Lectio Divina, Latin for divine reading, is the ancient Christian practice of communicating with God through the reading and study of Scripture. This Bible study builds on this practice, introducing modern readers of the Bible to the time-honored tradition of "listening for God" through His Word incorporating silence, reading, meditation and prayer.
Paul wrote 1 Corinthians, which is as timely for the church today as it was in AD 54-55, to the believers in Corinth after he had received word about the spiritual immaturity, theological misunderstanding, and behavioral issues going on in the church there. 8 Chapters
Lectio Divina, Latin for divine reading, is a series of Bible studies that calls Christians to slow down, read Scripture, meditate on it, and prayerfully respond as they "listen to God" through His Word. While he was in Ephesus on his third missionary journey, word reached Paul about the spiritual immaturity, theological misunderstandings, and behavioral issues going on among the Corinthian believers. Even in the church, among those who professed the name of Christ, issues of immorality, divisiveness, leadership struggles, misuse of spiritual gifts, and questionable theologies were evident. Commentator Paul Benware summarized the book's theme by noting, "Now that these people were saved by faith in Christ, Paul wanted their lives to accurately reflect their position as children of God...As believers in Christ, we are to be in the process of being set apart unto God and as a result set apart from sin. This was Paul's desire for the Corinthian believers."