Hear about Matthew 5 TED talk style from a few of our students in Residency Plus.
Jeff tells us about how he once heard God, like Elijah did, in a still, small voice. In both cases, it was a supernatural whisper with life-changing results. God loves to speak to us on such an intimate level today! Are you listening?
Rick takes us up with Peter, James, and John to see Jesus meet Moses and Elijah. It’s a major experience that Peter wants to prolong. Yet Jesus wisely comes down the mountain to meet someone who really needed a God experience. Without the mountain top experiences, we would not be ready for the valley. Without the valley, the mountain top experience would have much less value.
Rick takes us up Mount Sinai, with Moses, to see the burning bush. God calls Moses to do what Moses believes he can not do. God tells Moses, and also us, that with our God, we can do the impossible together.
Jeff takes us through the mountaintop story of God calling Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. It is a crazy request that Abraham nonetheless honors. God, after seeing Abraham’s faith, stops the sacrifice and uses the moment to massively bless Abraham. Jeff asks us about the tests that God puts us through, tests that are used to mature us and increase our intimacy with God. We all have our “Isaacs”, those things we don’t want to give up to God. Jeff challenges us to identify our own“Isaacs” and give them up. Maybe God will return them to us with increased blessings. Maybe he will take them and replace them with something better.
Jeff starts our new series, Mountaintops, with one of the more famous experiences: Moses climbing a mountain to spend time alone with God. We learn of God’s compassion, mercy, incredible love, forgiveness, and righteousness. Jeff encourages us to pray, as Moses did, for God to show us his glorious presence.