By Stephen J. Binz

This new religious study sequence from a bestselling writer examines key biblical characters and attracts at the historic Christian perform of lectio divina.

Ancient-Future religious study accommodates modern learn of the Bible with an adventure of the church's so much old means of studying Scripture, lectio divina. This customary perform includes 5 easy activities: biblical learn (lectio), mirrored image (meditatio), prayer (oratio), discernment (contemplatio), and contemplative motion (operatio). In six basically written volumes, bestselling writer Stephen Binz is helping readers research the Bible in a manner that ends up in religious transformation and brings them in the direction of God.

Binz leads readers in a bright examine of key biblical characters, together with Abraham, Paul, Peter, David, the ladies of the Torah, and the ladies of the Gospels. He indicates all Christians who wish to have a remodeling event with the encouraged be aware of God how learning Scripture via lectio divina can enrich...

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Abraham. Father of All Believers

This new religious study sequence from a bestselling writer examines key biblical characters and attracts at the historic Christian perform of lectio divina. Ancient-Future biblical studies comprises modern research of the Bible with an adventure of the church's so much historical approach of interpreting Scripture, lectio divina.

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11When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know well that you are a woman beautiful in appearance; 12and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife’; then they will kill me, but they will let you live. ” 14When Abram entered Egypt the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful. 15When the officials of Pharaoh saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 16And for her sake he dealt well with Abram; and he had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female slaves, female donkeys, and camels.

All who believe in the God of Abraham are Abraham’s children. Meditatio Consider the meaning of this Scripture passage in the context of your own life in Christ today. In what ways do people sometimes erect unnecessary barriers that divide people rather than unify them? How can faith in the God of Abraham be a means of dialogue and understanding among Jews, Christians, and Muslims? Oratio Respond in prayer with the hope that arises within you. God of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar, you have promised blessings to all the peoples of the earth.

Sometimes the changes are remarkable; more often they are subtle. We gradually become aware that the fruit of studying the Bible is the fruit of the Spirit: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Gal. 5:22–23). When we begin to notice this fruit in the way we live each day, we will know that the Word of God is working within us. Your Personal Practice of Ancient-Future Bible Study This study is designed to provide maximum flexibility so that you can make lectio divina a regular part of your life according to your circumstances.

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