Following Jesus, the Servant King: A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship
Throughout the Old Testament and into the New, God not only demands righteousness from his people but also showers on grace that enables them to act. Jesus, of course, provides the ultimate fulfillment of these twin aspects of God’s relationship to humanity. In biblical terms, Jesus is the King who demands righteous obedience from his followers, and Jesus is the Servant who provides the grace that enables this obedience.
So what does it mean to follow Jesus? What does God expect from his followers, and how can they be and do what is required? Jonathan Lunde answers these and other questions in his sweeping biblical study on discipleship. He surveys God’s interaction with his people from Eden to Jesus, paying special attention to the biblical covenants that illuminate the character and plans of God. He offers Bible students and teachers—such as pastors, missionaries, and lay leaders—the gift of practical biblical teaching rooted in the Bible’s witness on the vital topic of discipleship.
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- Preface by the author
- Questions at the end of each chapter for further discussion
- Bibliographical references and indexes
Praise for the Print Edition
Faithfully refreshing. Lunde’s thoughtful and insightful contribution will cause many to walk with Jesus at a whole new level of faithfulness.
—J. Scott Duvall, professor of New Testament, Ouachita Baptist University
Jonathan Lunde, in this book that is excellent for both the classroom and the church, leads us to Christ so we can see what it means to follow as disciples.
—Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies, North Park University
A breathtaking glimpse of what God has designed from the beginning of covenantal history—through a true biblical theology that plumbs the depths of Scripture—to live in an abundant New Covenant discipleship to Jesus as our Servant King.
—Michael J. Wilkins, distinguished professor of New Testament language and literature, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
- Title: Following Jesus, the Servant King: A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship
- Author: Jonathan Lunde
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publication Date: 2010
- Pages: 320
About Jonathan Lunde
Jonathan Lunde (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is an associate professor of Biblical and theological studies at Talbot School of Theology of Biola University. He is the coeditor (with Kenneth Berding) of Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament and has contributed articles to The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels and the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology.