Jesus and Community

Jesus ' community of disciples and together with it the true Israel are to have only a single father , the One in heaven . This is shown by Matt . 23 : 9 . Matthew incorporates into his major address against the scribes and Pharisees ...

Author: Gerhard Lohfink

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451408720

Category: Religion

Page: 211

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The author calls the present-day church to once again be the "contrast society," which attracts non-believers by living what it preaches and by being different without being narrowly sectarian.

The Community of Jesus

... Sealed (4/8/15) Fearers (2/6/95) Table 1: Comparative Summary of Nouns and Participles in Acts and Revelation Referring to Christ's Community 686970 This study has focused on nouns and participles used to describe Jesus' church.

Author: Kendell H. Easley

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805464905

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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A biblical, historic, systematic, and missional theology of the church with contributions from noted academic leaders including Andreas J. Köstenberger, David S. Dockery, Kendell H. Easley, Christopher W. Morgan, and several others.

Modern Metaphors of Christian Leadership

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel” (John 12:13, ESV), John hints to the origins of a community transformation led by Jesus: “Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his ...

Author: Joshua D. Henson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030365808

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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This book explores contemporary metaphors of leadership from a biblical or church historical perspective. It seeks to understand the cultural, social, and organizational metaphors from the Bible and the implications for contemporary organizations. Addressing issues such as communication, mentorship, administration, motivation, change management, education, and coaching, the authors explore concepts related to both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. This book will be a valuable addition to the leadership literature in showing how biblical leadership principles can be used in contemporary organizations.

Being Missional Becoming Missional

46 One particular strategy that Jesus used in his earthly ministry to Israel was to choose twelve people as his disciples among Jews, create a community with them, and work among them. Jesus began his ministry by announcing the kingdom ...

Author: Banseok Cho

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725292939

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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This book explores the theme of the missional conversion of the church, namely how the church is transformed toward its missionary vocation, from a biblical-theological perspective. The purpose of this book is to find biblically grounded, theologically sound, and practically applicable principles helpful for the church which seeks to be continuously shaped into a missional community which authentically and fully participates in God’s mission today. The biblical-theological findings on how the triune God in the biblical narrative shapes the people of God toward their missionary vocation demonstrates, first, that, in Scripture, the missional conversion of the church is primarily the consequence of its continuous encounter with the triune God, and, second, that this divine-human encounter for the missional conversion of the church is ineluctable in view of the ongoing tension between the missional faithfulness of God in fulfilling the missionary vocation of the church, on the one hand, and the missional failure of the church in its missionary vocation, on the other hand.

Resurrection and Discipleship

Their community ethos was shaped by values that were different from the world around them (Mark 10:42–45). In their community Jesus was the unquestioned teacher and leader, and perhaps Peter fulfilled some kind of “speaker's" role.

Author: Thorwald Lorenzen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592445179

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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The authority of the Bible in the Gospel narratives and Paul's impassioned epistles revolve around the factual basis and foundational nature of Christ's resurrection for Christianity. The question is: how can the resurrection best be understood? In 'Resurrection and Discipleship', Thorwald Lorenzen provides a balanced and nuanced investigation of this question.

Without Spot or Wrinkle

7:6–1 1)." Jesus' teaching on kingdom righteousness (Matthew 5) and confidence in the providence of God (Matt. 6:19–33) also presuppose the kind of community envisioned in the call of Abraham and in God's gracious Sinai covenant, ...

Author: Karl Koop

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498230563

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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On February 5, 2000, the Institute of Mennonite Studies held a conference at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary entitled "Without Spot or Wrinkle: Reflecting Theologically on the Nature of the Church." This conference gave attention to ecclesiology, in direct response to challenges that Mennonite church bodies in Canada and the United States have been facing in recent times. The phrase "without spot or wrinkle" comes from Ephesians 5:27, a text addressing relationships between husbands and wives within the Christian household. Historically it has also come to symbolize what Mennonites have sometimes believed about the nature of the church. Anabaptists, and Mennonites who came after them, have often maintained that the true church is a gathering of reborn and spiritually regenerated Christians called to be a community free from moral failure. At present, however, some Mennonites are questioning elements of this conceptual legacy, and, in light of personal failings and hurtful church schisms, are expressing doubts about its practical adequacy and theological tenability. The essays in this book do not provide a unified argument. What the authors have in common is concern for the church and commitment to faithfulness. Readers are invited to reflect on the issues and make their own assessments.

Jesus s Truth

It seems that Jesus and Paul differ from each other in their dealing with evil or weeds. Paul is adamant about the community's unity and purity (1 Cor 5:1-13). Paul's advice to evil doers in the community is to expel them so that the ...

Author: Yung Suk Kim

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532643977

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Parables of Jesus are stories about everyday life, ranging from a person’s worldview to economic justice in society. This book examines most parables of Jesus from a critical literary perspective. Twenty-three narrative parables in the Synoptic Gospels are rearranged by their source: Markan parables, Q parables, Matthean unique parables, Lukan unique parables. Each parable invites readers to reengage Jesus’s stories in the contemporary world.

Lord of Glory

tian movement the great personality of Jesus, or that the primitive Christian community looked to Him as its founder and Lord. Is it not equally impossible to deny in the presence of these letters that the primitive Christian community ...

Author: Benjamin B. Warfield


ISBN: 1446677028



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Hero Maker

We give God all the glory for the thousands who have found their way back to him through Jesus at Community Christian Church and are being mentored in the ways of Christ. But we have made an important change in the question we are ...

Author: Dave Ferguson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310536944

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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In Hero Maker, you will learn how to bring real change to your church and community by developing the practical skills to help others reach their leadership potential. Drawing on five powerful practices found in the ministry of Jesus, Hero Maker presents the key steps of apprenticeship that will build up other leaders and provide strategies for how you can: activate the gifts of those around you help others take ownership of their mission develop a simple scorecard for measuring your kingdom-building progress With rich insights from the Gospels, Hero Maker is packed with real-life ministry stories ranging from paid staff to volunteer leaders--from established churches to new church plants. Whether you lead ten people or ten thousand, Hero Maker will not only help you maximize your leadership impact; but, in doing so, you will also help shift today's church culture to a model of reproduction and multiplication. Chicago pastor and church planter Dave Ferguson and award-winning writer Warren Bird make a compelling case that God's power and purpose are best revealed when we train and release others to further advance the Kingdom of God. By becoming a hero maker and investing in others, you can join a movement of influencers that are impacting thousands of people around the world. Everybody wants to be a hero, but few understand the power of being a hero maker.