Being Disciples: Through Lent with Matthew

By Peter Carrell and Lynda Patterson, Theology House Publications 2014

Copies of this resource are available at $7 per copy plus P&P.   To order email Jill Short at admin@theologyhouse.ac.nz or phone 03 341 3399.

Discipleship is a bit trendy, if talk around the churches these days is anything to go by. But is discipleship a trend? Trends come and go, like fashion garments and crazes for skateboards and gold chains, surely being a disciple is not like that? Jesus, after all, seemed pretty serious whenever he talked about being a disciple. He didn’t say, ‘Follow me for a while – leave when the trend changes.’

Is it possible, however, that Christians have lost sight of what being a disciple means. Perhaps current talk about discipleship is not so much trendy as restorative. A way of being Christian is back in vogue. If so, how do we stay the course?

To that end, one resource for 2014 is Being Disciples: Through Lent with Matthew,  a six part study series written by Peter Carrell (Director of Theology House) and the late Lynda Patterson (former Dean of ChristChurch Cathedral). The six studies are:

  • The joy and terror of being called (Matthew 4:18-22)
  • Disciples in crisis (Matthew 8:23-27)
  • Disciples in mission (Matthew 10:37-42)
  • When the going gets tough (Matthew 11:28-30)
  • Disciples in community (Matthew 18:10-22)
  • Disciples in the making (Matthew 28:16-20)

This study booklet builds on a successful predecessor, co-written by the same authors, The Praying Life: Through Lent with Luke. A sample of the booklet can be seen at here: Being Disciples sample version. The cover is here: W_348 THE_lenten studies_cover_1.

Copies of this resource are still available at $7 per copy plus P&PEmail Jill Short at admin@theologyhouse.ac.nz or phone 03 341 3399.