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Session Overview: Numbers
The book of Numbers is a story of God’s people travelling through the desert on their way from Egypt to the Promised Land. Because of their disobedience, God appoints the Israelites to 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. Only the next generation will be able to enter the Promised Land. But despite their rebellion, God remains faithful. He constantly provides for their needs, and in the midst of their sin, he offers forgiveness to those who would turn to him in repentance and faith.
The book covers three different times when the Israelites were camped in certain sections of the wilderness, and their travelling in between each stop. Along the way, there always seems to be great complaining and disobedience. At one point they explain how it would it have been better for them to have stayed in Egypt than to die in the wilderness, even though God has consistently provided food, water, and his presence. There is even a scouting party sent ahead to spy out the new future homeland, but 10 of the 12 spies taint the people’s perspective on moving forward with fear and distrust of God’s guidance and protection.
God is faithful to his promises, but will let his people walk away and face the consequences.
We see throughout the book that God indeed is faithful to his promises, but he allows his people to walk away and face the consequences of their disobedience. Each person has the freedom to choose obedience which leads to life, or rebellion which leads to death. Some may fall away in the process, but God is still taking his people, whom he rescued in love, from their old ways into his perfect plans for them.
Next week we will finish the Torah Series with the book of Deuteronomy!
- Read through Numbers 21. What character traits of God do you see in the story of the bronze serpent?
- Now read through John 3:14-17. Compare and contrast the bronze serpent to Jesus.
- How is it sinful to complain? (Numbers 14:1-4; 1 Corinthians 10:6-11; Hebrews 3:12-15)
- How can we encourage each other to stay close to God in faith rather than falling away because of sin? (Philippians 2:14-15, 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:6-7)
Friday, October 20, 6:30-9:30PM
Join us for an evening of tasty treats and warm company! We’ll see which group can bake the best cookies and brownies.
Once everyone is at Josh and Sally Samuel‘s house (118 Archibald Bay) the guys will head just a few houses down to Andre and Tara Cassell‘s house (130 Archibald Bay) for our bake-off. Then we’ll all get back together to eat the goodies with some fun fall drinks while we play games and hang out.
This is a great opportunity to invite a friend!
If the change of location creates a transportation issue for your student, please contact Pastor Asa to arrange a ride: 780-804-0341. We want everyone to be there!