The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends

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InterVarsity Press, 5 mrt. 2010
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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Inhoudsopgave

THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF DISCIPLESHIP IN COMMUNITY
12
FRIENDS IN THE PURSUIT OF GOD
22
THE HOSPITALITY OF GOD
39
THE HEALING TOUCH OF GOD
58
LIFE DEATH AND LOVE AMONG FRIENDS
69
PRESENCE AND INTIMACY IN THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS
79
ON THE ROAD IN THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS
97
FRIENDS SERVE LEAD SEE AND SPEAK
106
COMPETITION AND COMPARISON AMONG FRIENDS
145
RECONCILIATION AND FORGIVENESS AMONG FRIENDS
161
JESUS VISION FOR THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS
179
THREEDIMENSIONAL COMMUNITY
202
THE MISSION OF GOD IN THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS
211
THE ETERNAL COMPANY OF FRIENDS
225
NOTED
234
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
238

LISTENING AND GENTLE INFLUENCE
128

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Over de auteur (2010)

Richard Lamb served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for twenty-three years as campus staff and staff trainer. He is the author of The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends and now works in business development for a research firm. He lives with his wife and two children in San Gabriel, California.

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