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!
When Scripture talks about Jesus as the mediator between God and man it describes that role in terms of three "offices". He has been appointed as prophet, priest, and king for the Church. In this series, "The Offices of Christ", learn more about how Jesus fulfills those offices and why they are necessary for us.
Parenting in Perilous Times: How to Raise Children in a Culture Gone Wild.
Raising children these days is not easy. The world is changing so rapidly that the ways of raising children we learned seem irrelevant. Confusion abounds. Many parents are paralyzed, not knowing what to do. Yet we can find answers that are relevant, clear and helpful.
The stock price of friendship has plummeted in our culture, both outside and inside the church. The Bible has lots to say about friendship, all without "just" or "only" attached to it. As we open God's Word together, we'll see how the Gospel provides unique opportunity for our relationships to perhaps be very different from what typically comes to our mind when we say we're "just friends."