Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Biblical Studies

Insight Series book and video study by James Garlow
One of the most powerful rituals in the ancient Hebrew culture was that of the blood covenant. This agreement united two individuals for a lifetime and meant that the most intense forms of friendship, loyalty, and sacrifice had been exchanged. God chose to make this kind of covenant with Abraham in order to demonstrate His intense love for humanity and His deep desire to fellowship with His creation. By asking Abraham to perform the covenant ritual, God the Father and humanity were bonded for eternity.
This powerful Bible study will dramatically enrich your understanding of God's nature and love for His people and reveal a whole new appreciation for God's amazing story and the beautiful, incredible, breathtaking sacrifice that Christ made so God's covenant with us would not be broken.
In the video lessons, well-known author and speaker Jim Garlow explains, with passion and excitement, the importance and meaning of the Covenant ritual and shows how this ceremony provides the foundation for everything we believe. The powerful revelations he offers will impact and transform your life and forever change your understanding and appreciation of the Christian faith.


Lectio Divina Bible Studies
Lectio divina, or divine reading, is the ancient Christian practice of communicating with God through the reading and study of Scripture. The Lectio Divina Bible Studies build on this time-honored tradition, inviting readers to listen to God as they read his word. The approach is built around eight steps, lectio (reading), meditation, oratio (prayer), contemplation, silence, incarnation, epitome(summary), and praeparation--all designed to help the reader slow down, read Scripture, meditate upon it, and prayerfully respond to God's Word.


Faith Connections
This is the standard Nazarene Sunday School material. It presents biblical insights and explanation from strong scholars within the Wesleyan theological tradition. There is material for group members to take home and study as well as a short commentary and leader's guide with additional online material.

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