Growing Disciples
2024

Growing Disciples is an open resource that promises to grow us as disciples of Jesus Christ. Rather than merely 'knowing about' God, we will be helped to know him personally and relationally. This happens as we build a daily habit of 'slowing down' to intentionally focus ourselves on God, reading the bible and praying.
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February 23, 2024

The Bible Narrative in a year

Numbers 22-24

Through the strange account of the prophet Balaam and King Balak, we are assured that God’s purposes do not change. He will bless those who bless Abraham’s offspring, and curse those who curse them. And although Israel seems a very unpromising people, God will certainly keep his covenant promises. Despite everything that has happened in the wilderness years documented in the book of Numbers, God is still "for" his people.
10 mins

The Exodus

Most nations have a founding event or story which shapes their understanding of who they are. In Australia we have the stories of the Dreamtime, the First Fleet, the Eureka Stockade, Gallipoli, and Sporting Heroes of every kind; all of which tell us who we are and how we got here.

Israel’s founding story is the Exodus. This was when God took them, a group of slaves, from obscurity and thrust them on to the centre stage– defeating Pharaoh and his armies in spectacular fashion, and freeing them from their slavery in Egypt. It’s a key moment in God’s self-revelation and in the outworking of his purposes for the world...
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Operation World

Operation World (OW) is widely regarded as the definitive volume of prayer information about the world and is the recipient of the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Evangelical Christian Literature. OW was listed in Christianity Today’s, “The Top 50 Books That Have Shaped Evangelicals".

Operation World is now an online resource for prayer, providing up to date information for every country of the world. Follow this link to use this resource every day this month: https://operationworld.org
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February

Growth Exercises

Growth Exercises serve to strengthen us spiritually, often by creating new patterns or habits in our life with God. Each month we sample a new spiritual discipline, with step-by-step activities which serve to enrich our relationship with God.
Growth Exercises
Video Devotionals

Latest Video Devotions

Dive in to some of latest video devotions from the last week. Or, look over previous devotionals in the devotional library.
Devotional Library
Jan 31

Exodus 19-20 : Commands 1 and 2

God’s commandments reveal his nature to us, as well showing us how to live in relationship with him. The first and second commandments show us that God’s love for us is a jealous love. He will tolerate no rivals for our love because of his own strong and passionate love for us. Worshipping anything else, or mediating worship for God through anything else, is an insult to God because it limits his glory.
Stuart Holman
10 mins
Jan 30

Exodus 19-20 :Sinai, part 2

The 10 Commandments and all the other Laws given to Moses have been fulfilled by Jesus Christ on behalf of the Christian. The Law still remains— revealing the character of God, showing sinners their need of a saviour— until the everything is accomplished in the Lord’s return. The commandments showed Israel how to live in covenant relationship with God, now that they were ‘saved’.
Stuart Holman
10 mins
Jan 29

Exodus 19-20 :Sinai, part 1

While the people watch on, God calls Moses up Mount Sinai. At the foot of the mountain, God’s people learn that they are not alone in the desert. God is shepherding them towards the Promised Land. God who is holy, fearsome in power, perfect in purity— makes himself known to his people and binds himself to them in covenant.
Stuart Holman
10 mins
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