Discipleship occurs when someone answers the call to learn from Jesus how to live his or her life as though Jesus were living it . The end result is that the disciple becomes the kind of person who naturally does...
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Discipleship occurs when someone answers the call to learn from Jesus how to live his or her life as though Jesus were living it. The end result is that the disciple becomes the kind of person who naturally does what Jesus did.
How the church understands salvation and the gospel is the key to recovering a biblical theology of discipleship. Our doctrines of grace and salvation, in some cases, actually prevent us from creating an expectation that we are to be disciples of Jesus. A person can profess to be a Christian and yet still live under the impression that they don't need to actually follow Jesus. Being a follower is seen as an optional add-on, not a requirement. It is a choice, not a demand. Being a Christian today has no connection with the biblical idea that we are formed into the image of Christ.
In this ground-breaking new book, pastor and author Bill Hull shows why our existing models of evangelism and discipleship fail to actually produce followers of Jesus. He looks at the importance of recovering a robust view of the gospel and taking seriously the connection between conversion-answering the call to follow Jesus-and discipleship-living like the one we claim to follow.
Scot McKnight (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University. Prior to joining the NPU faculty in 1994, he was a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written widely on the historical Jesus, Christian spirituality, and the Emerging Church. One of McKnight's more popular books, The Jesus Creed, won the Christianity Today's book award for 2004 in the area of Christian living. McKnight's blog, JesusCreed.org, has been a popular site for Emerging Church discussion.
His other publications include: The Real Mary: Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus; Praying with the Church: Following Jesus Daily, Hourly, Today; Jesus and His Death: Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory; Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us; Turning to Jesus: The Sociology of Conversion in the Gospels; The Story of the Christ, with Philip Law; and 1 Peter and Galatians in NIV Application Commentary.
His most recent publications include The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible and James (New International Commentary on the New Testament).
Bill Hull's efforts as a pastor and writer have been focused on being a disciple and making disciples. He has written several groundbreaking books for leaders and churches. Bill and his wife, Jane, have been married since 1969 and are the parents of two grown sons.
- <p>discipleship Occurs When Someone Answers The Call To Learn From Jesus How To Live His Or Her Life <em>as Though Jesus Were Living It</em>. The End Result Is That The Disciple Becomes The Kind Of Person Who Naturally Does What Jesus Did. </p> <p>how The Church Understands Salvation And The Gospel Is The Key To Recovering A Biblical Theology Of Discipleship. Our Doctrines Of Grace And Salvation, In Some Cases, Actually Prevent Us From Creating An Expectation That We Are To Be Disciples Of Jesus. A Person Can Profess To Be A Christian And Yet Still Live Under The Impression That They Don't Need To Actually Follow Jesus. Being A Follower Is Seen As An Optional Add-on, Not A Requirement. It Is A Choice, Not A Demand. Being A Christian Today Has No Connection With The Biblical Idea That We Are Formed Into The Image Of Christ.</p> <p>in This Ground-breaking New Book, Pastor And Author Bill Hull Shows Why Our Existing Models Of Evangelism And Discipleship Fail To Actually Produce Followers Of Jesus. He Looks At The Importance Of Recovering A Robust View Of The Gospel And Taking Seriously The Connection Between Conversion-answering The Call To Follow Jesus-and Discipleship-living Like The One We Claim To Follow. </p>