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Christmas holiday has become too commercialized, so I focus more on the meaning of the holiday rather than gifts. Also, I find around the Christmas and Easter holiday I feel more connected with Jesus Christ and God, since these are the times that the Christian community celebrate Jesus Christ’s birth and resurrection. Furthermore, I know I should make more of an effort to feel that connection for the entire year not just these two occasions of the year. Conclusion
6Benchmark – Gospel EssentialsChristianity has so many topics that can be covered and all of them being very important.God is many things to many people, He is called many names in many languages but the one thing that is constant is that God knows everything always, seeing, loving, and forgiving. Humanity may be full of sin, but we are forgiven for our sins because Jesus dies for them on the cross. In addition, Christians believe that the Son of God is Jesus Christ, was born a human beingto be put on the earth to preach the word of God, died on the cross for the worlds sins, and was resurrected from the dead. Also, Christians should have an intimate and personal relationship with God and should live their lives in accordance to God’s teachings. Furthermore, people should value their spiritual treasure more than any materialistic treasure here on earth.
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