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Following Jesus, the Servant King: A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship (Biblical Theology For Life Series)

Jonathan Lunde
Following Jesus, the Servant King: A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship (Biblical Theology For Life Series)
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Following Jesus, the Servant King: A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship (Biblical Theology For Life Series)

Jonathan Lunde

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In Following Jesus, the Servant King, Jonathan Lunde presents a biblical theology of discipleship that gives the "big picture" of God's relationship with humanity. In Biblical terms, Jesus is the King who demands righteous obedience from his followers, and Jesus is the Servant who provides the grace that enables this obedience. Lunde presents a view of Christian discipleship that is grounded in an informed Christology of Jesus, the Servant King.

^^Throughout the Old Testament and into the New, God not only demands righteousness from his people but also showers on grace that enables them to act. Jesus, of course, provides the ultimate fulfillment of these twin aspects of God's relationship to humanity.

  • So what does it mean to follow Jesus?
  • What does God expect from his followers
  • how can they be and do what is required?
Jonathan Lunde answers these and other questions in his sweeping biblical study on discipleship. He surveys God's interaction with his people from Eden to Jesus, paying special attention to the biblical covenants that illuminate the character and plans of God. He offers Bible students and teachers - such as pastors, missionaries, and lay leaders - the gift of practical biblical teaching rooted in the Bible's witness on the vital topic of discipleship.^

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In Following Jesus, the Servant King, Jonathan Lunde presents a biblical theology of discipleship that gives the "big picture" of God's relationship with humanity. In Biblical terms, Jesus is the King who demands righteous obedience from his followers, and Jesus is the Servant who provides the grace that enables this obedience. Lunde presents a view of Christian discipleship that is grounded in an informed Christology of Jesus, the Servant King.

^^Throughout the Old Testament and into the New, God not only demands righteousness from his people but also showers on grace that enables them to act. Jesus, of course, provides the ultimate fulfillment of these twin aspects of God's relationship to humanity.

  • So what does it mean to follow Jesus?
  • What does God expect from his followers
  • how can they be and do what is required?
Jonathan Lunde answers these and other questions in his sweeping biblical study on discipleship. He surveys God's interaction with his people from Eden to Jesus, paying special attention to the biblical covenants that illuminate the character and plans of God. He offers Bible students and teachers - such as pastors, missionaries, and lay leaders - the gift of practical biblical teaching rooted in the Bible's witness on the vital topic of discipleship.^
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Meet the Author

Jonathan Lunde

Jonathan Lunde (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of biblical studies and theology at Talbot School of Theology of Biola University. He has contributed articles to The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels and The New Dictionary of Biblical Theology. He is the author of Following Jesus, the Servant King: A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship. Jon and his wife, Pamela, have three children and reside in Brea, California.

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A covenantal framework for Christian discipleship
4 stars By Gary J Ware, Aug 25 2011
Review copy of Following Jesus, The Servant King was supplied by Zondervan.

Jonathan Lunde's `Following Jesus, The Servant King' is part of a collection of Zondervan's Biblical Theology For Life series.
Having seemingly fallen from popular focus for a short season, it is refreshing to see Lunde explore covenant theology as the paradigm for understanding the Lord Jesus as the prophet who rules. Those schooled more recently in situations where confessional or covenantal theologies have been set aside or downplayed will discover much about the way in which Jesus both fulfills covenant requirements and receives covenant blessings on our behalf, which means that the Christian's discipleship is not so much learning how to live like Jesus, but discovering the life which is ours in Him, a life of grace and obedience.
So, rather than portraying the outworking of salvation as making us more efficient rule keepers, we are reminded that salvation works to internalise obedience from bare action to heart and mind motivation. The key to God's law being written on our heart is not education, but renewal. Biblically this renewal is not solely about God's judgement being poured out on Christ, but on our hearts and minds being brought to life in a way which entails us becoming responsive servants of our Lord and King. The nature of that response is informed by learning about what our Saviour King has done and how that both enables and informs our obedience.
As mentioned above, those who have little knowledge of the covenant theology which pervades the Old Testament will find `Following Jesus' an instructive and comprehensive resource which will entice to further study.
The book is steeped in Scripture, with particular attention given to the Old Testament texts and themes which the New Testament (Covenant) work of Jesus fulfills.
Constantly Lunde points the reader to that which the Christian receives because of Jesus and to the response which is incumbent upon the recipients. It invites us to receive grace, live in grace, and to respond to grace.
Following Jesus, The Servant King is well worth reading and study. 
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  • Catalogue Code 304804
  • Product Code 9780310286165
  • ISBN 0310286166
  • EAN 9780310286165
  • Pages 320
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Nov 2010
  • Sales Rank #40672
  • Dimensions 231 x 187 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.553kg

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