Chapter 5

In this week’s reading of Bonhoeffer, we learn in chapter five about confession and communion. Confession and communion earn necessary within the community and having a new life within Christ. Today I am going to focus on the shame of sin and feeling alone and the grace that God gave us when he died on the cross. Bonhoeffer starts off this chapter by explaining that as Christians we must understand that sinners something that is going to be consumed by everyone because we’re all broken sinners even if we’re Christians we still sin. Bonhoeffer states that “We dare…

Chapter 4

In this week’s reading of Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, We are in chapter 4 which the topic is ministry. Ministry is broken into many different sections within this chapter but I’m only going to talk about three. First, we have the ministry of listening. I’m going to breakdown each of these during this blog. It is first important to understand that God has made everyone in his perfect image. Bonhoeffer states that each member of the community is given his particular place, but this is no longer the place in which he can successfully assert himself, but…

Chapter 3

In this week’s reading of Bonhoeffer in chapter three, it talks about “The day alone”. This is talking about mainly how time alone is not bad and how most people seek fellowship with others because they cannot stand to be alone. He gives the example of when a man comes to fellowship when he is running away from something, they are it is not fellowship. Bonhoeffer states that “He is really not seeking community at all, but only distraction which will allow him to forget his loneliness for a brief time, the very alienation that creates the deadly…

Chapter 2

This week’s reading of “Life Together” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, it talks about the aspects of a day with others, meaning how we can have the community with others and serving our God. These steps include reading the scriptures, worship through singing, praying for one another and with one another, and the days work. The step that stood out to me was reading the scriptures and singing worship with others. The reading of the scriptures Bonhoeffer states that “This was discovered by many to their grateful astonishment particularly during the church struggle. But there can be equally little doubt…

Chapter 1

In this week's reading of “Life Together” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I learned the importance of community. Community is something that is a vital piece for us as Christians to experience and have. God calls us to be in community with one another, he even sends his son to be in community with us. we are to be within a community with fellow Christians and it is a privilege to do so. Bonhoeffer states that “It is not simply to be taken Great for granted another Christian has the privilege of living among other Christians. Jesus Christ lived in…

Chapter 7

This week's reading of Machen It talks mainly about the church and the roles of the church. The Church in the Christian view is the most important institution. To Christians, it is important that those who are saved or those who were lost souls and are saved by the grace of God must become united in the Church. Machen explains this well in the chapter, “According to the Christian belief, lost souls are saved, the same ones become united in the Christian Church.”(Machen) There is large importance on the becoming united within a Church to serve and worship…

Chapter 6

In this week’s reading of Machen chapter 6, I learned about the reason and need for salvation. As well as liberalisms perspective on salvation differs from Christianity. Salvation is when God sent his son to die in our place for our sins that we have done. This was a painful and terrible death on the cross, Christ did this because he loves us but also because of how much he hated sin. Machen states that “the death of Christ, it is said, shows how much God hates sin. Sometimes, still again, the death of Christ is thought of…

Chapter 5

In this chapter Machen talked about Christ, to start he also brings up three points covering the differences between liberalism and Christianity that the book as covered so far. This includes the view of God and the view of man, the presuppositions of the Christian message, and the time frame of the Bible. It is important to understand that the basic foundations of liberalism and Christianity differ. “We must consider the Person upon whom the message is based. That person is Jesus. And their attitude toward Jesus, liberalism, and Christianity are sharply opposed.” …

Chapter 4

In this week’s reading of Machen chapter 4, I learned more about the context of the Bible as well as the importance of the Bible to the Christian faith. The bible is much more than just the book that tells Christians how to act it is the truth and God’s word which is to lead and guide us. The Bible is more than a piece of doctrine it holds our truth about God and how he has saved us. Machen states that “ According to the Christian view, The Bible contains an account of a revelation from God…

Chapter 3

In this week’s reading of Machen, chapter 3 I learned that The Bible really has two different accounts of which it’s from and that is from God and man. in the Bible it talks about how God saved man and all the things that God did in order to save us from our sins and ultimately pay the price for us and the love that he gives to us. “The Christian gospel consistent account of how God saved man, and before the gospel could be understood something must be known about God and about man. the doctrine of…

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