Talking donkeys? Paid prophets? What’s going on here? Balaam and his donkey (Numbers 22) help us to think about facing temptations and living faithfully as we start a new series tonight. In the series, we’ll look at this man who teetered between listening to the Lord and listening to the world around him and see the ways we struggle with the same.
What do we do when the things we do that we thought were lasting get wiped away? As we turn to the fall of the kingdom of Judea this week, Pastor Tim reflects on that question.
God uses unconventional tactics and the most unlikely people in his story. We each have a part to play with the hand we’ve been given. Are you ready to step up into the situation God has in you or are you just praying for a new hand?
Active opposition to Jesus is noticeable, but is it possible that even followers of Jesus could be passively opposing Jesus? Are we telling Jesus, “No, not yet”? Paul’s story begins by him actively opposing Jesus. However, Jesus shows up to give him a new vision, a new mission and a new calling. By the power of the Holy Spirit, Paul is able to move into a ministry of suffering and a life of “Yes, Jesus.”