“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1; 1, King James Version). The word of God is all powerful when he spoke things happened, one word from our master and mountains would move. The birth of Jesus was a prophecy that came to pass so this lets me know that this was foreseen as an act of love from our Lord and savior. Jesus giving of himself to save the soul and sins of man shows unconditional love that no one can compare to. God’s purpose impacts my worldview because of the lessons he taught, the miracles he performed, and the death and resurrection he faced.
The Book of Acts was written to provide a history of the early church. Acts emphasis the importance of the day of Pentecost and being empowered to be effective witnesses for Jesus Christ. Acts sheds light on the ministry gift of the Holy Spirit, which empowers, guides, teaches, and serves as our Counselor. When reading the Book of Acts many of the readers will be enlightened and encouraged by the many miracles that were being performed during this time by the disciples Peter, John, and Paul. The Book of Acts emphasizes the importance of obedience to God’s Word and the transformation that occurs as a result of knowing Christ.
The pastor understands that he is largely responsible for the work of God being accomplished by his faithfulness to his calling. “All through the Word of God and down through the annals of history, when God has moved it has almost always been attended by the preaching of the Word.” (Bryant and Brunson 2007, 31) Bryant and Brunson point to the pastor’s prayer life as the means of grace that best prepare him for this awesome responsibility. R... ... middle of paper ... ...uild up.” (Bryant and Brunson 2007, 227). Bryant and Brunson have done a terrific job of assessing the pastoral ministry and giving sound advice, to the young or prospective pastor. The present author believes that this book should be standard in every pastor’s library.
One of the greatest challenges leaders today face is training and developing new leaders. Jesus wanted those around him to succeed. He had vision, values, and purpose, he stated them clearly, and did all he could to see they were carried out. In the book Lead Like Jesus we read how Jesus empowered and gave ownership to those around him, concerned more with their success than his own. It highlights that Jesus is the greatest leadership role model of all time, that He mandated Hi... ... middle of paper ... ...rmational journey (pg.
The Amplified Bible defines grace as: God 's unmerited favor. Romans 5:8, …For while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. And in addition, we have been given the gift of faith, whereby we trust that the redemptive blood (the sacrifice made in the body of his son) has made us acceptable to The Father. What incredible favor! In our humble state of recognizing our sinful condition, we bow before our mercif... ... middle of paper ... ...both to will and to do of his good pleasure."
He wanted the Christian followers to believe in love and give it great importance in their lives. Paul is one of the most important figures in Christian history and he has laid the foundation for many of the Christian beliefs. In 1 Corinthians, Paul was able to convey his thoughts on God and Jesus Christ. Through the many chapters, Paul emphasized on what one should do to be a good Christian and the values that the Christians should hold. His main belief was that by keeping faith in Jesus Christ and God, one can live a good life and obtain eternal life.
The audience encounters many parables where He preaches the goodness of the Lord and proclaims the Good News. Moreover,
He preached against the evils of the time and attracted men to penance and baptism. His only message to people was to repent, because of the coming of the Messiah. John was named the baptist due to the many people that he baptized. According to the Holy Scriptures, Christ also turned to John to become baptized. While baptising Jesus John instantly recognized the Lord and proclaimed him to be the Messiah.
All people, even the most godly among us, sin. Proverbs 3:11-12 and Hebrews 12:4-11 tell us that God uses suffering to guide us back to his way when we stray from it. Both passages show God as a loving Father who wants to correct behavior that will destroy us if we persist in it. Throughout Scripture, God deals with sin; not to vindictively punish us, but to lovingly correct us. In the final analysis of this passage from Job as an example of faith in the Old Testament, faith in God’s sovereign love must step in.
Chapter 1 Lincoln preserved against all odds. We too should preserve in our walk with Christ. “The blood of the first martyr splattered across Saul’s clothes while he stood nodding in agreement.” God can use anyone he chooses ever the greatest enemy of the 1st century church. Saul didn’t realize that God was leading the events of his life to dramatically impact his world and ours. God is at work in our lives and in the world even when we cannot see it.