No Turning Back

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Don’t Harden Your Heart!

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As we have followed the people of Israel on their journey from Mt Sinai to the Promised Land we have seen their struggles and failures… but if we miss what God is saying to us in the midst of all this we have just wasted our time.  The writer to the book of Hebrews, writes […]

Snakes of Wrath

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Some people try to build unity in the church by pointing out what they believe to be our common enemies.  They lead the church into battlefronts against the social and moral problems of our day and it can seem as though we are united.  But as we put up our defenses and form barricades against […]

Water of Life

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So often in this series we have seen Israel get frustrated with a small thing and let it turn them against God.  Yet again in this passage we find the people grumbling and complaining against God and Moses because they have no water.  However, this time it is not the sin of Israel that comes […]

Murray Lean: The Heart of Rebellion

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We continue in our series in the book of Numbers as Murray Lean from City North Baptist comes and shares with us.  In Numbers 16 we see a man who had become so discontent with his life that he rebelled against his leaders and against his God.  But as we look at his rebellion we […]

Presumptuous Pride

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When God handed down His verdict against the cowardly and stiff-necked Israel the nation wept bitterly all night… but when morning came they responded in a way that showed they had not fully come to terms with their sin.  As we examine the first few moments after their conviction we will learn how God wants […]

Brain-snap of Faithlessness

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We have followed Israel on their journey from Mt Sinai to the Promised Land.  This week we find them right on the verge of their greatest victory, taking possession of the land, only to pike at the last minute.  As we look at the deeper reasons behind their faithlessness we will find some attitudes we […]

The Curse of Jealousy

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Moses had endured a lot of pain on this journey so far.  He constantly had to bear the burdens of this stiff-necked people as they worshiped idols, grumbled and complained and longed for the day of their slavery instead of setting their faces towards freedom.  But I reckon the thing that stung most was his […]

The Spirit of Grumbling

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No one is really the eternal optimist.  Every one of us feels the need to have a bit of a whinge at some point.  But as the Hebrews were about to find out there is a way in which our grumbling and complaining can be a great offence to  God.  No matter how small our […]

Remembering Redemption

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Many Christians think of the book of Numbers and think of counting; boring lists of names and numbers and consider it has very little to offer them.  But while a census of the people is a key feature in the book it is probably unfairly named… it should be called “wandering” or “journey” because the […]