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eBook Four Ministries, One Jesus: Exploring Your Vocation with the Four Gospels, 1st Edition

  • Richard A. Burridge
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467452521
  • ISBN-13: 9781467452526
  • DDC: 226
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Overview

Combining the skills of a leading biblical scholar with the wisdom derived from years spent training candidates for ordination, this book offers rich reflections on the four gospel portraits of Jesus and shows how they not only inform the calling to ordained ministry but also help sustain the practice of Christian ministry in its various dimensions. The title is for all who feel called to a life of Christian ministry and want to ground their calling in the teaching and example of Jesus, as provided in the four gospels. It helps readers consider vital questions such as: how to sustain reading, Bible study, and theological reflection in ministry; how to extend pastoral care to people outside as well as inside the Christian community; how to care for self and family; and how to stay attuned to the Spirit by cultivating a fresh and vigorous life of prayer.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface and Acknowledgments for This International Edition.
Preface and Acknowledgments for the Original UK Edition.
1: Introduction: Four Portraits of Jesus's Mission and Ministry.
Matthew: Teaching Good News.
2: Matthew's Portrait of Jesus as the Supreme Teacher.
3: The Teaching Ministry in Selection for Ministry.
4: The Teaching Ministry in the Ordination Services.
5: Teaching and Preaching in Your Ministry.
6: Sustaining Teaching and Preaching in Your Ministry.
7: Conclusion.
Luke: Pastoral Care.
8: Luke's Portrait of Jesus's Pastoral Ministry.
9: The Pastoral Ministry in Selection for Ministry.
10: The Pastoral Ministry in the Ordination Services.
11: Pastoral Care in Your Ministry.
12: Sustaining a Pastoral Ministry.
13: Conclusion.
Mark: Suffering the Way of the Cross.
14: The Way of the Cross in Mark's Portrait of Jesus's Ministry.
15: Suffering the Way of the Cross in Selection for Ministry.
16: Suffering the Way of the Cross in the Ordination Services.
17: Suffering the Way of the Cross in Your Ministry.
18: Sustaining Ministry on the Way of the Cross.
19: Conclusion.
John: Praying the Divine Life.
20: John's Portrait of Jesus and the Life of God.
21: Prayer and the Divine Life in Selection for Ministry.
22: Prayer and Sharing the Life of God in the Ordination Services.
23: Prayer and Sharing the Life of God in Your Ministry.
24: Sustaining the Divine Life of Prayer in Ministry.
25: Conclusion.
Conclusion: Bringing Mission and Ministry Together in the Risen Jesus.
Some Bible Studies about Various Calls within the Scriptures.
Summary of the Processes, Competencies, and Criteria for Selection for Ordained Ministry.
Liturgies and Services of Ordination.
Further Reading, Websites, and Other Resources.
Index.