand to be my foremost focus. Mental purity and physical purity are constant focus in this process towards entire sanctification. Additionally, the objective to “love one another as Christ has loved us” serves as a catalyst towards this goal.