Teaching Biblical Meditation at Mount Washington Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio
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This ministry project was designed to teach biblical meditation at Mount Washington Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. The purpose of this instruction was to increase knowledge and enhance the practice of a particular spiritual discipline among the members of this church. Chapter 1 explains the context, rationale, purpose, goals, and methodology of the project. Chapter 2 describes the biblical understanding and basis for instruction of the practice of meditation through the exegesis of the following passages: Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1, Psalm 8:3-4, Psalm 77, Psalm 119, Proverbs 6:6-8, Luke 12:24-28, Philippians 4:7-9, and Colossians 3:1-17. Chapter 3 explains the church’s historical understanding and instruction of the practice of meditation by briefly analyzing Patristic, Medieval, Reformation, and Modern era thought on the subject. The chapter also includes an overview of the theological precedent for biblical meditation in a Christian’s progressive sanctification. Chapter 4 details the production, implementation, and analysis of results for the ministry project. Chapter 5 evaluates the ministry project’s success, and also areas that could be improved for future implementation.