Based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "The Cost of Discipleship" |
Tuesdays at 6:00am (Prayer Breakfast Group) |
Wednesdays at 10:00am
Pr. Peter and Intern Pastor Taran invite you to a new online study starting this week. The course and conversation will be based on a modern classic: "The Cost of Discipleship" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, first published in 1937.
While pastors can't predict how this reading and accompanying reflection will influence the Messiah community during these days of 'compassionate distancing,' they are confident it will.
Peter and Taran will offer two opportunities to participate each week. First, with the Tuesday Morning Prayer Breakfast Group at 6:00am, and second, on Wednesdays at 10:00am.
Please immediately contact Pr. Peter via email, if you would like to participate in either group. He wilL provide the link for the first sessions this week. Double-dip in both groups if you wish.
The book is available in Kindle version here at Amazon and in used paperback editions here at Thriftbooks and eBay.com. Pastor Peter and Intern Pastor Taran will review the reading for first session for those awaiting the shipment of their books. Participants need to order their copy ASAP.
For the first sessions this week, please read the introduction (Introduction) and part 1 (Costly Grace) of the first chapter (Grace and Discipleship). In the current paperback version sold by Amazon, these are pages 35-56.
GRACE AND DISCIPLESHIP
Introduction and Costly Grace: pgs. 35-56
March 31/Apr. 1
The Call to Discipleship, Single-Minded Obedience: pgs. 57-85
Discipleship and the Cross, Discipleship and the Individual: pgs. 86-102
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
The Beatitudes, The Righteousness of Christ, The Brother: pgs. 103-130
The Woman, Truthfulness, Revenge, The Enemy—the Extraordinary: pgs. 131-154
The Hidden Righteousness, The Hiddenness of Prayer, The Hiddenness of the Devout Life, The Simplicity of the Carefree Life: pgs. 155-181
The Disciples and Unbelievers, The Great Divide, the Conclusion: pgs. 182-198
The Harvest, The Apostles, The Work, The Suffering of Messengers, The Decision, The Fruit: pgs. 199-222
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE LIFE OF DISCIPLESHIP
Preliminary Questions, Baptism, The Body of Christ: pgs. 223-247
The Visible Community, The Saints, The Image of Christ: pgs. 248-304