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While there are many books written about Christian discipleship, there are not nearly enough books on discipleship that primarily expound the Bible itself. The Apostle John wrote three letters, however, with the main purpose of helping disciples to grow.

That You May Know: A Primer on Christian Discipleship is an enriching study that will lead you through John’s teaching on following Jesus as a disciple.

This book is more than a commentary and more than a topical book on the subject of Christian discipleship. Instead, this is a primer on Christian discipleship written as a careful reading of God’s word in 1, 2 & 3 John. It’s ideal for your own individual devotional reading or as a helpful resource for your group Bible study.


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Bible Studies: The Gospel of John

John 21:1–25: The Shepherds of Jesus

In John 21:1–25, John closes his Gospel with a humbling reality: Jesus entrusts his flock to faltering shepherds. (Exposition of John 21:1–25)

John 20:19–31: The Commission of Jesus

Jesus is risen from the dead, but he will soon ascend to the Father. How, then, will the world come to believe in him? (Exposition of John 20:19–31)

John 20:1–18: The Resurrection of Jesus

After dying on the cross to finish his estate of humiliation, Jesus rises from the dead to begin his estate of exaltation. (Exposition of John 20:1–18)

John 19:28–42: The Death of Jesus

At his death, Jesus finishes his work in order to become the firstfruits of a new creation—he ends his estate of humiliation in order to begin his estate of exaltation. (Exposition of John 19:28–42)

John 19:16b–27: The Crucifixion of Jesus

To gain his heavenly kingdom, Jesus must give up every worldly good: worldly purity, worldly possessions, and worldly parent. (Exposition of John 19:16b–27)

John 19:1–16a: The Kingship of Jesus

Jesus’ royal power is not of this world. The kingdoms of this world rage against Jesus, but they cannot harm his kingship. (Exposition of John 19:1–16a)

Bible Studies: Paul's Letter to the Philippians

Studies from my forthcoming pastoral commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, Have This Mind: A Primer on the Cruciform Life.

Philippians 4:10–23: Generosity

Being conformed to the cruciform mind of Christ requires not only our lives, but even our wealth. (Exposition of Philippians 4:10–23)

Philippians 4:2–9: Peace

As those who have received peace with God through Christ, we should seek peace with others and with the world through prayer. (Exposition of Philippians 4:2–9)

Philippians 3:12–4:1: Perseverance

Christians have every reason to stand firm in perseverance in the midst of cruciform suffering: we have the hope of glory in Christ. (Exposition of Philippians 3:12–4:1)

Philippians 3:1–11: Righteousness

Sinful human beings cannot become righteous through keeping the law. We need the righteousness of Jesus Christ imputed to us by grace, through faith. (Exposition of Philippians 3:1–11)

Philippians 2:19–30: Servanthood

The soaring theology of the Christ hymn inspires more than our worship—it inspires our tedious, unnoticed, selfless servanthood. (Exposition of Philippians 2:19–30)

Philippians 2:12–18: Sanctification

God calls us to struggle and strive toward our sanctification, but he promises that he will be the One to accomplish the work. (Exposition of Philippians 2:12–18)

Bible Studies: The Book of Genesis

Genesis 15:1–21: The Covenant of Abram

What do we do when the honeymoon is over in our relationship with God? God’s covenant assures us in suffering that God will keep his promises. (Exposition of Genesis 15:1–21)

Genesis 14:17–24: The Coffers of Abram

Abram’s interaction with Melchizedek illustrates that faith may lead us to empty our hands, but faithlessness will leave us empty-handed. (Exposition of Genesis 14:17–24)

Genesis 14:1–16: The Custodianship of Abram

Worldly consumers believe that the world exists for their benefit. God’s custodians believe that the world exists for the benefit of Christ and his kingdom. (Exposition of Genesis 14:1–16)

Genesis 12:4–9: The Conquest of Abram

Abram’s example of public witness and worship to the living God teaches us how to bear witness to the already/not-yet kingdom of Jesus Christ. (Exposition of Genesis 12:4–9)