The cost of discipleship sermon by david hicks, matthew 8. He gives a detailed analysis of some of jesus greatest moral teachings while applying them to the individual. The cost of discipleship by dietrich bonhoeffer, paperback. The book will show men by what fire this young german churchman was possessed. To speak of the cost of discipleship in our society may be not the most needful thing from the viewpoint of the listener right now. It will also show the cost at which discipleship, in all nations, is to be won. The cost of discipleship book by dietrich bonhoeffer. But he said, lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. The cost of discipleship discussion questions renovate. Surely the angels of heaven wept as they recorded this cost of discipleship in a world that is often hostile to the commandments of god. The book discipleship was written by dietrich bonhoeffer and was published in 1937. The cost of true discipleship audio sermon youtube. Overview about the author, dietrich bonhoeffer sermon on.
When this book was translated into english in 1948, it had a longer title, one that revealed the book s central message. This article is about the book of dietrich bonhoeffer. Selfreported participation in discipleship activities sunday school, spiritual mentoring, group bible study or christian book study is weak as low as 20 percentindicating that church leaders assessment of discipleship effectiveness may be more accurate than their parishioners. The cost of discipleship is a book by the german theologian dietrich bonhoeffer, considered a classic of christian thought. The son of a famous german psychiatrist, he studied in berlin and new york city. Buy bonhoeffers cost of discipleship shepherds notes by greg ligon isbn.
Essay about the cost of discipleship 471 words cram. Drawing from the sermon on the mount, we find here a compelling statement on the demands of sacrifice and living with consistency in belief and action. His friends and associates have gathered together some of his sermons and articles and prefaced them with a memoir of his. The cost of discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the gospel, and imbued with the spirit of christian humanism and a. The savior himself shed his own tears over those who for hundreds. So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own. The cost of discipleship daily reflection the high calling. Mclarty in his book, the cost of discipleship, dietrich bonhoeffer. It was his fourth volume of sixteen and has also been published under the title the cost of discipleship. In 1937, german pastor and theologian dietrich bonhoeffer published a book called nachfolge. He wants all of us and for nothing to be held back. In the cost of discipleship, he focuses on the most treasured part of christs teaching, the sermon on the mount. The cost of discipleship by dietrich bonhoeffer, scm press, 1959. One of the most quoted parts of the book deals with the distinction which bonhoeffer makes between cheap and costly grace.
Jesus said, whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be. One thing is the theme of unqualified obedience to christ. We must each give up our old selves in order to embrace and become the person christ has created us to be. Therefore put off the old man with his deeds colossians 3. Jan mar 20 9 lessons my primary goal in studying this material is to expose my church to the concept of cheap and costly grace. It means that you do what is right in his eyes even if it costs. Buy the cost of discipleship 1st touchstone ed by bonhoeffer, dietrich isbn. This entry was posted in religion and tagged sacrifice, spiritual life, suffering. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The following is an excerpt from the macarthur new testament commentary on luke 9. Martyred lutheran pastor, dietrich bonhoeffer, in his classic work the cost of discipleship helps followers of jesus see the need for a full picture of daily christian living. The cost of discipleship emerging scholars network. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 320 pages and is available in paperback format.
However, to avoid misunderstanding, he added this clarifying footnote. The cost of discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary. The original german title is simply nachfolge literally. In one section of the cost of discipleship, bonhoeffer affirmed the truth, reliability, and unity of the scriptures in the strongest possible way. He calls them to weigh the cost and to make a sober decision if they. Words id use to describe dietrich bonhoeffers the cost of discipleship. When dietrich bonhoeffer wrote about the cost of discipleship he wrote with the authority of experience. The cost of discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the gospel, and imbued with the spirit of christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty. Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at.
Perhaps dietrich bonhoeffers most radical book, this reading of the sermon on the mount has influenced many christians throughout the world. The cost of discipleship compels the reader to face himself and god in any situation. Pdf the cost of discipleship book by dietrich bonhoeffer. Discipleship is not limited to what you can comprehend it must transcend all comprehension. One of bonhoeffers chapters is the call of discipleship and i think that may have. And with that sharp warning to his own church, which was engaged in bitter conflict with the official nazified state church, dietrich bonhoeffer began his book discipleship formerly entitled the cost of discipleship. Bonhoeffer also stresses the importance of the old testament and the importance of this earthly life. In his book he lays out for the believer the great cost and the freedom of embracing gods grace and being a disciple of jesus. Jesus urged his followers to count the cost, but have any of us really taken the time to think about the cost of following jesus, and have we settled in our hearts that we are willing to follow him, no matter what the cost. Book summary of the cost of discipleship by dietrich. Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message, the cost of discipleship, from this past weekend at eastbrook church. Bonhoeffer was a pastor in germany that was later arrested, imprisoned and executed by the nazis. The cost of discipleship by dietrich bonhoeffer, translated by r. Bonhoeffers view on costly grace, obedience, discipleship and following jesus is discussed.
For bonhoeffer was a brilliant young german churchman who fought the nazi regime in germany even during war time and who paid the price of such opposition with his life. First published in 1937 under the title nachfolge discipleship. Before his arrest by the nazis in 1943, dietrich bonhoeffer was head of a seminary of the german confessing church. The cost of discipleship by dietrich bonhoeffer the. Rather, i thought i would comment on what i thought were some striking themes in dietrich bonhoeffers the cost of discipleship 1937. It is centered on an exposition of the sermon on the mount, in which bonhoeffer spells out what he believes it means to follow christ. The confusion of ontological statements with proclaiming testimony is the essence of all fanaticism. Drawing on the sermon on the mount, dietrich bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between cheap. The cost of discipleship by dietrich bonhoeffer 1906 1945. The cost of discipleship by dietrich bonhoeffer alibris. In his book the cost of discipleship, deitrich bonheoffer records a conversation between god and luther. When have you done something that really cost you something or had to sacrifice. Free download or read online the cost of discipleship pdf epub book.
Dietrich bonhoeffer the cost of discipleship christian. The cost of discipleship means giving up on your own desires as you submit them to the will of god through the person of jesus. Though gods grace is offered to us freely in christ, when we. The cost of discipleship the book s theme what does it mean to be a disciple of jesus christ.278 1564 493 1010 1274 1618 1014 1071 812 1116 821 1007 1154 519 871 216 282 55 454 1053 186 524 394 667 615 260 1165 317 672 963 1157