Abraham. Father of All Believers by Stephen J. Binz

By Stephen J. Binz

This new religious study sequence from a bestselling writer examines key biblical characters and attracts at the historic Christian perform of lectio divina.

Ancient-Future biblical studies comprises modern examine of the Bible with an event of the church's such a lot historic manner of analyzing Scripture, lectio divina. This generic perform includes 5 simple pursuits: biblical learn (lectio), mirrored image (meditatio), prayer (oratio), discernment (contemplatio), and contemplative motion (operatio). In six in actual fact written volumes, bestselling writer Stephen Binz is helping readers examine the Bible in a manner that ends up in non secular transformation and brings them in the direction of God.

Binz leads readers in a brilliant research of key biblical characters, together with Abraham, Paul, Peter, David, the ladies of the Torah, and the ladies of the Gospels. He indicates all Christians who wish to have a remodeling event with the encouraged observe of God how learning Scripture via lectio divina can enrich...

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Instead they can be encouraged to read and reflect on their own with the prayerful support of the whole community. Promote the formation of informal groups made up of family, friends, neighbors, or work associates. Facilitate usage of the study through online communities or social networks. Online group members might want to commit themselves to sending an email or text message to the group offering their insights after reflecting on each Scripture passage. Set up small groups that meet regularly at church facilities or in homes.

This one God, who later revealed himself to Abram and whom Abraham came to know as El Shaddai and El Olam, is also the YHWH of Israel, the Abba of Jesus, and the Allah of Muhammad. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the creating and redeeming God of us all. The God who revealed himself first to Abraham, and gradually through Abraham’s descendants, can never be fully known. What we know of God from the Bible is only a glimpse of his awesome majesty and profound depths. The One who called Abraham to leave his homeland and wander about the land of Canaan in tents is a God who refuses to be stationary or restrained.

Why has God only gradually revealed his identity and true nature to the peoples of the earth? What are the ways in which people through the ages have attempted to define or confine God? Why is this ultimately impossible? Founding Father of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam The people of Israel trace their lineage back to Abraham. If their exodus from Egypt was the birth canal through which they passed to their freedom, and their encounter with God on Mount Sinai the moment of their birth, their conception was the covenant God made with Abraham.

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