Pursuit Of God In The Company Of Friends

Pursuit Of God In The Company Of Friends

by Richard Lamb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0830832300

ISBN-13: 2900830832308

Pub. Date: 02/28/2012

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

You were not meant to walk alone.

Many of us struggle to forge deep relationships with God and other people. Modern society has isolated us as rugged individuals, deceiving us into thinking we can make it through life on our own. Individualism has likewise shaped the pattern of Christian discipleship, privatizing faith and separating us from fellow believers.

But

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You were not meant to walk alone.

Many of us struggle to forge deep relationships with God and other people. Modern society has isolated us as rugged individuals, deceiving us into thinking we can make it through life on our own. Individualism has likewise shaped the pattern of Christian discipleship, privatizing faith and separating us from fellow believers.

But we come to know God best when others help us on the way. And our friendships develop best when we seek after God together. What would it look like to pursue God not by ourselves but in the company of friends?

According to the model of the New Testament, spiritual transformation takes place in the context of Christian community. By unpacking the Gospel narratives of Jesus' ministry with his disciples, Richard Lamb demonstrates how discipleship develops within the shared community life of groups of Christians. He explores a range of topics--such as spiritual friendship, hospitality, leadership, service, conflict, forgiveness and mission--in light of Christian community. Engaging stories from real-life experience show how people can form one another spiritually when their lives are tumbled against one another.

If you long for more of God, deeper friendships or both, this book will help you on the journey. Discover the transforming power of discipleship in community. Join the pursuit of God in the company of friends.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900830832308
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Transforming Power of Discipleship in Community
1. Friends in the Pursuit of God
2. The Hospitality of God
3. The Healing Touch of God
4. Life, Death and Love Among Friends
5. Presence and Intimacy in the Company of Friends
6. On the Road in the Company of Friends
7. Friends Serve, Lead, See and Speak
8. Listening and Gentle Influence
9. Competition and Comparison Among Friends
10. Reconciliation and Forgiveness Among Friends
11. Jesus' Vision for the Company of Friends
12. Three-Dimensional Community
13. The Mission of God in the Company of Friends
14. The Eternal Company of Friends
Notes
Annotated Bibliography

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