How do Christians in Kenya show respect for places of worship? (6 marks)
How Christians in Kenya show respect for places of worship
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Ways in which Christians Identity themselves in the society today
In what ways does God reveal to us today?
1. Through the holy scriptures;
God calls us through the bible. The Bible is the inspired word of God this is because authors were under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
2 Timothy 3:15
and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
2. Through jesus christ
Jesus was chosen by God to save mankind from sins.
Matthew 26:26-29 New International Version (NIV)
26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
Matthew 1:20-23 (NIV)
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”(which means “God with us”).
3. Through prayers
Mark 11:24 (NIV)
24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
4. Through miracles
“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.
5. Through the holy spirit
1 Corinthians 2:10
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
6. Through other people, pastors and priests
So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
But the word of God continued to spread and flourish.
7. Through visions and dreams
Acts 10:9-16 (NIV)
9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”
14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”
15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”
16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.
8. Through natural events such as rain and earthquakes
Revelation 15 (NIV)
Seven Angels With Seven Plagues
15 I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed. 2 And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God 3 and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb:
“Great and marvelous are your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways,
King of the nations.[a]
4 Who will not fear you, Lord,
and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”[b]
5 After this I looked, and I saw in heaven the temple—that is, the tabernacle of the covenant law—and it was opened. 6 Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues. They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests. 7 Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever. 8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.
9. Other ways god calls his people
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1. By use of electronic media.
The church is nowadays spreading the gospel via the use of electronic media and technology to reach people. Examples of these media services include:
2. By providing Bibles through publishing / Christian literature.
The bible and other written books of the christian scriptures are sometimes provided for free or at subsidized prices to enable the poor to also posses some copies. Other information on the gospel is also freely available in the internet, radios and televisions
3. By carrying outreach campaigns / door to door witness.
Sometimes the clergy move from door to door campaigns to spread the gospel of God. This is as a result of various religious organisations formed at the grassroots levels to oversee the movement of the clergy and organize venues. Such movements include:
4. ORGANIZING youth camp / seminars / retreats.
Youth camps are organised perennially especially during school holidays by various churches to teach the youths on christian life.
5. Helping the needy.
Sometimes, the church will organize a fund raising through various religious groups and support the needy and spread the gospel.
6. Supporting the teaching of Christian Religious Education.
The church is involved in the formation of school curriculum from primary level through secondary and institutions of higher learning. There are also a huge number of christian sponsored schools whose school culture is doctored and influenced by the sponsoring church.
7. Provision of medical care.
The church has several medical camps and hospitals that they use to offer free and subsidized medical services to their followers.
8. Preaching the word / holding crusades.
The church organizes crusades in various centres to sensitize the people on christian life and help spread the gospel.
9. By sending out missionaries / financing them.
The church sends and finance missionaries to help spread the gospel and build new churches
10. By ORGANIZING choirs / singing groups.
The church organize choirs and even record their songs and distribute them to the society.