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Growing Disciples - Bible Devotionals

Growing Disciples - Bible Devotionals

By Stuart Holman
GrowingDisciples is a year long self-paced program to help you grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ. This podcast reproduces our Daily Devotions, which form part of our Bible Reading plan to cover the entire Bible in a year. The whole course is found at growingdisciples.net.au
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Timothy and Titus, part 6
In all his missionary work, Paul always took a team of co-workers with him. Often times, he also sent his co-workers on seperate missions or gave them tasks to complete before catching up with Paul again. This series of devotionals reflects on Paul’s letters to his co-workers Timothy and Titus, sometimes called the Pastorals, reflects on the key ideas in both letters.
06:31
December 10, 2021
Timothy and Titus, part 5
In all his missionary work, Paul always took a team of co-workers with him. Often times, he also sent his co-workers on seperate missions or gave them tasks to complete before catching up with Paul again. This series of devotionals reflects on Paul’s letters to his co-workers Timothy and Titus, sometimes called the Pastorals, reflects on the key ideas in both letters.
09:13
December 09, 2021
Timothy and Titus, part 4
In all his missionary work, Paul always took a team of co-workers with him. Often times, he also sent his co-workers on seperate missions or gave them tasks to complete before catching up with Paul again. This series of devotionals reflects on Paul’s letters to his co-workers Timothy and Titus, sometimes called the Pastorals, reflects on the key ideas in both letters.
10:24
December 08, 2021
Timothy and Titus, part 3
In all his missionary work, Paul always took a team of co-workers with him. Often times, he also sent his co-workers on seperate missions or gave them tasks to complete before catching up with Paul again. This series of devotionals reflects on Paul’s letters to his co-workers Timothy and Titus, sometimes called the Pastorals, reflects on the key ideas in both letters.
09:24
December 07, 2021
Timothy and Titus, part 2
In all his missionary work, Paul always took a team of co-workers with him. Often times, he also sent his co-workers on seperate missions or gave them tasks to complete before catching up with Paul again. This series of devotionals reflects on Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus, sometimes called the Pastorals, reflects on the key ideas in both letters. 
11:05
December 06, 2021
Timothy and Titus, part 1
In all his missionary work, Paul always took a team of co-workers with him. Often times, he also sent his co-workers on seperate missions or gave them tasks to complete before catching up with Paul again. This series of devotionals reflects on Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus, sometimes called the Pastorals, reflects on the key ideas in both letters.
10:43
December 05, 2021
Elements of Ephesians, part 5
Paul writes “Ephesians” as a circular letter to the churches of Turkey, employing well known elements of liturgy and common forms of worship and literature. These are used to reinforce and give emphasis to his main message. Ness Hughes explores these Elements of Ephesians in this series of Devotionals.
12:17
December 02, 2021
Elements of Ephesians, part 4.
Paul writes “Ephesians” as a circular letter to the churches of Turkey, employing well known elements of liturgy and common forms of worship and literature. These are used to reinforce and give emphasis to his main message. Ness Hughes explores these Elements of Ephesians in this series of Devotionals. 
07:28
December 01, 2021
Elements of Ephesians, part 3.
Paul writes “Ephesians” as a circular letter to the churches of Turkey, employing well known elements of liturgy and common forms of worship and literature. These are used to reinforce and give emphasis to his main message. Ness Hughes explores these Elements of Ephesians in this series of Devotionals.
10:13
November 30, 2021
Elements of Ephesians, part 2
Paul writes “Ephesians” as a circular letter to the churches of Turkey, employing well known elements of liturgy and common forms of worship and literature. These are used to reinforce and give emphasis to his main message. Ness Hughes explores these Elements of Ephesians in this series of Devotionals
09:41
November 28, 2021
Elements of Ephesians, part 1
Paul writes “Ephesians” as a circular letter to the churches of Turkey, employing well known elements of liturgy and common forms of worship and literature. These are used to reinforce and give emphasis to his main message. Ness Hughes explores these Elements of Ephesians in this series of Devotionals.
09:27
November 28, 2021
1 Corinthians 15:1-58
Paul writes to the church in Corinth, both in response to their letter and also to address some serious problems within. Although they are being sanctified in Christ, the Corinthians seem to be struggling to live up to this calling in their gathering and in their common life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotionals exploring Paul's letter to the Corinthians.
11:54
November 25, 2021
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Paul writes to the church in Corinth, both in response to their letter and also to address some serious problems within. Although they are being sanctified in Christ, the Corinthians seem to be struggling to live up to this calling in their gathering and in their common life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotionals exploring Paul's letter to the Corinthians.
09:15
November 24, 2021
1 Corinthians 6:9-20
Paul writes to the church in Corinth, both in response to their letter and also to address some serious problems within. Although they are being sanctified in Christ, the Corinthians seem to be struggling to live up to this calling in their gathering and in their common life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotionals exploring Paul's letter to the Corinthians.
07:59
November 23, 2021
1 Corinthians 1:10-31
Paul writes to the church in Corinth, both in response to their letter and also to address some serious problems within. Although they are being sanctified in Christ, the Corinthians seem to be struggling to live up to this calling in their gathering and in their common life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotionals exploring Paul's letter to the Corinthians.
08:43
November 22, 2021
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Paul writes to the church in Corinth, both in response to their letter and also to address some serious problems within. Although they are being sanctified in Christ, the Corinthians seem to be struggling to live up to this calling in their gathering and in their common life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotionals exploring Paul's letter to the Corinthians.
09:06
November 21, 2021
Romans 8:1-39
Paul writes the book of Romans in order to introduce himself to the church at Rome, to encourage them, and to clarify the gospel which he proclaims. He does this so that they might adopt him as a 'link missionary' and send him onwards to Spain. This means that Romans is more than a theological treatise: it also has a distinctly pastoral and apologetic purpose. In this series of devotionals, Stuart Holman seeks to highlight Paul's unique purposes and apply them to the lives of contemporary Christians.
11:24
November 19, 2021
Romans 7:1-25
Paul writes the book of Romans in order to introduce himself to the church at Rome, to encourage them, and to clarify the gospel which he proclaims. He does this so that they might adopt him as a 'link missionary' and send him onwards to Spain. This means that Romans is more than a theological treatise: it also has a distinctly pastoral and apologetic purpose. In this series of devotionals, Stuart Holman seeks to highlight Paul's unique purposes and apply them to the lives of contemporary Christians.
10:17
November 18, 2021
Romans 5:1-6:23
Paul writes the book of Romans in order to introduce himself to the church at Rome, to encourage them, and to clarify the gospel which he proclaims. He does this so that they might adopt him as a 'link missionary' and send him onwards to Spain. This means that Romans is more than a theological treatise: it also has a distinctly pastoral and apologetic purpose. In this series of devotionals, Stuart Holman seeks to highlight Paul's unique purposes and apply them to the lives of contemporary Christians.
10:54
November 17, 2021
Romans 3:21-4:25
Paul writes the book of Romans in order to introduce himself to the church at Rome, to encourage them, and to clarify the gospel which he proclaims. He does this so that they might adopt him as a 'link missionary' and send him onwards to Spain. This means that Romans is more than a theological treatise: it also has a distinctly pastoral and apologetic purpose. In this series of devotionals, Stuart Holman seeks to highlight Paul's unique purposes and apply them to the lives of contemporary Christians.
10:09
November 16, 2021
Romans 1:17-3:24
Paul writes the book of Romans in order to introduce himself to the church at Rome, to encourage them, and to clarify the gospel which he proclaims. He does this so that they might adopt him as a 'link missionary' and send him onwards to Spain. This means that Romans is more than a theological treatise: it also has a distinctly pastoral and apologetic purpose. In this series of devotionals, Stuart Holman seeks to highlight Paul's unique purposes and apply them to the lives of contemporary Christians.
10:28
November 15, 2021
Romans 1:1-17
Paul writes the book of Romans in order to introduce himself to the church at Rome, to encourage them, and to clarify the gospel which he proclaims. He does this so that they might adopt him as a 'link missionary' and send him onwards to Spain. This means that Romans is more than a theological treatise: it also has a distinctly pastoral and apologetic purpose. In this series of devotionals, Stuart Holman seeks to highlight Paul's unique purposes and apply them to the lives of contemporary Christians ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
10:06
November 14, 2021
Acts 21.27-22.16
The book of Acts traces the spread of the Christian movement from Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria and then to the ends of the earth, describing all that the ascended Jesus continued to do... through his Spirit-empowered witnesses.
10:44
November 11, 2021
Acts 19:11-20:1
The book of Acts traces the spread of the Christian movement from Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria and then to the ends of the earth, describing all that the ascended Jesus continued to do... through his Spirit-empowered witnesses ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
12:34
November 10, 2021
Acts 17:16-34
The book of Acts traces the spread of the Christian movement from Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria and then to the ends of the earth, describing all that the ascended Jesus continued to do... through his Spirit-empowered witnesses.
11:19
November 09, 2021
Acts 15:1-35
The book of Acts traces the spread of the Christian movement from Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria and then to the ends of the earth, describing all that the ascended Jesus continued to do... through his Spirit-empowered witnesses
12:07
November 08, 2021
Acts 13:1-50
The book of Acts traces the spread of the Christian movement from Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria and then to the ends of the earth, describing all that the ascended Jesus continued to do... through his Spirit-empowered witnesses.
12:30
November 07, 2021
Acts 10:1-48
Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria and then to the ends of the earth, describing all that the ascended Jesus continued to do... through his Spirit-empowered witnesses.
10:14
November 04, 2021
Acts 9:1-22
The book of Acts traces the spread of the Christian movement from Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria and then to the ends of the earth, describing all that the ascended Jesus continued to do... through his Spirit-empowered witnesses.
10:14
November 03, 2021
Acts 8:1-25
The book of Acts traces the spread of the Christian movement from Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria and then to the ends of the earth, describing all that the ascended Jesus continued to do... through his Spirit-empowered witnesses.
10:57
November 02, 2021
Acts 2:42 - 5:42
The book of Acts traces the spread of the Christian movement from Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria and then to the ends of the earth, describing all that the ascended Jesus continued to do... through his Spirit-empowered witnesses.
10:57
November 01, 2021
Acts 2:1-41
The book of Acts traces the spread of the Christian movement from Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria and then to the ends of the earth, describing all that the ascended Jesus continued to do... through his Spirit-empowered witnesses. 
10:50
October 31, 2021
Jesus' Resurrection, part 6. Acts 1:1-8
Jesus' Resurrection from the dead is the turning point of history. This is the event that changes everything such that death itself is defeated and the possibility of eternal life is opened up. This series of Devotionals centres our attention on the narrative accounts of Jesus' resurrection
08:32
October 29, 2021
Jesus' Resurrection, part 5. 1 Corinthians 15:1-8
Jesus' Resurrection from the dead is the turning point of history. This is the event that changes everything such that death itself is defeated and the possibility of eternal life is opened up. This series of Devotionals centres our attention on the narrative accounts of Jesus' resurrection.
11:18
October 28, 2021
Jesus' Resurrection, part 4. John 20:24-29
Jesus' Resurrection from the dead is the turning point of history. This is the event that changes everything such that death itself is defeated and the possibility of eternal life is opened up. This series of Devotionals centres our attention on the narrative accounts of Jesus' resurrection.
10:02
October 27, 2021
Jesus' Resurrection, part 3. Luke 24:33-49
Jesus' Resurrection from the dead is the turning point of history. This is the event that changes everything such that death itself is defeated and the possibility of eternal life is opened up. This series of Devotionals centres our attention on the narrative accounts of Jesus' resurrection.
10:42
October 26, 2021
Jesus' Resurrection, part 2. Luke 24:13-35
Jesus' Resurrection from the dead is the turning point of history. This is the event that changes everything such that death itself is defeated and the possibility of eternal life is opened up. This series of Devotionals centres our attention on the narrative accounts of Jesus' resurrection.
11:14
October 25, 2021
Jesus' Resurrection, part 1. Luke 24:1-12
This is the event that changes everything such that death itself is defeated and the possibility of eternal life is opened up. This series of Devotionals centres our attention on the narrative accounts of Jesus' resurrection.
10:48
October 24, 2021
Jesus on the Cross, part 5. John 19:38-42
That Jesus dies, as the work of both Jews and Non-Jews; that his death is unwarranted and unjust; that his death is the event at which salvation is won— all captivate the gospel writers. And yet, each brings their own perspective. Each draws out slightly differing emphases and nuances, with the effect that we see this event as a multi-faceted whole. This series of Devotionals centres our attention on the Cross of Jesus, as recorded for us in John’s gospel.
10:11
October 21, 2021
Jesus on the Cross, part 4. John 19:31-37
That Jesus dies, as the work of both Jews and Non-Jews; that his death is unwarranted and unjust; that his death is the event at which salvation is won— all captivate the gospel writers. And yet, each brings their own perspective. Each draws out slightly differing emphases and nuances, with the effect that we see this event as a multi-faceted whole. This series of Devotionals centres our attention on the Cross of Jesus, as recorded for us in John’s gospel.
09:32
October 20, 2021
Jesus on the Cross, part 3. John 19:25-30
That Jesus dies, as the work of both Jews and Non-Jews; that his death is unwarranted and unjust; that his death is the event at which salvation is won— all captivate the gospel writers. And yet, each brings their own perspective. Each draws out slightly differing emphases and nuances, with the effect that we see this event as a multi-faceted whole. This series of Devotionals centres our attention on the Cross of Jesus, as recorded for us in John’s gospel.
07:43
October 19, 2021
Jesus on the Cross, part 2. John 19:23-24
That Jesus dies, as the work of both Jews and Non-Jews; that his death is unwarranted and unjust; that his death is the event at which salvation is won— all captivate the gospel writers. And yet, each brings their own perspective. Each draws out slightly differing emphases and nuances, with the effect that we see this event as a multi-faceted whole. This series of Devotionals centres our attention on the Cross of Jesus, as recorded for us in John’s gospel.
09:20
October 18, 2021
Jesus On The Cross, part 1. John 19:16-22
That Jesus dies, as the work of both Jews and Non-Jews; that his death is unwarranted and unjust; that his death is the event at which salvation is won— all captivate the gospel writers. And yet, each brings their own perspective. Each draws out slightly differing emphases and nuances, with the effect that we see this event as a multi-faceted whole. This series of Devotionals centres our attention on the Cross of Jesus, as recorded for us in John’s gospel.
09:12
October 17, 2021
Jesus' Arrest and Trial, part 5. Luke 23:26-31
'The Passion' of Jesus Christ-- his suffering-- is not limited to his agony on the cross. Instead, he experienced all manner of 'sufferings' which ultimately culminated in his crucifixion. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals on Jesus' arrest and trial, remembering that, ultimately, all that Jesus suffered was for us.
07:31
October 14, 2021
Jesus' Arrest and Trial, part 4. Luke 23:13-25
'The Passion' of Jesus Christ-- his suffering-- is not limited to his agony on the cross. Instead, he experienced all manner of 'sufferings' which ultimately culminated in his crucifixion. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals on Jesus' arrest and trial, remembering that, ultimately, all that Jesus suffered was for us.
07:59
October 13, 2021
Jesus' Arrest and Trial, part 3. Luke 23:1-12
'The Passion' of Jesus Christ-- his suffering-- is not limited to his agony on the cross. Instead, he experienced all manner of 'sufferings' agony on the cross. Instead, he experienced all manner of 'sufferings' which ultimately culminated in his crucifixion. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals on Jesus' arrest and trial, remembering that, ultimately, all that Jesus suffered was for us.
10:37
October 12, 2021
Jesus' Arrest and Trial. Matthew 26:57-68
'The Passion' of Jesus Christ-- his suffering-- is not limited to his agony on the cross. Instead, he experienced all manner of 'sufferings' which ultimately culminated in his crucifixion. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals on Jesus' arrest and trial, remembering that, ultimately, all that Jesus suffered was for us. 
11:08
October 11, 2021
Jesus' Arrest and Trial. Matthew 26:47-56
'The Passion' of Jesus Christ-- his suffering-- is not limited to his agony on the cross. Instead, he experienced all manner of 'sufferings' which ultimately culminated in his crucifixion. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals on Jesus' arrest and trial, remembering that, ultimately, all that Jesus suffered was for us.
11:09
October 10, 2021
The Last Supper, part 5. John 15:18-27
John's gospel gives an extended account of Jesus' final meal with the Twelve. In very intimate detail, we learn of Jesus' priorities and concerns as he approaches his trial and crucifixion the next morning. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals on the Last Supper.
08:59
October 07, 2021
The Last Supper, part 4. John 15:1-12
John's gospel gives an extended account of Jesus' final meal with the Twelve. In very intimate detail, we learn of Jesus' priorities and concerns as he approaches his trial and crucifixion the next morning. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals on the Last Supper.
09:52
October 06, 2021
The Last Supper, part 3. John 14:15-27
John's gospel gives an extended account of Jesus' final meal with the Twelve. In very intimate detail, we learn of Jesus' priorities and concerns as he approaches his trial and crucifixion the next morning. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals on the Last Supper.
10:07
October 05, 2021
The Last Supper, part 2. John 14:1-14
John's gospel gives an extended account of Jesus' final meal with the Twelve. In very intimate detail, we learn of Jesus' priorities and concerns as he approaches his trial and crucifixion the next morning. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals on the Last Supper. 
09:25
October 04, 2021
The Last Supper, part 1. John 13
John's gospel gives an extended account of Jesus' final meal with the Twelve. In very intimate detail, we learn of Jesus' priorities and concerns as he approaches his trial and crucifixion the next morning. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals on the Last Supper.
09:49
October 03, 2021
Jesus' Final Week, part 5-- Mark 12:35-44
Jesus' arrives in Jerusalem, declaring his own kingship while riding a donkey, to confront the temple authorities and to condemn their practices. Jesus final week before his 'passion' includes several confrontations and perhaps a few surprises. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotions from Mark's gospel, chapters 11 and 12.
11:04
September 30, 2021
Jesus' Last Week, part 4-- Mark 12:18-34
Jesus' arrives in Jerusalem, declaring his own kingship while riding a donkey, to confront the temple authorities and to condemn their practices. Jesus final week before his 'passion' includes several confrontations and perhaps a few surprises. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotions from Mark's gospel, chapters 11 and 12. 
11:59
September 29, 2021
Jesus' Final Week, part 3-- Mark 12:13-17
Jesus' arrives in Jerusalem, declaring his own kingship while riding a donkey, to confront the temple authorities and to condemn their practices. Jesus final week before his 'passion' includes several confrontations and perhaps a few surprises. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotions from Mark's gospel, chapters 11 and 12.
11:09
September 28, 2021
Jesus' Final Week, part 2-- Mark 11:12-33
Jesus' arrives in Jerusalem, declaring his own kingship while riding a donkey, to confront the temple authorities and to condemn their practices. Jesus final week before his 'passion' includes several confrontations and perhaps a few surprises. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotions from Mark's gospel, chapters 11 and 12. 
12:54
September 27, 2021
Jesus' Final Week, pt 1-- Mark 11:1-11
Jesus' arrives in Jerusalem, declaring his own kingship while riding a donkey, to confront the temple authorities and to condemn their practices. Jesus final week before his 'passion' includes several confrontations and perhaps a few surprises. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotions from Mark's gospel, chapters 11 and 12.
10:49
September 26, 2021
The Sermon on the Mount, part 5. Matthew 7:1-29
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, recorded for us in Matthew 5-7, is perhaps his most well-known unit of teaching. While not comprehensive, it does represent Jesus' teaching in relation to the Law of Moses: he upholds it, applies it, and fulfils it. In this series of devotionals, Ness Hughes invites us to reflect on the Sermon on the Mount.
09:59
September 23, 2021
The Sermon on the Mount, part 4. Matthew 6:19-34
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, recorded for us in Matthew 5-7,  is perhaps his most well-known unit of his teaching. While not comprehensive, it does represent Jesus' teaching in relation to the Law of Moses: he upholds it, applies it, and fulfils it. In this series of devotionals, Ness Hughes invites us to reflect on the Sermon on the Mount ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
09:03
September 22, 2021
The Sermon on the Mount, part 3. Matthew 6:1-18
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, recorded for us in Matthew 5-7, is perhaps his most well-known unit of teaching. While not comprehensive, it does represent Jesus' teaching in relation to the Law of Moses: he upholds it, applies it, and fulfils it. In this series of devotionals, Ness Hughes invites us to reflect on the Sermon on the Mount ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
09:30
September 21, 2021
The Sermon on the Mount, part 2. Matthew 5:17-46
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, recorded for us in Matthew 5-7, is perhaps his most well-known unit of teaching. While not comprehensive, it does represent Jesus' teaching in relation to the Law of Moses: he upholds it, applies it, and fulfils it. In this series of devotionals, Ness Hughes invites us to reflect on the Sermon on the Mount ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
10:29
September 20, 2021
The Sermon on the Mount 1, Matthew 5:1-16
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, recorded for us in Matthew 5-7, is perhaps his most well-known unit of teaching. While not comprehensive, it does represent Jesus' teaching in relation to the Law of Moses: he upholds it, applies it, and fulfils it. In this series of devotionals, Ness Hughes invites us to reflect on the Sermon on the Mount.
09:42
September 19, 2021
Jesus and Prayer 5, John 17:1-26
On one occasion, when Jesus had finished praying, his disciples asked him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1-4). Jesus both modelled and explicitly taught prayer. This is the fifth in our series of devotionals investigating Jesus' 'school of prayer', this time directly listening as God the Son addresses God the Father in John 17.
11:07
September 16, 2021
Jesus and Prayer 4, Luke 18:1-8
On one occasion, when Jesus had finished praying, his disciples asked him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1-4). Jesus both modelled and explicitly taught prayer. This is the fourth in our series of devotionals investigating Jesus' 'school of prayer'.
09:27
September 15, 2021
Jesus and Prayer 3. Luke 11:5-13
On one occasion, when Jesus had finished praying, his disciples asked him to teach them how to pray. Luke 11:5-13 is part of Jesus' response to this request. After a short devotional look at the text, Stuart Holman converses with Thys Basson on the topic of prayer.
21:50
September 14, 2021
Jesus and Prayer 2, Luke 11:1-4
Continuing our theme on the teaching ministry of Jesus, this series of Daily Devotionals moves on from Jesus’ parables to an important topic of teaching: prayer. Jesus did not only use parables to teach, but he also used his own example to teach his disciples— particularly when it came to the importance and the manner of prayer. On one occasion, Jesus’ example of prayer elicited the disciples request to be taught how to pray— leading to our Lord gifting us the prayer that bears his name. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals in Jesus’ School of Prayer.
12:16
September 13, 2021
Jesus and Prayer 1, Mark 14:32-42
Continuing our theme on the teaching ministry of Jesus, this series of Daily Devotionals moves on from Jesus’ parables to an important topic of teaching: prayer. Jesus did not only use parables to teach, but he also used his own example to teach his disciples— particularly when it came to the importance and the manner of prayer. On one occasion, Jesus’ example of prayer elicited the disciples request to be taught how to pray— leading to our Lord gifting us the prayer that bears his name. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals in Jesus’ School of Prayer.
11:15
September 12, 2021
Jesus' Parables 11, Luke 19:11-27
Jesus taught in parables, in many settings and for diverse audiences. On Jesus' final journey towards Jerusalem recorded in Luke 9-19, his teaching and training focus turns specifically to his disciples. He employs severals parables to challenge and to form their thinking, so that they will be prepared to live as his disciples long after he has ascended. Stuart Holman continues our series on the Parables of Jesus, considering some of the parables in Luke 9-19. 
09:12
September 10, 2021
Jesus' Parables 10, Luke 18:18-30
Jesus taught in parables, in many settings and for diverse audiences. On Jesus' final journey towards Jerusalem recorded in Luke 9-19, his teaching and training focus turns specifically to his disciples. He employs severals parables to challenge and to form their thinking, so that they will be prepared to live as his disciples long after he has ascended. Stuart Holman continues our series on the Parables of Jesus, considering some of the parables in Luke 9-19.
11:00
September 09, 2021
Jesus' Parables 9, Luke 18:9-17
Jesus taught in parables, in many settings and for diverse audiences. On Jesus' final journey towards Jerusalem recorded in Luke 9-19, his teaching and training focus turns specifically to his disciples. He employs severals parables to challenge and to form their thinking, so that they will be prepared to live as his disciples long after he has ascended. Stuart Holman continues our series on the Parables of Jesus, considering some of the parables in Luke 9-19 ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
09:01
September 08, 2021
Jesus' Parables 8, Luke 16:1-13
Jesus taught in parables, in many settings and for diverse audiences. On Jesus' final journey towards Jerusalem recorded in Luke 9-19, his teaching and training focus turns specifically to his disciples. He employs severals parables to challenge and to form their thinking, so that they will be prepared to live as his disciples long after he has ascended. Stuart Holman continues our series on the Parables of Jesus, considering some of the parables in Luke 9-19.
09:51
September 07, 2021
Jesus' Parables 7, Luke 12:13-31
On Jesus' final journey towards Jerusalem recorded in Luke 9-19, his teaching and training focus turns specifically to his disciples. He employs severals parables to challenge and to form their thinking, so that they will be prepared to live as his disciples long after he has ascended. Stuart Holman continues our series on the Parables of Jesus, considering some of the parables in Luke 9-19.
11:25
September 06, 2021
Jesus' Parables 6, Luke 10:25-37
Jesus taught in parables, in many settings and for diverse audiences. On Jesus' final journey towards Jerusalem recorded in Luke 9-19, his teaching and training focus turns specifically to his disciples. He employs severals parables to challenge and to form their thinking, so that they will be prepared to live as his disciples long after he has ascended. Stuart Holman continues our series on the Parables of Jesus, considering some of the parables in Luke 9-19.
09:32
September 05, 2021
Jesus' Parables 5, Mark 7:1-23
We can't fully understand the life and ministry of Jesus Christ without digging deep into his teaching: his words and actions go together. The gospels record that Jesus' characteristic form of public teaching included the use of parables-- short, sharp sayings intended to provoke a response in the listener. In this series of devotionals Stuart Holman explores the collection of Jesus' parables in Mark's gospel.
09:48
September 02, 2021
Jesus' Parables 4, Mark 4:26-34
We can't fully understand the life and ministry of Jesus Christ without digging deep into his teaching: his words and actions go together. The gospels record that Jesus' characteristic form of public teaching included the use of parables-- short, sharp sayings intended to provoke a response in the listener. In this series of devotionals Stuart Holman explores the collection of Jesus' parables in Mark's gospel.
10:03
September 01, 2021
Jesus' Parables 3, Mark 4:21-25
We can't fully understand the life and ministry of Jesus Christ without digging deep into his teaching: his words and actions go together. The gospels record that Jesus' characteristic form of public teaching included the use of parables-- short, sharp sayings intended to provoke a response in the listener. In this series of devotionals Stuart Holman explores the collection of Jesus' parables in Mark's gospel. 
08:50
August 31, 2021
Jesus' Parables 2, Mark 4:3-20
We can't fully understand the life and ministry of Jesus Christ without digging deep into his teaching: his words and actions go together. The gospels record that Jesus' characteristic form of public teaching included the use of parables-- short, sharp sayings intended to provoke a response in the listener. In this series of devotionals Stuart Holman explores the collection of Jesus' parables in Mark's gospel.
09:37
August 30, 2021
Jesus' Parables 1, Mark 4:10-12
We can't fully understand the life and ministry of Jesus Christ without digging deep into his teaching: his words and actions go together. The gospels record that Jesus' characteristic form of public teaching included the use of parables-- short, sharp sayings intended to provoke a response in the listener. In this series of devotionals Stuart Holman explores the collection of Jesus' parables in Mark's gospel.
10:23
August 29, 2021
Following Jesus 5, Luke 10:1-20
The "Turning Point" of the narrative always matters-- especially in the Gospel of Luke, where Jesus' focus turns from announcing the Kingdom of God to calling disciples to follow him all the way to Jerusalem and the cross. Following Jesus in this way turns out to be a pathway of revelation, of training, and of preparation for usefulness in the Kingdom. Stuart Holman leads this series of Devotionals on Following Jesus,... all the way to Jerusalem.
10:40
August 26, 2021
Following Jesus 4, Luke 9:57-62
The "Turning Point" of the narrative always matters-- especially in the Gospel of Luke, where Jesus' focus turns from announcing the Kingdom of God to calling disciples to follow him all the way to Jerusalem and the cross. Following Jesus in this way turns out to be a pathway of revelation, of training, and of preparation for usefulness in the Kingdom. Stuart Holman leads this series of Devotionals on Following Jesus,... all the way to Jerusalem.
11:54
August 25, 2021
Following Jesus 3, Luke 9:37-56
The "Turning Point" of the narrative always matters-- especially in the Gospel of Luke, where Jesus' focus turns from announcing the Kingdom of God to calling disciples to follow him all the way to Jerusalem and the cross. Following Jesus in this way turns out to be a pathway of revelation, of training, and of preparation for usefulness in the Kingdom. Stuart Holman leads this series of Devotionals on Following Jesus,... all the way to Jerusalem.
11:18
August 24, 2021
Following Jesus 2, Luke 9:28-36
The "Turning Point" of the narrative always matters-- especially in the Gospel of Luke, where Jesus' focus turns from announcing the Kingdom of God to calling disciples to follow him all the way to Jerusalem and the cross. Following Jesus in this way turns out to be a pathway of revelation, of training, and of preparation for usefulness in the Kingdom. Stuart Holman leads this series of Devotionals on Following Jesus, all the way to Jerusalem ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
10:26
August 23, 2021
Following Jesus 1, Luke 9:18-27
The "Turning Point" of the narrative always matters-- especially in the Gospel of Luke, where Jesus' focus turns from announcing the Kingdom of God to calling disciples to follow him all the way to Jerusalem and the cross. Following Jesus in this way turns out to be a pathway of revelation, of training, and of preparation for usefulness in the Kingdom. Stuart Holman leads this series of Devotionals on Following Jesus, all the way.
11:18
August 22, 2021
The Signs of the Kingdom 5. John 11:1-44
The early chapters of John's gospel seem to be structured around a series of 'signs', which point beyond themselves to the imminent arrival of the Kingdom of God. Each sign reveals Jesus and his mission with greater clarity, all so that we "may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God; that by believing we may have life in his name." (Jn 20:31). Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals looking at the Signs of the Kingdom in John's gospel.
13:06
August 19, 2021
The Signs of the Kingdom 4. John 6:1-35
The early chapters of John's gospel seem to be structured around a series of 'signs', which point beyond themselves to the imminent arrival of the Kingdom of God. Each sign reveals Jesus and his mission with greater clarity, all so that we "may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God; that by believing we may have life in his name." (Jn 20:31). Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals looking at the Signs of the Kingdom in John's gospel.
10:33
August 18, 2021
The Signs of the Kingdom 3. John 5:1-15
The early chapters of John's gospel seem to be structured around a series of 'signs', which point beyond themselves to the imminent arrival of the Kingdom of God. Each sign reveals Jesus and his mission with greater clarity, all so that we "may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God; that by believing we may have life in his name." (Jn 20:31). Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals looking at the Signs of the Kingdom in John's gospel.
09:24
August 17, 2021
The Signs of the Kingdom 2. John 4:43-54
The early chapters of John's gospel seem to be structured around a series of 'signs', which point beyond themselves to the imminent arrival of the Kingdom of God. Each sign reveals Jesus and his mission with greater clarity, all so that we "may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God; that by believing we may have life in his name." (Jn 20:31). Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals looking at the Signs of the Kingdom in John's gospel.
10:36
August 16, 2021
The Signs of the Kingdom. John 2:1-11
The early chapters of John's gospel seem to be structured around a series of 'signs', which point beyond themselves to the imminent arrival of the Kingdom of God. Each sign reveals Jesus and his mission with greater clarity, all so that we "may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God; that by believing we may have life in his name." (Jn 20:31). Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals looking at the Signs of the Kingdom in John's gospel.
10:17
August 15, 2021
The Mission of Jesus - Luke 5:1-11
We know that the mission of Jesus culminates at his Crucifixion and Resurrection, but these only take on their true significance in the context of Jesus actions and teachings. What is it that Jesus says he has come to do? What do his actions reveal about his mission? Stuart Holman considers these questions in Luke, chapters 4 and 5.
08:32
August 13, 2021
The Ministry of Jesus - Luke 4:42-44
We know that the mission of Jesus culminates at his Crucifixion and Resurrection, but these only take on their true significance in the context of Jesus actions and teachings. What is it that Jesus says he has come to do? What do his actions reveal about his mission? Stuart Holman considers these questions in Luke, chapters 4 and 5.
09:33
August 12, 2021
The Mission of Jesus - Luke 4:38-41
We know that the mission of Jesus culminates at his Crucifixion and Resurrection, but these only take on their true significance in the context of Jesus actions and teachings. What is it that Jesus says he has come to do? What do his actions reveal about his mission? Stuart Holman considers these questions in Luke, chapters 4 and 5.
10:04
August 11, 2021
The Mission of Jesus - Luke 4:31-37
We know that the mission of Jesus culminates at his Crucifixion and Resurrection, but these only take on their true significance in the context of Jesus actions and teachings. What is it that Jesus says he has come to do? What do his actions reveal about his mission? Stuart Holman considers these questions in Luke, chapters 4 and 5.
08:14
August 10, 2021
The Mission of Jesus - Luke 4:14-30
We know that the mission of Jesus culminates at his Crucifixion and Resurrection, but these only take on their true significance in the context of Jesus actions and teachings. What is it that Jesus says he has come to do? What do his actions reveal about his mission? Stuart Holman considers these questions in Luke, chapters 4 and 5.
11:27
August 09, 2021
The Mission of Jesus - Luke 4:1-13
We know that the mission of Jesus culminates at his Crucifixion and Resurrection, but these only take on their true significance in the context of Jesus actions and teachings. What is it that Jesus says he has come to do? What do his actions reveal about his mission? Stuart Holman considers these questions in Luke, chapters 4 and 5.
10:45
August 08, 2021
Luke 2:21-40
The gospel of Luke is a biographical, historical, and theological account of Jesus of Nazareth, written to assure its readers of what they have learned. Ness Hughes leads us through the opening two chapters of Luke's gospel, inviting us to delight in the certainty of our belief in Jesus as the Christ.
10:33
August 05, 2021
Luke 1:26-45
The gospel of Luke is a biographical, historical, and theological account of Jesus of Nazareth, written to assure its readers of what they have learned. Ness Hughes leads us through the opening two chapters of Luke's gospel, inviting us to delight in the certainty of our belief in Jesus as the Christ.
11:23
August 03, 2021
Luke 1:5-25
The gospel of Luke is a biographical, historical, and theological account of Jesus of Nazareth, written to assure its readers of what they have learned. Ness Hughes leads us through the opening two chapters of Luke's gospel, inviting us to delight in the certainty of our belief in Jesus as the Christ.
11:39
August 02, 2021
Luke 1:1-4
The gospel of Luke is a biographical, historical, and theological account of Jesus of Nazareth, written to assure its readers of what they have learned. Ness Hughes leads us through the opening two chapters of Luke's gospel, inviting us to delight in the certainty of our belief in Jesus as the Christ.
11:03
August 01, 2021
The Hope of Israel, part 6: Isaiah 65
As the Old Testament draws to a close, the returned Babylonian exiles in Jerusalem had great hopes for their future, cultivated by the word of God through the prophets. This series of devotionals asks, ‘What exactly had God said to give his people such expectation, such hope, for life back in the land after the exile?’ What is it (or, Who?) that might fulfil Israel's Hope?
10:31
July 30, 2021
The Hope of Israel, part 5: Joel 2
As the Old Testament draws to a close, the returned Babylonian exiles in Jerusalem had great hopes for their future, cultivated by the word of God through the prophets. This series of devotionals asks, ‘What exactly had God said to give his people such expectation, such hope, for life back in the land after the exile?’ What is it (or, Who?) that might fulfil Israel's Hope?
09:52
July 29, 2021
The Hope of Israel, part 4: Joel 2
As the Old Testament draws to a close, the returned Babylonian exiles in Jerusalem had great hopes for their future, cultivated by the word of God through the prophets. This series of devotionals asks, ‘What exactly had God said to give his people such expectation, such hope, for life back in the land after the exile?’ What is it (or, Who?) that might fulfil Israel's Hope?
10:03
July 28, 2021
The Hope of Israel, part 3: Ezekiel 36
As the Old Testament draws to a close, the returned Babylonian exiles in Jerusalem had great hopes for their future, cultivated by the word of God through the prophets. This series of devotionals asks, ‘What exactly had God said to give his people such expectation, such hope, for life back in the land after the exile?’ What is it (or, Who?) that might fulfil Israel's Hope?
09:48
July 27, 2021
The Hope of Israel, part 2: Jeremiah 31
As the Old Testament draws to a close, the returned Babylonian exiles in Jerusalem had great hopes for their future, cultivated by the word of God through the prophets. This series of devotionals asks, ‘What exactly had God said to give his people such expectation, such hope, for life back in the land after the exile?’ What is it (or, Who?) that might fulfil Israel's Hope?
11:13
July 26, 2021
The Hope of Israel, part 1: Ezekiel 37
As the Old Testament draws to a close, the returned Babylonian exiles in Jerusalem had great hopes for their future, cultivated by the word of God through the prophets. This series of devotionals asks, ‘What exactly had God said to give his people such expectation, such hope, for life back in the land after the exile?’ What is it (or, Who?) that might fulfil Israel's Hope?
10:14
July 25, 2021
The Songs of Ascent: Psalms 133-134
The Songs of Ascent are a collection within the book of Psalms designed for singing on the way to the Temple. They are pilgrim songs, expressing a yearning for God and a delight in his presence. Stuart Holman explores this series of Psalms against the back drop of a 'COVID lockdown', inviting a godly dissatisfaction with present circumstances to drive us towards intimacy with God.
08:47
July 23, 2021
The Songs of Ascent: Psalm 127
The Songs of Ascent are a collection within the book of Psalms designed for singing on the way to the Temple. They are pilgrim songs, expressing a yearning for God and a delight in his presence. Stuart Holman explores this series of Psalms against the back drop of a 'COVID lockdown', inviting a godly dissatisfaction with present circumstances to drive us towards intimacy with God.
10:32
July 22, 2021
The Songs of Ascent: Psalm 123
The Songs of Ascent are a collection within the book of Psalms designed for singing on the way to the Temple. They are pilgrim songs, expressing a yearning for God and a delight in his presence. Stuart Holman explores this series of Psalms against the back drop of a 'COVID lockdown', inviting a godly dissatisfaction with present circumstances to drive us towards intimacy with God.
09:44
July 21, 2021
The Songs of Ascent: Psalm 122
The Songs of Ascent are a collection within the book of Psalms designed for singing on the way to the Temple. They are pilgrim songs, expressing a yearning for God and a delight in his presence. Stuart Holman explores this series of Psalms against the back drop of a 'COVID lockdown', inviting a godly dissatisfaction with present circumstances to drive us towards intimacy with God.
10:02
July 20, 2021
The Songs of Ascent: Psalm 121
The Songs of Ascent are a collection within the book of Psalms designed for singing on the way to the Temple. They are pilgrim songs, expressing a yearning for God and a delight in his presence. Stuart Holman explores this series of Psalms against the back drop of a 'COVID lockdown', inviting a godly dissatisfaction with present circumstances to drive us towards intimacy with God.
09:30
July 19, 2021
The Songs of Ascent: Psalm 120
The Songs of Ascent are a collection within the book of Psalms designed for singing on the way to the Temple. They are pilgrim songs, expressing a yearning for God and a delight in his presence. Stuart Holman explores this series of Psalms against the back drop of a 'COVID lockdown', allowing a godly dissatisfaction with present circumstances to drive us towards intimacy with God.
09:12
July 18, 2021
The Post-Exilic Prophets: Malachi 4
As Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah led the remnant of the Exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem, God sent prophets to his people to address them with his word. While they struggled with rebuilding and re-establishing temple worship, God continued to call his people to actually return to him-- just as much as they had returned to life in their land. Covenant faithfulness was needed in order to prepare God's people for their promised Messiah. Mal York leads this series of Daily Devotions, overviewing the message of these Post-Exilic Prophets.
07:41
July 15, 2021
The Post-Exilic Prophets: Malachi 3
As Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah led the remnant of the Exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem, God sent prophets to his people to address them with his word. While they struggled with rebuilding and re-establishing temple worship, God continued to call his people to actually return to him-- just as much as they had returned to life in their land. Covenant faithfulness was needed in order to prepare God's people for their promised Messiah. Mal York leads this series of Daily Devotions, overviewing the message of these Post-Exilic Prophets.
06:42
July 14, 2021
The Post-Exilic Prophets: Malachi 1
As Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah led the remnant of the Exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem, God sent prophets to his people to address them with his word. While they struggled with rebuilding and re-establishing temple worship, God continued to call his people to actually return to him-- just as much as they had returned to life in their land. Covenant faithfulness was needed in order to prepare God's people for their promised Messiah. Mal York leads this series of Daily Devotions, overviewing the message of these Post-Exilic Prophets.
06:29
July 13, 2021
The Post-Exilic Prophets: Zechariah 9
As Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah led the remnant of the Exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem, God sent prophets to his people to address them with his word. While they struggled with rebuilding and re-establishing temple worship, God continued to call his people to actually return to him-- just as much as they had returned to life in their land. Covenant faithfulness was needed in order to prepare God's people for their promised Messiah. Mal York leads this series of Daily Devotions, overviewing the message of these Post-Exilic Prophets.
08:23
July 12, 2021
The Post-Exilic Prophets: Zechariah 1
As Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah led the remnant of the Exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem, God sent prophets to his people to address them with his word. While they struggled with rebuilding and re-establishing temple worship, God continued to call his people to actually return to him-- just as much as they had returned to life in their land. Covenant faithfulness was needed in order to prepare God's people for their promised Messiah. Mal York leads this series of Daily Devotions, overviewing the message of these Post-Exilic Prophets.
10:38
July 11, 2021
Ezra-Nehemiah, part 5
The books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the city walls. While God is obviously at work, initiating and overseeing this return, when all the construction is complete-- something is not quite right. The renewal of the temple and the city has not renewed the hearts of God's people. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals which reflect upon God's activity-- both in history, and in the human heart.
11:13
July 08, 2021
Ezra-Nehemiah, part 4
Israel's experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example The books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the city walls. While God is obviously at work, initiating and overseeing this return, when all the construction is complete-- something is not quite right. The renewal of the temple and the city has not renewed the hearts of God's people. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals which reflect upon God's activity-- both in history, and in the human heart ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
11:48
July 07, 2021
Ezra-Nehemiah, part 3
Israel's experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example The books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the city walls. While God is obviously at work, initiating and overseeing this return, when all the construction is complete-- something is not quite right. The renewal of the temple and the city has not renewed the hearts of God's people. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals which reflect upon God's activity-- both in history, and in the human heart ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
11:13
July 06, 2021
Ezra-Nehemiah, part 2
Israel's experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example The books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the city walls. While God is obviously at work, initiating and overseeing this return, when all the construction is complete-- something is not quite right. The renewal of the temple and the city has not renewed the hearts of God's people. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals which reflect upon God's activity-- both in history, and in the human heart ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
10:26
July 05, 2021
Ezra-Nehemiah, part 2
Israel's experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example The books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the city walls. While God is obviously at work, initiating and overseeing this return, when all the construction is complete-- something is not quite right. The renewal of the temple and the city has not renewed the hearts of God's people. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals which reflect upon God's activity-- both in history, and in the human heart.
10:26
July 05, 2021
Ezra-Nehemiah, part 1
The books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the city walls. While God is obviously at work, initiating and overseeing this return, when all the construction is complete-- something is not quite right. The renewal of the temple and the city has not renewed the hearts of God's people. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals which reflect upon God's activity-- both in history, and in the human heart.
10:41
July 04, 2021
We are Exiles: 1 Peter 5:6-11
Israel's experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example for the New Testament Christian. As as a type, Israel's experience shapes and informs our own experience of living 'in the world', but not being 'of the world'. This series of devotions encourages the Christian to develop the mindset of an Exile.
10:06
July 01, 2021
We are Exiles: 1 Peter 3-4
Israel's experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example for the New Testament Christian. As as a type, Israel's experience shapes and informs our own experience of living 'in the world', but not being 'of the world'. This series of devotions encourages the Christian to develop the mindset of an Exile.
09:53
June 30, 2021
We are Exiles: 1 Peter 2:18-25
Israel's experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example for the New Testament Christian. As as a type, Israel's experience shapes and informs our own experience of living 'in the world', but not being 'of the world'. This series of devotions encourages the Christian to develop the mindset of an Exile.
10:60
June 29, 2021
We are Exiles: 1 Peter 2:7-19
Israel’s experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example for the New Testament Christian. As as a type, Israel’s experience shapes and informs our own experience of living ‘in the world’, but not being ‘of the world’. This series of devotions encourages the Christian to develop the mindset of an Exile.
11:24
June 28, 2021
We are Exiles. 1 Peter 1:1-5
for the New Testament Christian. As as a type, Israel's experience shapes and informs our own experience of living 'in the world', but not being 'of the world'. Stuart Holman hosts this series of devotions which encourages the Christian to develop the mindset of an Exile.
10:29
June 27, 2021
Esther 6-7
The book of Esther continues to reveal God as Lord of all the nations, as well as Lord over Israel. God protects and delivers his people, through the courageous and faithful actions of the most unlikely of people– even Queen Esther. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions of the book of Esther.
10:10
June 24, 2021
Esther 4-5
The book of Esther continues to reveal God as Lord of all the nations, as well as Lord over Israel. God protects and delivers his people, through the courageous and faithful actions of the most unlikely of people-- even Queen Esther. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions of the book of Esther ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
08:35
June 23, 2021
Esther 3
The book of Esther continues to reveal God as Lord of all the nations, as well as Lord over Israel. God protects and delivers his people, through the courageous and faithful actions of the most unlikely of people– even Queen Esther. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions of the book of Esther.
09:41
June 22, 2021
Esther 2
The book of Esther continues to reveal God as Lord of all the nations, as well as Lord over Israel. God protects and delivers his people, through the courageous and faithful actions of the most unlikely of people-- even Queen Esther. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions of the book of Esther ( http://growingdisciples.net.au ).
10:41
June 21, 2021
Esther 1
The book of Esther continues to reveal God as Lord of all the nations, as well as Lord over Israel. God protects and delivers his people, through the courageous and faithful actions of the most unlikely of people-- even Queen Esther. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions of the book of Esther.
12:12
June 20, 2021
The Church: The Bride of Christ
Throughout the bible we see a developing picture of God in relationship with his people. The Old Testament people of God provide the Christians of the New Testament (and beyond to our present day) with a language to understand themselves in relation with God. This language is rich with metaphor and imagery, which is the focus our reflections for this week. This episode reflects on the Church as the Bride of Christ.
10:23
June 17, 2021
The Church: The Flock of God
Throughout the bible we see a developing picture of God in relationship with his people. The Old Testament people of God provide the Christians of the New Testament (and beyond to our present day) with a language to understand themselves in relation with God. This language is rich with metaphor and imagery, which is the focus our reflections for this week. This episode reflects on God's role as Shepherd in relation to his Flock.
10:36
June 16, 2021
The Church: God's Family
Throughout the bible we see a developing picture of God in relationship with his people. The Old Testament people of God provide the Christians of the New Testament (and beyond to our present day) with a language to understand themselves in relation with God. This language is rich with metaphor and imagery, which is the focus our reflections for this week. This episode reflects upon God as our Father, and us as his children: we are Family.
08:28
June 15, 2021
The Church: The Body of Christ
Throughout the bible we see a developing picture of God in relationship with his people. The Old Testament people of God provide the Christians of the New Testament (and beyond to our present day) with a language to understand themselves in relation with God. This language is rich with metaphor and imagery, which is the focus our reflections for this week.
10:16
June 14, 2021
Church 1: God's covenant people
The Old Testament people of God provide the Christians of the New Testament (and beyond to our present day) with a language to understand themselves in relation with God. This language is rich with metaphor and imagery. This episode considers the language of covenant: the Church is God's covenant people.
10:18
June 13, 2021
Daniel 7
The book of Daniel is set in the Exile of God's people in Babylon, where, despite apparently overwhelming opposition, God's rule is extended over all kingdoms of the world-- present and future. Stuart Holman leads this series of Devotionals which reflect on the 'big picture' themes of the book of Daniel.
11:08
June 10, 2021
Daniel 4
The book of Daniel is set in the Exile of God’s people in Babylon, where, despite apparently overwhelming opposition, God’s rule is extended over all kingdoms of the world– present and future. Stuart Holman leads this series of Devotionals which reflect on the ‘big picture’ themes of the book of Daniel.
09:50
June 09, 2021
Daniel 3
The book of Daniel is set in the Exile of God’s people in Babylon, where, despite apparently overwhelming opposition, God’s rule is extended over all kingdoms of the world– present and future. Stuart Holman leads this series of Devotionals which reflect on the ‘big picture’ themes of the book of Daniel.
10:09
June 08, 2021
Daniel 2
The book of Daniel is set in the Exile of God's people in Babylon, where, despite apparently overwhelming opposition, God's rule is extended over all kingdoms of the world-- present and future. Stuart Holman leads this series of Devotionals which reflect on the 'big picture' themes of the book of Daniel.
10:16
June 07, 2021
Daniel 1
The book of Daniel is set in the Exile of God's people in Babylon, where, despite apparently overwhelming opposition, God's rule is extended over all kingdoms of the world-- present and future. Stuart Holman leads this series of Devotionals which reflect on the 'big picture' themes of the book of Daniel.
09:41
June 06, 2021
Lamentations 5
This series of Daily Devotionals carefully explores the book of Lamentations, which expresses Jeremiah's grief over the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of her people to Babylon. Such reflection on tragedy can feel uncomfortable within our culture because we prefer to hide and suppress our sorrow. The example of Lamentations, therefore, serves as a corrective and teaches us to grieve in relationship with God.
08:59
June 03, 2021
Lamentations 4
This series of Daily Devotionals carefully explores the book of Lamentations, which expresses Jeremiah's grief over the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of her people to Babylon. Such reflection on tragedy can feel uncomfortable within our culture because we prefer to hide and suppress our sorrow. The example of Lamentations, therefore, serves as a corrective and teaches us to grieve in relationship with God.
10:09
June 02, 2021
Lamentations 3
This series of Daily Devotionals carefully explores the book of Lamentations, which expresses Jeremiah's grief over the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of her people to Babylon. Such reflection on tragedy can feel uncomfortable within our culture because we prefer to hide and suppress our sorrow. The example of Lamentations, therefore, serves as a corrective and teaches us to grieve in relationship with God.
12:41
June 01, 2021
Lamentations 2
This series of Daily Devotionals carefully explores the book of Lamentations, which expresses Jeremiah's grief over the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of her people to Babylon. Such reflection on tragedy can feel uncomfortable within our culture because we prefer to hide and suppress our sorrow. The example of Lamentations, therefore, serves as a corrective and teaches us to grieve in relationship with God.
09:49
May 31, 2021
Lamentations 1
This series of Daily Devotionals carefully explores the book of Lamentations, which expresses Jeremiah's grief over the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of her people to Babylon. Such reflection on tragedy can feel uncomfortable within our culture because we prefer to hide and suppress our sorrow. The example of Lamentations, therefore, serves as a corrective and teaches us to grieve in relationship with God.
10:01
May 30, 2021
The Suffering Servant in Isaiah, part 6. Isaiah 53
In this 'special bonus' sixth part, Ness Hughes invites us to consider the mission of 'the Suffering Servant' in Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12.
10:35
May 28, 2021
The Suffering Servant in Isaiah, part 5. Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12
Ness Hughes invites us to consider the mission of 'the Suffering Servant' in Isaiah 52-53.
12:08
May 27, 2021
The Suffering Servant in Isaiah, part 4. Isaiah 50:4-9
Ness Hughes invites us to consider the role of 'the Suffering Servant' in the second part of the book of Isaiah (Isaiah 40-66).
09:31
May 26, 2021
The Suffering Servant in Isaiah, part 3. Isaiah 49:1-6.
Ness Hughes invites us to consider the role of 'the Suffering Servant' in the second part of the book of Isaiah (Isaiah 40-66).
09:10
May 25, 2021
The Suffering Servant in Isaiah, part 2. Isaiah 42:1-9
Ness Hughes invites us to consider the role of 'the Suffering Servant' in the second part of the book of Isaiah (Isaiah 40-66).
09:39
May 24, 2021
The Suffering Servant in Isaiah, part 1. Isaiah 41:8-10
Ness Hughes invites us to consider the identity of 'the Suffering Servant' in the second part of the book of Isaiah (Isaiah 40-66).
07:49
May 23, 2021
The Book of Isaiah, part 5: Hope
During Israel's Decline, the Prophets address King after King, calling them to repentance and covenant faithfulness. One of the greatest and most eloquent of these prophets is Isaiah. In this episode, Stuart Holman reflects on the Hope set before Israel, which becomes the foundation of Christian Hope.
09:21
May 21, 2021
The Book of Isaiah, part 4, chapters 7-12
During Israel's Decline, the Prophets address King after King, calling them to repentance and covenant faithfulness. One of the greatest and most eloquent of these prophets is Isaiah. In this episode, Stuart Holman reflects on the Hope set before Israel, even in the face of judgment.
09:18
May 19, 2021
The Book of Isaiah, part 3, chapter 6
During Israel's Decline, the Prophets address King after King, calling them to repentance and covenant faithfulness. One of the greatest and most eloquent of these prophets is Isaiah. In this episode, Stuart Holman reflects on the commissioning of Isaiah as God's prophet. Is he the recipient of a 'divine hospital pass'?
11:26
May 18, 2021
The Book of Isaiah, part 2, chapter 1
During Israel's Decline, the Prophets address King after King, calling them to repentance and covenant faithfulness. One of the greatest and most eloquent of these prophets is Isaiah. In this episode, Stuart Holman reflects on the searing indictment brought against the leadership of Jerusalem, as well the grace offered to the same rebels.
11:25
May 17, 2021
The Book of Isaiah part 1
During Israel's Decline, the Prophets address King after King, calling them to repentance and covenant faithfulness. One of the greatest and most eloquent of these prophets is Isaiah. In this episode, Stuart Holman reflects on the historical context and the premise of the book of Isaiah.
09:46
May 16, 2021
2 Kings 21-23: Josiah
In the biblical narrative of 1 and 2 Kings, as we observe the movement from Monarchy to Exile, from blessing to slavery, God’s people decline further and further away from him. King Josiah of Jerusalem offers a rare moment of light in a dark movement in the history of Israel.
10:17
May 13, 2021
1&2 Kings: Overview
In the biblical narrative of 1 and 2 Kings, as we observe the movement from Monarchy to Exile, from blessing to slavery, God’s people decline further and further away from him-- but we get lost in the complex interplay between the Southern and Northern kingdoms, and the lists of good kings, bad kings and prophets. What's the big picture? Today's Daily Devotional tries to help.
10:54
May 12, 2021
1 Kings 17-18: Elijah and Ahab
In the biblical narrative, as we observe the movement from Monarchy to Exile, from blessing to slavery, God’s people decline further and further away from him. Central to Israel's decline is the interaction between God's prophets and the Kings, to whom they were sent with God's word. Even as God sends Elijah to confront King Ahab in 1 Kings 17-18, we observe the hard-heartedness of both the king and his people and we consider how we might defend our own hearts from such decline.
09:55
May 11, 2021
1 Kings 12-13: Jeroboam
In the biblical narrative, as we observe the movement from Monarchy to Exile, from blessing to slavery, God's people decline further and further away from him. In the case of King Jeroboam of Israel, we see his outrageous attempt to 'use' God to fortify his own power. In response, we consider our own 'use' of power.
09:13
May 10, 2021
1 Kings 11-12: Rehoboam
In the latter part of King Solomon's reign, things turn sour as he gives his heart to many foreign wives, and as he mixes his worship of God with the worship of the many foreign gods of his many foreign wives. In the biblical narrative, this begins the movement from Monarchy to Exile, from blessing to slavery. This begins the terrible Decline. And the rule of Rehoboam, Solomon's son, only serves to accelerate this Decline.
09:50
May 09, 2021
Ecclesiastes, part 5
The wisdom of Solomon is captured, in part, in the book of Ecclesiastes. He is framed as the great Teacher of Jerusalem who offers wisdom to those who will ponder his experience and reflections on life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions as part of the GrowingDisciples course ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
09:09
May 06, 2021
Ecclesiastes, part 4
The wisdom of Solomon is captured, in part, in the book of Ecclesiastes. He is framed as the great Teacher of Jerusalem who offers wisdom to those who will ponder his experience and reflections on life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions as part of the GrowingDisciples course.
08:02
May 05, 2021
Ecclesiastes, part 3
The wisdom of Solomon is captured, in part, in the book of Ecclesiastes. He is framed as the great Teacher of Jerusalem who offers wisdom to those who will ponder his experience and reflections on life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions as part of the GrowingDisciples course.
07:57
May 04, 2021
Ecclesiastes, part 2
The wisdom of Solomon is captured, in part, in the book of Ecclesiastes. He is framed as the great Teacher of Jerusalem who offers wisdom to those who will ponder his experience and reflections on life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions as part of the GrowingDisciples course.
06:07
May 03, 2021
Ecclesiastes, part 1
The wisdom of Solomon is captured, in part, in the book of Ecclesiastes. He is framed as the great Teacher of Jerusalem who offers wisdom to those who will ponder his experience and reflections on life. Ness Hughes leads this series of devotions as part of the GrowingDisciples course.
06:53
May 02, 2021
1 Kings 10-11: Pride and Fall
King Solomon receives the throne of David amidst great expectations-- what kind of King will he become? Will he live up to the great promises given to David regarding his offspring? Certainly God lives up to his promises as, in 1 Kings 8, Solomon dedicates the Temple in an extensive prayer for mercy and covenant love. But ultimately, Solomon's heart is compromised and he turns away from God and his ways. The consequences are tragic.
09:03
April 29, 2021
1 Kings 8:22-65 Solomon's Prayer
King Solomon receives the throne of David amidst great expectations-- what kind of King will he become? Will he live up to the great promises given to David regarding his offspring? Certainly God lives up to his promises as, in 1 Kings 8, Solomon dedicates the Temple in an extensive prayer for mercy and covenant love.
09:48
April 28, 2021
1 Kings 8:1-21 The Temple Dedication
King Solomon receives the throne of David amidst great expectations-- what kind of King will he become? Will he live up to the great promises given to David regarding his offspring? Certainly God lives up to his promises as, in 1 Kings 8, Solomon dedicates the Temple built for God's Name in Jerusalem. Stuart Holman hosts this daily devotional as part of the GrowingDisciples course ( growingdisciples.net.au ).
10:22
April 27, 2021
1 Kings 3: Wisdom to Rule
King Solomon receives the throne of David amidst great expectations-- what kind of King will he become? Will he live up to the great promises given to David regarding his offspring? 1 Kings 3 reveals Solomon's character through his first actions and decisions as King.
10:33
April 26, 2021
1 Kings 1-2: Transition
King Solomon receives the throne of David amidst great expectations-- what kind of King will he become? Will he live up to the great promises given to David regarding his offspring? In these first two chapters of 1 King we see the transition of power, from David to Solomon.
10:01
April 25, 2021
2 Samuel 22-24: Swansong
The books of 1 and 2 Samuel close with a final 'song' of David, revealing the dimensions of his understanding and relationship with God. God is his rock, and so David calls to him in the face of his enemies. God responds to David's call, arriving in fearsome power -- and yet he compassionately reaches out to save David. Ultimately, God relates to David on the basis of the righteousness gifted to him.
10:16
April 22, 2021
2 Samuel 18-21: Disruption
The book of 2 Samuel turns on chapter 11, as David’s blessed reign is blighted by his adultery and murder. From now on, the sword will not leave his household. Calamity will come upon him from within his own family. Stuart Holman leads this reflection on chapters 18-21, which tell of the disruption caused to God's Kingdom by Absalom's rebellion. 
09:40
April 21, 2021
2 Samuel 15-17: Absalom and David
The book of 2 Samuel turns on chapter 11, as David’s blessed reign is blighted by his adultery and murder. From now on, the sword will not leave his household. Calamity will come upon him from within his own family. Stuart Holman leads this reflection on chapters 15-17, which tell of David's increasing distress and also of his faith-- all the while giving us insights into the mind of Christ.
09:21
April 20, 2021
2 Samuel 13-14: Amnon, Tamar and Absalom
The book of 2 Samuel turns on chapter 11, as David’s blessed reign is blighted by his adultery and murder. From now on, the sword will not leave his household. Calamity will come upon him from within his own family. Chapters 13 and 14 begin to tell of David's experience of this family conflict.
11:07
April 19, 2021
2 Samuel 11-12: David and Bathsheba
The book of 2 Samuel turns on chapter 11, as David's blessed reign is blighted by his adultery and murder. From now on, the sword will not leave his household. Calamity will come upon him from within his own family. As part of the Growing Disciples course, Stuart Holman reflects on Chapters 11 and 12, which tell the story of David and Bathsheba.
09:57
April 18, 2021
5. The Call to Disciple our Children: 1 Samuel 17
The GrowingDisciples Course will impact entire families— families of the ‘nuclear’ and extended kind, families of the church kind. In this series of short devotionals, The Reverend Canon Craig Roberts, CEO of Youthworks, reflects on the Bible’s call to Intergenerational Discipleship, particularly as this theme is developed from Genesis to Revelation. This fifth episode reflects on value of each child-- even young boys who throw stones! 1 Samuel 17.
04:49
April 15, 2021
4. The Call to Disciple our Children
The GrowingDisciples Course will impact entire families— families of the ‘nuclear’ and extended kind, families of the church kind. In this series of short devotionals, The Reverend Canon Craig Roberts, CEO of Youthworks, reflects on the Bible’s call to Intergenerational Discipleship, particularly as this theme is developed from Genesis to Revelation. This fourth episode reflects on the 5th Commandment, from Deuteronomy 5:16.
05:09
April 14, 2021
3. The Call to Disciple our Children
The GrowingDisciples Course will impact entire families— families of the ‘nuclear’ and extended kind, families of the church kind. In this series of short devotionals, The Reverend Canon Craig Roberts, CEO of Youthworks, reflects on the Bible’s call to Intergenerational Discipleship, particularly as this theme is developed from Genesis to Revelation. This third episode considers the value of 'memorial stones', from the example of Joshua 4:1-7.
04:40
April 13, 2021
The Call to Disciple our Children, part 1
The GrowingDisciples Course will impact entire families— families of the ‘nuclear’ and extended kind, families of the church kind. In this series of short devotionals, The Reverend Canon Craig Roberts, CEO of Youthworks, reflects on the Bible’s call to Intergenerational Discipleship, particularly as this theme is developed from Genesis to Revelation. This first episode considers Genesis 1:26-28.
06:13
April 11, 2021
2 Samuel 8-10
Having promised a dynasty and everlasting rule to David's offspring, God also demonstrates his faithfulness his earlier promises. Israel is given peace on every side after David's many military and political victories. This talk given by Ness Hughes as part of the GrowingDisciples program (http://growingdiscrples.net.au)
09:09
April 08, 2021
2 Samuel 7
Ness Hughes takes us to the theological high point of King David's rule where, rather than David 'blessing' God, God promises blessing to David. For the greatness of God's name, and the benefit of his people, God extends the covenant promises made to Abraham and Moses and declares that David's offspring will rule God's kingdom forever.
08:24
April 07, 2021
2 Samuel 6
Ness Hughes continues this series of Devotionals in 2 Samuel 6, as part of the GrowingDisciples program. As the rule of David is established, the Covenant promises of God begin to all come together. God's people are settled in God's place, and now the blessing of God's presence among his people is to be formalised.
07:20
April 06, 2021
2 Samuel 5
Ness Hughes continues the narrative of 2 Samuel, looking at the installation of David as King of a united Israel-- for the glory of God and the good of his people.
07:04
April 05, 2021
2 Samuel 1-4
Ness Hughes continues the narrative of 1-2 Samuel, looking particularly at the immediate aftermath of the death of Saul. Already anointed by Samuel as Israel's King, what will David do?
08:41
April 04, 2021
Psalm 22
The book of Psalms is a collection of prayers and songs that are, above all, formational. The Psalms teach us how to pray, how to interact with the living God: they form us, they mature us and they stretch us in our knowing and loving of God. Psalm 22 is David's cry for help that was only truly inhabited by Jesus on the cross.
10:04
March 31, 2021
Psalm 19
The book of Psalms is a collection of prayers and songs that are, above all, formational. The Psalms teach us how to pray, how to interact with the living God: they form us, they mature us and they stretch us in our knowing and loving of God. Psalm 19 is a wisdom Psalm that meditates on God's revelation of himself.
10:29
March 30, 2021
Psalm 14
The book of Psalms is a collection of prayers and songs that are, above all, formational. The Psalms teach us how to pray, how to interact with the living God: they form us, they mature us and they stretch us in our knowing and loving of God. Psalm 14 is a wisdom Psalm that wrestles with the fatal flaw of fallen human nature.
10:08
March 29, 2021
Psalms 9-10
The book of Psalms is a collection of prayers and songs that are, above all, formational. The Psalms teach us how to pray, how to interact with the living God: they form us, they mature us and they stretch us in our knowing and loving of God. Psalms 9 and 10 work together to explore the problem of injustice in the face of God's sovereignty.
10:19
March 28, 2021
Psalm 8
The book of Psalms is a collection of prayers and songs that are, above all, formational. The Psalms teach us how to pray, how to interact with the living God: they form us, they mature us and they stretch us in our knowing and loving of God. Psalm 8 overwhelms us with the majesty of God and the impact of his praise, inviting us to declare his greatness over all creation.
09:39
March 25, 2021
Psalm 6
The book of Psalms is a collection of prayers and songs that are, above all, formational. The Psalms teach us how to pray, how to interact with the living God: they form us, they mature us and they stretch us in our knowing and loving of God. Psalm 6 teaches us how to cry out to God for mercy, even from the depths of grief, even when we realise the seriousness of our sin.
09:48
March 24, 2021
Psalm 5
The book of Psalms is a collection of prayers and songs that are, above all, formational. The Psalms teach us how to pray, how to interact with the living God: they form us, they mature us and they stretch us in our knowing and loving of God. Psalm 5 teaches us how to cry out to God for help, even in the face of evil.
10:04
March 23, 2021
Psalm 2
The book of Psalms is a collection of prayers and songs that are, above all, formational. The Psalms teach us how to pray, how to interact with the living God: they form us, they mature us and they stretch us in our knowing and loving of God. Psalm 2 introduces submission to God's Anointed as the pathway to Blessing.
10:57
March 22, 2021
Psalm 1
The book of Psalms is a collection of prayers and songs that are, above all, formational. The Psalms teach us how to pray, how to interact with the living God: they form us, they mature us and they stretch us in our knowing and loving of God. Psalm 1 teaches us the pathway to the Blessed Life.
10:07
March 21, 2021
1 Samuel 29-31. On a single day
The book of 1 Samuel explores Israel's transition from Theocracy to Monarchy. This tenth and final unit in this series explores the events of one single day, where the fall of King Saul, and the rise of David, his successor, seems complete.
09:50
March 18, 2021
1 Samuel 27-28. Compromise
The book of 1 Samuel explores Israel's transition from Theocracy to Monarchy, the rise and fall of King Saul, and the rise of his successor - David. This ninth unit explores the compromises and complexities of David's life in exile in Philistine.
10:04
March 17, 2021
1 Samuel 24-26. Righteousness
The book of 1 Samuel explores Israel's transition from Theocracy to Monarchy, the rise and fall of King Saul, and the rise of his successor - David. This eighth unit explores the development of David's character, as he learns to practice righteousness in his relationships.
10:09
March 16, 2021
1 Samuel 22-23. Betrayal
The book of 1 Samuel explores Israel's transition from Theocracy to Monarchy, the rise and fall of King Saul, and the rise of his successor - David. This seventh unit explores the motif of betrayal, encountered by God's anointed King, even while they wait in exile for his vindication.
09:16
March 15, 2021
1 Samuel 18-21. Escape from Saul
The book of 1 Samuel explores Israel’s transition from Theocracy to Monarchy, the rise and fall of King Saul, and the rise of his successor – David. This sixth unit explores the overlap of authority where the true king waits for God to enact his kingdom, while the rejected king desperately tries to cling on to power.
10:44
March 15, 2021
1 Samuel 16-17. Who is David?
With Israel settled in their Promised Land, the people "did whatever was right in their own eyes..." which did not go at all well. There was a vacuum of leadership. The book of 1 Samuel explores Israel's transition from Theocracy to Monarchy and the search for the kind of leader who would be able to lead Israel into covenant faithfulness. This fifth unit shows why David is the kind of leader Israel needed, the one chosen by God.
11:04
March 11, 2021
1 Samuel 12-15. To obey is better than sacrifice
With Israel settled in their Promised Land, the people "did whatever was right in their own eyes..." which did not go at all well. There was a vacuum of leadership. The book of 1 Samuel explores Israel's transition from Theocracy to Monarchy and the search for the kind of leader who would be able to lead Israel into covenant faithfulness. Chapters 12-15 show why Saul could never be the leader Israel needed.
09:27
March 10, 2021
1 Samuel 8-11. A King like all the others
With Israel settled in their Promised Land, the people “did whatever was right in their own eyes…” which did not go at all well. There was a vacuum of leadership. The book of 1 Samuel explores Israel’s transition from Theocracy to Monarchy and the search for the kind of leader who would be able to lead Israel into covenant faithfulness. In this episode Stuart Holman talks about 1 Samuel 8-11, where Israel asks Samuel for 'a King like all the surrounding nations.'
10:43
March 09, 2021
1 Samuel 5-7. The Name of God
With Israel settled in their Promised Land, the people “did whatever was right in their own eyes…” which did not go at all well. There was a vacuum of leadership. The book of 1 Samuel explores Israel’s transition from Theocracy to Monarchy and the search for the kind of leader who would be able to lead Israel into covenant faithfulness.
09:23
March 08, 2021
1 Samuel 1-4. Leadership
With Israel settled in their Promised Land, the people "did whatever was right in their own eyes..." which did not go at all well. There was a vacuum of leadership. The book of 1 Samuel explores Israel's transition from Theocracy to Monarchy and the search for the kind of leader who would be able to lead Israel into covenant faithfulness.
10:07
March 07, 2021
Joshua - Judges
After the death of Moses, Joshua proves to be a faithful leader who oversees the conquest of the Promised Land. But after his death, and his generation who personally saw the works of God on their behalf, there is a vacuum of leadership. What kind of a leader can deliver stubborn sinners and bring about enduring faithfulness?
09:28
March 04, 2021
Deuteronomy 27-30. Blessings and Curses.
Moses has brought Israel back to the doorstep of their Promised Land, after 40 years in the wilderness. In his three final sermons, he urges Israel to live up to their calling as God’s people so that they enjoy God’s blessing in the Land. In his third and final sermon, Moses calls the people to heed a series of Blessings and Curses set before them.
09:44
March 03, 2021
Deuteronomy 7-26. Love.
Moses has brought Israel back to the doorstep of their Promised Land, after 40 years in the wilderness. In his three final sermons, he urges Israel to live up to their calling as God's people so that they enjoy God's blessing in the Land. In the continuation of this second sermon, Moses outlines the motivation(s) for obedience to God's commands.
09:43
March 02, 2021
Deuteronomy 4:44-7:10. Holy.
Moses has brought Israel back to the doorstep of their Promised Land, after 40 years in the wilderness. In his three final sermons, he urges Israel to live up to their calling as God’s people so that they enjoy God’s blessing in the Land. In this second sermon, the hearers start to realise the impact of God's holiness and their being his holy people.
11:32
March 01, 2021
Deuteronomy 1:1-4:43. History.
Moses has brought Israel back to the doorstep of their Promised Land, after 40 years in the wilderness. In his three final sermons, he urges Israel to live up to their calling as God's people so that they enjoy God's blessing in the Land. In this episode, in Moses' first sermon, he appeals to Israel's history as motivation to live obediently in the Land.
09:47
February 28, 2021
Numbers 22-24: Blessing or Curse
The book of Numbers describes Israel’s journey from Sinai to the doorstep of the Promised Land. Instead of taking 2-3 months, it was a journey of 40 years; a journey of formation as the people of God. As is often the case, time in the wilderness is the challenging but necessary preparation for God’s people to become ready for their mission. At the close of the book we see God's resolve to bless and not curse the people of Israel, despite that has taken place through the wilderness years. 
08:55
February 25, 2021
Numbers 20: The Waters of Meribah
The book of Numbers describes Israel’s journey from Sinai to the doorstep of the Promised Land. Instead of taking 2-3 months, it was a journey of 40 years; a journey of formation as the people of God. As is often the case, time in the wilderness is the challenging but necessary preparation for God’s people to become ready for their mission. In this episode Stuart Holman unfolds a 'typological understanding' of the Waters of Meribah.
11:02
February 24, 2021
Numbers 13-14. The Crossroads
The book of Numbers describes Israel’s journey from Sinai to the doorstep of the Promised Land. Instead of taking 2-3 months, it was a journey of 40 years; a journey of formation as the people of God. As is often the case, time in the wilderness is the challenging but necessary preparation for God’s people to become ready for their mission. This episode considers the 'Crossroads' event at the centre of the book: Israel must choose whether or not to obey God.
10:60
February 23, 2021
Numbers 10:11-12:16 Travelling Mercies
The book of Numbers describes Israel’s journey from Sinai to the doorstep of the Promised Land. Instead of taking 2-3 months, it was a journey of 40 years; a journey of formation as the people of God. As is often the case, time in the wilderness is the challenging but necessary preparation for God’s people to become ready for their mission. In this episode, Israel sets out from Sinai-- fully organised and ready for anything. Except for complaints.
09:06
February 22, 2021
Numbers 1:1-10:10 Getting Organised
The book of Numbers describes Israel’s journey from Sinai to the doorstep of the Promised Land. Instead of taking 2-3 months, it was a journey of 40 years; a journey of formation as the people of God. As is often the case, time in the wilderness is the challenging but necessary preparation for God’s people to become ready for their mission.
11:00
February 21, 2021
Exodus 19-40 The Law and the Tabernacle
This podcast brings together all the episodes of the second half of our Exodus Series, covering Exodus 19-40. These episodes are also available separately.  The book of Exodus describes the mighty redemption of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. They are saved to a new relationship with God, formed into a royal priesthood and a nation. This remarkable transformation is inaugurated at Mount Sinai, in Exodus 19-20. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals, reflecting from a Christian perspective on all that took place at Mount Sinai.
01:41:20
February 19, 2021
Exodus 35-40 The Tabernacle, part 2
The book of Exodus describes the mighty redemption of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. They are saved to a new relationship with God, formed into a royal priesthood and a holy nation. This remarkable transformation is inaugurated at Mount Sinai, in Exodus 19-20. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals, reflecting from a Christian perspective on all that took place at Mount Sinai.
10:11
February 19, 2021
Exodus 25 The Tabernacle, part 1
The book of Exodus describes the mighty redemption of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. They are saved to a new relationship with God, formed into a royal priesthood and a holy nation. This remarkable transformation is inaugurated at Mount Sinai, in Exodus 19-20. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals, reflecting from a Christian perspective on all that took place at Mount Sinai.
09:58
February 18, 2021
Exodus 20:15-17 Commandments 8, 9 and 10
The book of Exodus describes the mighty redemption of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. They are saved to a new relationship with God, formed into a royal priesthood and a holy nation. This remarkable transformation is inaugurated at Mount Sinai, in Exodus 19-20. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals, reflecting from a Christian perspective on all that took place at Mount Sinai.
11:19
February 16, 2021
Exodus 20:13-14 Commandments 6 and 7
The book of Exodus describes the mighty redemption of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. They are saved to a new relationship with God, formed into a royal priesthood and a holy nation. This remarkable transformation is inaugurated at Mount Sinai, in Exodus 19-20. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals, reflecting from a Christian perspective on all that took place at Mount Sinai.
10:16
February 15, 2021
Exodus 20:12 Commandment 5
The book of Exodus describes the mighty redemption of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. They are saved to a new relationship with God, formed into a royal priesthood and a holy nation. This remarkable transformation is inaugurated at Mount Sinai, in Exodus 19-20. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals, reflecting from a Christian perspective on all that took place at Mount Sinai.
10:21
February 14, 2021
Exodus 20:8-11 Commandment 4
The book of Exodus describes the mighty redemption of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. They are saved to a new relationship with God, formed into a royal priesthood and a holy nation. This remarkable transformation is inaugurated at Mount Sinai, in Exodus 19-20. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals, reflecting from a Christian perspective on all that took place at Mount Sinai.
09:34
February 11, 2021
Exodus 20:7 Commandment 3
The book of Exodus describes the mighty redemption of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. They are saved to a new relationship with God, formed into a royal priesthood and a holy nation. This remarkable transformation is inaugurated at Mount Sinai, in Exodus 19-20. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals, reflecting from a Christian perspective on all that took place at Mount Sinai.
08:28
February 10, 2021
Exodus 20:3-6 Commandments 1 and 2
The book of Exodus describes the mighty redemption of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. They are saved to a new relationship with God, formed into a royal priesthood and a holy nation. This remarkable transformation is inaugurated at Mount Sinai, in Exodus 19-20. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals, reflecting from a Christian perspective on all that took place at Mount Sinai.
10:34
February 09, 2021
Exodus 20:1-2 Preamble to the 10 Commandments
The book of Exodus describes the mighty redemption of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. They are saved to a new relationship with God, formed into a royal priesthood and a holy nation. This remarkable transformation is inaugurated at Mount Sinai, in Exodus 19-20. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals, reflecting from a Christian perspective on all that took place at Mount Sinai.
10:28
February 08, 2021
Exodus 19 The Covenant at Sinai
The book of Exodus describes the mighty redemption of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. They are saved to a new relationship with God, formed into a royal priesthood and a nation. This remarkable transformation is inaugurated at Mount Sinai, in Exodus 19-20. Stuart Holman hosts this series of short devotionals, reflecting from a Christian perspective on all that took place at Mount Sinai.
10:12
February 07, 2021