Running header: BENEFITS OF CHRISTIANITY 1
The benefits of Christianity to one's mental health
BENEFITS OF CHRISTIANITY 2
The benefits of Christianity to one's mental health
Though there are ideological differences between religion and ps
LIVING BY THE FAITH OF CHRIST
-There is a faith that Christ gives . Faith is given by measure ; Romans 12:3- God has dealt to
every man a measure of faith.
-The faith of Christ is a faith dealt to us by God , we cannot build it in ourselves or create it o
CHRIST'S HEART TOWARDS SINNERS
-Christ loved the world and humankind.
-Christ was merciful to sinners like during the incident with the woman who was almost being
-Christ was compassionate to sinners as he said that he saw the crowds as sheep with
THE IDENTITY OF CHRIST
-A disciple is a follower.
-Jesus was God but also came as man.
-1Timothy 2:5; Christ Jesus is the man mediator between God and man.
-He came as man coz as humans we could not follow a spirit.
-John 9:28; There were disciples of Mos
DEITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Deity is derived from the word DEOS meaning God
Jesus' entire ministry and life on earth was by the Holy Spirit starting from His immaculate conception-LK CHAPTER one verses thirty five , His baptism in matthew three verses sixtee
HISTORY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH THE BIBLE
-Genesis 1:2 - First tym the Holy Spirit was mentioned was before creation.
-2Peter 1:21 - Holy Spirit inspired the writing of the scripture.
-Genesis 41:38 - Pharaoh admitted that Joseph's wisdom was as a resu
THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER
-The Holy Spirit is wat the father promised.
-The Holy Spirit is a unique promise from the father when He began to reveal the plan of
-The Bible talks of God giving people ;
ANOTHER SPIRIT- the Holy Spirit
COMPONENTS OF THE HUMAN BODY AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
-This is the deepest and most fundamental part of man's being . It is the very breath of God
-Job 12:10.God's hand is every soul and breath of humankind.
-Job 32:8.There is a spirit
MAN AS GOD'S IMAGE
SOME TRAITS OF GOD;
-GOD IS ALIVE: David asked who is that that was defying the armies of the living God.
-GOD IS HOLY: Leviticus 11:44; Be ye holy as I am holy.
-GOD IS ETERNAL
-GOD HAS A SOUL/MIND; Hebrews 10:38; If man goes against G
MAN'S INTRINSIC NEED FOR RELATIONSHIPS
-Simple definition of intrinsic ; b elonging to the essential nature of a thing : occuring as a
natural part of something.
-Full definition of intrinsic ;
1. a. belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a
UNDERSTANDING OUR FALLEN DESIRES
-We got corrupted at the fall at Eden.
-Our souls became blind to God and the solution is to let Jesus regenerate our spirits.
-Both saved and unsaved men have desires that are against God all resulting from fall at Eden.
BEHOLDING THE BEAUTY OF CHRIST
-In order to give up something , it is often needful to do it in order to gain a greater thing.
-Our dying to self and living for Christ is not heroic it instead stems from a place of
-Phillipians 32:9; Paul c
UNDERSTANDING AND REACHING ACROSS CULTURES.
-The vision of our missionary God is to enfold people of every nation , tribe and language into
His kingdom.God has chosen to work through a particular people of His calling - Israel in the
old testament and tye
OUR MISSIONARY GOD'S HEART FOR THE NATIONS AS REVEALED IN THE
-Our God is a missionary God.
-The Bible message is a missionary message.
-It starts with creation , disobedience , sin comes into the world .
-Between Genesis 3 and 10 ; there are insta
DYING TO SELF
-Luke 9:23 ; And He said to them all , if any man will come after me , let him deny himself and
take up his cross daily and follow me.
-Humility however is not timidity . Do not sit on ur abilities , ur aggression towards salvation in
BIBLE AUTHORISATION AND INSPIRATION.
-The Bible is a collection of sacred texts in Judaism and Christianity .
-The Bible witnesses to itself in that it is God's word and thus our authority for belief and
-God has revealed Himself to in the perso
CENTRALITY OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE SCRIPTURE
-The theme of the Bible is to introduce salvation so that maan goes back to the initial
-Luke 24;44. all things in the mosaic law , prophecies and psalms must be fulfilled.
REFERENCES ; OLD TESTAME
CHURCH PLANTING AND ADMINISTRATION
TOPIC ONE : THE FOUNDATION OF THE CHURCH
-It is God's desire for Him to have a family of sons and daughters who will be like Him and
exercise dominion over the creation.
-The way in which God desired to make this family
GOD'S PLAN RUINED: REBELLION
A. MAN CREATED IN GOD'S IMAGE
-Yes God made man in His own image to have dominion.
1.FREE TO CHOOSE
-It was th father's desire that Adam n Eve would love,honor n obey Him in all things.
-He longed for man to receive n return t
GENDER AND CULTURE
-Sex: physiological or biological state of being male or female.
-Gender: a social construct. It is what it means to be male or female in a certain culture.
-Gender is shaped by culture and is therefore culture specific.
IMPORTANCE OF G
-Culture is a set of ideas , beliefs and behaviours that is shared by a group of people.
-Communicationis the continuous process of exchanging meaning between a sender and a
-Cross-cultural communication, process of exchanging meaning be
DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN CULTURE AND GOSPEL (MAINTAINING THE
DOCTRINE OF THE GOSPEL)
-The Gospel has to be communicated in the context of a certain culture to make it meaningful.
-But mostly we don't go to with a naked Gospel to adapt it to the new culture.