True Discipleship: The Art of Following Jesus; A Companion Guide WorkBook

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802416438
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/15/2003
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 741,575
  • Product dimensions: 8.94 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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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.

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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

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.

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