Series A Surprise in the Wilderness

As one of the most loved gifts of Jewish faith and culture, the Aaronic Blessing offers a vision of the unchanging desire, and heart of God for people like us. Yet this Promise of heaven’s favor shows up in a most unlikely place. In the life-threatening wilderness of Sinai— following a remarkable rescue from Egyptian slave yards— and a series of unremarkable human mistakes, God promises to bless his people—with the mere mention of his Name. Be part of these joy filled conversations with the group about the Blessing that, on the surface, seems to show up out of nowhere.

Dates September 17-28, 2018
# of Programs 10
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day
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Part 1 - 09/17/18

God’s Blessing In The Wilderness

What is a benediction? Is it a church formality? A magical invocation? Today on Discover the Word, Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day examine one of the most well-known benedictions in Scripture . . . given to the Israelites in the wilderness.

Part 2 - 09/18/18

God Blessed The Israelites Even As They Wandered

What does it mean to be blessed by God? Is it having health and wealth? A perfect family?  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day consider how God blessed the Israelites . . . even as they wandered in the desert. 

Part 3 - 09/19/18

Explore The Idea Of Unconditional vs Conditional Blessings

We can’t do anything to earn God’s love or grace. But do we have to work for God’s other blessings?  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day explore the idea of unconditional versus conditional blessings and promises from God.

Part 4 - 09/20/18

Jesus Is Our Mediator

A mediator is someone who brings together two parties to help them come to an agreement.  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day discuss how Moses’s mediation for the Israelites . . . points to Jesus as the Mediator between God and all of us

Part 5 - 09/21/18

God’s Blessing Extends To All Believers

In the Old Testament, we read about how God’s blessing was focused on His “chosen people”. . . the Israelites. But eventually, God’s blessing would extend to everyone.  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day discuss how the Aaronic Blessing paved the way for the blessing of all people through Jesus.

Part 6 - 09/24/18

Discover God’s Love In The Midst Of Discipline

Bad choices often lead to bad consequences. But just because we may be experiencing God’s discipline . . . doesn’t mean God has stopped loving us.  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day compare the love of a human father to the love of our heavenly Father.

Part 7 - 09/25/18

What’s In A Name

Our name is like our personal signature . . . an identifier that helps set us apart from everyone else.  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day consider why God signed His personal name on the benediction that Moses and Aaron were delivering to the Israelites.

Part 8 - 09/26/18

God’s Ultimate Expression Of His Love For Us Is Jesus!

Someday in heaven, we’ll be able to stand before Jesus . . . and see our Savior face to face. But until then, we can only look forward to that moment.  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day discuss how the Aaronic blessing points to the ultimate expression of God’s love . . . Jesus Christ.

Part 9 - 09/27/18

Live A Life With Peace And Blessings

Following God with your whole heart may not be an easy task . . . but it is a rewarding one.  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day discuss the peace and blessing that become ours when we fully commit our lives to a God who is fully committed to us. Discover the eye-opening connection between the Nazarite vow and the Aaronic blessing.

Part 10 - 09/28/18

“A Surprise In The Wilderness”

From Genesis through Revelation, the Bible tells one overarching story . . . and the main hero is Jesus Christ.  Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, and Daniel Ryan Day explain how the tabernacle in the Old Testament pointed to the peace of God that would come through Jesus.

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