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Use of Scriptures in Youth Ministry and Adult Education

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Use of Scriptures in Youth Ministry and Adult Education

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Use of Scriptures in Youth Ministry and Adult Education

  1. 1. USE OF SCRIPTURES IN YOUTH MINISTRY AND ADULT EDUCATION Prepared by JONALD JUSTINE UMALI ITUGOT De La Salle University – Dasmariñas College of Education Graduate Studies
  2. 2. YOUTH MINISTRY
  3. 3. SCRIPTURE READING IN THOSE DAYS, children were brought to Jesus that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” After he placed his hands on them, he went away. Matthew 19:13-15 (NAB)
  4. 4. CATECHESIS OF YOUNG PEOPLE In general it is observed that the first victims of the spiritual and cultural crisis gripping the world are the young. It is also true that any commitment to the betterment of society finds its hopes in them. This should stimulate the Church all the more to proclaim the Gospel to the world of youth with courage and creativity. (GDC, 181)
  5. 5. ADULT MINISTRY
  6. 6. SCRIPTURE READING On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore. And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up. –
  7. 7. SCRIPTURE READING Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep, and when the sun rose it was scorched, and it withered for lack of roots. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it. But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold. Whoever has ears ought to hear. Matthew 13:1-9 (NAB)
  8. 8. CATECHESIS Catechesis is an education in the faith of children, young people and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine in an organic and systematic way with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life. (CCC, 5)
  9. 9. SOURCES OF CATHOLIC FAITH Scripture Tradition Magisterium
  10. 10. SOURCES OF CATHOLIC FAITH Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture form one sacred deposit of the word of God, committed to the Church. But the task of authentically interpreting the word of God, whether written or handed on, has been entrusted exclusively to the living teaching office of the Church, whose authority is exercised in the name of Jesus Christ. (DV, 10)
  11. 11. METHODS
  12. 12. METHODS OF BIBLE SHARING The Lectio Divina is adapted to the situation of our people. In the special BEC edition of the Bible co-published by the Episcopal Commission on the Biblical Apostolate of the CBCP and by the Philippine Bible Society, there is an appendix of various forms of “bible sharing”, the different versions of the Lectio Divina. (Bastes, 2007)
  13. 13. “LECTIO DIVINA” A traditional Benedictine practice of scripture reading Involves four (4) steps: Lectio (Reading) Meditatio (Meditation) Oratio (Prayer) Contemplatio (Contemplation)
  14. 14. “LECTIO DIVINA” MODEL
  15. 15. BEC METHODS OF LECTIO DIVINA Prayer Response Action Response Lectio Divina in Community Bibliarasal Approach The Seven Steps Twin-Picture Watching Jesus Group Response Life-Bible-Notes Look-Listen-Love
  16. 16. BIBLIARASAL: FILIPINO LECTIO DIVINA  Stands for “Mag-aral ng Biblia upang Magdasal at Magbago ang Asal”  Introduced by Fr. Efren Rivera, O.P. of the University of Sto. Tomas  Endorsed by the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Biblical Apostolate  Uses seven steps in studying Sacred Scripture  Emphasizes FAITH and ACTION
  17. 17. THE 7 STEPS OF BIBLIARASAL 1. Invite the Lord 2. Text Reading 3. Again Look at the Text 4. God Speaks We Listen 5. Share 6. Search 7. Pray
  18. 18. #1: INVITE THE LORD The facilitator invites a participant to lead the opening prayer.
  19. 19. #2: TEXT READING The participants are divided into groups and take turns reading. Group 1 reads the odd numbered verses; group 2 reads the even numbered verses.
  20. 20. #3: AGAIN, LOOK AT THE TEXT A catechist summarizes and gives some observations on the Biblical passage being studied. Then, the participants are invited to pick out a verse and a value one can find in it. There is no sharing done yet. The chosen verse is read out loud and the value is announced.
  21. 21. #4: GOD SPEAKS, WE LISTEN Observe silence for two (2) minutes to reflect on what has been taken so far.
  22. 22. #5: SHARE One or two participants take up a “point of sharing” from the guide and do the sharing.
  23. 23. #6: SEARCH The catechist relates the question, “What does the Lord want us to do?” Participants can give feedback to the catechist, and from time to time, they might decide to do something concrete as a group.
  24. 24. #7: PRAY One or two volunteers are invited to recap the activity in the form of a prayer from the heart.
  25. 25. USE OF SCRIPTURES IN YOUTH MINISTRY AND ADULT EDUCATION Prepared by JONALD JUSTINE UMALI ITUGOT De La Salle University – Dasmariñas College of Education Graduate Studies

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