Session One: Jesus Calls Into Existence (John 1:1-14). The call of Jesus not only invites and summons, it also creates, re-creates, shapes, and empowers.Session Two: Jesus Calls Into Discipleship (Luke 5:1-11). The call of Jesus is not always a dramatic call to something unusual or heroic, but that it can also come as a series of calls experienced as minor steps in daily life.Session Three: Jesus Calls by Naming and Renaming (Matt. 16:13-20). Examines the way discipleship takes shape according to one's view of Jesus.Session Four: Jesus Calls Into Death and Life (Matt. 16:21-26). Explors the cross of Jesus and the relationship of uffering and self-denial in the call that invites people to discover their true selves.Session Five: Jesus Calls Into Family (Matt. 12:46-50). Explores how the church is a family, how this relates to one's own calling from Jesus, and how it may help in responding to difficulties now facing the family as an institution.Session Six: Jesus Calls Into Service (Matt. 25:31-46). Helps readers understand that Jesus calls and meets people through their serving others.Session Seven: Jesus Calls Through Others (Acts 10). Helps readers see that the call of Jesus can come through other people, both inside and outside the church.Session Eight: Jesus Calls Into Mission (Matt. 28:16-20). Helps readers understand the Great Commission as both a calling and a sending into witness and service.
Publisher: Abingdon Press