Sound Words: Listening to the Scriptures
Theology must be practiced. The doctrine of Scripture is of utmost importance for Christian discipleship. Scripture is God’s written record of the gospel story in which we find our own story. The Holy Spirit uses Scripture as a means of grace—the Spirit and Word go together. Scripture must play a prominent role in discipleship as the Holy Spirit works through the Word to grow us into the image of Christ personally, as well as grow us in community—faithful to the Great Commission. Christian discipleship, therefore, must be saturated in Scripture. Jeremy Carr calls us back to the centrality of the God-breathed word to shape, challenge, encourage, and grow disciples of Christ.
"Discipleship minus the Scriptures? This sounds like an oxymoron, because it is. There is no such thing. Yet there have been volumes written, manuals produced, practices shared on how to disciple that rarely include the necessity of Scripture in shaping the process. My friend Jeremy calls us back to the centrality of the God-breathed word to shape, challenge, encourage, and grow disciples of Christ. Without the Scriptures you cannot make disciples. This work makes that plain for us, while cultivating in us a love for the word."
Leonce Crump II, Founding Pastor of Renovation Church and Acts 29 Board Member
"The church continues to need an understanding of discipleship that draws people to love and know God. This book delivers. It is an accessible and practical theology of scripture for discipleship. Jeremy is not exhorting you to love the Bible more, but declaring that God’s love for you causes you to know and love him and his Word more."
Justin S. Holcomb, Adjunct Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary
82 pages. Available in your choice of epub, mobi, or PDF format. Copyright of GCD Books, 2014. Read the introduction.