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).
One argument is that one does not have to speak in tongues to show evidence of the Holy Spirit. The other side of the argument is that speaking in tongues is a sign of the indwelling of Holy Spirit. Paul’s teachings about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues will also be discussed. Most Christians know that when Jesus was here on earth he taught, preached and talked about the Holy Spirit. Also when Jesus was resurrected and went to see the disciples, he promised them of another power to come to comfort them and to help guide them through their everyday lives.
During our Christian faith walk one of our many goals is to reach entire sanctification, and to achieve a holy lifestyle of living. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit is imparted into us, and we become a new creation. Therefore, the Holy Spirit is the one who God has given us to rely on to learn how to be perfected in love, and to teach us how to live a holy life. Entire sanctification is the perfection of our love for God” (Powell, 2008, pp. 249), and “the cleansing of the heart of all sin” (Case, 2000, pp.
Tongues of fire came to rest on all those who were present, and they began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. I personally haven’t been blessed with it but I’m hoping someday if I keep striving I will be able to overcome my struggles and feel what other have felt. Later in Acts 2 we are told that the three thousand who were converted by Peter’s sermon by devoted themselves to the apostles. Teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. It is amazing on how Peter can bring that many people to God to lead them into new believing and to show the way God attends us to be.
Missions exists only because worship does not because of the fall, missions must take place in order to share the love of Christ with those who are distanced from him by sin, and show them that a repairing of this separation is possible in Christ alone. Missions can work as an aid to worship, in that it brings glory to God by introducing the nations to him and hope that they in turn will worship Christ with us and follow after him. In this way, missions is reliant on worship as its fuel, because without missions, worship is reduced to a clanging of symbols and is only a ramble. The desire to follow after God with one’s whole heart and to glorify him is the true motivation for Christians to pursue missions in their life. Selfish ambition towards missions may be used by God but it will not be blessed by Him.
Defined as being “set apart” or “a process to be made holy”, sanctification can only begin while we are in our earthly bodies but cannot be completed while here on earth. With the latter being said, sanctification begins when the believer places their faith in Christ and completes upon or resurrection and glorification with Christ. Paul makes the statement of struggling with the flesh even after coming to Christ. This struggle is due to the fact we are still sinners yet we have been given grace and a renewed spirit in Christ; therefore the perfect renewal cannot take place while here. As Paul refers to “the flesh,” he is not speaking physically but spiritually.
1. Why would a catholic want to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? • Confirmation like all the sacraments provide us with a means to encounter Christ and be strengthened spiritually in his presence • Confirmation helps us experience the act of God, his grace more concretely through completing the sacrament. Experiencing Gods grace realistically helps us to live better lives as, we are able to enjoy God’s grace within us- We are able to connect with him like we do with our family here on earth • Confirmation is a celebration of faith; it is an enjoyable time for everyone involved; confirmation invokes happiness • Confirmation provides us with a confirmed sense of belonging to a community of people who, also spiritually strive to live
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.
In His infinite wisdom and love our Heavenly Father has not only helped us to understand the importance of conversion, He has also given us a way to be continually immersed in the gospel of Christ, through the messages of General Conference. These messages and experiences will help us on our path to a testimony of the gospel and true and complete conversion. By taking advantage of these opportunities, we will move onward on our path. Elder Malm of the Seventy speaks of conversion as a process along a continuum. It includes 1) experiencing the Spirit of Christ 2) feeling the confirming power of the Holy Ghost 3) being endowed with spiritual gifts and 4) feeling the assurance expressed in the Savior’s words “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.
Please join me in saying the prayer to the Holy Spirit. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy your consolations, through Christ our Lord.