Evan 201 Reflection Paper

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Reflection Paper

EVAN 201 – B02 Preparation for Personal Evangelism
Instructor – Dr. Claudia Dempsey
February 1, 2015

Part 1 Many different ideas come to mind when thinking about the Work of the Cross. The Bible teaches Jesus died on the cross for man’s sins and to grant everlasting life to God’s followers with God in heaven. The sins of man are washed away with the blood of Christ and we receive God’s salvation and sanctification. When looking at the Work of the Cross, a Christian needs to look no further than John 3:16 (NRSV), which states, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” But this would be too simple of an answer for God’s
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125). While I have accepted Jesus into my life and affirm He is the Son of God and our Messiah, I sometimes have a hard time making peace with certain aspects of my life. It is during these times I need to learn to let go and let God guide me along my journey. Throughout my life, I have had many struggles, be it with my own father’s drinking problems, my mother leaving me in the care of my drunk father, being walked over and used by friends, or being bullied during school, I have sometimes slipped into poor thinking and wondered why a loving God would allow this to happen to me. I know God gives people free will and allows them to make their own poor choices, and have always been able to realize God is not to blame for my struggles. To assist with my struggles in this area, I can look to Romans 5:1, which states, “Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”. By understanding God wants the best for me, I can make peace with things that have happened and will happen in my life. As Reverend Rick Ezell states, “We must have peace with God before we can experience the peace of God - emotional peace.” We must recognize God wants the best for us and He is not to blame for the evils of the world before we can accept the peace we receive from Him. This is something I need to try to remember more often in my life. I pray that I can use these lessons from this class to

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