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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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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)

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This book presents a biblical theology of discipleship that gives the 'big picture' of God's relationship with humanity. Faithful discipleship to Jesus the King must always involve responding to his bracing call for righteousness, but doing so in the ongoing experience of the Servant's prior, enabling grace. This book presents a view of Christian discipleship that is grounded in an informed Christology of Jesus, the Servant King.

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This book presents a biblical theology of discipleship that gives the 'big picture' of God's relationship with humanity. Faithful discipleship to Jesus the King must always involve responding to his bracing call for righteousness, but doing so in the ongoing experience of the Servant's prior, enabling grace. This book presents a view of Christian discipleship that is grounded in an informed Christology of Jesus, the Servant King.
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"This book presents a biblical theology of discipleship that gives the "big picture" of God's relationship with humanity. It surveys God's interaction with humankind from Eden, through the sequence of the biblical covenants, and on into the fulfillment that comes in Jesus. Throughout, the twin themes emerge-one of God's demand of righteousness and another of his prior, enabling grace. Discipleship to Jesus stands in relation to its Old Testament precedents, preserving continuity in the grace/demand interplay. Jesus' ministry to Israel is the fulfillment of the interactions between God and his people, assuming the roles of righteous King and gracious Servant. Faithful discipleship to Jesus the King, therefore, must always involve responding to his bracing call for righteousness, but doing so in the ongoing experience of the Servant's prior, enabling grace. This book provides an understanding of Jesus that will facilitate ongoing experiences of transforming grace, which in turn will enable faithful discipleship. As such, it presents a view of Christian discipleship that is grounded in an informed Christology of Jesus, the Servant King."
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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 344617
  • Product Code 9780310322689
  • ISBN 0310322685
  • EAN 9780310322689
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Nov 2010
  • Sales Rank #40892
  • DRM Adobe
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