Christ Essays

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis

There is no other Christian devotional book that has been deemed truly inspiring by both devout and ordinary Christians for so many generations than the Imitation of Christ. The book was revered by both Catholics and Protestants and was, at times, considered an indispensable resource for those who want to follow the life and works of Christ. No wonder, many saints have made the Imitation one of their guide and even memorized every line by heart. The Author Since the…

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A Comparison of the Ideas of William James and the Teachings of Christ

William James had an incisive insight about a number of intellectual and psychological dealings. He was a trained medical doctor yet he excelled in the field of philosophy and wrote enormously about his thoughts and ideas. Pragmatism, Meaning of Truth as a Sequel to Pragmatism, Pluralistic Universe, and Varieties of Religious Experiences are considered as the major philosophical premises proposed by William James. The ideas of Pragmatism demand scrupulous attention to understand. As per William James, the meaning of an…

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Testimony of Personal Connection with God

When we talk about a church leader having a testimony, it proofs that God is with the leader and leader is with God. A church leader seeks a leadership ministry in God’s service and discusses his personal experience in the Christ. Sharing of a Christian testimony with others in public is the result of that personal experience. “The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian” (Genesis…

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Synoptic Gospels_ the Life and Teachings of Christ

During the Old Testament times, it is very common for the true prophets of the Lord to proclaim the oracles of God with the prelude “Thus says the Lord. ” It bears witness to the fact that what they were declaring to the people of Israel were not their opinions nor traditions laid by their sages but the actual words or message from God. It also point to God as the authority or the true source of authority and not…

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The Human Nature of Christ

Obvious to all was the need for a saviour. The Gentiles needed a Saviour but the Jews wanted a King that would restore the Kingdom to Israel. Men waited eagerly for divine intervention in the ugly course of human history that has been marred by series of wars and perpetual ‘coups and countercoups’. From the Assyrians, Medo-Persians, the Greek, the Babylonians to the Romans Caesars who laid heavy tax burden on the inhabitants of their territory. Men and women, elders…

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Pauline Ethics

1.Why is it necessary that actions proceed from moral and spiritual vision? It is necessary that actions proceed from moral and spiritual vision because the attainment or accomplishment of our vision or goals is when we will be able to put it into action. What is in hearts and minds must be seen through our actions because grace to Apostle Paul work in the inside out. Like Apostle Paul, his ethical teaching flows from a moral vision. For him, to…

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Community Living Covenant

Upon beginning a new chapter in my life and entering my first year of college, I have a strong desire to attend a school in which my Christian values will be respected, and also where I can learn and grow in my faith. Because my life already parallels the expectations set forth in the covenant, I do not feel living up to these standards will be difficult. In fact, I embrace the idea that I will be surrounded by others…

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The Fall of Man and the Death of Christ

In this first reflection paper I will be discussing “the fall of man” and “the death of Christ. ” I chose these two because I feel as though they go well together. The fall of man represents sin being introduced to man, and the death of Christ is where the opportunity to be forgiven of sin is presented. Although I have heard these stories many times before this course has enlightened me on a more in depth look of them…

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Between Two Lamentations

The “Lamentation of Christ” is one of the most popular subjects in the realm of Christian Art. It became extremely popular from the 11th century to the early 18th century, encompassing vast art periods from the Byzantine art period under the Medieval era of art, to the Baroque period of the Renaissance. Numerous works have been created, centering on this one scene that is of great import, not only to the Christian community but to the art world itself. One…

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Christ Above Elijah and Moses

The relation between Jesus and Elijah or between the book of Kings and the New Testament is one of the most controversial issues in modern theology. As a matter of fact this is also one of the crucial issues regarding the divinity of Jesus. It is also one of the main issues that divide Christianity and Judaism. The main problem arises from the actual term Messiah which in literal translation means the “anointed” one. Therefore many that claim that Jesus…

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Iconographic Representation of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, by Christian tradition is known as the lamb of God or the sacrificial lamb, so he is symbolized by a very young lamb seated on a nest of thorns. Other than this Christ is also known as ‘the fisher of men’ which relates to the biblical story of how He was able to gather people into His flock so that they would submit to His teachings; so the ancient symbol for Christ is a simple illustration of the…

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Ethical Teaching of Jesus

We find the ethical teaching of Jesus of course in the writings of his followers that make up the New Testament. This essay is based upon the work of three authors as they examine it – Schillebeeckx in ‘Jesus: an experiment in Christology’, Curran in ‘the Ethical teaching of Jesus’ and Douglas, ‘A non-violent Christology’ and will look at the main characteristics we can expect to find in those who follow him. Curran, page 9, sums up the ethics of…

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The Old Man and the Sea

The idea of sin (and original sin) are important to the tension, suspense, and character development of The Old Man and the Sea. Santiago, the novel’s protagonist undergoes two seemingly separate battles during the course of the novel: first against a gigantic marlin he hopes to catch while fishing alone, far at sea; the second battle he wages – against sharks who “steal” his prize – leads to a pyrrhic victory. Along the way, both external events blend with Santiago’s…

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Finding Scripture_ Money and Nationalism Worksheet and Journal

Money: Matthew 6:19-24 – This verse is telling us that the material things that we have here on earth are not important, the treasures that we are earning while we are here on earth for when we get to heaven are the things that are important. The size of our store house depends on what we do for the Lord while we are here on earth. Matthew 19:16-30 – This passage is telling us that in order for us to…

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