Gospel Centered Discipleship

Author: Jonathan K. Dodson
Editor: Crossway
ISBN: 1433530244
Size: 16,57 MB
Format: PDF
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Reflecting on the practice of disciple making in young adult, college, graduate, and local church contexts, Jonathan Dodson has discerned some common pitfalls. For many, discipleship is reduced to a form of religious performance before God. For others, it devolves into spiritual license and a loose adherence to spiritual facts. Both approaches distort biblical motivations for Christian obedience and are in need of reform. By explaining various motivations for discipleship, Dodson charts a biblically faithful, grace-driven alternative. Additionally, he provides a practical model for creating gospel-centered discipleship groups—small, reproducible, missional, gender-specific groups of believers that fight for faith together. This book blends both theology and practice to inspire and equip Christians to effectively fight sin, keep Jesus central, and make gospel-centered discipleship a way of life. Both new and growing Christians will learn to trust the gospel in community as they fight together for holiness as well as how to start gospel-centered community groups in any local church.

An Introduction To Gospel Centered Discipleship

Author: Bruce Wesley
ISBN: 9780997946918
Size: 19,46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Introduction to Clear Creek Community Church's 'Devoted' Study

Ordinary Radicals

Author: Jonathan Hayashi
ISBN: 9781632964076
Size: 20,44 MB
Format: PDF
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Church leadership must be focused on discipleship. If you have a leadership problem, you have a discipleship problem, and if you have a discipleship problem, you have a Great Commission problem. This book offers a step-by-step process for living out the Great Commission to revolutionize the world through the local church.


Author: R L Coursey
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1973620081
Size: 11,10 MB
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As Satan tempted Christ, so he tempts us today. Pointing to the glory of the kingdoms of the world, he says, All these things I will give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Although always with an air of piety, the consumer-driven church is lured into following the counsel of Satan while rejecting the example of Christ. He who is a deity emptied himself of his privileges and became a man. And not just any man but the lowest of mena servant. He died not just any death but the cruelest of deathson a cross, as a condemned criminal. Such a vision of Christs humiliation should consume all of our self-interest and pour contempt on all our pride. But the vision of the exalted Christ should all the more compel us to renounce our own self-importance and self-seeking. The enslaving power of self-love does not only attach itself to the church, transforming its spiritual life into empty forms, turning its so-called good works into monuments of self-glory and changing its sacred mission into a search for the significance and fulfillment of self. It also enslaves the individual Christian by exalting the self to preeminence. Thus, it defeats real happiness by producing pride, discontent, envy, bitterness, unforgiveness, ambition, anxiety, and a whole host of other destructive qualities that exist for no other reason than to defend and maintain the self that we have erroneously, and to our own injury, exalted to preeminence. Self-love will never be made subordinate until we get a glimpse, by divine grave, of something far lovelier. Other idols may be replaced by even more enticing ones, but the idol of the self can only be laid aside by the all-entrancing vision of the loveliness of Christ.

Christ Centered Biblical Counseling

Author: James MacDonald
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736951466
Size: 10,45 MB
Format: PDF
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Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling is a comprehensive guide that will equip God’s people to use biblical truth to change lives. More than that, this book will increase people’s confidence in the sufficiency and relevancy of God’s Word to address real-life issues in a multitude of counseling situations. Readers of this book will: Understand clearly why they should embrace biblical counseling Be encouraged to trust God’s Word to provide rich insight for living in the midst of even the most difficult challenges Enjoy the relevant, pastoral, and theological teaching they have come to appreciate from such noted authors as James MacDonald, John Piper, Mark Dever, and Elyse Fitzpatrick The 28 chapters blend theological wisdom and practical expertise. The first half of the book emphasizes a practical theology of biblical counseling; the second half highlights a practical methodology of biblical counseling. Though accessible to all Christians, the book will especially appeal to pastors and church leaders, counseling practitioners, students, and educators.


Author: Preston Sprinkle
Editor: NavPress
ISBN: 1631466119
Size: 20,15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Disciple-making is a passion of many, as it should be. It is, after all, our great commission. But much of contemporary discipleship is informed by instinct, and as such it is vulnerable to the whims and trends of the broader culture, which can take us further away from our biblical model and mandate. Drawing on a 2015 Barna Group study of the state of discipleship in the United States commissioned by The Navigators, bestselling author Preston Sprinkle provides a holistic, biblical response for discipleship, providing accessible tools for all those who are engaged in making Christ-followers in the 21st century. Sprinkle points pastors, church leaders, and frankly, all Christ-followers, to a discipleship that is responsive to this most current research and accountable to the model of Jesus and his earliest followers, who counted making disciples as their most important work. In an extremely practical fashion, Go helps us to discern, from the Scriptures and from exemplary disciple-making ministries, what discipleship is and is not, what it has become and what it can still be.

Here In Spirit

Author: Jonathan K. Dodson
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830873988
Size: 16,66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Who is the Spirit? Is he a person or a spiritual force? How are we meant to relate to him? What does being filled with the Spirit look like? Instead of relating narrowly to the Holy Spirit based on just a few of his gifts, this book broadens our engagement with him, touring aspects of his vast character that often go unexplored. It turns out, living here in the Spirit is the source of the most meaningful, creative, satisfying life possible.

A Gospel Centered Process For Christian Discipleship

Author: James Whatley
Size: 16,32 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gospel Centered Teaching

Author: Trevin Wax
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433681722
Size: 20,74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A refreshing truth-over-technique call to small group leaders and Sunday school teachers to stay focused on continually reintroducing people to Jesus whose life and death changes everything.

Family Discipleship

Author: Matt Chandler
Editor: Crossway Books
ISBN: 9781433566295
Size: 10,82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Here is a book written for parents that focuses not on their inability, but on God's ability to help raise their children in the faith through a guided framework focusing on time, moments, and milestones.