Women of the Gospels: Friends and Disciples of Jesus

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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 Gospels: Friends and Disciples of Jesus

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Meet the Author

Stephen J. Binz (SSL, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome) is ta 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 Women of the Gospels: Friends and Disciples of Jesus
1. Women of Jesus's Genealogy (Matthew 1:1-16)
2. Mary Brings Forth the Savior to the World (Matthew 1:18-25)
3. Elizabeth Conceives in Her Barrenness (Luke 1:5-25)
4. Mary the Virgin Conceives a Son (Luke 1:26-38)
5. Mary Journeys to Visit Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45)
6. Anna the Prophet and Herald (Luke 2:33-38)
7. Simon's Mother-in-law Healed by Jesus (Mark 1:29-31; Matthew 8:14-15; Luke 4:38-39)
8. A Little Girl Restored to Life (Mark 5:21-24, 35-43)
9. The Woman Healed of a Hemorrhage (Mark 5:25-34)
10. Herodias Schemes with Her Daughter (Mark 6:14-29)
11. The Canaanite Woman and Her Daughter (Matthew 15:21-28)
12. The Mother of James and John (Matthew 20:20-28)
13. The Widow of Nain Mourns Her Only Son (Luke 7:11-17)
14. The Woman Who Showed Great Love (Luke 7:36-50)
15. The Women Who Accompany Jesus (Luke 8:1-3)
16. Martha and Mary Model a Balanced Discipleship (Luke 10:38-42)
17. A Woman in the Crowd Cries Out (Luke 8:19-21; Luke 11:27-28)
18. The Crippled Woman Set Free from Bondage (Luke 13:10-17)
19. The Mother of Jesus Intercedes at the Wedding Feast (John 2:1-12)
20. The Woman of Samaria Encounters Jesus (John 4:3-26)
21. The Samaritan Woman Witnesses to Jesus (John 4:27-42)
22. The Woman Judged Forgiven by Jesus (John 8:1-11)
23. Martha Expresses Confidence in Jesus (John 11:1-27)
24. Mary Weeps at the Feet of Jesus (John 11:28-45)
25. The Poor Widow Gives Everything (Mark 12:38-44)
26. The Woman at Bethany Anoints Jesus (Mark 14:3-9)
27. The Women of Jerusalem Weep for Jesus (Luke 23:26-31, 44-49)
28. Galilean Women at the Cross and at the Tomb (Mark 15:40-41, 47; Matthew 27:55-56, 61; Luke 23:49, 55-56; John 19:25-27)
29. The Women of Galilee Proclaim the Resurrection (Mark 16:1-8; Matthew 28:1-10; Luke 24:1-12)
30. Mary Magdalene Announces the Good News (John 20:1-18)
Ancient-Future Bible Study for Small Groups
Suggestions for Participating in the Group
Group Study in Six Sessions

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