Listen to the audio explanation of why we are studying Deuteronomy in 2017.
The book of Deuteronomy stands as a hinge between the birthing of Israel as a nation and their inheriting the promised land. It is a book many Christians skip over in their eagerness to get to Joshua and the exciting stories of the conquest of Canaan. However, it is packed full of faith-building lessons on God’s love, the significance of trusting God and His promises.
Singles, parents, teenagers, students, married members – in fact everyone – will find principles and specific commands that work in everyday life as a follower of God.
Above all, it is the gospel of grace in the Old Testament. The way God speaks so lovingly to His chosen people reminds us of the special privilege it is to be chosen as His adopted sons and daughters today.
Moses said to Israel, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. They are not just idle words for you—they are your life.” Deuteronomy 32.46-47
The Thames Valley church will start 2017 soaking in the book of Deuteronomy and refreshing our hearts with a bigger, brighter picture of God. His words are our life.
Please read the book of Deuteronomy over Christmas and the New Year, praying for it’s lessons to touch your heart. Also pray for those who will be teaching the book in January and February.
Your brother, Malcolm