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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SF 44- Experience (George & Karen)

podcast Oct 31, 2019

George and Karen look back at one of their favorite projected from two decades ago. They share what lessons they’ve learned in the intervening years--and how they might approach those books if they were to write them today. 

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SF 43- Travel (George & Karen)

podcast worldview Oct 24, 2019

Two decades ago George and Karen wrote a series of worldview books. One of them was a book about books and another was a book about travel. With the perspective of distant hindsight, they revisit those books and the lessons they still have to teach us.

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SF 42- Erasing Yourself by Replacing Yourself (George’s Story, part 6)

Every church, organization, and ministry is temporary.

Our lives are, like James says, just a vapor. Then we’re gone.

One of the greatest legacies we can leave is a wake of people who replace us, who can carry the baton we were handed.

In this episode we discuss how George views his...

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SF 41- The Long Way Still Gets You There (George’s Story, part 5)

The One who can create mountains and stars and fish and birds and everything else with a word- or even heal the sick by saying so- can certainly “snap His fingers” and adjust reality…

But He often doesn’t.

Exodus 13:17-18… tells us that when the Children of Israel...

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SF 40- Grace Redeems All Things (George’s Story, part 4)

Ephesians 2:8-10 tells us that grace not only saves us but that it also orchestrates as series of incredible opportunities for us to walk towards, sacred spaces where the Lord promises to use us for our good and His glory.

In this talk we talk through some of the strangest moments in...

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