September 23, Author: Robert Kohen The ACT recently changed the format of the optional essay, debuting the new essay on the September exam. From September on, all essay prompts will require you to not only respond to a specific question, but to also read and address three unique perspectives on the question. Unfortunately, the ACT has only released a meager two sample prompts for you to preview.
There are many who talk about the love of God, who are total strangers to the God of love. The divine love is commonly regarded as a species of amiable weakness, a sort of good-natured indulgence; it is reduced to a mere sickly sentiment, patterned after human emotion.
The truth is that on this, as on everything else, our thoughts need to be formed and regulated by what is revealed in Scripture. That there is urgent need for this is apparent not only from the ignorance which so generally prevails, but also from the low state of spirituality which is now so sadly evident everywhere among professing Christians.
How little real love there is for God. One chief reason for this is because our hearts are so little occupied with His wondrous love for His people. The better we are acquainted with His love—its character, fullness, blessedness—the more our hearts will be drawn out in love to Him.
The Psalm praises God for His lovingkindness for two major acts in history, the creation of the world and the deliverance of Israel from their Egyptian slavery. The commands of the Law, given to the people of God, can be summed up as: When our Lord was soon to be arrested and crucified, He spoke to His disciples in what has become known as the Upper Room Discourse John concerning the things important for them to know in light of His coming death, burial, resurrection, and ascension.
Love is also prominent in the Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians, being mentioned in each chapter.
In chapter 1, verse 4, love is first mentioned as the motivation of God as He chose us for salvation in eternity past. In chapter 2, Paul reminds his readers they were once dead in their trespasses and sins, and that God provided salvation for us because of His mercy and His great love with which He loved us 2: In the same chapter, Paul says that the church, the body of Christ, builds up itself in love as Christians speak the truth in love verses In his concluding words to the Ephesians, Paul writes, 23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
These statements, written by the apostle John, are challenging to the Christian, and a sobering warning to those who merely think or profess to be saved: He who does not love abides in death. Another reason for the relative rarity of love in the Old Testament is a failure on the part of Bible translators.
Nevertheless, hesed is the key word in describing the love of God toward man. For all of eternity we shall ponder the love of God, and never will we fully be able to comprehend it, for His love is infinite. The value of an article is due largely to how long it endures.
Gold and precious stones, for example, are more precious than wood or paper, which do not last. His love is unchanging. As God is immutable, so is His love.
He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love Micah 7: It is communicated to us through the Holy Spirit: It is also directed toward producing holiness in us. In love Ephesians 1: God cannot and will not accept our sin.
And so, in love, God disciplines us, moving us in love toward holiness. The love of God is not a guarantee that we will not suffer; it is the assurance that whatever suffering we endure is directed toward making us holy by a God who loves us.
Love comes at a high cost, and the one who loves is the one who willingly pays the price.Definition: Responsibility means being accountable for your actions. Responsible people fulfill com-mitments and display self-control by doing the best you can at your job.
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Character Education Writing Prompts: Responsibility Going Shopping. Role: you as a future pet owner; Audience: your parents; Format: a budget; Topic: financial responsibility for a pet; Strong Verb: research and persuade; You want to get a new pet.
You must prove to your parents that you can financially support the animal of your choice. Packer defines the love of God this way: God’s love is an exercise of His goodness towards individual sinners whereby, having identified Himself with their welfare, He has given His Son to be their Saviour, and now brings them to know and enjoy Him in a covenant relation.
J. I. Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, ), p. Social Responsibility. Essay # 4. Research Paper. The Research Paper is intended to give each student the opportunity to expand the knowledge gained from the class readings.
Each student will apply critical thinking and writing skills covered in class while researching your choice of topic (below).