Item description for Design for Discipleship: Discovering God's Blueprint for the Christian Life by J. Dwight Pentecost...
Overview Discipleship may be a popular term in Christian circles but what does it really mean for the individual to follow Christ as a biblical disciple? Veteran seminary professor and Bible teacher J. Dwight Pentecost provides a practical discussion of the biblical design for following Christ in Design for Discipleship. Balanced between the extremes of easy believism and Lordship salvation, Pentecost demonstrates that discipleship is a growing experience of knowledge, commitment, active love, and sacrificial service. "There is a vast difference between being saved and being a disciple,...a relationship, based on the knowledge of the person of, Christ, a love for the person of Christ, submission to the person of Jesus Christ, and obedience to the commands of Jesus Christ," Dr. Pentecost observes. "Our desire in these studies of the New Testament teaching on discipleship is, to unsettle you who have become so comfortable, to disquiet you who have become so satisfied, in order that we might become a people who...are disciples in truth."
Publishers Description Pentecost demonstrates that discipleship is a growing experience of knowledge, commitment, active love, and service.
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Studio: Kregel Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.49" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Feb 29, 1996
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825434513 ISBN13 9780825434518
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More About J. Dwight Pentecost
Dr. J. Dwight Pentecost is a Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary and the author of many books, including Things to Come, The Words and Works of Jesus Christ and Things Which Become Sound Doctrine.
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One of my Favorite books on Discipleship Aug 12, 2006
Pentecost does an incredible job at diving to the heart issues that Jesus focused on as he made disciple of the twelve. He begins by describing what a disciple is and how we are all called to discipleship. He lays out the process of one who starts by being curious in Christ and moves to total commitment as a disciple of Jesus.
Pentecost then goes on to describe some of the key elements of being a disciple. He does this by providing contextual background and exegetical insights into some key passages of Scripture. He packs a lot of information in short chapters dealing with the issues. This book is worth the money and time spent reading it. He does not waste any thought or point by beating it to death and giving too many illustrations.
This book is for everyone who wants to learn about the heart of discipleship. I have found that I can use it as a main grid for discipleship and as I read other books I can attach what I learn from them to this books teachings on discipleship.