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In what ways does the belief in the resurrection of Jesus affect a Christians actions in worship and everyday life?

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Tariq Husseini In what ways does the belief in the resurrection of Jesus affect a Christians actions in worship and everyday life The belief in the resurrection of Jesus has affected many Christian's actions in worship in many different ways. Christians believe, reading from the Nicene Creed (an official statement of Christian belief, drawn up in 325AD), that: "For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate he suffered death and was buried, On the third day he rose again, In accordance with the scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated on the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end." ...read more.

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Christians today behave for many reasons. They behave because of the 'Death' of Jesus by confessing if they have done wrong, repenting and being forgiven, and by then having the power to forgive those who have wronged them. Christian's are not perfect they are just forgiven. They behave because of the 'Resurrection' of Jesus by not having fear of death, by showing special care for the dying, and by looking for new signs of life breaking in on any bad experience. Tariq Husseini They behave because of the 'Ascension of Jesus by continuing to experience the presence of the risen Jesus in their lives, and by experiencing his protection and help, and being able to pray to him at any time. ...read more.

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At this point, the church is usually decorated with silver and gold, and a special 'Pascal Candle' is lit at midnight. Other worshippers light their candles until the whole church is filled with light, to symbolise the Sun rising, just like Jesus. Baptism vows are often renewed, and a specific hymn is sung: "Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son, Endless is the victory, thou o'er death hast won; Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away, Kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay." (Hymn 95-HHFT) Christians also celebrate by remembering the 'Ascension' of Jesus, forty days after the Resurrection. It reminds people that Jesus is available for all men and women anywhere, not just for the disciples. There are some special prayers and readings: "What a friend we have in Jesus! All our sins and griefs to bear. What a privillage to carry, Everything to God in prayer." (Hymn) ...read more.

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