From Here to There: Turning Back?

The Israelites spied out the Promised Land in Numbers 13… and the majority of the reports were not positive. Now, in Numbers 14, we see the fallout from these reports and how, even today, we have a tendency to want to turn around rather than press into walking in faith.

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From Here to There: What Do You See

What do you see? Simple question but often times it leads to a complex answer. Our eyes are amazing things that help us sort out visual data and yet sometimes our eyes limit us to only see what is right in front of us. Today we explore Numbers 13 and the need to “see” more […]

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From Here to There: When Others Attack

We all get along perfectly, all of the time… right? Of course not. But what do we do when we encounter confrontation? How do we walk through it, together? Today, we turn our attention to Numbers 12 as we watch Moses being confronted by those closest to him. As we watch what happened then, we […]

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Starting in kindergarten, we were all taught 1+1=2. Math is basic. Math is simple (most days!). Math is logical. But what do you do when “the math” doesn’t work? What do you do when the numbers and facts staring you in the face just don’t add up? How do you handle life when it just […]

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From Here to There: God Leads the Way

Fifty days after Jesus rose from the dead, His followers were gathered in an upper room when the Holy Spirit descended upon them. On the day of Pentecost, things changed once again forever. Now the very Spirit of God has come to dwell with us and in us. As we reflect on the great truth […]

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From Here to There – God’s Favorites

It’s Mother’s Day and we’re all asking the same question… “Mom, am I your favorite?” It’s the age-old questions most mothers will never answer. However, underneath this questions lies perhaps an even more pressing one – am I God’s favorite? Or, more specifically, how do I earn favor with God? Today as we explore Numbers […]

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From Here to There: He Sees the Unseen

Today we explore Numbers 5… which for the first time in the book does NOT include numbers of things to count but may actually be even more challenging to read through as we encounter seemingly odd rituals and instructions. Yet as we take a step back from the trees to encounter the broader forest, we […]

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From Here to There: Redemption & Holiness

They’ve counted the fighting men of Israel as they prepare to leave Mt. Sinai behind. Now it’s time to count the Levites and delineate their responsibilities at the Tabernacle. Sounds like a great set of chapters to skip over! What could Levitical instructions from several thousand years ago have to do with us today? Yet […]

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From Here to There: Know Your Numbers

1…2…3… Some things are fun to count, other things not so much. As we open up to Numbers chapters 1 & 2 today, we encounter a census of the nation of Israel shortly after leaving Egypt behind. While it is not the most exciting time of counting, behind the numbers are some interesting and thought-provoking […]

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