Paul: Apostle to All the Nations

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Experience Scripture through Lectio Divina

Ancient-Future Bible Study incorporates contemporary study of the Bible with an experience of the church's most ancient way of reading Scripture, lectio divina. Designed for use by individuals or groups, these guides offer a transforming experience of the Word of God. An introduction to lectio divina and leader's notes are included.

"Stephen Binz has bridged the gap between contemplative biblical study and practical application. This is...

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Overview

Experience Scripture through Lectio Divina

Ancient-Future Bible Study incorporates contemporary study of the Bible with an experience of the church's most ancient way of reading Scripture, lectio divina. Designed for use by individuals or groups, these guides offer a transforming experience of the Word of God. An introduction to lectio divina and leader's notes are included.

"Stephen Binz has bridged the gap between contemplative biblical study and practical application. This is a rare achievement that many readers of Scripture will find profound and spiritually formative."--Thomas C. Oden, general editor, Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

"In the Ancient-Future Bible Study series, Stephen Binz opens our minds, imaginations, and hearts to the experience of Scripture that God intends. In each book he leads us through the movements of lectio divina so that by understanding the Word and meditating on it we are drawn closer to the Lord in prayer and prompted to act on it. I believe that users of this series will encounter the Holy Spirit and find themselves enfolded in God's love."--Bert Ghezzi, author, Adventures in Daily Prayer

"The Ancient-Future Bible Study series revives a simple, time-honored framework for listening to God's voice known as lectio divina. This framework does not so much constrain as bring liberty--liberty to explore, to listen, and to grow. Stephen Binz's work is carefully considered, richly textured, and solidly grounded. His seed thoughts will help you dwell richly in the Word."--David Neff, editor in chief, Christianity Today

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Meet the Author

Stephen J. Binz (SSL, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome) is a popular speaker and the highly regarded author of over two dozen books. He is the former director of Little Rock Scripture Study, used in churches throughout the world, and founder and author of Threshold Bible Study. He is also the former editor-in-chief of God's Word Today magazine and is a licensed psychotherapist. Binz lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Table of Contents

Welcome to Ancient-Future Bible Study
The Movements of Lectio Divina
The Essence of Lectio Divina
Your Personal Practice of Ancient-Future Bible Study
Collatio--The Communal Practice of Lectio Divina
Further Help for Groups
Introduction to Paul: Apostle to All the Nations
1. Saul Encounters the Risen Lord (Acts 9:1-19)
2. Saul Boldly Proclaims Jesus as the Messiah (Acts 9:19-31)
3. Paul Preaches in the Synagogue on the Sabbath (Acts 13:13-31)
4. God's Universal Mission to All Nations (Acts 13:32-52)
5. Good News of the Living God (Acts 14:8-18)
6. The Church in Jerusalem Welcomes the Gentiles (Acts 15:1-6, 12-21)
7. Paul Proclaims the God of All in Athens (Acts 17:16-31)
8. Paul Sparks a Riot in Ephesus (Acts 19:23-39)
9. Paul Bids Farewell to the Churches (Acts 20:7-24)
10. Paul Urges the Churches to Be Ready and Alert (Acts 20:25-38)
11. Paul Welcomed by the Church in Jerusalem (Acts 21:10-14, 17-26)
12. The Faithful Jew Sent to the Gentiles (Acts 21:40-22:21)
13. Paul's First Letter Expresses Joyful Thanksgiving (1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:8)
14. Waiting in Hope for the Coming of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11)
15. Chosen as the First Fruits for Salvation (2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5)
16. It Is Christ Who Lives in Me (Galatians 2:15-21)
17. Promised Heirs of the Father (Galatians 3:23-4:7)
18. The Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:13-26)
19. Proclaiming the Scandalous Message of the Cross (1 Corinthians 1:17-31)
20. Paul's Style and Motivation for Ministry (1 Corinthians 9:16-27)
21. The Unity and Diversity of the Spirit's Gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1-13)
22. Holding Firmly to What Is of First Importance (1 Corinthians 15:1-19)
23. A Precious Treasure in Fragile Vessels (2 Corinthians 4:1-11)
24. Boasting in Weakness, Living with Strength (2 Corinthians 11:21-30; 12:7-10)
25. Paul Addresses God's Beloved in Rome (Romans 1:1-15)
26. Jews and Gentiles Justified by Faith (Romans 3:21-31)
27. Transformed by the Love of God (Romans 5:1-11)
28. Dying and Rising with Christ in Baptism (Romans 6:3-14)
29. Confidence in God's Love Made Known in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:28-39)
30. Life in the World as Worship of God (Romans 12:1-21)
Ancient-Future Bible Study for Small Groups
Suggestions for Participating in the Group
Group Study in Six Sessions
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