Subtle Seduction (Numbers 25)

Numbers 25:1 1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. Satan will try anyway to corrupt and defile God’s people. When he could not bring an outright curse upon them, he used Balaam to bring about a more subtle attack. He advised the Midianites to […]

Uncursable (Numbers 23)

Numbers 23:8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? 23:23 This is no enchantment against Jacob, Neither is there any divination against Israel This is an extraordinary account of a heathen king (Balak) hiring a well-known diviner (Balaam) to come and curse Israel. Yet when Balaam comes and offers sacrifices, the only words […]

December 2017 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors & Praying Friends, We continue to thank God for His blessings. Two more folks recently became members of the church, and we expect several others to join in the next few months. Also, several more people completed the first level of the Foundations discipleship program. This program helps ground people in the Word, […]

The Burden of Leadership (Numbers 20)

Numbers 20:12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. This chapter gives us an honest look at the challenges and burdens of leadership. Moses […]

Clean (Numbers 19)

Numbers 19:12 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean. Sin defiles. The blood of Christ cleanses. God calls us to cleanse ourselves from all filthiness and […]

They Fell on Their Faces (Numbers 16)

Numbers 16:4 “he fell upon his face” 16:22 “they fell upon their faces” 16:45 “they fell upon their faces” Three times in this chapter, Moses fell upon his face. Twice Aaron was included in this posture of intense prayer to God. They were faced with the most serious rebellion and trial yet. Hundreds of respected […]

Worthy of Death (Number 15)

Numbers 15:36 36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the Lord commanded Moses. The man who was stoned was found gathering sticks on the Sabbath day. In context (cf. Num. 15:30-31), it seems that this was not an accidental sin but a deliberate […]

The Chaos of Doubt (Numbers 14)

Numbers 14:1–2 1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. 2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had […]

The Lens of Faith (Numbers 13)

Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. This chapter is such a dramatic visualisation of the difference faith in God makes. Twelve spies were sent into Canaan. They explored the […]

When the People Complained (Numbers 11)

Numbers 11:1 And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord: and the Lord heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the Lord burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp. A series of disruptions and difficulties are about to ensue among the Israelites. […]