Chapter 5 Study

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Celebration of Discipline Discipline of Study

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Fasting – the discipline of mind transformation Romans 12:1-2 Phil4:8 John 8:32 Quote on page 62-63

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Foster’s Definition “Study is a specific kind of experience in which the through careful attention to reality, the mind is enabled to move in a certain direction” Your mind WILL BE LED in the direction of that to which you pay attention.

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The Subjects of Study Books Spoken Word Visual Media (not in Foster) Nature Events Experiences Others?

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Four Steps Repetition – “Psychocybernectics” +/- Concentration – a muscle to be developed Comprehension – What does this mean? Reflection – “What is the significance of this? (Mark 8:17-18)

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Intrinsic Goals of Study Understanding – What is the author saying? Interpretation – What does the author mean? Evaluation – Is the author right or wrong?

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Extrinsic Goals of Study Experience – How does this relate to my experience? Other Authors/Books – What are other people saying about this subject? Interaction with others who have studied the same thing – leads to a new level of understanding

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Primary Source to Study – The Bible Psalm 119:9-11 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Study vs. Devotional reading Study – What does this mean? Devotional Reading – What does this mean for me?

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Making “Space” for Study Carving out time Creating distraction-free space Time and Space away from home on occasions

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The Subjects of Study Books Spoken Word Visual Media (not in Foster) Nature Events Experiences Ourselves

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Discussion/questions “There is no study that is not capable of delighting us after a little application to it” Alexander Pope

Summary: Celebration of Discipline - Richard Foster Rev. Eric McCrea, teaching Pine Island UMC March 7, 2018

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