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The Call to Disciple our Children, part 5

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. 

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The Call to Disciple our Children, part 4

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. 

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The Call to Disciple our Children, part 3

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. 

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The Call to Disciple our Children, part 2

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 second episode considers Deuteronomy 4 and 6. 

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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. 

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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.

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2 Samuel 7

At the theological high point of King David’s rule, 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.

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2 Samuel 6

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.

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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.

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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?

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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.