The Nature of God
Teleological argument and cosmological argument
(complexity so could not (cosmos/universe and events within it means God must
happen by chance) exist)
David Hume- one great machine, subdevided into an infinate number of lesser machines
William Paley- the way in which all parts of a watch work together to meet a purpose suggest that the watch must have a designer (god).
Holy trinity- son, father, holy spirit
"the spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you" Romans 8:11
"every word of God is flawless" Proverbs 30:5
miracles- mark 4:37-39 "Quiet!be still" Jesus said to the sea when he was in a boat with his disciples"
God is: eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, perfectly good, our judge
Religious and Spiritual experiences
communnal worship, hymns, bible readings, sermons, holy communion, prayers, private worship
matthew 26: 26-29 the last supper (had bread and wine) "take and eat, this is my body" (bread) "this is my blood of the covenant" (wine)
infant baptism (water poured over head to be cleansed of the origional sin), adult baptism (body submerged under water, to repent of their sins), holy communion (bread and wine), incense (burn incense in a censer and wafted around during service to symbolise players going up to God).
Liturgical colours: white (purify), red (blood), green (plants and trees-life), purple (expensive dye colour- royalty)- rose (joy of anticipation for christmas and easter)
art- orthodox chrches highly decorated- conformist churches, no art
Jesus sent Peter and John saying, "Go and make preperations for us to eat the passover"
fasting- act of choosing to go without food, drink or both for a period of time
Lent- giving up a luxury for 40 days- represent jesus in the desert.
(both to show they choose God over food)