Reading Through the Bible - Week 7
on February 21st, 2021
Reading Through the Bible - Week 7Monday: Read Numbers 11-13, Psalm 43. Tuesday: Read Numbers 14-16, Psalm 44. Wednesday: Read Numbers 17-18, Psalm 45.Thursday: Read Numbers 19-21, Psalm 46.Friday: Read Numbers 22-24, Psalm 47. Saturday: Read Numbers 25-27, Psalm 48.Sunday: Read Numbers 28-30, Psalm 49.Video: Overview of NumbersPodcast: Trusting God in the WildernessBlog: Dive Deeper into Israel's...
Reading Through the Bible - Week 5
on February 8th, 2021
This week we will witness the building of Israel's sacred tent, the tabernacle, which will bring us to the close of Exodus. But this tent creates a whole new set of problems, which is what the book of Leviticus and our videos on sacrifice, atonement, and holiness are all about.Day 1: Read Exodus 35-40, Psalm 29. Watch The Book of Exodus - Part 2Day 2: Read Leviticus 1-4, Psalm 30. Watch LeviticusD...
Reading Through the Bible - Week 4
on February 1st, 2021
Day 1: Read Exodus 16-18, Psalm 22. Watch The Book of Exodus - Part 1Day 2: Read Exodus 19-21, Psalm 23. Watch Exodus 19-40Day 3: Read Exodus 22-24, Psalm 24. Watch Justice Day 4: Read Exodus 25-27, Psalm 25.Day 5: Read Exodus 28-29, Psalm 26.Day 6: Read Exodus 30-31, Psalm 27. Watch SabbathDay 7: Read Exodus 32–34, Psalm 28. Watch Character of GodBlog Post - How does God relate to evil? This week...
Reading Through the Bible - Week 3
on January 24th, 2021
Welcome to Week 3 of Reading Through the Bible!This Week's Podcast - When We Cry OutGo Deeper - Blog - Biblical Storytelling TechniquesDay 1: Read Genesis 46–47, Psalm 15.Day 2: Read Genesis 48–50, Psalm 16. Watch The Book of Genesis 12-50Day 3: Read Exodus 1-3, Psalm 17. Watch Video Exodus 1-18Day 4: Read Exodus 4-6, Psalm 18. Watch Video CharacterDay 5: Read Exodus 7-9, Psalm 19.Day 6: Read Exo...
Reading Through the Bible - Week 2
on January 17th, 2021
Week 2 of our Bible Reading Plan
Discipleship Journey 2021
on January 7th, 2021
This year, we want to invite you into a discipleship journey that we will be taking as a church. We will be reading the Bible in a year together along with amazing resources from The Bible Project. Though this is something that every individual can participate in, the best way to engage would be in a group, and this is where we receive belonging, challenge, and accountability, and this is the wa...
Christmas Letter 2020
on December 17th, 2020
Merry Christmas!Dear Church,"Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy." - Philippians 1:3-4What a privilege it is to be part of Church on Five! We are so grateful that you are a member of our community and for the way that you have invested in what God is doing in our midst.When I consider the last year, what shines through is ...
Advent Devotionals: Friday December 11
on December 10th, 2020
PERSEVERANCE: The Foothold that discovers HOPEA Prayer of RelinquishmentLord, I do not know what I ought to be asking of you. You are the only One who knows what I need.All I can do is present myself to you.Lord, I open my heart to you.I no longer have any desire other than to accomplish your will.Teach me to pray.(Francois Fenelon)Psalm 78, Romans 5:1-5, Hebrews 10, 11,12Imagine someone reading ...
Advent Devotionals: Thursday, December 10
on December 10th, 2020
PRAYER: The foothold of kingdom breakthrough“God does not act the same way whether we pray or not. Prayer exerts an influence upon God’s action, even upon his existence.” (Karl Barth)Matthew 6:9-13, Mark 10:46-52One of the ways, the most important ways to actively wait is to pray. Pete Greig, author of “How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People”, tells us that we might not be able to control...
Advent Devotionals: Wednesday, December 9
on December 10th, 2020
December 9FAITH: The Foothold that precedes HOPE“Doubt and faith coexist. Indeed, certainty, not doubt, is faith’s opposite.”(Philip Yancey)Isaiah 43:1-4, Romans 8:24-25, Colossians 1:4-5, Hebrews 11:1, 1 Peter 1:21-22I keep losing my footing. Does anyone else feel like the earth has completely shifted or the rug pulled out from under your feet? Just when I think perhaps I’ve got things figured o...
Advent Devotionals: Tuesday, December 8
on December 8th, 2020
LAMENT: The Honest Foothold that Acknowledges Reality“We are able to trust that he “will” come again, just as Jesus has come into our past, into our private dilemmas and into our suffering world. Our Christian past then becomes our Christian prologue, and “Come Lord Jesus” is not a cry of desperation but an assured shout of cosmic hope”(Richard Rohr, Preparing for Christmas)Psalm 79, Lamentations...
Advent Devotionals: Monday, December 7
on December 7th, 2020
SECOND MONDAY IN ADVENT: December 7WELCOME TO HOPE - the second Advent landmark on our pilgrimage to Bethlehem.“The theological virtue of hope is the patient and trustful willingness to live without closure, without resolution, and still be content and even happy because our satisfaction is now at another level, and our Source is beyond ourselves.”(Richard Rohr, “Preparing for Christmas”)Isaiah 11...