In our look at the book of Deuteronomy we quickly scan the events of the book (the speeches of Moses) and then we concentrate on chapters 5, 6 and 7 which remind us the basis of the law, God's love and his desire for the people's holiness.
In our "One Book" series we've come to Numbers. This lesson explores some of the features of the fourth book of the Bible and then focuses on the incident of the poisonous serpents and God's remedy which is remembered and realized by Jesus in John 3.
In our Glory of the Gathering series we are exploring how the story line of Scripture is reminding us that God wants us to be in his presence. The tabernacle is a great example of God designing a functional way for this to happen. But the spiritual lessons we learn about the tabernacle are powerful for our Christian worship today.
God heard the cries of his people in Egyptian bondage and he brought them out. His goal was not just deliverance, but for them to gather at Mt. Sinai to be in his presence once more. Exodus 19-24 helps us see a great development in God's people being able to experience the glory of God as they witness his presence at Mt. Sinai. It's a refreshing reminder of the power of God's presence we can experience in worship today as we gather together.
Christians are priest! But what does that even mean? The best way to understand this concept is to go back to the O.T. book of Leviticus to learn about the special service the priests in Israel rendered to God.
The biggest part of the Bible Story exists in between the two paradises of Eden and Heaven. This lesson explores the close communion that Adam and Even enjoyed with God, how they lost it and how mankind will one day enjoy it again. However, in the meantime, God blesses us with an opportunity to enjoy a little bit of Eden restored in his presence as we worship. There is glory in the gathering because we worship God, but also because he blesses us with something we can't get anywhere else!
In our "One Book" series we review the events of Exodus following the theme of "Going." From start to finish, Israel was going somewhere. Like all people they went away from God but found their way back to him in the story of the Exodus.
Yes, that's how you can order your hash browns at Waffle House. But in this lesson we use the concept of Scattered in contrast to the idea of Gathered. God's plan for his people during all times is to develop of rhythm of Gathering in Worship and Scattering to be his People among the people. In this lesson we see this connection in Scripture, an example of this demonstrated in ancient Israel and perfected in Jesus.
The book of Genesis is the book of beginnings. Many are surprised, however, to learn that grace is first found in Genesis. In this lesson we discover how in the story of Noah we find grace, faith and obedience - God's eternal formula for salvation.
It's always a good thing to have a reset. The first of every year if often a time when people take a look at their lives. In our first lesson of 2019, we take a look at three men in Luke 9:57-62 who teach us some practical lessons about our commitment to God.