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True Discipleship (A Companion Guide)

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JOHN KOESSLER (D.Min., Trinity International University; M.Div., ^Biblical Theology Seminary) is Chairman and Professor in the Pastoral Studies Department ^at the Moody Bible Institute. He is author of a number of books including True ^Discipleship, God Our Father ,...


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JOHN KOESSLER (D.Min., Trinity International University; M.Div., ^Biblical Theology Seminary) is Chairman and Professor in the Pastoral Studies Department ^at the Moody Bible Institute. He is author of a number of books including True ^Discipleship, God Our Father, and Names of Israel. John and his wife, ^Jane, live in northwest Indiana and have two sons.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Unit 1: The Marks of Discipleship

Lesson ^1: The Mark of Grace

Lesson 2: The Mark of Baptism

Lesson 3: The Mark ^of Obedience

Lesson 4: The Mark of Spiritual Fruit

Lesson 5: The Mark ^of Love



Unit 2: The Cost of Discipleship


Lesson 1: Taking Up the ^Cross

Lesson 2: The Living Dead

Lesson 3: The Cross and the Flesh

Lesson ^4: Handling Temptation

Lesson 5: The Stages of Temptation



Unit 3: ^The Obligations of Discipleship


Lesson 1: Jesus, Our Example

Lesson ^2: The Obligation of Humility

Lesson 3: The Obligation of Submission

Lesson ^4: The Obligation of Patience

Lesson 5: The Obligation of Generosity



Unit ^4: The Dynamics of Spiritual Life


Lesson 1: What Is "Spirituality"?

Lesson ^2: Spiritual Death

Lesson 3: Spiritual Life

Lesson 4: The Ministry ^of the Holy Spirit

Lesson 5: Evidence of the Spirit



Unit 5: Obstacles ^to Discipleship


Lesson 1: The Growth Process

Lesson 2: Stages of Growth

Lesson ^3: Stunted Growth

Lesson 4: Growth and Effort

Lesson 5: Ingredients ^for Growth



Unit 6: The Machinery of Holiness


Lesson 1: Fallen Temples

Lesson ^2: Jesus and the Body

Lesson 3: The Body and the Soul

Lesson 4: God's ^Purpose for the Body

Lesson 5: Glorifying God with Your Body



Unit ^7: God's Gym


Lesson 1: The Goal of Spiritual Training

Lesson 2: Obstacles ^to Spiritual Training

Lesson 3: The Means of Spiritual Training: Grace, Truth, ^and Effort

Lesson 4: The Method of Spiritual Training

Lesson 5: Foundational ^Disciplines



Unit 8: Christian Virtues


Lesson 1: Prerequisites to ^Spiritual Maturity

Lesson 2: Mercy and Purity

Lesson 3: Love, Joy, ^and Peace

Lesson 4: Patience, Kindness, and Goodness

Lesson 5: Spirit-Controlled ^Self-Mastery



Unit 9: The Spiritual Journey


Lesson 1: Called to Follow ^Christ

Lesson 2: Stages of Commitment

Lesson 3: Bumps in the Road

Lesson ^4: The Context of Training: Enduring Hardship

Lesson 5: Special Training: ^The Value of Divine Discipline



Unit 10: The New Testament Model of Discipleship


Lesson ^1: The Goal of Discipleship

Lesson 2: The Nature of Discipleship

Lesson ^3: The Danger of Hypocrisy

Lesson 4: The Importance of Commitment

Lesson ^5: The Portrait of a Disciple



Unit 11: The Learner As Teacher


Lesson ^1: Laying the Foundation

Lesson 2: Discipleship Through Mentoring

Lesson ^3: Qualities of a Disciple Maker: Part 1

Lesson 4: Qualities of a Disciple ^Maker: Part 2

Lesson 5: The Stewardship of Disciple Making



Unit ^12: The Corporate Context of Discipleship


Lesson 1: A Group Effort

Lesson ^2: A Common Goal

Lesson 3: The Body of Christ

Lesson 4: A Community ^of Encouragement

Lesson 5: A Remedy for Worldliness

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.



Most of us would answer 'No' when asked if we were like Jesus. So 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 this 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.


With Scripture studies, reflection questions, and areas for writing down thoughts, this companion guide will help you internalize what God's Word identifies as marks of a true Christian.


Perfect for indivual study, small groups, or the classroom.



-Publisher

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John Koessler

John Koessler has written for Discipleship Journal, Leadership, Moody Magazine, Decision, and Christianity Today. He has served as a pastor and currently is chair of the pastoral studies department at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He is the author of several books including True Discipleship and God Our Father. He holds degrees from Wayne State University, Biblical Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has made numerous radio and television appearances. He lives in northern Indiana with his wife and sons.

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