Friday, December 6, 2013

Through Lent 2014 With Matthew

Lynda Patterson and I have completed the second Lenten study booklet in our planned series of four books.* The contents and pics are with the designer now and we hope we might have copies hot of a local printing press before Christmas.

You can order copies for yourself or your Lenten study group now. Go here for details and a link to a pre-publication sample of the text.

From Taonga:

Discipleship has never been an easy option. Neither is it the preserve of ministry professionals.
It’s a lifelong vocation for all the baptised, and we all need regular encouragement in order to stay the course.  
A new resource drawing many spiritual and intellectual insights from Matthew’s Gospel is coming together for Lent next year.
Called Being Disciples: Through Lent with Matthew , it’s a six-part study series written by Peter Carrell (Director of Theology House in Christchurch) and Lynda Patterson (Dean of ChristChurch Cathedral).
The six illustrated 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 booklet contains useful questions for discussion and is ideal for both group and individual study.

*The first in the series was The Praying Life: Through Lent with Luke. The remaining volumes in the series will be based on the gospels of Mark and John.

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