Abraham. Father of All Believers by Stephen J. Binz

By Stephen J. Binz

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

Ancient-Future biblical studies contains modern research of the Bible with an adventure of the church's so much historic approach of studying Scripture, lectio divina. This known perform comprises 5 uncomplicated activities: biblical learn (lectio), mirrored image (meditatio), prayer (oratio), discernment (contemplatio), and contemplative motion (operatio). In six essentially written volumes, bestselling writer Stephen Binz is helping readers examine the Bible in a manner that ends up in non secular transformation and brings them towards God.

Binz leads readers in a shiny research of key biblical characters, together with Abraham, Paul, Peter, David, the ladies of the Torah, and the ladies of the Gospels. He exhibits all Christians who wish to have a remodeling adventure with the encouraged observe of God how learning Scripture via lectio divina can enrich...

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The Rock from Which We Were Hewn (Isaiah 51:1–2; Sirach 44:19–21) 22. Descendants of Abraham through Faith (Galatians 3:6–9, 15–18) 23. Our Example of Faith (Romans 4:1–12) 24. God’s Promises Inherited through Faith (Romans 4:13–25) 25. Remembering the Covenant of Old (Luke 1:57–75) 26. Father Abraham Have Mercy on Me (Luke 16:19–31) 27. Doing What Abraham Did (John 8:31–42) 28. Greater than Our Father Abraham (John 8:48–59) 29. The Line of Abraham’s Descendants (Acts 7:1–8) 30. The Example of Abraham’s Faith (Hebrews 11:8–19) Ancient-Future Bible Study for Small Groups Suggestions for Participating in the Group Group Study in Six Sessions Acknowledgments For the past several years my work has focused on making connections between ancient practices and contemporary experiences.

The second set of promises shows how God will affect other nations through Abram and how God will protect Abram among the nations (v. 3). Most amazingly, God proclaims the highest goal of Abram’s calling: “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (v. 3). Through Abram and his descendants, God will bestow universal blessings to all the people of the world. In unwavering obedience to the divine call, Abram accepts his new identity: “Abram went” (v. 4). At age seventy-five, Abram has the vision to see beyond his own lifetime and the wisdom to understand the importance of making sacrifices for future generations.

You will learn how to dispose yourself to be formed by the Word of God as you join with the array of men and women through the ages whose lives have been transformed by that same living Word. Reasons for Studying the Bible Most often people study the Bible for one of three reasons. First, they study for information and knowledge. This usually includes a search for historical facts, doctrinal truths, and moral guidance. Second, they study to find advice for solving a personal need or getting through a life crisis.

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