The Importance Of Praise And Worship In A Christian Life
‘You were planned for God’s pleasure’ is the first principle explained in this book. Our priority should not be having the latest shoes! It should be to please God. We can demonstrate our love for God by trusting in Him and obeying Him. The bible states “The Lord is pleased with those who worship him and trust his love”. Making God happy should be of utmost importance to us. We can achieve this by surrendering ourselves whole heartedly to God and trusting in Jesus. The immense benefits of surrendering to God are peace, freedom and God’s amazing power in your …show more content…
Whenever real fellowship occurs the experience is authentic. This means sincere sharing with others and not superficial talk. We must be open and honest with ourselves in order to experience real fellowship. Through practicing fellowship, we are able to experience sympathy towards others, mercy and mutuality with others. There are four levels of fellowship: sharing, studying, serving and suffering. In addition, there are nine elements of fellowship: authenticity, mutuality, sympathy, mercy, honesty, humility, courtesy, confidentiality and frequency.
When members of the church come together this is called a community. In order to establish a community, we must be courteous, honest, and have humility. If chaos arises within the community, we must be honest with each other. The bible states "No more lies, no more pretence”. Tell your neighbour the truth. In Christ's body we're all connected to each other, after all. When you lie to others, you end up lying to yourself”. Thus, if conflict is handled correctly we can grow closer to each …show more content…
God strives for us to have both a mission and a ministry. Our ministry is our service to believers, and our mission is our service to unbelievers. The number one purpose of our mission is to introduce unbelievers to God and teach them about His word. We should never feel ashamed of our purpose but rather privileged that we can fulfil a serve to God. One of the most amazing things we can do for a person is to share the knowledge of how they can have eternal life.
Once we make the decision to become believes, we also become one of God’s messengers. Our message is known as T.L.G.G. T- testimonies, L - life lessons, G - Godly passions and G - good news. Our testimonies are the stories pf how we began a relationship with Jesus and our life lessons are the most important lessons that God has taught us. Moreover, our Godly passions are the issues that God shaped us to care about the most and the good news is the message of salvation.
To conclude our five purposes in life are to love God, to be a part of His family, to become like His son Jesus Christ, to serve Him, and to tell others about him. In addition, we must always remember that Christianity is not a religion or a philosophy, but a relationship and a