mp3 – Delivered on April 21, 2013 by Stephen Fix for evening worship
April 21, 2013 – Morning Worship
Monday – Numbers 22
The scene shifts here away from Israelite camp to what is going on in the surrounding nations – why? What does God’s control outside the camp mean for you today?
Tuesday – Numbers 22:4–7, 15–17; II Peter 2
What does the Apostle Peter see as Balaam’s sin? How is do we as 21st century Christians in America face Balaam’s temptation?
Wednesday – I Kings 13; James 3
Why does God take it so seriously when his ministers disobey his Word? How does this apply to us as individuals and as a church today?
Thursday – Matthew 22:35–23:39
Are Jesus’ “woes” against the scribes and Pharisees an attack on organized religion or is he inveighing against the devastating effect that teachers who seek “wrongful gain” have on those who are taught the Word? How are we tempted to follow in their path?
Friday – Numbers 22:22–41; Matthew 18:21–35
How is Balaam’s behavior toward his donkey like that of the unforgiving servant? How is the Angel of the Lord therefore a picture of the irresistible grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
Saturday – Psalm 73; I Timothy 6:2b-21; Hebrews 6:17–20
How does the sure hope of promised blessings in Jesus Christ change our motivations with regard to wealth and status in this world? How might you live out this reality in the choices you make today?
March 10, 2013 – Morning Worship
Monday – Numbers 17:12-18:32
What do we learn here about ourselves and our God? How can you apply that today?
Tuesday – Numbers 16; Psalm 46
What is the context in which Numbers 17:12-18:32 is found? How does that help us understand the passage? Given Korah’s rebellion why is Psalm 46 ascribed to his sons and what does that mean for us?
Wednesday – Hebrews 7
How is Numbers 18 related to our understanding of the priestly office of our Savior Jesus Christ? How is he similar to Aaron and the Levites and how is he different? Why is this important for us?
Thursday – Numbers 18:9-32; 1 Corinthians 9:1-23
How does the principle of tithes in Numbers 18 apply to the church today? In what important ways are elders and pastors NOT like the priest of Israel?
Friday – Hebrews 4:14-5:10
What is the author’s point about Jesus in this passage? How does that change the way you live your life today?
Saturday – Jeremiah 17; John 2:13-25
How does Jesus knowing man make him the perfect priest? How does it attest to his divine nature? What does that mean for us?