Christian Ethics Exercise
Assignment Instructions Examine the descriptions of Christian virtues as presented in Matthew 5:1–12 (opens in new window), the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Galatians 5:22–23 (opens in new window), the ‘Fruit of the Spirit’. Choose a practical assignment from the list below. Focus on practicing one of these Christian virtues on a regular basis. Justify your selection. Practice a hunger and thirst for righteousness through a deeper relationship with God as demonstrated in Matthew 5:5 (opens in new window). Set aside periods of Bible reading and prayer during five separate days (30 minutes or more each time). Take brief notes on your thoughts and prayers. Practice the actions of a peacemaker as shown in Matthew 5:9 (opens in new window). Pray on five separate days for individuals who have offended you and with whom you have a broken relationship. If possible, take the initiative in restoring this relationship, asking forgiveness if necessary. Practice an attitude of joy and gratitude as stated in Galatians 5:22 (opens in new window). Take time on five separate days to take notes and reflect on the positive blessings that you have in your life. Resist the temptation to be negative and critical. Practice random acts of kindness and goodness, as stated in Galatians 5:22 (opens in new window). Take time to do something extraordinary and generous for a neighbor or stranger (e.g. buy food for a homeless person). Practice patience and self-control also stated in Galatians 5:22 (opens in new window). Demonstrate patience when frustrated or angry in a situation. When something goes wrong, focus on maintaining emotional composure and do not get angry. Keep a journal of the experience. Summarize what you learned from the exercise and how life would change if the virtue was practiced in your life on a regular basis. Submit your reflection paper to submission page. Assignment Requirements Citation requirements Word count: 250 APA formatting (for each part) Title page Reference page Plagiarism submission Requirements Selection and justification of a practical assignment focused on practicing on of the Christian virtues on a regular basis Reflection paper on how life can change with regular practice of the virtue Note: This assignment will be checked for plagiarism through Turnitin.com. Learn “How to Avoid Plagiarism” by following the steps below. Always review the University’s Academic Integrity Policy statement regarding plagiarism.
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