1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) - But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light
All Christians have the responsibility of preserving and sharing the Gospel, and building our personal and communal (the Church) relationship with God.
This is to be differentiated from the ministerial priesthood. In both the Old Testament and New Testament, there are two priesthoods - universal priesthood of all believers, and the ministerial priesthood.
Exodus 19:6 (KJV) - And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
The two verses quoted here are about the universal priesthood.
We share the priesthood of christ and gods life
Roman Catholic AnswerOnly the Bishop carries the fullness of the priesthood of Jesus Christ. All priests and deacons in his diocese share in his priesthood, and they all share in the priesthood of Jesus Christ.
Share their faith
To share salvation to other people who do not have Christ in their lives share the Gospel and the story of Christ.
The Baptismal Candle symbolizes the Baptized person becoming a "light of Christ" and their duty to share Him with the world.
For the Catholic point of view, the promises that God bestows to Baptism is that it takes away original sin, all personal sins and all punishment due to sin. It makes the baptized person a participant in the divine life of the Trinity through sanctifying grace, the grace of justification which incorporates one into Christ and into his Church. It gives one a share in the priesthood of Christ and provides the basis for communion with all Christians. It bestows the theological virtues and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. A baptized person belongs forever to Christ. He is marked with the indelible seal of Christ (character).
Roman Catholic AnswerThe Bishops share in Christ's priesthood, as they have the fullness of that priesthood conferred on them at ordination.
Roman Catholic AnswerYour question, as phrased, sounds like Jesus, who taught the little children about God, and obviously taught that all baptized people share in His ministry. After that, nearly any saint who worked with children.
A kingly mission means you share what you have to others and you share your blessings to other people. :D
you do something called witnessing. you tell others of who christ is and what he means to you. you can share christ with others by your actions non believers watch christians and by your actions you can represent christ and if you represent Crist well people will see you might not know it but they will
Yes; the definition of an "apostle" is a messenger and authorized representative of the sender. Scripture broadly uses this term to refer to the followers of Jesus, but more commonly it applies specifically to the first twelve men chosen by Jesus as His immediate aids. In the sense of the definition of the word, then all baptized members of the Church are called to be apostles as anyone baptized is baptized to be a priest, prophet, and king and so is called to spread the Good News of Christ to the world.
Baptism takes away original sin, all personal sins and all punishment due to sin. It makes the baptized person a participant in the divine life of the Trinity through sanctifying grace, the grace of justification which incorporates one into Christ and into his Church. It gives one a share in the priesthood of Christ and provides the basis for communion with all Christians. It bestows the theological virtues and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. A baptized person belongs forever to Christ. He is marked with the indelible seal of Christ.Marriage isThe sacrament of Matrimony establishes a perpetual and exclusive bond between the spouses. God himself seals the consent of the spouses. Therefore, a marriage which is ratified and consummated between baptized persons can never be dissolved. Furthermore, this sacrament bestows upon the spouses the grace necessary to attain holiness in their married life and to accept responsibly the gift of children and provide for their education.
you are doing god's will by turning people to christ and showing them to live with christ everyday. Be faithful and dont be afraid to share your faith.
By sharing the Gospels and the bible you can share the story of salvation to those who did not have Christ in their lives.
Often, they tell people which church they belong to, or they get baptized. Most churches are separated into different denominations. However, all denominations have the same purpose. That is to praise and glorify God in all they do. They want to be His light in the world and share His love. We are all one in Christ.
Perhaps rather look up John 3:5. To become a Christian you must be baptized by water and the spirit. In this way you are cleansed of your sins and come to share in the Divine Sonship of Jesus Christ as a child of God.
To answer that question it would mean to first understand the term "Christ," what it means and what it is. And also how it's used when speaking of the Christian congregation and its relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ. At 1 Corinthians 12:27 it says: "Now you are Christ's body, and members individually," in a spiritual sense. You see, those ones who are "baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death," with hope of being "joint heirs with Christ." of the heavenly Kingdom. (Romans 6:3-5; 8:17) They share in "the sufferings of the Christ," being "reproached for the name of Christ," (1 Peter 4:13,14; 5:1) Even a number of times this relationship is described as being "in union with Christ" or "in Christ," and also the reverse expression "Christ in union with you," with its different implications, is used. (Romans 8:1,2; 16:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Colossians 1:27) Also when weak ones in such association, who should be strong, are called "babes in Christ." (1 Corinthians 3:1) So in the course of time all things in heaven and on earth are gathered again "in the Christ."- Read also Ephesians 1:10.
When one takes or recieves communioin, one shares in the body and blood of Christ, thus recommitting oneself to Christ. Only those who belong to Christ through the sacrament of baptism are legible for this act. This is because beforer one is baptized, one does not belong to the body of Christ the Church and thus is not in communion with the Church. If one is not in communion with the Church one is not in communion with Christ as the Church is one, consecrated to Christ and is the body of Christ. being in communion means being a member of the Church, sharing in the unity of the body of Christ comprised of the living and the faithful departed. It is not because of any worthiness that one recieves communion because no one is worthy so to do, but it is by God's grace that we are purified and healed of our iniquities and thus able to share in the Sacred Mysteries of the Body and Blood of Christ. By recieving communion one explicitly communicates one's acceptance of Christ as Lord and King of all creation. not only that, but one also outwardly communicates one's identity, 'I belong to Christ, and to his Holy Church and so I share in His Body in the Eucharist together with my brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ the Church.
Roman Catholic AnswerThe Bishop has the fullness of Christ's priesthood and leads His Diocese. He appoints priests, who share in his priesthood, and lead the individual parishes. The primary "service" for a Catholic is the Holy Mass, called the Eucharist, and it can only be celebrated by a priest or Bishop.
God's Love is truth, so to share His Love is to share His truth - that His Son Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins so that we may have eternal life with God. In a world of darkness we need to be the light to the world, reflecting light from Christ, preaching the gospel to the world.
John taught those coming to him that they should share things and not commit extortion, that they should be satisfied with their provisions and harass no one. (Lu 3:10-14) He also taught his baptized followers how to pray to God. (Luke 11:1) At this time "the people were in expectation and all were reasoning in their hearts about John: 'May he perhaps be the Christ?'" John denied that he was and declared that the One to follow him would be far greater. (Luke 3:15-17) When priests and Levites came to him in Bethany across the Jordan, they asked if he was Elijah or if he was "The Prophet," and he confessed that he was not. (John 1:19-28)
that you can share what you saw to people you want to share it to.
The blood and the body of christ. The blood that was spilled on the cross at calvary for the remission of sin. The body of christ broken for each of us.
I don't see a question, only a statement. The Church of Christ does share in the Lord's supper each Sunday though.
Mandate of Israel:The Holy Spirit of the Bible is actually the Ruach haKodesh of the Faith of Israel. Jesus' faith is the Faith of Israel, not the church. It is probably possible to receive the Ruach haKodesh in isolation. But one must be in the right Faith, in the Covenant (which belongs to Israel, not the church), acknowledging the True Gospel or Good News (which also belongs to Israel and is not the one that is preached by the church and accepting Yeshua (Jesus) as the Maschiach (Christ) of Israel. Yeshua is not the Maschiach or Christ of the church. Maschiach or Christ in English means The ANNOINTED ONE (of Israel).The so-called grace is given by Yeshua only after the obedience to the Torah is accepted and observed by the believer. The Torah has no power to forgive, but only to teach and to condemn. Yeshua comes in as the arbiter between the Law (Torah) and the Authority of His Father in heaven.Yeshua has nothing to do with the church. He is with Israel and Israel only. Any gentile who wishes to have a share with the salvation from G-D must first deal with the Mandate that He had given to Israel. Then and only then can a gentile have a share (not ownership) of Israel's blessings, Covenant, eternal life, and graces.Of course. Attending church is not mandatory. "Being saved by grace"Catholic Answer:No; the Holy Ghost can only be given through Baptism, which can only be administered by a Catholic Priest, and in the danger of death, by anyone. [Although as a side note if someone is not a member of a Catholic Church, their Baptism is valid if it is done with water and "in the Name of the Father, and of The Son, and of The Holy Spirit (or Ghost)]. From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:"The fruit of Baptism, or baptismal grace, is a rich reality that includes forgiveness of original sin and all personal sins, birth into the new life by which man becomes an adoptive son of the Father, a member of Christ and a temple of the Holy Spirit. By this very fact the person baptized is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ, and made a sharer in the priesthood of Christ"*. (CCC 1279)*Just as another side note, the phrase here: "priesthood of Christ" refers to the priesthood of all believers and that all who are part of the Body of Christ are to spread the Gospel. It does not mean that we are all part of the Ordained Priesthood and can confer the Sacraments.