The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends

Author: Richard C. Lamb, Jr.

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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Category: Religion

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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.

The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends

Author: Richard C. Lamb, Jr.

Publisher: IVP Books

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Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 835

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.

Christ's Empowering Presence

The Pursuit of God Through the Ages

Author: Gary Tyra

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 948

Christ's Empowering Presence looks at the Spiritual Disciplines through the eyes of both classical and contemporary writers, a process that changed the author's life.

Following Jesus in the "Real World"

Discipleship for the Post-College Years

Author: Richard C. Lamb, Jr.

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 223

View: 177

Richard Lamb blends scriptural insights, stories of recent graduates and his own life experience to offer sound advice and practical encouragement for spiritual growth during the postcollege years.

The Friend

A Religious and Literary Journal

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Publisher:

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Category: Society of Friends

Page: 442

View: 207

The Friends' Library

Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other Writings of Members of the Religious Society of Friends

Author: William Evans

Publisher:

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Category: Quakers

Page: 500

View: 552

Friends' Review

A Religious, Literary and Miscellaneous Journal

Author: Enoch Lewis

Publisher:

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Category: Society of Friends

Page:

View: 966