As a child and teenager, I remember being so bored at the church services and couldn’t wait until it was time to go. I remember playing hangman and tic tac toe with my brother or cousins on the church bulletins, just to pass the time.
I was not really interested in listening to the sermon or the Sunday school lessons being taught in my childhood. I didn’t like the church we attended because there were groups and if you did not belong to the group, you were treated like an outsider. I felt like I didn’t belong even though I had been attending the same church since I was born.
Once I was an adult and moved out of my parent’s home I stopped going to church. I felt like the church (no matter what church) was filled with hypocrites. I seemed to never feel comfortable. I began to talk to my mother about how I was feeling because I couldn’t understand why I felt that way. I wanted to be a better Christian. I thought that meant I needed to attend church every Sunday but I has having a hard time finding a church I felt comfortable going to.
My mother made me understand that I still had my own personal relationship with God. I still prayed and I still believed in the power of prayer and forgiveness. I felt extremely blessed at a young age. I did not attend college right away, I went to work. At the age of 25 I had my own apartment, had an awesome job (in which I am still employed today), had a dependable vehicle and was financially dependent on myself. I was very grateful and gav...
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...rn. No one recognized Jesus when he returned he had to prove to them he was who he was to them.
The resurrection is one of the things that there is no scientific facts. Per the Life of Jesus, Dickson states, “Two facts form the resurrection-shaped dent: and empty tomb and eyewitness testimony.” Because there were so many people that advised the same story, and not all were women, historians feel this is all the proof needed.
God gave his only son to die for our sins and he has advised that he will return and welcome the righteous into his father’s home. This means that every person has the opportunity to life together with Jesus. God and others that have been resting in death, until Jesus returns.
In conclusion, I enjoyed this class tremendously. It exceeded all of my expectations. I appreciate all the knowledge I gained from our discussions, video and readings.
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