Theology 104 Reflection Paper

1267 words 6 pages
May 4, 2011
Reflection Paper
Did Jesus claim to be God? If a person is a Christian, does it matter how they live their life? What can your local Church do to better communicate God’s love to your community? These are just three of many questions when it comes to being a Christian living in the world we live today.
Section 1: Did Jesus Claim to be God?
Jesus is never recorded in the Bible as saying the precise words, “I am God.” That does not mean, however, that He did not proclaim that He is God. Take for example Jesus’ words in (John 10:30), “I and the Father are one.” We need only to look at the Jews’ reaction to His statement to know He was claiming to be God. They tried to stone Him for this very reason.
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Friends that are in trouble are not abandoned, but helped. Faithful service involves a change of attitude on the part of a believer. Tasks that are done for others are also carried out for God. Work for an employer is not "to win their favour when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart." (Ephesians 6:6).
Section 3: What can your local church do to better communicate God’s love to your community?
What can your local church do to better communicate God’s love to your community? To help churches build those relationships, we offer opportunities for ministry by: partnering together, providing training opportunities, and offering congregational coaching to help churches who are thinking about intentionally reaching out to their neighbors and would like help gauging their own readiness as a church and how to engage their neighbors effectively.
Local churches can connect with families in need by building relationships. While this takes time and requires more than an hour or two on a Sunday morning – the reward is worth every effort. Instead of always saying what needs to be done or should be done like my church does get out in the community if you have to join other churches and help spread the word through having a cookout and tent revival or etc. Just get out there and stop procrastinating and you will one day see the reward for what you have accomplished even if you just save one


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