Lectio Divina Bible Study: The Mass in Scripture

Lectio Divina Bible Study: The Mass in Scripture

by Stephen J. Binz


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Despite the frequency in which we attend Mass or the fervor in which we participate, how deeply do we truly understand this Eucharistic celebration?

In an exceptional combination of one of the most ancient forms of Scripture study with the history, theology, and Scriptural perspective of the Eucharist, Stephen Binz leads us on an incredible journey of enlightenment.

Lectio divina, the ancient practice of Scripture immersion, is at the heart of this process. Specifically, every chapter leads you forward through a sequence of:
• Listening�Reading Scripture with expectancy, trusting that God will speak His Word to us through it
• Understanding�Seeking to comprehend the meaning of the text, encountering God there and being changed by that encounter
• Reflecting�Linking the truth of the Scriptures to the experience of faith in the world in which we live
• Praying�A dialogue with God: we listen to God then we respond in prayer
• Acting�After prayerfully listening to God through a passage of Scripture, we should be inspired to make a difference in the way we live

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592768295
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 04/15/2011
Series: Lectio Divina Bible Study
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Welcome to Lectio Divina Bible Study 9

Section I Overview of The Mass in Scripture 17

Section II Honoring God in Covenant Worship 29

Lesson 1 The Defining Drama and Memorial Feast of Passover 31

Lesson 2 The Book of the Covenant and the Blood of Sacrifice 35

Lesson 3 Sacrifice Offered for the Atonement of Sin 40

Lesson 4 A Thanksgiving Offering for Deliverance 45

Lesson 5 Encountering the Risen Christ in Word and Sacrament 50

Lesson 6 Worshiping the Lamb in Heaven's Liturgy 55

Group Session Guide for Section II 59

Section III Introductory Rites of the Mass 61

Lesson 7 Processing to the House and Altar of God 63

Lesson 8 Marked with the Sign of the Cross in the Name of the Trinity 68

Lesson 9 The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ Be with Your Spirit 73

Lesson 10 Lord, Have Mercy, for I Have Sinned 78

Lesson 11 Singing "Glory to God in the Highest" and "Peace on Earth" 83

Lesson 12 Praying to the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit 87

Group Session Guide for Section III 91

Section IV The Liturgy of the Word 93

Lesson 13 The Word of the Lord Spoken to Moses 95

Lesson 14 Ezra Proclaims the Torah to God's Listening People 100

Lesson 15 The Liturgy of the Word in the Synagogue of Nazareth 105

Lesson 16 Philip Guides the Ethiopian to Understand the Scripture 109

Lesson 17 Professing the Faith of the Church 113

Lesson 18 Voicing the Prayers of God's Faithful People 118

Group Session Guide for Section IV 122

Section V The Liturgy of the Eucharist 125

Lesson 19 Presenting the Gifts of Bread and Wine 127

Lesson 20 Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts 132

Lesson 21 Jesus' Prayer of Consecration to the Father 137

Lesson 22 The Institution of Eucharistic Worship 142

Lesson 23 A Pure Offering to God among All the Nations 147

Lesson 24 Christ's One Sacrifice Offered for All 152

Group Session Guide for Section V 157

Section VI The Communion Rite and Dismissal 159

Lesson 25 Awaiting the Blessed Hope, We Pray as Jesus Taught Us 161

Lesson 26 Offering the Sign of Peace to One Another 166

Lesson 27 Lamb of God Who Takes Away the Sin of the World 171

Lesson 28 Eating His Body and Drinking His Blood 176

Lesson 29 The Many Become the One Body of Christ 180

Lesson 30 Blessing and Commissioning God's People 185

Group Session Guide for Section VI 190

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