In this summer mini-series, titled Warnings From Our Past, Pastor Tim takes an excursion into the book of Numbers.
In his first letter to the Corinthian church, the Apostle Paul points back to several Old Testament stories, telling his audience that "these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did".
Likewise, through a New Testament perspective, we have much to learn from the ancient accounts recorded in Numbers.
The final words of Jesus before ascending to heaven was to instruct believers to "go and make disciples", baptizing them and teaching them all that Jesus commanded. Scripture gives us much needed guidance as to the role of the church in fulfilling the commission from the Lord. Who sends? Who goes? We have not been left to guess at the answers to those questions. The local church has everything it needs to step up and be the sending church God has already decided it should be. That's exciting!