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He Descended to the Dead/(Into Hell), On the Third Day He Rose Again

March 1, 2020 Speaker: Tyler Stowell Series: Apostles' Creed

Topic: Exposition Scripture: 1 Peter 3:18–3:19, 2 Corinthians 5:18–5:21, 1 Corinthians 15:54–15:58, John 10:10

He Descended to the Dead/(Into Hell), On the Third Day He Rose Again

He Descended to the Dead/Into Hell

On the Third Day He Rose Again

Life and Life Abundantly


Scripture Practice for this Week

This week, we will experience the ancient practice of “Lectio Divina” by working slowly through Philippians 2:1-11 throughout the week. Use the guide below to lead your time through 2-3 verses each day (as broken down below):

1. Prepare to meet with God: Calm your body and quiet your mind before God as you work to prepare your heart to receive what God has spoken through the text, and to respond accordingly. Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your thinking and feeling as you read.

2. Read (lectio): Read the passage slowly and carefully. When your focus is drawn to a particular word or thought, pause momentarily to reflect on them.

3. Reflect (mediatio): Upon completing the passage, return to the beginning and read again. On your second journey through the text, allow the text to connect with you personally. Which words or phrases assume a particular resonance in your heart and season of life at this moment? Ask, “What do I need to know, or be, or do in light of the text?”

4. Respond (oratio): Talk to God about your experience. If you’re confused, say that. Moved? Express gratitude to God. Upset? Tell him about it. Compelled to worship? Worship. If the text has brought something else to mind, talk to God about that.

5. Rest (contemplatio): Pause to sit in God’s presence before fleeing from the moment. You might express wonder, awe, gratitude, or praise through words, or you might allow yourself to feel and experience these things quietly before God. 

DAY ONE: Philippians 2:1-2

DAY TWO: Philippians 2:3-4

DAY THREE: Philippians 2:5-7

DAY FOUR: Philippians 2:8-11