By combining my Christian experience and philosophy of ... ... middle of paper ... ... learned at CBU, in addition to ways such as challenging students to grow in their faith while learning. For example, I would suggest that they use ideas and scriptures that they learned in Bible study or in church within the past weeks of assignments. This will help to keep students engaged with the material and faith based concepts that they have learned within the weeks. Also, I think promoting attending CBU or church based activities for assignments can help students learn course material as well as grow in their faith. I believe that faith integration is an important component that CBU offers that many other universities do not.
The new path led to a transition from a secular K-12 setting to Christian higher education; yet, still within the context of supporting a diverse student population. My purpose became preparing and teaching ministerial leadership in a multi-ethnic church, “bridging the gap leadership.” In fulfilling God’s will and direction, I was led to me apply to graduate school. While I hold a strong credo concerning access to education for all learners, I feel as fervent regarding continual development for educators. One’s pursuit of content knowledge and pedagogy assist in maintaining a fresh perspective and development as a professional. More importantly, I am a teaching pastor and have the additional responsibility of serving and shepherding students.
Each method will allow you to bring a sermon to based on your audience needs and understanding. Also each method can be bring God’s glory to the people who are listening and learning from you. Expository preaching is the method of using a short passage and build... ... middle of paper ... ... eternity of God. Every preacher and teacher has a responsibility to bring a sermon that lines itself with the Holy Bible. In our hermeneutics class textbook “Christ Centered Preaching, Redeeming the Expository Preaching” by Byran Chapell; states the one key element of a sermon is “Unity.” The sermon should hopefully communicate God’s truths and not just thoughts that would disconnect the audience.
After my graduation, to fulfill the commitment with the Lord, I started my theological journey, i.e., Bachelor of Divinity (B.D) in 1998. And upon the completion in 2002, the call to ministry was confirmed to work as Youth Director at Changt... ... middle of paper ... ...andler School of Theology, with the recommendation of my college under Faculty Development Program, and if I am admitted, it will be on study leave with service bound. I assure that my participation would bring warmer and greater fellowship to the diverse and vibrant community that exists at Candler School of Theology. My prayer and hope is that the knowledge and skills gained from the study in The Candler School of Theology will enhance the ministerial calling I have and serve God with my best so as to make the Christian living and the lives of the individuals and community more meaningfully in Christ. I continue to seek His will for me thanking God for where I am now and what I am pursuing.
Everyone has a worldview and a way they see life. Christian teachers should be willing to use their own biblical worldview to help the students in class develop a strong set of beliefs by integrating biblical truths into their lessons daily and encouraging their students to apply what they learn in class to not only their biblical worldview, but to their life. A worldview can be defined as a set of beliefs by which you live your life. This means that everything you say and do is defined by your worldview or set of beliefs. A biblical worldview is a God centered belief system, one where everything that you do is filtered through your belief in God and the Bible.
I no longer read it passively but instead make a conscious effort to read and understand the fine details along with the main points. It’s with this I’ve been able to change my viewpoint on how much more there is to God and his relationship with the world. Up to this point, the thing I found my surpr... ... middle of paper ... ...I move on with my life after this class, it is my hope that I keep up on my studies with the Bible. I anticipate attending church and even attentively following along with the Scriptures and the sermons.
The new converts are to forever follow Christ, forever learning and growing in Him. The author wrote this book as a means to encouraging the people of God to obtain a deeper commitment to the teachings of Jesus and to follow the principles which he demonstrated in order to be consistent and effective in evangelism. Summary The author starts out with “The Master and His Plan” There is a strategy to soul winning and it is always done in love and according to Scripture. Jesus knew His time on earth would be only for a short time, therefore He concentrated on training a few individuals who had a willing heart to learn and a made up mind to follow in order for them to become leaders and reach the masses (p. 22). He returned to the Father and the church would experience growth and God would be glorified.
In Ephesians, Paul explains... ... middle of paper ... ...that can be followed by any believer. One of the keywords in the book’s title is ‘practical’ as Kevin Gary Smith successfully brings his points across so that readers can apply them to their day-to-day lives. When partnered with the Holy Spirit, however, the book not only fulfills it’s aim but also gives it’s audience a clearer picture of God’s greatness and the incredible worth of His Son’s sacrifice upon the cross. I would recommend this work to all Christians. It is important to understand how the Old and New Testaments work together to paint a picture of God’s incredible grace and love for His people.
GOD’S WORD It is only through the Word that people can receive Jesus Christ into their hearts. Only the Bible contains the spiritual facts that make it possible for God to be revealed in readers, who then know and possess God. The more Christians read the Bible and pray accordingly, the more they come to know and possess Him. Once saved, believers need the Word for spiritual nourishment so they can grow and be perfected and equipped for God's work. The Apostle Paul wrote of the Word's central role in a letter to his young coworker in 2 Timothy (3:15-17) “… and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
I have a lot of maturing to do spiritually and academically but I could not be more excited to see how God leads me. One of my favorite quotes that sums up my excitement in knowing that Christ will continue to work in my life is from Mark Driscoll, “You are not yet who you will be, so keep repenting. But by God’s grace you are not who you were so keep rejoicing.” Although I do not know what is ahead of me, I know that God has a plan and a purpose for me and he is continuing to work in my life daily. My goal for this semester is to be more aware of his presence around me and trust him to guide me through each day. I want to be challenged not only academically, but spiritually so that I may be equipped to do whatever he calls me to do.