Download or read book Resurrection and Discipleship written by Thorwald Lorenzen and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2004-01-30 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The authority of the Bible in the Gospel narratives and Paul's impassioned epistles revolve around the factual basis and foundational nature of Christ's resurrection for Christianity. The question is: how can the resurrection best be understood? In 'Resurrection and Discipleship', Thorwald Lorenzen provides a balanced and nuanced investigation of this question.
Download or read book Resurrection Discipleship Justice written by Thorwald Lorenzen and published by Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2003 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Cross Is Not Enough written by Ross Clifford and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If Christ had not risen from the dead, if God's plan for redemption had ended at the cross, what would our faith look like? Have we become so fixated on the cross that we have lost an understanding of the centrality of the resurrection? And if we ignore the resurrection, what effect does that have on our worldview, our evangelism, and our Christian practice? In The Cross Is Not Enough, Ross Clifford and Philip Johnson explore how the resurrection of Christ has been understood in times past and restore this linchpin doctrine to its rightful place as the basis of our hope, our worldview, and the way we live our lives. They compare Christianity's unique understanding of resurrection to other world religions and explore why the resurrection connects so readily with the human psyche. Pastors, teachers, students, and anyone involved in ministry will benefit from this insightful and engaging treatment of Christianity's most important doctrine.
Download or read book The Dubious Disciples written by J. David Woodington and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-08-10 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Dubious Disciples provides a literary examination of the four scenes of the disciples doubting the appearance of the resurrected Jesus in the canonical Gospels. Each Gospel offers a unique account of this episode, and the differences between them dramatically affect how readers evaluate the disciples' actions and perceive the role of doubt in the Christian experience.
Download or read book The Ordinary Hero written by TIM CHESTER and published by Inter-Varsity Press. This book was released on 2020-05-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The cross and resurrection provide the pattern for discipleship today, calling Christians to a radical new way of living. The Ordinary Hero invites us to : live out the radical implications of grace apply the way of the cross: sacrificial love and service, to every area of life accept the pattern of suffering followed by glory as normal pursue spiritual power, not for its own sake, but in order to live the weakness of the cross embark on risk-taking lives because we're focussed on the world to come Says the author, 'This book strikes a note that is rarely heard today. In particular, the important themes of suffering followed by glory, and the hiddenness of the Christian life, are all but absent in contemporary Christian thought.' The book concludes with a powerful story of an ordinary hero.
Download or read book Stumbling over the Cross written by Joni S. Sancken and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-04-21 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It has never been easy to preach about the cross and resurrection of Jesus, but difficulties today are particularly challenging. Hearers ask tough questions of the church and the Christian faith, and they are not satisfied by formulaic answers. People are often suspicious of doctrine and are attracted to a broad but vague or pluralistic spirituality rather than the classical claims of Christianity. In this climate, preachers often see preaching on the central events of the Christian story, the crucifixion and resurrection, as more of a problem than a possibility, more of a burden than a joy. They wonder not only how to preach the "old, old story" of cross and resurrection but whether they should preach these themes at all. This book addresses these concerns and shows preachers how to preach the cross and resurrection in fresh, culturally relevant ways that deepen Christian discipleship. Each chapter shows the relevance of preaching the cross for addressing a particular congregational concern. What has ironically become a stumbling block in the pulpit, the stone that preachers often reject--preaching on the cross and resurrection of Jesus--can serve as the cornerstone for building up the congregation for discipleship in our world.
Download or read book Baptized for Discipleship written by Mary A. Ehle and published by Liturgy Training Publications. This book was released on with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The life of Christian discipleship begins at Baptism. Through the life-saving waters, a new Christian is freed from sin, shares in the death and Resurrection of Christ, and is made a member of the Body of Christ, the Church. But, with this gift from God comes important responsibilities. This short booklet explores the Catholic understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism and the baptized Christian's important role in sharing the light of Christ. The questions at the end of each short chapter will help readers reflect upon what it means to be a Christian disciple in the world today, living lives of justice, charity, and love.
Download or read book Resurrection and Responsibility written by Keith Dyer and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2009-09-01 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of studies by friends, colleagues, students, and associates of Thorwald Lorenzen centers on his pivotal research interests--the theological and ethical implications of a relational understanding of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In two major works on the resurrection, Lorenzen demonstrated the radical ramifications for Christian discipleship of affirming a relational perspective on the resurrection, especially with regard to social justice, human rights, ecumenical dialogue, and holistic spirituality. The purpose of this book is to honor the theological work of Thorwald Lorenzen by examining anew and pressing ahead with certain aspects of his own research interests, whether in historical and systematic theology, biblical exegesis and hermeneutics, or social ethics and spirituality.
Download or read book Resurrection and Easter Faith written by Ralph F. Wilson and published by . This book was released on 2011-10 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jesus' resurrection is the singular event upon which the truth of Christianity rises or falls. This exploration of the resurrection begins with a survey the earliest mentions in the Old Testament through the teachings of Jesus and the apostles. Then it examines each of the four gospels to determine as precisely as possible what took place that first Easter morning. It investigates five alternate theories of Jesus' resurrection and demonstrates why none deals adequately with the New Testament evidence. It outlines the strong facts that underlie our belief in Christ's physical resurrection from the dead and explores the theological and practical implications that flow from it. Finally, the book considers what the New Testament teaches about our own resurrection on the Last Day. This examination of the resurrection, with its provocative discussion questions, provides an excellent five-lesson Lenten study for personal enrichment, for use by small groups and classes, and for sermon preparation by teachers and preachers.
Download or read book Resurrection Shock written by Lane Sanford Webster and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2020-04-22 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether or not they follow him, most people who know of Jesus believe he was a highly ethical person and profound teacher who challenged the powers that be and died an unjust death. But was that all? Did his life end with his death like every other normal human being? Or as the first-century documents called the gospels assert, was Jesus raised physically from the dead? Did he come back to life to walk and talk and eat and show his scars? Did his disciples get it right? Is death not the end of the road? This book presents key lines of historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. At its heart, it is the story of the resurrection witnesses. Witness reports, their backstories, and accounts of the way they lived their lives going forward allow the reader to evaluate their character and credibility. Remarkable archaeological discoveries and secular historical figures enter the picture when they cross paths with the witnesses. The resurrection of Jesus is controversial, so alternative theories that deny it ever happened get evaluated as well. Reading this book puts you on a journey to understand what really happened in the earthly life of Jesus, which just may be the most important journey anyone can take.
Download or read book Pilgrim Turning to Christ written by Steven Croft and published by Church House Publishing. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pilgrim is a major new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England. It will help enquirers and new Christians explore what it means to travel through life with Jesus Christ. A Christian course for the twenty-first century, Pilgrim offers an approach of participation, not persuasion. Enquirers are encouraged to practice the ancient disciplines of biblical reflection and prayer, exploring key texts that have helped people since the earliest days of the Christian faith. Believing that the Christian faith is primarily about relationship, Pilgrim aims to lay a foundation for a lifetime of learning more about God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ and what it means to be his disciple. Assuming little or no knowledge of the Christian faith, Pilgrim can be used at any point on the journey of discipleship and by every tradition in the Church of England. Pilgrim is made up of two parts: Follow and Grow. Each consists of four short courses and a leaders’ guide. Follow introduces the Christian faith for complete beginners, while Grow aims to develop a deeper level of discipleship in those who have turned to Christ. Each short course contains six-sessions, supported by online audio-visual resources. All sessions combine a simple framework prayer, reflection on the Bible in the lectio divina style, an article by a modern writer, and time for questions and reflection. This first book in the Follow Stage, Turning to Christ, explores the questions candidates are asked when they decide to become followers of Jesus.
Download or read book Eighth Day Discipleship written by Richard H. Bliese and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 2022-04-19 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard H. Bliese draws on historic architecture of eight-sided churches to call attention to an important but often overlooked emphasis on the eighth day of creation. Early Christians were focused on God's new creation that began in Christ's resurrection on Sunday, the first day of the week. But these Christians understood resurrection as the continuation of God's creative and redemptive activity. So the first day of the week became the eighth day of creation, and therefore the day of resurrection work and time to join with Christ in transforming the world. Christian disciples do this work by living out their baptismal vocations, especially in their daily work and through their ethical economic choices. The author turns to Martin Luther and the Reformation to outline an evangelical spirituality that invested in people and their vocations as worker-priests. Daily life, work, and family were underscored as the place where discipleship came alive. Bliese describes this as an architectural "design" for faithful living. He further draws on parts of Luther's Small Catechism (Ten Commandments, Apostles' Creed, and Lord's Prayer) as keys to this evangelical design. Five additional architectural designs for eighth-day disciples are included. The final chapter describes how eighth-day disciples are called to live by faith in freedom and responsibility. Making disciples today needs to revolve around a gospel story that links one's personal faith with one's work and economic life. Such faith gives us ears to hear God's unfolding drama and eyes to see the needs of the neighbor. The book includes a study guide for personal reflection and group conversation.
Download or read book Matthew 16 28 written by Stephen D. Eyre and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2012-09-28 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What would it be like to be discipled by Jesus himself? What would he teach you about relationships, priorities, wealth and his coming kingdom? What would you learn from his actions? Matthew's Gospel brings you face to face with Jesus as he calls, teaches and prepares his disciples. As you work through these eleven-session LifeGuide® Bible Study on Matthew, you can become one of those chosen followers.
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Download or read book The Meaning of Make Disciples in the Broader Context of the Gospel of Matthew written by Lindsay D. Arthur and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-05-09 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Students of the Bible are generally comfortable with their understanding of the command “make disciples” (Matt 28:19). Indeed, most of them would argue that the Gospel writer, Matthew, spells out very clearly the meaning of the term in the Great Commission (Matt 28:16–20) by utilizing three key words, viz., “go[ing],” “baptizing,” and “teaching.” This point of view is the result of centuries of scholarly opinion that has looked primarily, if not solely, to these three adjacent participles of “make disciples” (Matt 28:19), and not to the entire Gospel of Matthew, for the meaning of the command. This book does not suggest that “going,” “baptizing,” and “teaching” are not to be considered in determining the essence of Christian disciple-making. Rather, it contends that the three terms should not be our only source of meaning. This problem is tackled herein by demonstrating that Matthew establishes a framework within the Great Commission itself that points to a fuller meaning of “make disciples” in the broader context of his Gospel, and that the Gospel writer expects his reader to draw on his entire Gospel to grasp the full meaning of this important command.
Download or read book Imagining Resurrection written by Donna M. Ioppini and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 51 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Joy of Discipleship written by Pope Francis and published by Loyola Press. This book was released on 2016-01-19 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Dear friends, be glad! Do not be afraid of being joyful!” —Pope Francis, from The Joy of Discipleship Near the end of Luke’s Gospel, two disciples slowly make their way home from Jerusalem to the village of Emmaus. At the outset, they are deeply saddened by Jesus’ tragic death. By that evening, however, they have made a 180-degree turn: from dejected disciples to followers filled with joy—a joy they simply must share with others as fast as they can. What accounts for this change? They have encountered the risen Christ! In The Joy of Discipleship, Pope Francis reminds us that joy should be one of the defining characteristics of any person who has truly encountered Jesus. This skillfully curated collection of homilies, speeches, and other documents from Pope Francis, compiled and edited by James P. Campbell, offers a fresh perspective on why Christian disciples should be so joyful in the first place and how that joy might manifest itself in our individual daily lives. Covering a broad range of themes—Christ’s Resurrection, mercy, wealth and poverty, the Christian family, and more—The Joy of Discipleship moves us to meditate on Christ and then inspires us to move out from our own four walls, jubilantly proclaiming God’s transforming love in word and deed. For anyone who wants what Pope Francis has—an active, abiding, authentic love for Jesus Christ, for the Church, and for the people of this world—The Joy of Discipleship will point the way. “This volume gives us a portrait of the Pope and what amazing joy fills his life, his mind, his teaching . . . his discipleship!” —From the foreword by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
Download or read book Gladhearted Disciples written by Chris Folmsbee and published by Abingdon Press. This book was released on 2015-05-19 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gladhearted Disciples: Equipping Your Congregation with Generous and Enduring Faith addresses a critical need for church leaders and pastors: How can we guide people to live like Jesus and to draw others into that life? This is a book to study and with your leaders and teams. Gladhearted Disciples starts with an indisputable yet often ignored reality: In a post-modern, post-Christian world, we can no longer attract people by convincing them of our “truth.” We must instead embody the Gospel in such clear and compelling ways that they will be attracted to our way of life. This is the true measure of discipleship. Folmsbee provides a template for the spiritual formation of hopeful, grace-filled, kingdom-focused disciples who represent God’s love in the world. Pastors, Christian educators, and small-group leaders will find here an inspiring new perspective to inspire and support their work.--Ann Michel, Associate Director, Lewis Center for Church Leadership I recommend this book for faith communities and all who yearn for a new way of understanding our sacred calling as followers of Jesus.--DJ del Rosario, Sr. Pastor, Bothell UMC, Bothell, WA If you are seeking to guide others in following Jesus into the mission field that exists right outside your front door, read this book. You’ll encounter vivid stories and a theologically grounded, practical, and missional approach to discipleship in a post-Christian world. --Sara B. Thomas, Chief Strategist for Vital Congregations, Discipleship Ministries, The United Methodist Church Gladhearted Disciples takes a radically different and welcome approach to evangelism and discipleship. It is a winsome and accessible book with two audaciously important messages. First, Christian discipleship is grounded in grace, characterized by humility, upwardly focused in gratitude, and outwardly-turned in compassion. Second, Christian communities should be marked by the same. Every church would do well to heed this prophetic yet hopeful message. --Robert K. Martin, Dean and Professor of Christian Formation and Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary If you seek a fresh way to understand and share our faith—a way that makes sense in our current reality, I invite you to delve into this book. May you be newly inspired! --Dottie Escobedo-Frank, author of The Jesus Insurgency with Rudy Rasmus, from Abingdon Press