Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ

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InterVarsity Press, Sep 20, 2009 - Religion - 232 pages
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A year 2000 Finalist in the ECPA book competition! We grow in Christ as we seek him together. Jesus' own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others and allow life to rub against life. By gathering in twos or threes to study the Bible and encourage one another, we most closely follow Jesus' example with the twelve disciples. This workbook is a tool designed to help you follow the pattern Jesus drew for us. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith. Divided into weekly sessions Discipleship Essentials is ideal for groups of three or four. It has also been used successfully as an individual study program, as a one-to-one discipling tool and as small group curriculum. Each week you will discover:
  • a core truth presented in question/answer format
  • a memory verse and application study
  • a field-tested inductive Bible study
  • a reading on the theme for the week
  • questions to draw out key principles from the reading
Jesus had a big enough vision to think small. Focusing on a few did not limit his influence. Rather, it expanded it! Discipleship Essentials will help you influence others as Jesus did—by investing wholeheartedly in a few.
 

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User Review  - thefig - Christianbook.com

I worked through this book in a group of 3 and have just invited 2 more to start with me and work through the book again. This is a wonderful tool to use to help you truly make disciple-makers of ... Read full review

User Review  - Todd Stout - Christianbook.com

I am using this as a discipleship guide with my son and am very pleased with it. I went through this study with two other pastors on staff at our church and find it to be a tremendous individual or small group discipleship study. Read full review

Contents

GROWING UP IN CHRIST
15
1 Making Disciples
17
2 Being a Disciple
24
3 Quiet Time
32
4 Bible Study
39
5 Prayer
46
6 Worship
54
UNDERSTANDING THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST
63
14 Filled with the Holy Spirit
121
15 Fruit of the Holy Spirit
129
16 Trust
138
17 Love
147
18 Justice
155
19 Witness
164
Part Four
173
20 The Church
175

7 The ThreePerson God
65
8 Made in Gods Image
72
9 Sin
81
10 Grace
88
11 Redemption
96
12 Justification
104
13 Adoption
112
Part Three
119
21 Ministry Gifts
186
22 Spiritual Warfare
197
23 Walking in Obedience
206
24 Sharing the Wealth
214
BONUS SECTION
221
BUILDING A DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY
230
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Greg Ogden (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) lives out his passion of speaking, teaching, and writing about the disciple-making mission of the church after spending twenty-four years in pastoral ministry. Most recently Greg served as executive pastor of discipleship at Christ Church of Oak Brook in the Chicago western suburbs. From 1998-2002, Greg held the position of director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary and associate professor of lay equipping and discipleship. Greg is the author of several books such as Unfinished Business, Discipleship Essentials, Transforming Discipleship, Leadership Essentials(with coauthor Daniel Meyer), and The Essential Commandment. He is a partner in the Global Discipleship Initiative (GDI), which trains, coaches, and inspires pastors and Christian leaders to establish indigenous, multiplying, disciplemaking networks, both nationally and internationally. Greg and his wife, Lily, have been married more than forty-five years and have one adult daughter and two grandchildren.

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