With this, people have to create their own purpose for existing and create their lives around what their purpose in life is. For those that believe in a divine creator and believe that man was created in the image of God, human purpose has been taught and specifically designed for them already. Romans 12:6-8 describes gifts that God has given to people for specific jobs to lead during their lifetime. “God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well. So, if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out when you have faith that God is speaking through you. If your gift is that of serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, do a good job of teaching. If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.” The root cause of problems for people is as simple as three letters- Sin. Jesus Jesus’ true identity is God in human form. The second in the trinity. Jesus came to this earth, born to a virgin to become the ultimate blood sacrifice for all humankind. His ministry began at age 30 after his baptism by John the Baptist. For three years he ministered, healed, preached, taught, trained, and mentored to ensure his message would be shared to all after he was gone. God the Father, needed to send Jesus the Son to earth to be born, live, and die as a human to experience all that humanity was about, for this was the only way he could save us. This is significant to the Christian worldview for we need Jesus to be redeemed and get to heaven. For many of us knowing Jesus walked as one of us makes him real and tangible vs God the Father sitting in heaven somewhere, far out of our reach. This makes it easier for to understand the level
GOSPEL ESSENTIALS- BENCHMARK 4 of his sacrifice, having had no sin and his dying for us. We can then just reach for it and accept the gift. Restoration In simple terms, we are commanded to leave all our problems at the feet of Jesus and not worry over it. We are to do our part, but we should never stand in the way God and his taking care of our problems. Grace is such a simplistic yet powerful word that says so much to a believer and how they will lead a life thereafter. We are afforded grace on a daily if not hourly basis when we
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