The Cost of Discipleship

The Cost of Discipleship
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publsiher: SCM Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-08-31
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 0334053404

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The Cost of Discipleship is one of the bestselling titles on the SCM Classics list and one of the classics of modern theology. Perhaps Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s most radical book, this reading of the Sermon on the Mount has influenced many Christians throughout the world over the last 50 years. 50 years after its first publication, the book is reintroduced to readers of our time by Stephen Plant, Dean of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and one of the leading Bonhoeffer scholars of our time..

Bonhoeffer's the Cost of Discipleship

Bonhoeffer's the Cost of Discipleship
Author: Greg Ligon
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1999-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 0805464867

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Shepherd's Notes- Christian Classics Series is designed to give readers a quick, step by step overview of some of the enduring treasures of the Christian faith. They are designed to be used along side the classic itself- either in individual study or in a study group. The faithful of all generations have found spiritual nourishment in the Scriptures and in the works of Christians of earlier generations. Martin Luther and John Calvin would not have become who they were apart from their reading Augustine. God used the writings of Martin Luther to move John Wesley from a religion of dead works to an experience at Aldersgate in which his "heart was strangely warmed." Shepherd's Notes will give pastors, laypersons, and students access to some of the treasures of Christian faith..

The Cost of Discipleship

The Cost of Discipleship
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-08-07
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 1476706549

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NEW FOREWORD BY ERIC METAXAS Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century, illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus in this classic book on living as a Christian. What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the government worker? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace." "Cheap grace," Bonhoeffer wrote, "is the grace we bestow on ourselves...grace without discipleship....Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know....It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life." The Cost of Discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the Gospel, and imbued with the spirit of Christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty..

The Cost of Discipleship-For the 21st Century

The Cost of Discipleship-For the 21st Century
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-01-03
Genre: Sermon on the mount
ISBN 13: 1618981633

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The Cost of Discipleship, a call to more faithful and radical obedience to Christ and a severe rebuke of comfortable Christianity: "Cheap grace is preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession. É Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.".

Hard Sayings: Reconciling the Cost of Discipleship and the American Dream

Hard Sayings: Reconciling the Cost of Discipleship and the American Dream
Author: Joshua West
Publsiher: Ambassador International
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2020-05-26
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 1620207354

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"A blockbuster of a message to the church and to preachers . . . " -Don Wilkerson, President, Teen Challenge, Inc. Can American Christianity really reconcile itself to the hard sayings of Jesus and the teaching of Scripture, or have we invented a version suitable for mass consumption that agrees with our Western ideas of fairness, our so-called rights, and the all-important American dream? In order to make God approachable, have we left out the parts of the New Testament we don't like? Is there a cost to being a disciple of Jesus? How do we reconcile the teachings of the Jesus we find in Scripture with the American Jesus we have created? In Hard Sayings: Reconciling the Cost of Discipleship and the American Dream, pastor and international speaker Joshua West considers these questions and more, and he compares the parables, teachings, and person of Jesus Christ found in Scripture against the pop culture Jesus we have invented in the West. Looking at the entertainment-driven, celebrity culture of the American church, West challenges the reader to reconcile what the Bible calls the cost of discipleship with the American dream..

the Cost of Discipleship

the Cost of Discipleship
Author: Dietrich Bonhoefer
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1951
Genre:
ISBN 13:

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Author: Larry L. Rasmussen
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1970
Genre:
ISBN 13: 9780664227043

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The Cost of Cheap Grace

The Cost of Cheap Grace
Author: Bill Hull
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-01-07
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 1641581484

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What is a Christian? At the most basic level, a Christian is a disciple of Jesus Christ. And yet many Christians today couldn’t tell you what a disciple of Jesus Christ is, or would even think of themselves as disciples. And yet in the Great Commission, Jesus specifically called us to make disciples. Everything else is secondary. The Cost of Cheap Grace is an extended, sweeping, bold, and bracing call to repentance for where we’ve let secondary things subvert our commitment to discipleship, and a compelling vision for discipleship as the basis of the gospel in all its world-changing, subversive power..

Summary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship

Summary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2022-05-27T22:59:00Z
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 1669390659

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our Church. It is the principle of grace as a doctrine, a principle, and a system. It means forgiveness of sins proclaimed as a general truth, and the love of God taught as the Christian conception of God. #2 Cheap grace is the justification of sin without the justification of the repentant sinner. It is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, and absolution without personal confession. #3 Costly grace is the Incarnation of God. It is costly because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it condemns sin, and grace because it justifies the sinner. #4 The Church of Rome was able to tolerate the monastic movement, and even use it to justify the secularization of its own life. Monasticism was thus a living protest against the Church’s secularization, but the Church was able to limit the application of the commandments of Jesus to a restricted group of specialists..

Who Do You Say that I Am?

Who Do You Say that I Am?
Author: Jack Dean Kingsbury
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1999-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 9780664257521

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"In this volume some of the most prominent international biblical and theological scholars suggest new and exciting ways of understanding the Christology of every major witness in the New Testament canon. Along with essays addressing the significance of Christology for systematic theology, ethics, pastoral ministry, and preaching, the volume offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the New Testament."--BOOK JACKET..

A Biblical Theology of Christian Discipleship

A Biblical Theology of Christian Discipleship
Author: Johnny Turner
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-06-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 1725297213

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A Biblical Theology of Christian Discipleship is a spiritual resource that examines the biblical and theological doctrines to do ministry amid challenges and oppositions. The role of the church is to persuade individuals to establish a philosophy of authentic discipleship. This book challenges the church to walk humbly before God as genuine disciples. The primary focus is to carefully follow Christ’s mandate of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20, “Go and make disciples.” More importantly, the book describes how the church can effectively use different methods and principles to better prepare believers for Christ..

Maximum Discipleship/Radical Results

Maximum Discipleship/Radical Results
Author: John F. McGeorge, Jr.
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2003-05
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 1591605776

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True Discipleship

True Discipleship
Author: John M Koessler
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003-03-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 1575676184

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Most of us would answer 'No' when asked if we were like Jesus. How do we become more like Jesus? John Koessler believes the answer is by understanding and developing the marks of a true disciple in our lives. In True Discipleship and the Companion Guide, he provides a straightforward presentation of the characteristics Jesus laid out for His disciples. As he offers teaching on the practice of discipleship and the responsibility of being a disciple, readers will be stretched in their thinking and encouraged in their journey..

Discipleship by Design

Discipleship by Design
Author: Harvey A. Herman
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2008-08
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 1606476440

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"As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 'Come, follow me, ' Jesus said, 'and I will make you fishers of men.'" The relationship between Jesus and these brothers started with the simple words, "Come, follow me." In essence, a disciple of Jesus is a follower. Eventually, Jesus' twelve followers will change the world. However, it is an inconspicuous and unremarkable beginning for an eventual team of world-changers, don't you think? How will an assortment of "unschooled, ordinary men" be transformed into courageous and substantive heralds in just three short years? Transformation, complete and deep-seated transformation, is the answer. How does a total metamorphosis take place within a new follower? Jesus' discipleship begins with a personal relationship and an invitation to join a missional community. Before followership is a program it is a leadership development process experienced within a culture. This book seeks to initiate a dialogue on how to foster a culture of discipleship. No program can fulfill The Great Commission. However, a community of believers committed to transforming the world through the process of disciple-making can. Harvey A. Herman is a missionary serving university students. Over the previous three decades he pioneered five campus groups, pastored a university church in Seattle, and served on the national staff of Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. Presently, he serves as area director over the Northeast. His doctorate is in strategic leadership and organizational management..

Biblical Discipleship: Essential Components for Attaining Spiritual Maturity

Biblical Discipleship: Essential Components for Attaining Spiritual Maturity
Author: Dr. Todd M. Fink
Publsiher: Selah Book Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2017-04-17
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 1944601007

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Today, we have many ways of defining success in life. Some define it as being a sports hero, others as being wealthy, others as being popular and well liked, and still others as being happy. How does God define success? He defines it as being spiritually mature! How do we become spiritually mature? There’s only one way, and it’s called discipleship. However, statistics show that discipleship is in a state of crisis today. Many Christians are not growing in Christ and are stuck in the process of reaching spiritual maturity. A Barna study reveals that almost nine out of ten senior pastors of Protestant churches assert that spiritual immaturity is one of the most serious issues facing the church. Sadly, what discipleship meant in the time of Christ and what it means today is vastly different. Moreover, the importance Christ and the Apostles gave to discipleship is also stunningly different than the importance many Christians and churches today give it. Unlike the disciples who had much of Scripture memorized, a whopping 81% of Christians today don’t read their Bibles regularly. Unlike Christ’s disciples who were “Fishers of Men,” 61% of believers today have not shared their faith in the past six months. And sadly, unlike Christ and the Apostles who made discipleship the central focus of their ministries, 81% of pastors today have no regular discipleship programs in their churches. Discipleship is being neglected today, and the consequences are crippling many Christians and churches. This book hopes to change that! Chapter 1 focuses on the state of discipleship today and exposes the sad truth that it’s in crisis mode. Chapter 2 reveals 13 key factors contributing to the lack of discipleship today. Chapter 3 defines biblical discipleship based on central phrases Christ used in His ministry. Chapter 4 brings to light 14 essential components of the discipleship-making process that must be understood and practiced in order to attain spiritual maturity. Chapter 5 provides practical, “how-to” help for growing in Christ. It includes self-assessment tests for measuring your level of spiritual maturity in each essential component of discipleship and gives hands-on, useful ideas for taking steps toward spiritual maturity. Discipleship is a command for all believers and is our highest calling. This book provides biblical help for fulfilling this calling and seeks to discover what God says about genuine growth in Christ. It’s both an informative book and a “how-to” book. It deals with the barriers that are hindering discipleship, and offers practical help for overcoming these barriers and attaining spiritual maturity. So, are you ready to grow? Would you like to be pleasing to God? Would you like to fulfill the reason for which you’ve been created? Would you like the full blessings of God in your life? Would you like to become spiritually mature? Would you like to hear Christ’s words, “Well done, good and faithful servant,” when you arrive in heaven? If so, this book is for you..

The Meanings of Discipleship

The Meanings of Discipleship
Author: Andrew Hayes
Publsiher: SCM Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2021-10-29
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 0334060265

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Discipleship is a foundational concept of Christian life which has become a popular and ubiquitous description of belonging and growth in early 21st ecclesiastical language. Discipleship courses and popular writings abound and the term is used liberally in official church documents and strategies for growth and development, particular in a western context. But does recent use of the word risk reducing the wide range of meanings of discipleship to something less rich and inclusive than is warranted? With contributions from an array of leading thinkers, scholars and theologians, including Rachel Mann, Kirsteen Kim and Anthony Reddie, this book argues that there is need for more clarity, precision and depth in defining what meaningfully and constructively is construed as discipleship. Beginning with an overview of how the concept of discipleship has been understood in history, the volume goes on to consider some of the key figures who have shaped our understanding of the concept, and finally to reflect on what discipleship might look like in contemporary society..

The Wisdom of the Cross

The Wisdom of the Cross
Author: Stanley Hauerwas
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2005-05-26
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 1597522260

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Few recent Christian thinkers have been as widely influential as John Howard Yoder (1927-1997). Encompassing a teaching career of more than thirty years and such landmark publications as 'The Politics of Jesus', Yoder's life and thought have profoundly impacted students and colleagues from a broad range of disciplines. In the words of Stanley Hauerwas, Yoder is probably the major theologican/ethicists of this half-century in America and certainly the leading Mennonite theologian of the twentieth century. 'The Wisdom of the Cross' is the only book to provide valuable secondary essays engaging Yoder's central theological concerns, together with a biographical reflection on his life and legacy. Written by scholars both from within and outside of Yoder's Mennonite community, these essays develop the most significant aspects of Yoder's thought - from his powerful defense of Christian pacifism to his seminal analysis of the politics of Jesus to his challenging contributions to Christian social ethics, ecclesiology, and theological method. The book also includes a previously unpublished essay on moral absolutes by Yoder himself. A fitting tribute to Yoder's distinguished career, this volume will be useful to readers new to Yoder's work and to those wishing to probe more deeply into the implications of his thought..