Discipleship Essentials

Author: Greg Ogden
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830878093
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Witness Essentials

Author: Daniel Meyer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830810897
Format: PDF, Docs
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We know the radical difference the gospel of Jesus Christ makes, and we want others to know of it. So often, though, we feel that we are inadequate to the task. The Bible studies, exercises and readings in Daniel Meyer's new book will deepen your faith and equip you to minister to others with a new sense of confidence and calling.

Leadership Essentials

Author: Greg Ogden
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083087612X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Leadership is essential. Maybe you've shied away from leadership because you don't know what it will involve, or you feel too unsure of your own abilities. But your leadership is needed! In every sector of society, from families to businesses to churches, leadership roles remain empty, waiting for people willing and able to step up and make wise decisions that bring positive change. And, in a world with priorities vastly different from Christ's, Christian leaders are especially needed to point people to him. Preparation is essential. As essential as the leadership itself is the preparation beforehand, which is why Greg Ogden, a seasoned leader himself, has created this interactive guide that will give you the tools you need to lead well, using your unique gifts and experience. Divided into four sections, this workbook will help you develop character, postures, vision and skills as you participate in the following elements in each chapter: a memory verse a Bible study a reading a leadership exercise By working through these multiple channels of learning you'll be equipped not just with head knowledge about leadership but with true character formation and awareness of your own abilities that will prepare you for the challenges and choices of leadership. Designed to work well on your own, with a partner or with a group, Leadership Essentials by Greg Ogden and Daniel Meyer is the essential preparation tool for those who would be led and shaped by Christ to lead others with strength and wisdom.

Essential Guide to Becoming a Disciple

Author: Greg Ogden
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830893229
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What am I committing to when I say I want to follow Jesus? Using the Great Commission to explore the mission to make disciples as well as the core characteristics that identify us as Jesus' followers, this guide lays the foundation for a life in Christ. Following the popular and effective design of his curriculum Discipleship Essentials that sold over 250,000 copies, Greg Ogden has included the following elements in each of the eight sessions: a core truth a Bible study a reading life application Whether you are mentoring one-on-one or in a small group, this essential guide will serve as an ideal on-ramp into the discipleship journey.

Transforming Discipleship

Author: Greg Ogden
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830893415
Format: PDF
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Many church leaders, yearning for church growth, look to the latest evangelistic strategies or seeker-targeted worship services. But lack of growth might not be due to lack of concern for new people—it may be because we are not effectively discipling the people we already have. Greg Ogden address the need for discipleship in the local church and recovers Jesus' method of accomplishing life change by investing in just a few people at a time. Ogden sets forth his vision for transforming both the individual disciple and discipleship itself, showing how discipleship can become a self-replicating process with ongoing impact from generation to generation. This revised and updated edition includes a new chapter on discipleship and preaching.

Old Testament Essentials

Author: Tremper Longman III
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830871942
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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2014 Readers' Choice Award Winner "Christians love the Bible, but they often do not know what to do with the Old Testament," writes Westmont College professor Tremper Longman. Further, he points out that it includes many types of writing—history, prophecy, poetry, wisdom and apocalyptic. In this helpful volume he offers different strategies for understanding each of these important types of writing. Jesus made a point to tell his disciples that the whole Old Testament anticipated his coming (see especially Luke 24:25-27, 44-45). And so each session includes a special feature called "Anticipating the New Testament." Through this you will begin to discover the links between the two testaments and gain a fuller sense of our unfolding salvation history. Following the format of the other volumes of the Essenitals series, originally designed by Greg Ogden, author of Discipleship Essentials, each session includes the following elements: a memory verse a Bible study a reading "Anticipating the New Testament" a life application section Designed to work well on your own, with a partner or triad, or in a small group, Old Testament Essentials offers a comprehensive overview that will enrich your knowledge and deepen your faith. "Tremper Longman is for me—and countless others—a treasured 'go-to' resource to uncover the treasures of Old Testament wisdom. This survey will be of huge value to anyone who wants the big picture of the Great Story." —John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and author of Who Is This Man?

True Discipleship

Author: John M Koessler
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1575676184
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Living Like You Belong to God

Author: Kay Arthur
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307458679
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Can Other See That You Belong to God? God calls us to a life of joy, obedience, and trust. He calls us to be different from those around us. He calls us to be holy. In this rich study, you will discover that holiness is not an arbitrary standard within today's church or an unreachable goal of sinless perfection. Holiness is about pleasing God--living in such a way that it's clear you belong to Him. Holiness is what makes you unique as a believer in Jesus Christ. Come explore the beauty of holy living and see why true holiness and true happiness always go together. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Adventure of Discipling Others

Author: John Purvis
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1600066577
Format: PDF
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Just like Jesus, you can pour faith into believers, helping them grow spiritually and fulfill their unique niche in God’s kingdom. In this handbook and Bible study you’ll learn:Why we are called to disciple believersWhat topics lay a biblical foundation for new ChristiansHow to develop a discipling process

A Discipleship Journey

Author: David Buehring
Publisher: Higherlife Development Services
ISBN: 9781935245537
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Discipleship Journey (ADJ) is a Scripturally sound, proven and practical resource to aid individuals, leaders and churches in obeying Jesus' command to 'make disciples'. It provides you with a deliberate one-year formational journey which can result in real life transformation when used as a tool to apply Scripture, walking in relationship with others and obeying what the Holy Spirit is revealing. And, in the end, it equips you with the ability to reproduce disciple-makers for the rest of your life!