INTRODUCTION Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.” I go by this scripture every single second of the day, and I believe it relates to all three topics I’ve chosen: How can we be confident Jesus is returning?, If a person is a Christian, does it matter how they live their life?, and What can your local church do to better communicate God’s love to your community? We can’t do anything without Christ’s strength through us. Each of us needs strength to know God faithfully and know He is returning soon! We need strength to live our lives well and to prosper in God’s love. Church communities need strength to spread God’s word to communities all around. In saying this, I think it is completely natural
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I believe the second proof of resurrection (transformation of disciples into bold prophets) is something that pertains to today. As we live our lives and sin some people become scared of Jesus when they realize their sins; however they become bold and mighty when asking for forgiveness. I believe those scared now will be scared when He returns! The third proof Towns (2007) gives is, “The resurrection of Christ is proved by the testimony of various individuals and groups of people who claimed they talked with and had fellowship with the resurrected Christ.” I am positive the resurrected Christ told these individuals of His future reappearance and that is definitely how we know He is coming (i.e. oral tradition). This bold and true statement of Jesus coming again is proved by the inability of non-believers to disprove the statement.
TOPIC 2 If a person claims Christianity it does matter how they choose to live their life. Towns (2007) gave a good example of how I look at this topic—“But think of conversion as a door with two sides; one side is human activity, and on the other side is God’s activity.” We are to love one another and be acquainted with each other as God would have us. Unfortunately many a time that does not happen. People ‘hate’ others due to reasons such as their heritage, disability, body type, etc. One may never have the answer as to why Christians sometimes do not lead the Christ-like life. As Christians we should live by the 10 commandments in which