Following Jesus Christ: The New Testament Message of Discipleship for Today

Following Jesus Christ: The New Testament Message of Discipleship for Today


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A Comprehensive Guide to Discipleship in the New Testament and Today's World

Although the concept of discipleship is an integral part of New Testament teaching, it has largely faded from discussion in both the academy and the local church. To revive and reclaim this teaching for believers in the twenty-first century, editors John Goodrich and Mark Strauss have assembled an expert team of scholars to uncover what every New Testament book teaches about discipleship, providing a comprehensive, biblical picture. In addition, other contributors explore discipleship in the context of the local church, spiritual formation, and the life of the mind. Together, these essays point the way forward for becoming more like Jesus Christ, and helping others do the same, in our personal and corporate lives.

"An impressive roster of scholars who have addressed a vital but often neglected topic in both the church and in the academy. . . . Rich with insight, Following Jesus Christ represents a major advance in this essential area of study." —Craig A. Evans, Houston Baptist University

"We are treated here to a survey of what discipleship means in the New Testament from experts in the field, and we also see some of the wider dimensions of discipleship in this important work. All those wanting to understand discipleship will find this to be a valuable resource." —Thomas R. Schreiner, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825444999
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 11/19/2019
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John K. Goodrich is Program Head and Associate Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute.

Mark L. Strauss is University Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary, San Diego.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Abbreviations xiii

Preface xv

Introduction: Following Jesus Christ Today John K. Goodrich Mark L. Strauss 1

Part 1 The New Testament Message of Discipleship

Chapter 1 Living Out Justice, Mercy, and-Loyalty: Discipleship in Matthew's Gospel Jeannine K. Brown 9

Chapter 2 To Serve, Not to Be Served: Discipleship in Mark's Gospel Mark L. Strauss 27

Chapter 3 Following Jesus by Engaging the World: Discipleship in Luke's Gospel Darrell L. Bock 41

Chapter 4 Come and See: Discipleship in Johns Gospel Edward W Klink III 60

Chapter 5 A Faith That Can Be Seen: Discipleship in Acts Benjamin R. Wilson 76

Chapter 6 The Challenge of Allegiance in the Roman Empire: Discipleship in Romans and Galatians Scot McKnight 92

Chapter 7 Bearing the Image of the Man from Heaven: Discipleship in 1 Corinthians John K. Goodrich 109

Chapter 8 Everything We Do Is for Your Upbuilding: Discipleship in 2 Corinthians Moyer V Hubbard 125

Chapter 9 Living in Connection to the Resurrected Christ: Discipleship in Colossians and Ephesians Clinton E. Arnold 141

Chapter 10 Looking to the Interests of Others: Discipleship in Philippians and Philemon Joseph H. Hellerman 158

Chapter 11 Discipled by God: Discipleship in 1-2 Thessalonians David E. Briones 177

Chapter 12 Faithful Stewardship in God's Household: Discipleship in the Letters to Timothy and Titus Andreas J. Köstenberger 193

Chapter 13 The Lost Concept Recovered: Discipleship in Hebrews Victor S. Rhee 213

Chapter 14 Single-Mindedness vs. Duplicity: Discipleship in James Craig L. Blomberg Ben R. Crenshaw 233

Chapter 15 Suffer, Strive, and Stand for Holiness: Discipleship in 1-2 Peter and Jude Robert L. Cavin 250

Chapter 16 Walking in the Light: Discipleship in John's Letters Karen H. Jobes 269

Chapter 17 Witnesses for the Lamb: Discipleship in Revelation Buist M. Fanning 283

Part 2 Discipleship Today

Chapter 18 Knowing What Jesus Knew: Discipleship and the Development of the Christian Mind J. P. Moreland 301

Chapter 19 Follow Me: Discipleship and Soul Care Judy Ten Elshof 319

Chapter 20 A Good Beach Church: Discipleship and the Witnessing Power of Embodied Local Community Tod E. Bolsinger 335

Scripture Index 349

Person Index 368

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