SF 50- Evangelii = Gospel (Lectio Divina #5 of 6)

As we apply the Scriptures, we need to be able to see the Gospel in the text (Evangelii).

Where is the pattern of redemption shown, the glory of grace extended, the promise of forgiveness established, and the merit of Jesus laid upon us?

And, there’s this, too… 

Most of us are...

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SF 49- Contemplatio = Apply (Lectio Divina #4 of 6)

Once you’ve reflected on the chapter AND spent time praying through it, it is now time to respond to it. 

(The Respond page of the Keystones  includes Contemplatio, Evangelii, and Memoria.)

We begin those three with Contemplatio, that is, apply. 

The truths of the Scripture...

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SF 47- Oratio = Pray (Lectio Divina #3 of 6)

After reading and discovering what the passage says, we move to prayer… 

In fact, we take time to stop to pray through the whole passage (Oratio).

We might begin in several places… 

What is there to be thankful for here?

How does this prompt us to worship?

Are there...

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SF 46- Meditatio = Think (Lectio Divina #2 of 6)

After reading the passage (Lectio), the second step in Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) is to think through what the chapter is teaching (Meditatio).

What does it mean?

How should it be understood?

How should the passage be interpreted?

Is it primarily indicative (helping us to see something) or...

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SF 45- Lectio = Read (Lectio Divina #1 of 6)

When you open the Keystones book, you’ll notice that there’s a two-page spread for each chapter of the Bible. The left side contains three Reflection steps; the right side contains three Respond steps.

Over the next few talks, we’ll discuss each of the six steps, as...

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Why memorize Scripture?

 

The final step of Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) is to memorize the key verse of the chapter we’re studying. We hide it in our heart, recognizing that memorized Scripture was the exclusive means people throughout history have had to carry the Word with them.

As you allow the verse to take...

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06 Memoria = Memorize

 

The final step of Divine Reading (Lectio Divina) is to memorize the key verse of the chapter we’re studying. We hide it in our heart, recognizing that memorized Scripture was the exclusive means people throughout history have had to carry the Word with them.

As you allow the verse to take...

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05 Evangelii = Gospel

 

As we apply the Scriptures, we need to be able to see the Gospel in the text (Evangelii).

Where is the pattern of redemption shown, the glory of grace extended, the promise of forgiveness established, and the merit of Jesus laid upon us?

And, there’s this, too…

Most of us are...

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04 Contemplatio = Action

 

Once you’ve reflected on the chapter AND spent time praying through it, it is now time to respond to it.

(The Respond page of the Keystones includes Contemplatio, Evangelii, and Memoria.)

We begin those three with Contemplatio, that is, apply.

The truths of the Scripture need to be...

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03 Oratio = Prayer

 

After reading and discovering what the passage says, we move to prayer…

In fact, we take time to stop to pray through the whole passage (Oratio).

We might begin in several places…

What is there to be thankful for here?

How does this prompt us to worship?

Are there matters we need to...

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