“…[as] adopted sons and daughters, believers benefit from – and are included in – the Father’s love for the Son. We indeed receive [a] profound affirmation from God. We have been brought into a family in which every natural and adopted member receives that kind of love. And that inclusion in divine love is based neither on where we come from nor on our performance. Rather, it is based solely on adoption. We have no other claim to boast, we have nothing to offer that qualifies us above others.” p 50
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Sincere Christians hold divergent ideas about discipleship. Different approaches focus on steps to follow, mentoring, spiritual disciplines, or an intellectual approach, but do they draw their definitions from Scripture’s big picture? Do they draw enough attention to Jesus’ view of discipleship?
By exploring Jesus’ approach to discipleship, Bayer shows how God-perception and self-perception, simultaneously shaped by the gospel, result in reconciled relationships and radical discipleship.
The Explorations in Biblical Theology series addresses the need for quality literature that attracts believing readers to good theology and builds them up in their faith. Each title in the series combines solid content with accessibility and readability–a valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor.