Resources & Tools
Most of the children of Israel had only heard rumors of this faraway place called home. Miracles and a chosen people? It all sounded so foreign now. Yet something, Someone, was calling them back from captivity. Stone by stone, they would rebuild their city. Person by person, God would rebuild their story. What about our city and our story? Could God be up to something even now?
RULE OF LIFE
Many of us are currently thinking carefully about how we want to rebuild. What do we want to make time for? What habits do we want to break? What rhythms do we want to implement? For centuries, Christians all over the world have been using a Rule of Life to help them with exactly that-to intentionally build their life around Jesus.
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
John Mark Comer
The Common Rule
Justin Whitmel Earley
READ YOUR BIBLE
As we move into this new season, we want to be a community who is growing in our relationship with God and centering our lives around His story. One way we can do this is by spending time reading and listening to Scripture. Here are a few tools to help you in that journey:
The Bible App is a great place to begin- simply download the app, choose a reading plan, and start reading.
If you want to learn more about Ezra-Nehemiah, check out this overview from The Bible Project.
If you find yourself unsure about whether or not the Bible can be taken seriously, this podcast episode is for you. Professors A.J. Swoboda and Nijay Gupta talk through some common struggles people have with trusting Scripture.
Use these questions to process through the past season of life, and if you feel comfortable doing so, discuss with a family member or friend.
NEXT STEPS PODCAST
Each week, we’ll offer a short practice that will help us connect with God, meditate on part of the passage from Sunday, and live out God’s truth found in that passage. Listen on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Music.