July 8, 2018 | Lydia Simpson
Against the backdrop of a time of immense suffering and oppression for the Hebrew people, Moses’ parents are commended for their faith when they choose to trust in God to save their son and themselves, rather than to fear men. In the same way, we need to trust God not only for ourselves but also for the next generation. By trusting in God we find faith that will overcome our fears.
July 15, 2018 | Matthew Clifton-Brown
God took Enoch, so that he did not see death, because he was pleased with the faith he saw in him, and the way he walked with God. This speaks to us of the future for us. We look forward to eternity with God, because God also sees our faith in his son.
July 22, 2018 | Dan Hudson
When we read about the faith Heroes of Hebrews 11 we can wrongly think of them as “Superheroes”. None of them were. They had ordinary lives that displayed trust in an extraordinary God. Noah was one such person. His 200-character epitaph tells us about the quality of faith he possessed. He was a person who Trusted God, Heard God and Obeyed God.
August 5, 2018 | Luke Davydaitis
Jacob is more of an antihero than a hero of faith but he shows us how God never accepts anyone based on their own merits, and in his last days demonstrated his faith in the promises that God had given him.
August 12, 2018 | Josh Oldfield
The Israelites crossing the Red Sea pointed to their identity in God and the life they were to lead with Him, and this helps us with what our identity and life with God should be like.
August 19, 2018 | Hannah Deans
God calls us to live a life of faith in an unpredictable world like Abraham did. Also like Abraham, we can discover that this is the best way to live and that God will give us all we need to do it.
August 19, 2018 | George Gibson
We’re faced with so many temptations around us to live like everyone else but Moses’ story shows us that even the best that this world has to offer is brief and barely-satisfying compared with what God offers us.
August 26, 2018 | Matthew Clifton-Brown
Jericho’s walls fell down through Israel’s corporate faith that enabled them to do exactly what God told them to, and so God brought the walls down. As a church we must also have corporate faith that enables us to obey God.
August 26, 2018 | Luke Davydaitis
Although Christians often use the word “blessing” quite casually, Genesis 37 tells us that when Isaac blessed Jacob, something real happened. If we learn what it is to be blessed and to bless, we’ll understand God’s heart for us better, and be all the more keen to do good to others.
September 2, 2018 | King's Church
Moses kept the Passover at the instruction of God, a very specifically designed meal with instructions to keep the Israelites safe as the angel of death passed over. We can learn from this meal, and the way that Jesus used it, about different types of freedom that God offers.