Encouraging Christians to return to their roots of becoming disciples, then becoming disciple-makers; in other-words, multiply. Chan continues by admonishing the church to evaluate his or her Christian service as ministers versus leaving ministry to the pastor. Followed by an overview of the importance of Bible study for Christian living and a synthesis of the Old and New Testaments. Written in a manner conducive for group study, this book can very well serve individuals as well. In Multiply, Chan challenges every believer to become a disciple of Christ and to become a disciple-maker; thereby, fulfilling the mandates of the Great Commission and Command (Matt.
He specified his self-harming began because he felt he was wrong and hated himself and his body for being attracted to other men. Stephen stated that his faith background had an adverse influence on his thoughts and feelings on his sexual orientation. Stephen stated that he left the youth club because he couldn’t listen to the negative messages regarding homosexuality that he realised that his youth club was a homophobic place that could not be supportive to him and his inner turmoil over his sexual orientation; it was not a place where he felt his needs could be met. Understanding What was the main message? What did I understand was being said by the author; lecturer; practitioner etc… What argument was used to support their position?
(I am going to use the abbreviation of LGB&T throughout this journal) Peter stated that homosexuality goes against his own personal values and beliefs and also the beliefs of his church. That his church preaches homosexuality is a sin, that God created Adam and Eve and that a sexual experience should be between and man and a woman. He felt that if a young person identified as LGB&T that he personally could not work with them as their sexual orientation would be contradictory to his faith and teaching of the church. He stated that if a young person chooses to be LGBT that they have also chosen to turn their back on Christianity and that a faith based youth setting was not the right place for them. Understanding What was the main message?
If a young person does not believe in the teachings of the church can you really feel included in faith based youth settings? Are faith based youth workers putting their faith/religious beliefs before the needs of the young people they are working with? Works Cited Banks, S. (2012) Ethical Issues in Youth Work. Professional Ethics. London: Routledge Burnard, P. (1992) Counselling Skills for Health Professionals.
Christians' Responsibility for Others I am going to look at references from the bible and find out what the Catholic Church teaches, to find out what Christians believe about their responsibility for other people, not only Christians but also every religious group. There are a number of stories in the bible about how we should treat our neighbours, the ones I will look at were told by Jesus who uses stories to get across points to the people of the time, who could relate to these stories better. First I will look at Mark 12:31 this states 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is no greater commandment than these.' Jesus gave his people this commandment and told them that it is one of the greatest and one that should be followed strictly.
Prayer meetings are all about sharing problems, recognizing the needs of others and praying together as a church or group to help each other. For example, when a group of Christians gather for prayer meeting, one of them might share the struggles he is facing of attending prayer meetings with the disagreement of his family. Prayer meetings are to encourage, strengthen the faith of one another and to help individuals know God more. According to Ziglar (1998), emotions can cause us grief ... ... middle of paper ... ... Christ is our savior. It is by sin that we face difficulties in being faithful Christians but only through Christ that we grow spiritually.
They may have wondered why they should tolerate this treatment without any kind of reward and so Mark included this in his gospel. Mark does include what it means to be a disciple in his gospel, particularly, why Jesus chose disciples to be with him. When Jesus sends out the apostles for missionary work, he gives them three things that they must do. They must preach repentance, cast out devils, and anoint the sick. 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.
He challenged the church to be more outward focus and to take the gospel to other countries. Pietism emerged because the Lutheran church and many Reformed churches believed that the great commission was to be fulfilled by the apostles and not the church. People who have not heard the gospel were assumed to have rejected the gospel by the apostles during the New Testament times and rulers must spread the gospel in their own area. In 1675 Phillipp Spener provided a final solution to Pietism by writing six strong biblical proposals to correct the church’s weakness. (page 161) Firstly, Pastors should preach from the whole Bible and the Scripture should speak to people individually.
Therefore, it is important that as a church we implement practical methodologies for grounding a person in the discipleship process. People who become members of small groups develop meaningful relationships, which result in strong bonds with the local church. This is what we ultimately w... ... middle of paper ... ...elical curriculum development. Religious Education, 75, 539-545. Eldridge, Daryl.
From this truth, flow a couple streams of thought: first, we “need others because of Jesus”, and second, a “Christian comes to others only through Christ” (21). Throughout the chapter, Bonhoeffer develops and further expounds each of the streams. Why is that we “need others because ... ... middle of paper ... ...emselves from the high expectations imposed by human love and live in the freedom Christ purchased on their behalf on the cross. Bonhoeffer’s writing concerning community in Life Together sheds a great deal of light and marks boundaries for Christians on how to relate with each other. It is of utmost importance to remember that community is nothing but a gracious gift of God.