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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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&P. Email Jill Short at email@example.com or phone 03 341 3399.