Someone asked me the other day ‘what does being a Christian mean to you? I’m a Christian, but i just don’t know how to even approach a broad question like this. - Niki Hi there, I’m glad that you are thinking about how best to answer your friend’s question and you are right, that is a very broad question! I will try and outline some major points you might want to think about, but there are heaps of other points you might want to bring up. Firstly, the greatest thing about being a Christian is being in a renewed friendship with God. That is something really amazing considering that the whole world is steeped in rebellion against God and only deserves death and His condemnation. The Christian is the one who has escaped this anger and condemnation and been brought into wonderful relationship with our Creator again.
Disclaimer: This essay has been submitted by a student. This is not an example of the work written by our professional essay writers. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of UK Essays. Christianity is the religion that follows the teachings of Jesus Christ, through the Holy Bible. The duration of the last seven weeks have taught me a lot more about Christianity and what it means to be a Christian.
- The passage in Luke starts mid-story as Jesus has overcome Satan in the desert and started his ministry. He has so far performed a miracle of catching fish, and healed a man with leprosy. His reputation was spreading quickly and many came to hear Jesus speak and be healed of their diseases. The passage Luke -26 is an introduction to the continued conflict Jesus has with the Pharisees and Scribes. It is the first time mentioned in Luke that they come to listen to him speak and they don’t approve of his message....
He has transformed and influenced many lives including mine. First of all, Jesus is my Savior through justification. To me, he is a father and a friend, but most of all, He is my Lord and Savior through justification, sanctification, and redemption. Justification by faith is being attributed by God as righteous, even though we have sinned, and are therefore relieved from guilt and punishment. “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” –Romans 4:5 The two principles of justification are as follows: the One who has been wronged pronounces the circumstances of justification, and man’s justification is established on the virtues of Another. God must therefore determine the proceeding of justification, and man cannot stand in the presence of God nor in heaven without Jesus Christ.
I know that people are surprised to find a hardened atheist writing about such a subject. Some people, indeed, have seen things – connections and patterns and implications – I had no idea were there. Some of my correspondents are sure that my intention is evil, and that I will meet my judgment before the Great White Throne (Rev. Be that as it may, and I think it won’t, I know from my experience with previous books that many readers do have an honest curiosity about the author’s point of view. ’ Some writers – apparently William Golding was one – are firmly of the opinion that there is a correct way to read their books and they argue strongly with readers who, they think, have got them wrong. If such readers want to persuade others of their interpretation, however, they have to do so fairly and honestly, by reference to the text and not to any pretended secret key or private knowledge. So they sometimes ask me: ‘What do you really believe? The problem with my telling people what I think it means is that my interpretation seems to have some extra authority and that sometimes shuts down debate: if the author himself has said it means X, then it can’t mean Y. Believing as I do in the democracy of reading, I don’t like the sort of totalitarian silence that descends when there is one authoritative reading of any text. So in general, I prefer not to discuss the meaning of my work.
You can decide whether someone is going to attain their dream school or will be going to their safety. Before you vote to accept, deny, or waitlist this person ask yourself: Is this someone I would want to be friends with? I was also very nervous about the whole roommate thing, but I put that in God’s hand too and a friend of mine from Shepard Hill high school introduced me to another friend of hers who was also going to BSC. People who don’t know me will often ask me why I’m so happy all the time, I was not always, but since my experiences at work camp that week, youth group, and seeing God touch other peoples lives I some how know everything will work out.
May 9, 2006 Confirmation Essay What My Faith in Jesus Means to Me By: Samantha Hietsch Everyone who knows me, knows that I love a lot of things especially Elvis Presley. The person who is number one in my heart is my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Elvis Presley may have sung for the world, but Jesus died for the world. Yes, contrary to the legend, Elvis is dead but Jesus is truly alive. My favorite Bible verse would have to be Luke: : “Jesus replied, ‘What is impossible with men, is possible with God.’” When I think about this Bible verse, all I can say is “Whoa.” If you think about it, that is truly amazing. It gives me so much hope in everything I do because you know that through Christ, I can do anything. My favorite Bible story is when Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt. They sent him away into slavery and then they told their father that Joseph had been killed.
“Jesus to me is the all in all, a pure man without sin [who] cannot sin. Also I know that I am protected and can do anything because I have accepted Jesus into my heart. I think Jesus was sent down from God, which means Jesus is God’s son. If it wasn’t for God’s ultimate sacrifice of his son, we would not be forgiven. – Kiersten “This is a question that I always manage to tear up about when I answer. I don’t wanna use all the traditional adjectives to describe him. Jesus is the one man who can look at me with love and when I am covered in the most dirt.