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The essence of Jesus' moral vision is this: His followers are to love God and to love others with everything they've got. Love is not one of the virtues but the essence and summary of "all virtue." Scot McKnight calls this double commandment to love "The Jesus Creed." We can't wait until we're adults to begin loving God and loving others. In this book Scot works out the Je ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Paraclete Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Mark Taylor
Jun 07, 2011 Mark Taylor rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any disciple of Jesus
Loving God and loving neighbor is the core calling for Jesus’ disciples. This is the central claim of Scot McKnight’s 2004 book The Jesus Creed; it is also the foundational thesis of The Jesus Creed for Students. McKnight lays out this simple message in the first chapter by explaining Jesus’ exchange with the religious expert who asks him which commandment is most important. Which one gets to the heart of Torah? Jesus’ response – love God, love others – is what McKnight calls the Jesus Creed (Ma ...more
Feb 01, 2016 Rick rated it really liked it
Scot McKnight has written a very useful tool for youth pastors and their students. The Jesus Creed for students is a quick 100-page read that walks teens through the Great Commandment.

First of all, I love books that keep it simple. This premise is very simple. We should be loving God and loving others. No, it's not always simple to do that, but when we keep the simple goal in mind, we can always deal with a little complexity.

Scot, along with co-authors Chris Folmsbee and Syler Thomas, keeps it p
Robert D. Cornwall
I will note that I haven't read the original book, though I'm a regular reader of Scot McKnight's blog, and I did look over the table contents for the original on Amazon! This book seems to be a freshly written attempt to bring Scot's concept of the Jesus Creed to high school students. And what is the Jesus Creed" Love God and Love your neighbor.

I'm not a youth minister (or a high school student), so I had to read the book as a pastor who is looking to recommend resources to youth groups or to
Jan 06, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it
So I didn't *actually* read this. We used at as our Sunday school curriculum. It was a pretty good class.
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Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author or editor of forty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL. Dr. McKnight has given interviews on radios across the nation, has appeared on television, and is regularly speaks at local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the ...more
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