What is the duty of the Christian?
Read the Bible daily and read the entire Bible in one year
Why?1 Peter 5:8 says "Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour." Without a deep knowledge of the Bible the devil can use the texts of the Bible out of context, just as he did with Jesus in Matthew 4:3-11. So, if possible, learning the Biblical texts by heart. See How to read your Bible.
Reading the Bible in a year with a group of friends, in pairs or even as a family is a very useful strategy to maintain motivation and also discipline. As the wise Solomon said: "It is better to have company than to be alone, because the work of two people is better rewarded."
These habits are fundamental for our Christian life, since praying is a way of talking to God. In prayer you speak your gratitude for all that you have received. Talk about your problems. Pray for religious leaders, children, governments, etc. See What is prayer, how to pray? and How do you pray? For what? - Slide show.
Study the Bible
Studying the scriptures can help us come to know our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Give us strength to resist temptation, and strengthen us in our challenges. See How to Study Your Bible.
Give your tithe
Paying tithing shows your love for God and neighbor!
In return, He asks that we support His work and show our love for others. Tithing helps proclaim the gospel and building the kingdom of God on earth. Your contributions have the potential to bless the lives of many more people in addition to your own. See Why give your tithe and offering?.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Participate in Holy Communion
Matthew 26:26-28 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I shall not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom."
Every time you partake of Holy Communion, you declare to the devil that you belong to Jesus Christ and no longer to him!
See What is Holy Supper and who can participate? and What does Holy Supper mean?. (Sermon)
After you are born again and you truly turn your back to the world and sins, you have followed the course of the church to prepare for baptism, then you are ready for baptism. It is a public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord.
See When can you be baptized? and What does baptism mean and who can be baptized? (Sermon).
What is the role of the Christian educator?
In his professional career, the religious educator is responsible for applying Biblical and Christian teachings focused on theology, both in school and non-school environments, whether public or private.
What are the duties of an educator?
Well, if you are a Christian, it would be the following: "In his professional career, the religious educator is responsible for applying Biblical and Christian teachings focused on theology, both in school and non-school environments, whether public or private initiative."
What is a Christian vocation?
They are people who consecrate themselves to God through the religious vows of poverty, obedience and chastity and, generally, follow and serve Christ through a Religious Congregation.
What is Bible education?
It is well known in churches for being a source of Christian education and one of those responsible for social, moral and spiritual formation. This is an important practice for learning, as it helps Christians to be more knowledgeable about the scriptures and their practices in everyday life.
Why is the Bible important in people's lives?
The importance of the Bible is, it is the Word of God. That it is a book that gives life by the blood of Jesus Christ who died on the cross for sins for those who believe. The Word of God is living and powerful. It is God's Scripture for mankind.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work
The Bible reveals the character of God! The Word of God purifies the man, lets know what person he or she is.
What is the role of a deacon?
Deacons teach, preach, officiate, provide pastoral care, and assist the elder in administering the sacraments.
Not every person can be a deacon, see 1 Timothy 3:1-13.
What is the role of an elder/overseer?
The elder is the official who has the function of helping the pastor, whose concern is the spiritual life of the flock. Not every person can be an elder/overseer, see 1 Timothy 3:1-13.
What are the duties of a church member?
Watch over the Church. Admonish, explain, exhort, teach, and invite all to come unto Christ.
What is the greatest mission of the believer?
In both the Old Testament and the New Testament, the intent of God's heart, from the beginning to the end of time, is to save the world.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
What is the mission that Jesus left for believers?
Once we recognize Jesus as the Son of God, He gives us the mission: to announce and teach the Gospel to every creature.
Matthew 28:19-20: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age".
See Commission of Jesus.
What is mission in the evangelical church?
The mission is to spread the faith in Jesus Christ, which is what he dedicates himself to preaching and taking his religious belief to different places, spreading the word of the Lord throughout the world.
What are the activities of the church?
In addition to providing fun and entertainment, activities should build testimonies, strengthen families, and promote unity and personal growth.
- Preaching the Old and New Testaments
- Explain the Bible to apply in daily life
- Sunday School
- Bible Study Groups
- Group prayers for government and people
- Teach singing and praising God in choir
- Learn to read musical notes. Violin, organ, piano and keyboard education
- Live-streaming, websites included in languages for other countries
- Cults for young people
- Cults for women
- Cults for men
- Courses for engaged people, preparing for marriage
- Courses for married couples
- Holy Supper and Baptism
- Visiting the sick
- Visit and teach believers who are not able to visit church anymore
- Visit and proclaim the gospel in prison
- Public evangelism, help missionaries
- Distribute basic food parcels
- Building homes for the needy
- Working with drug and alcohol addicts
- and more
What are the rules of a church?
We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, repentance; third, baptism by immersion under remission of sins.
How should a pastor behave?
You need to have the ability to teach, know how to listen, work in a team, form disciples, and persevere.
Not every person can be a pastor, see 1 Timothy 3:1-13. Only men can be pastors, 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 "The women should keep silence in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says. 35If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church".
1 Timothy 2:10-12 In the same way, I want women to dress modestly, with decency and discretion, not adorning themselves with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly clothing, but with good works, as becomes women who profess Worship God. Woman must learn in silence, with all subjection. I do not permit the woman to teach, nor to have authority over the man. But be silent.
Why allow women to minister when there are so many other positions in the Church? Sometimes it is hard to fill all the church committees (which are very diverse, so there should be something for everyone). Women excel in their gifts of hospitality, compassion, teaching, and helping. Much of the Church's ministry depends on women. Women in the church are not prohibited from praying or prophesying in public (1 Corinthians 11:5). And also she can be a pastor IF there are only women in the service.
What to do to be a good advisor?
Must have convictions and be open to revising them, need compassion for others and oneself, be impartial and have their own adviser.
What basic principle should guide a Christian's life?
The first of these and the foundation upon which Christian society is built is: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all all your strength (...)".
What are the 7 Biblical principles?
The applied Biblical principles are: Character, Union, Self Control, Sow and Reap, Stewardship, Sovereignty and Individuality.
Attributions of the Christian
The main duty of every Christian is to "live according to the doctrine and practice of Holy Scripture". Important Biblical passages teach us that this worthy way of the Christian vocation is what is prescribed in the Scriptures (see Col 1:10 and Eph 4.1).
It is the fundamental duty of every member of a local church to assemble together to worship God at every church meeting as far as possible. But remember: the exception cannot become the rule. The Christian must order his obligations in such a way that this greater commitment will not be neglected. We are free in the sense of attending this or that congregation, but obligated in the sense that no believer can refrain from assembling together (cf. Heb. 10:24-25). If we fail in this basic duty, we deprive ourselves of the means of grace and deprive the other brothers and sisters of enjoying our communion.
It is the duty of every Christian to diligently use the means of grace communicated by Jesus Christ, for his/her personal edification and those under his/her responsibility. (a) Reading the Word, (b) Prayer, (c) Reading good Biblical books, (d) Meditation, etc. We need the Bread of Life and the Water of Life. Our daily feeding on the Word of God, resorting to the presence of God in prayer, occupying our minds with things above and with all that is pleasing to God is indispensable.
Serving the church with the gifts that Christ has given to each one is also the duty of every Christian. The exercise of spiritual gifts must be done with humility, in diversity, maintaining unity, for the edification of the church (Rom. 12, 1 Cor. 12, Eph. 4, 1 Peter 4). The universal priesthood of all believers carries with it the following implications:
- That every vocation is sacred;
- That our life is a service to the glory of God;
- That all our dealings are ministerial: we are called to serve. Therefore, we must seek the relationships and professions in which we can be most useful. God also bestows spiritual gifts on each church member for the purpose of building up the body of Christ. Therefore, everyone has an obligation to diligently exercise their gifts for the spiritual growth of the church, the furtherance of God's kingdom in this world, all for the glory of God.
- Finally, it is the duty of every Christian to submit to, respect, encourage and support officers, provided they remain faithful to the Scriptures.
1 Peter 2:18-25 (Almeida Revised and Corrected 2009)
The Duties of Christian Servants
Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only those who are good and gentle but also those who are dishonest. For it is a commendable thing if, being aware of God, a person endures pain while suffering unjustly. If you endure when you are beaten for doing wrong, what credit is that? But if you endure when you do good and suffer for it, this is a commendable thing before God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his steps. "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, having died to sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.
The duties of Christian wives and husbands
1 Peter 3:1-7 Likewise you wives, be submissive to your husbands, so that some, though they do not obey the word, may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, when they see your reverent and chaste behavior. Let not yours be the outward adorning with braiding of hair, decoration of gold, and wearing of fine clothing, but let it be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable jewel of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. So once the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves and were submissive to their husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are now her children if you do right and let nothing terrify you. Likewise you husbands, live considerately with your wives, bestowing honor on the woman as the weaker sex, since you are joint heirs of the grace of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered.
Brotherly love. Patience in affliction, after the example of Christ
1 Peter 3:8-12 And finally, all of you be of the same mind, compassionate, loving the brethren, deeply merciful and kind, not rendering evil for evil or reviling for reviling; rather, on the contrary, blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit the blessing. For whoever wants to love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips do not speak deceit; depart from evil and do good; seek peace and follow it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their prayer; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
Attend Church Regularly
Hebrews 10:24-25 let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day (Rapture of the Church?) drawing near.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour.
That is why union is important, and praying together.
Help Preserve the Gospel
Christians are responsible for protecting, preserving, and proclaiming the gospel in the world of salvation by the blood of Jesus Christ and making disciples. "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19-20). br> This means that we have a responsibility to study and teach the Bible.
Discipline one another
The apostle Paul does not address the Corinthian leaders, but the Corinthian church itself (1 Cor 5:1-13; 2 Cor 2:6-8). It is the responsibility of Christians to discipline members. Jesus gave us this responsibility in Matthew 18:15-17 "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector". All this needs to occur in love.
If he refuses, the apostle Paul is stern (1 Corinthians 5:5) "you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus."
Attend Member Meetings
As members of the church we together are responsible for what happens in the church. The choice of pastors, elders, deacons, youth leaders, Sunday school, evangelists, and missionaries. Church projects.
We have a responsibility to act if the pastor or leaders begin to teach a false gospel.