Continuing our series in the book of Numbers. In chapters 22-24, the king of Moab calls for Balaam to curse Israel. Balaam was a Gentile prophet of God and he always seems to confess a great respect for the authority of God’s word — but every reference to Balaam in the New Testament portrays him as an example of apostasy. In this lesson, we consider what we can learn from Balaam’s hypocrisy and the blessings God pronounced on Israel through him.
Paul’s letter to the Galatians tends to be under-appreciated because it deals with issues that can seem to be less relevant than the other epistles, and it contains arguments that can be challenging to navigate. Despite these challenges, the letter to the Galatians is not only needfully relevant, it is also incredibly rich in unique lessons that equip us to understand the freedom we have through Jesus Christ. In this lesson, we consider this passage in Galatians and draw lessons from Paul’s jealousy for the freedom that God had granted these Christians through the gospel.
The Exodus of Israel is one of the most significant events in the Bible, and it set a permanent context for the nature of God’s relationship with His people. In this lesson, we consider how we can relate to the way God chose to deliver Israel from Egypt through the Red Sea."
Throughout Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, we are urged to know, to value and to stand firm in the surpassing power of God. Although this is so strongly encouraged, it can be challenging to embrace these things since God’s power works toward us in spiritual ways rather than in physical ways. In this lesson, we look at the power God gave to David’s three mighty men in 2 Samuel due to their loyalty to David, to illustrate how God empowers our faith in our loyalty to Jesus.
Continuing our series in the book of Numbers. In chapter 21, at the end of Israel’s 40 years in the wilderness, they are marching to their final destination on the eastern side of the Jordan river. In this chapter, God grants Israel three significant military victories and He responds to Israel’s final complaint in a uniquely significant manner. In this lesson, we consider how these events can enlighten and embolden our faith in God’s power to overcome sin in our lives.
Continuing our series in the book of Numbers. In both of these chapters, God provides water for His people, and in each chapter what happens with the water teaches us lessons about our relationship to God’s holiness. In this lesson, we consider chapter 19 where God gives instructions for purifying water, and chapter 20 where God tells Moses to speak to a rock for it give water to the congregation.
In this Psalm, David writes the first Psalm that is voiced from the perspective of a community rather than from a single person. In this lesson, we consider how we can find relevance in the way this community expressed both longing for and assurance in God’s victory for His anointed.