This week, Pastor Glen had the privilege of sitting down with John Ramey, Director of Aslan Child Rescue, and Haytham Mazareh, Pastor of Philadelphia Church in Amman, Jordan. John and Haytham have a great perspective on what it means to be the body of Christ in the midst of unbelievably difficult circumstances. For John and Haytham, circumstances shouldn't dictate our actions when it comes to love, grace, and the sharing of the gospel.
Discussion for groups included below.
Why is it that we are constantly trying to be someone else?
This week, we're looking at Jacob's journey, with a little help from Peter and John. It turns out that the Bible is full of real stories, about real people, dealing with the very real issue of what it means to be "comfortable in their own skin."
Discussion guide below.
Abraham had a sense of God's bigger plan right up to the end of his life. Sadly, that's not always true for us. What would it look like for you and I to live the kind of lives that lead to an ever- expanding sense of God's work in this world?
Discussion sheet below.
One of the ways we're taught to read the scriptures, from a very early age, is to look to the stories and heroes of the Bible as models for our own lives. The trouble with that way of reading is this: many of the heroes of the faith didn't exactly do things perfectly. As a matter of fact, a lot of them were a mess! Abraham was no different. He was very human, and yet God called him nonetheless.
This week, we're looking at the story of Abraham. Our goal: to see through Abraham's story and into the heart of our faithful God.
Read Genesis 11:27-12:16 before you hit "play." Study guide below.
Steve Steele, Pastor of Community Life