Living the christian life

christian worship

Liturgical worship- used by catholics and anglicans

Non Liturgical worship- Methodism and pentecostalism

Examples-

Liturgical- Holy communion, baptism

Non-Liturgical- silence, personal prayer, charismatic worship

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The role of sacraments

A sacrament is where an important milestone in a christians life is celebrated, where the grace and power of god can be recieved. 

The 8 sacraments of catholics-

-Eucharist, marriage, annointing the

sick, baptism, penance, reconciliation, ordination, confirmation

' then jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by john'

' therfore go and make disciple of all the nations baptizing them'

Eucharist- Catholics believe that the bread and wine becomes the body and blood of christ whereas protestants accept it as a symbol of the body and blood.

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The nature and purpose of prayer

Purpose-

-to get closer to god

-to praise god 

- to ask for god's help

-to repent to god

' therfore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have recieved it, and it will be yours'

'but when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your father, who is unseen'

Types of prayer

Set prayer

The lord's prayer

Informal prayer

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Pilgrimage

Places for christian Pilgrimage-

Jerusalem- 

Iona- many saints lived there

Taize- Brings together different denominations of christianity 

Walsingham- where a vision of the Virgin Mary was recieved

'every year jesus's parents went to jerusalem for the festival of passover'

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Celebrations

Christmas-

celebrates the incarnation and birth of jesus

Many christians help the community arround christmas time

'and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son'

Easter-

Remembers the cruxificion and celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. 

It gives christians faith in eternal life

'the one who believes in me will live even though they die'

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The future of the church

Missionary and evangelical work-

-christians who complete evangelical work are sent out to share their faith and the messages of the bible.

'go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation'

Locally- Local churches fund projects and provide community support

Nationally- special events days, funding projects, national faithed events

Globally- Evangelical projects, helping underdeveloped places

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The church in the local community

role and importance of the church community-

- unites the local community

-provided support and comfort when needed

- gives advice and authority

-gives people a sense of identity and belonging

'for where 2 or 3 gather in my name, there am i with them' 

How the local church helps-

-clubs, social groups and bible groups

-ecumenism, (breaking down barriers between different christian denominations)

-outreach work

- celebrations 

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The worldwide church

Importance of the worldwide church-

- gives christians a global identity

-provides support when needed

-shows that christian teachings can be put in to action globally'

'love one another as I have loved you' 

Christian teachings about charity- Christians encourage compassion

-Jesus taught people to help others, (the parable of the good samaritan)

- god made everyone in an equal image, 'god created mankind in his own image'

- the parable of the sheeps and the goats

Christian aid-

Works to end poverty on a global scale.

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