“Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.” — Exodus 20:12
On Friday we gather in the spiritual gloom to remember. But looks can be deceiving, it isn’t as dark as we may think, God was crushing sin. This is Good Friday, because this is good news!
Key Text: Joshua 8:30-23
In this little passage, Aaron unpacks some massive truths.
Joshua 6:1 — 8:29
Between the victory of Jericho and the disaster of Ai, God’s Word demonstrates a clear call to personal obedience that carries corporate implication. Each of us are called to live in response to God’s command, but the results reach far beyond our own individualistic sense of self.
Key Text: Joshua 5:1-15
Aaron continues our series in Joshua with a challenge to view our discipleship through the lens of ‘bondage’, ‘wilderness’, and ‘promised land’. No longer in captivity, God’s people have wandered for 40 years, now they stand on the brink of the promise God has given. What would it require to enter? What would they need to cut away? What would they need to embrace?
“Jesus recognised that people were at different stages in the disciple-making journey, and that was okay. He started where people were and intentionally moved them to a deeper level of growth and maturity. He started with seeker (Chair 1) and then moved them to believers (Chair 2). In time, he challenged these believers to become workers in the harvest field (Chair 3) and, finally, fully trained reproducing disciple-makers (Chair 4).” — Dann Spader
Join us this week as we unpack the context of Chair 3, then explore the ministry principles we need to understand in helping us to grow as believers.
Key Text: Acts 25:1—26:32
What does it mean to follow Jesus? What does it mean when Paul says to imitate him as he imitates Christ?
Join Aaron as he unpacks three key principles from Paul's time in prison that help us think well about these questions.
Key Text: 2 Corinthians 5
Christmas often comes and goes without us seriously considering the reason it exists. Aaron gives us some food for thought here and points us to a reality much bigger than a manger in a stable.
Key Text: Acts 4:1-31
When the pressure comes, and it always will for a disciple of Jesus, how should we respond?
This week, we turn our attention to the heated showdown between the religious establishment and the early disciples. Their response sets the benchmark. What would you have done?