My Topic: Throughout the semester, I had a chance to do research on the topic of God’s love.
My Essays: During the semester, I composed a definition essay, cause and effect essay, and a policy essay. In the first essay, I presented the love of God in a defined work space. Within the first essay, I provided Bible verses that showed how God loves us so much that He sacrificed Jesus Christ so that we can have salvation. Additionally, in the cause and effect paper, it was written to state that sin is the cause of total separation from God (results in hell) and salvation (coming from the love of God) would be the outcome of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Lastly, in the policy paper, I propose a solution from the Bible that only through Jesus Christ that we can inherit the eternal kingdom. Of course, none of us will be sinless but with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can strive to live like Him and sin less.
My Research Methods: Within the semester, I often visited the academic research program on the school library’s website. Reading those academic journals, they encouraged me by giving me ideas to provide for each papers. In addition, I also talked to some friends from school, also from church, to draw some ideas in an un-forceful way. Most importantly, the majority of the sources came from the Bible because His Word is there to comfort, strengthen, and build us up. I perceive the Bible as a love letter from God so I try to incorporate the love of God from the Bible in my essays.
Final Details/Observation: Through the last 15 weeks of researching the topic of God’s love, I learned to have a more respectful view towards people that oppose Him. In the Bible, Jesus said if we love Him, we must love those who hate Him. Looking back at my life, I hated Jesus at one point but He didn’t stop loving me nor did He give up on me. A famous pastor , Francis Chan, once said, “Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and the people He has made?” If I claim to be a Christian and hate, I am not worthy to be called a son of God because Jesus died on the cross so that we can live like Him-live for Him and for others, love Him and love others.