Christian Practices

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  • Created on: 30-04-18 17:07
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  • Christian Beliefs
    • Worship
      • Reason for worhsip
        • To praise God
        • To ask for forgiveness
        • To seek God help
        • To Strength Relationship With God
      • Type of Worship
        • Liturgical worship
        • Non-liturgical Worship
        • Informal Worship
    • Prayer
      • Significance
        • Encourages reflection of self
        • Enables communication with God
        • Keep a close relationship with God
        • To accept god's will even if it suffering
        • Gives a sense of peace
      • The lords Prayer
        • Jesus taught his Disciples this prayer.
        • Seen as a good model of prayer.
        • Reminds Christians to forgive each other.And that God is the Father,
    • The sacraments
      • It is an Inward sign of an outward Blessing
        • Baptism
          • Imitates Jesus baptism
          • Enters a new life with Christ and becomes a Child of God
          • becomes a member of the church
          • Cleansed of sin
          • Infant baptism:practised by the Catholics to remove the original sin and the child will be welcomed in to the church
          • Believers Baptism:It is practised by Baptist they should be old enough to make the decision
        • Holy Communion
          • It celebrates and gives thanks for the sacrifice of Jesus death.
          • Impacts
            • Individuals: receive God's Grace and strengthen their faith.
            • Brings people together and provides support and encouragment
            • It encourage to work for equality and justice for all Some churches also do charities
          • Catholics and some Anglicans believe that the bread does turn in to Jesus flesh a blood
          • Protestants think that is a reminder of the last supper.It is just symbolic for them.
        • Marriage
        • Holy Order
        • Reconcillation
        • Anointing the Sick
    • Pilgrimage
      • WHY?
        • make you feel closer to God
        • Strengthen faith
        • To be forgiven    forSin
        • Experience a Holy place
        • Seek a cure for an illness
      • Lourdes:Mary was told to dig and build a spring that will have healing properties
      • Iona:Where Columbus established a monastic community
    • Festivels
      • Christmas
        • Celebrates the births of jesus
        • Light symbolises Jesus  coming at the times of darkness
        • Midnight mass:Reflects the holiness of the night
        • 25thof december
      • Easter
        • Good Friday :Jesus was crucified
        • Saturday nights:services held to celebrate Jesus resurrection.
        • EasterSunday:Church filled with flowers and hymns are sung
    • The role of the Church
      • Educate people about Christianity
      • place for worship and prayers
      • Provides activities for younger people
      • A place where Christian socialise
      • Helps those in need
      • Fight for injustices
      • Food Banks
        • Provides emergency food based on the principles of the Sheep and the Goats parable
      • Street pastor
        • They provide practical help to local communities to help those involved in anti-social behaviours
    • Mission and Evanglism
      • Great commission: Jesus told his disciples to spread the Gospel
      • Alpha:example of evangelism in Britain. It is an o opportunity to explore the meaning of life.
    • Church growth
      • It is growing rapidly in places like Africa and Asia
      • Spreading the faith
        • Advertising and using social media
        • praying that other will accept God
        • Sharing what God has done for them
        • E.G Christ for all nations
    • Worldwide Church
      • Christian believe that humans where reconciled by God. It is an important part of the Church Work
      • E.g Corrymeela. They helped reconcile the conflict between Ireland and Northern Ireland
    • Christian Persecution
      • Religious discrimination towards Christians
        • IT should strengthen their Faith and allow them to share the suffering
        • It is important to act against persecution
        • Encourage Christians to love and forgive
    • Response to World Poverty
      • Christians try to help those living in poverty.
      • Teachings
        • Parable of the sheep and  The Goat
        • The Rich man and lazarus
        • Good Samaritan
      • Christian Aid
      • Tearfund
      • CAFOD

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