Brilliant Book on True Discipleship


I was going to write a review of Tim Chester's The Ordinary Hero: Living the Cross and Resurrection, but instead I just want to recommend it. This book is excellent. At the same time it succeeds in being eminently readable, practical and yet also biblically and theologically rigorous. Chester's is no programmatic approach to making disciples. Rather, he shows that discipleship is for all of life (even washing the dishes!). I think I'm going to be recommending this book quite a bit.

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The Tenets of the Apostolic Church

The Unity of the Godhead, and Trinity of the Persons therein.

The utter depravity of human nature, the necessity for repentance and regeneration and the eternal doom of the finally impenitent.

The virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, ascension, and abiding intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ; His second coming, and millennial reign upon earth.

Justification and Sanctification of the believer through the finished work of Christ.

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost for believers, with signs following.

The nine gifts of the Holy Ghost for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the Church, which is the body of Christ.

The Sacraments of Baptism by immersion and of the Lord's Supper.

The Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures.

Church government by apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, elders and deacons.

The possibility of falling from grace.

The obligatory nature of tithes and offerings.