Apostolic Discipleship – Part II, A Gospel Exercise.

Head_Home_Page1In Part 1 of this series, I said that in my opinion, “the gospel itself has characteristically apostolic, prophetic, didactic, evangelistic, and pastoral components or elements.”  If you’d like to go back and read that short post before continuing this exercise, then click here.  I promise to give a thorough explanation as to how I view these character elements of the Gospel later.  For now, I thought it might be fun, and a bit challenging to get some community participation in this exercise.  Here’s a primer to get us started:

What might those Gospel

Characteristic Elements look like?

 

 

The Apostolic Elements of the Gospel are those which assess, provide structure, build, send, or have sending language.

The Prophetic Elements of the Gospel are those which probe and provoke, ask us to listen or give attention to with a view towards encouragement.

The Teaching Elements of the Gospel are those which explain, reference, demonstrate, and transfer.

The Evangelistic Elements of the Gospel are those which proclaim, call for a response, tell the story, witness, and encourage mission.

The Pastoral Elements of the Gospel are those which care, watch, feed, nurture, and cultivate community.

Here’s the exercise:

1.  In your opinion, which texts from scripture speak to the apostolic elements of the Gospel?

2.  In your opinion, which texts from scripture speak to the prophetic elements of the Gospel?

3.  In your opinion, which texts from scripture speak to the didactic or teaching elements of the Gospel?

4.  In your opinion, which texts from scripture speak to the evangelistic elements of the Gospel?

5. In your opinion, which elements from scripture speak to the pastoral elements of scripture?

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