In the Gospel of John, the Lord proclaims to his disciples that the Holy Spirit “abides with you and will be in you” (Jn. 14:17). These words provided comfort and assurance that the Holy Spirit would indwell them, and that they would not be alone. There is record of the Holy Spirit influencing and indwelling his people throughout the Old Testament. Pharaoh believed that Joseph had the Spirit of God in him because of the wisdom he possessed (Gen. 41:38).
“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.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to the Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14). Jesus reiterates that the people of God should strive to bring glory through their actions to God so that their light shines and all the nations can be blessed. We see in Matthew that Jesus preforms many miracles, and is able to bless many people through them. “And in his name the Gentiles will hope” (Matthew 12:21). This verse, along with the ones before it, from the prophet Isaiah, explain why Jesus healed the crippled man; Jesus’s miracle will bring hope to the Gentiles.
Nevertheless, the moral lessons taught by Christianity have had a profound effect in teaching man to ha deal justly with his fellows and to observe the pleas of Jesus to “love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matthew 19:19). Christianity is the religion of Christians. They follow the teachings of a preacher and healer, called Jesus Christ, who lived about 2,000 years ago in Palestine in the Middle East. ... ... middle of paper ... ...arize beliefs about Jesus and his role, to aid in conversion and to answer those Christians who adopted views unacceptable to Church leaders. The precise nature of Christ became the subject of the discipline known as Christology.
The preaching of repentance was particularly important for the disciples as they were to spread the good news which was that if one does truly repent, then they will be welcomed into the Kingdom of God. 16:16- "Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned". Today, the tasks of the apostles have similar meanings. To cast out devils is to fight injustice and do the will of God and to anoint the sick is basically to care for them. Modern disciples will still try to preach the gospel and spread the word of God.
This completely changed Paul and he put his faith in Jesus Christ. His motive now was to spread the message of Christ and preach these beliefs. After knowing the circumstances under which Paul was brought to believe in Jesus Christ, it is easier to understand the incredible amount of faith he had in what he was preaching. In the first chapter, Paul discusses God and claims that God is faithful. (1:9) He tries to explain that people are dividing themselves because of whom they follow whether it is Paul, Apollos, Cephas, or Christ.
It is a personal calling for each person to gladly accept him from an eternity in hell and to show that he cares for us by rescuing us from Satan’s corruptions. In conclusion, the Gospel is who Jesus was, the meaning of his death, and his resurrection. The Gospel deepens our Christian faith and life in many ways. It offers us how to live righteously, guides us to who we are destined to be, and gives us instruction on how we can share Christ with others. Lastly, it instills in us to pray and grow our relationship with Christ.
Proclaiming himself the fulfillment of the Old Testament law and prophecies ( In response to John’s question Jesus affirms that He is the Messiah (11:1-6)) , he moves us forward into the New Testament with his teachings. This is the Gospel that gives us Jesus the teacher. It is here that he presents us with the truth, the way and the life expected of his disciples. The Beatitudes, The Lord’s Prayer, the parables and so much of what we hold central to the practice of our faith would be lost if not for Matthew. This is our introduction to Jesus Christ as so many, myself included, hold dear.
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.
Furthermore, Paul provides even more evidence to the church in Colossae. He indicates that as believers of Jesus Christ, a person must now walk in the ways of newness. A newness contributing much needed righteous fruit, before humanity. The oldness of man is sin, but the newness is the life in Jesus Christ. The Bible records, “If my people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land”( 2