God used Gideon to set oppressed people free. He wants to use us to do that, too. But like Gideon, there is work that God must do in us in advance of the work he does through us. Looking at the steps in Gideon’s preparation should help us get ready for the things God is calling us to do.
As Moses preaches his final sermon to the Israelites before they cross into the Promised Land, one theme stands out: remember. Moses tells the Israelites to remember God when they settle in their new homes and things are going well. Like them, we need to be reminded that God is our source and that we can’t produce any good thing apart from him.
As Moses preaches his final sermon to the Israelites before they cross into the Promised Land, one theme stands out: remember. Fear of the future kept them from entering the Promised Land the first time, but remembering God’s faithfulness will lead them to the right conclusions about God and peace about their future.
The Israelites who wandered through the wilderness witnessed miracle after miracle and still found reasons to be dissatisfied with God. They had a problem with complaining. And they’re not the only ones. In this talk, Jaron helps us see how complaining infects a community and offends God, and he offers us a cure.
Jaron gives us two lenses through which we can read the book of Leviticus: the lens of a lover and the lens of a learner. This book paints a picture of what it means to belong to God and helps us learn what he is like. Best of all, reading Leviticus puts the life and death of Jesus in perspective and helps us love and appreciate him all the more.