Driver-Bishop – People of purpose


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Driver-Bishop, Robert, 1954-


People of purpose : 40 life lessons from the New Testament / Robert Driver-Bishop. Imprint Minneapolis : Augsburg Fortress, c2005.

Description: vii, 120 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.

Series: Lutheran voices Lutheran voices.

Contents: Thematic outline chart — Introductory sessions — God the creator — Wise men — Herod — Mary — Joseph — John the Baptist — Jesus Christ — Worship — Elizabeth and Zechariah — Jairus — Caiaphas — Matthew — Lydia — Stephen — Simeon and Anna — Fellowship — Nicodemus — John — Cleophas and companion — Barnabas — Mary (Mark’s mother) — Prodigal son — Simon the Pharisee — Discipleship — Blind man — Woman at well — Thomas — James — Pontius pilate — Satan — Luke — Service — Mary Magdalene — Good Samaritan — Rich young ruler — Lazarus and the rich man — Martha and Mary — Zacchaeus — John Mark — Outreach — Paul — Peter — Judas — Timothy — Spirit of God.

Summary: The book explores forty New Testament people and the themes that emerge from their stories. Helps readers grow and mature in the faith by engaging in these themes from a “purpose” perspective. Supports the popular and practical “40 Days of Purpose” model of Rick Warren’s Purpose-Driven Life. Can be used by individuals as a 40-day devotional or by groups wanting to study a theme each week for 40 weeks. Individual Bible themes are tied to five key aspects of ministry: Worship, Ministry and Service, Evangelism, Fellowship, and Discipleship.

Subject Bible. N.T. — Biography — Study and teaching. Bible. N.T. — Criticism, interpretation, etc.

ISBN 0806649364 (pbk. : alk. paper)


Bible, Christianity, Devotional, faith, Lutheran, Lutheranism, New Testament, Protestant, theology


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