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Share Your Study Guides!

Share Your Study Guides!

Some of my readers have written some amazing discussion questions for groups they are leading. Do you mind sharing? You’re welcome to send me a copy or a link (tverberg *at* ourrabbijesus.com) if you’ve put them online. (Just to remind you, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus has a study guide that is free […]

Discipleship: What Sheep Can Teach Us

Discipleship: What Sheep Can Teach Us

I used to think that Jesus’ command to make disciples simply meant teaching people certain beliefs about God, helping them to accept Christ as Lord, and then educating them in doctrinal truth later on. Though all these are important, this way of defining discipleship showed that I, like many westerners, approached the gospel primarily as […]

Disciples as Apprentices

Disciples as Apprentices

In Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus, we wrote about the life of an ancient disciple in chapter 4, called “Following the Rabbi.”  You might remember that the ancient practice of apprenticeship is very similar, and likely the source of some of the traditions of discipleship. I included the story of a modern day […]

Haverim Who are Passionate about Study

In the book Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus, we talk about the Jewish tradition of studying the Scriptures and Jewish commentaries as haverim.  Pairs or small groups grapple together aloud over a text, earnest in their desire to dig deeper. This tradition is ancient – a rabbinic comment was made before Jesus’ time […]