Peter: Fisherman and Shepherd of the Church

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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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Women of the Torah: Matriarchs and Heroes of Israel
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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 Peter: Fisherman and Shepherd of the Church
1. Peter's Call to Discipleship (Matthew 4:18-22)
2. The Mission of the Twelve (Matthew 10:1-10)
3. Jesus Heals in the House of Peter (Matthew 7:24 27; Matthew 8:14-17)
4. Faith and Doubt on Troubled Waters (Matthew 14:22-33)
5. The Rock Foundation of Christ's Church (Matthew 16:13-20)
6. The Rock Becomes a Stumbling Block (Matthew 16:21-28)
7. Peter Experiences Jesus Transfigured (Matthew 17:1-9)
8. Peter Questions the Limits of Forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-35)
9. The Challenges and Rewards of Discipleship (Matthew 19:23-30)
10. Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial (Matthew 26:31-35)
11. Jesus Urges Peter to Watch and Pray (Matthew 26:36-46)
12. Peter Denies Knowing Jesus before the Cock Crows (Matthew 26:57 58, 69-75)
13. Peter Refuses to Leave Jesus (John 6:52-69)
14. Jesus Washes the Feet of Peter (John 13:3-15)
15. Peter Responds to the Arrest of Jesus (John 18:10-27)
16. Discovery of the Empty Tomb of Jesus (John 20:1-10)
17. Jesus Appears to Peter at the Sea (John 21:1-14)
18. Jesus Calls Peter to Shepherd His Flock (John 21:15-19)
19. Peter Addresses the Crowd at Pentecost (Acts 2:12 17, 21-24, 32-41)
20. Peter Raises the Lame Man to Walk (Acts 3:1-16)
21. Peter Demonstrates the Gospel's Freedom (Acts 5:12-32)
22. Peter Gives New Life in the Name of Jesus (Acts 9:32-42)
23. The Visions of Cornelius and Peter (Acts 10:1-16)
24. Peter Visits the House of Cornelius (Acts 10:17-33)
25. Peter Proclaims the Gospel to the Gentiles (Acts 10:34-48)
26. Peter Is Set Free from Prison (Acts 12:1-19)
27. The Apostolic Council at Jerusalem (Acts 15:1-12)
28. Peter Encounters Paul in Jerusalem and Antioch (Galatians 2:7-16)
29. The Church Is a Living Temple (1 Peter 2:4-10)
30. Shepherding the Flock of God (1 Peter 5:1-11)
Ancient-Future Bible Study for Small Groups
Suggestions for Participating in the Group
Group Study in Six Sessions
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