A Home Church series exploring revival in the church and renewal and awakening in culture.
If you are interested in listening to 3 teachings from Adam Cox on this topic that was presented at our Large Navah Gatherings at the beginning of 2020 you can find them HERE.
* This resource will become live as they are finished. Please check back before each date.
May 10: Prepare the Way (2 Chronicles 7:14)
May 17: Humility
May 24: Hunger
May 31 (Pentecost): Holy Spirit
June 7: Holiness
*We are continuing to "Prepare the Way" by focusing on the Micah 6:8 Journey
June 14: Invitation to Walk Humbly, Love Mercy & Do Justly
June 21: One Diverse Family
June 28: Biblical Ethnicity
July 5: Selah Sunday
July 12: Responding to Racism by Shining Brightly
July 19: Pray KC Prayer Video
July 26: A Micro-Talk On The History & Experience Of Racism
August 2: The Gospel, Discernment, and Privilege
August 9: Isaiah 42:1-4
August 16: Deflection, Defensiveness, and Denial
For additional resources, visit our Racial Justice Resources page.
Summary of the Series
Prepare the Way- Isaiah 57:14-15 (ESV) And it shall be said, “Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstruction from my people's way.”15 For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
Five Aspects of Humility to Prepare the Way
Definition: A choice to fully depend on God and focus on others rather than self.
2 Chronicles 7:14- “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
1 Peter 5:5-6- “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you”
Matt 11:29- “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Hunger and Thirst
Definition: Cooperating with the soul’s innate longing for God and the Holy Spirit’s invitation to seek and prioritize His presence.
Deuteronomy 8:3- “He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”
Psalm 107:9- “For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.”
Matthew 5:6- “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
Definition: To live in Christ and become like Christ by the power of the Spirit in all of life.
Exodus 15:1- “Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?”
2 Cor. 7:1- “Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”
1 Pet. 1:15- “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;”
Definition: All of life is equally sacred to God and the movement of God’s Spirit leads to flourishing, not burnout or breakdown.
John 1:14- “ And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Matt. 11:28-30- “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Getaway with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (The Message)
Luke 9:25- “For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?”
Definition: Showing loving welcome to a stranger, foreigner, or even enemy as Jesus has done for us. To welcome the presence of God and the mess of humanity with equal measure.
Eph 2:13-19- 13 But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household
1 Peter 4:9- “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling”
3 John 1:8- “We ought, therefore, to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.”
Definition: To relate to God, people, and God’s purposes in accordance with their worth and value.
Matthew 10:41- 41 The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward.
1 Peter 2:17- Show proper respect to everyone
Romans 12:10- Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
1 Cor. 12:23- and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,
Acts 10:15- “What God has made clean, do not call unclean.” (Whole Story, Acts 10:1-48)
The resource above follows a basic Discover Bible Study outlined below
- Worship: What are you thankful for? Song, Communion or Giving, etc.
- Care: Briefly share Hi/Lo from the week and pray for one another.
- Accountability: Allow each person to give a brief report of what happened as they put the passage into practice during the last week? Or shared what they learned.
-Read the passage
-Retell the passage
1. What did you learn about God?
2. What did you learn about People?
3. Is there a sin to repent of, a promise to receive, an example to follow, a command to obey?
-Obey: What is something you can do to put this passage into practice this week?
-Share: Is there someone in your life that needs to hear what God is showing you today?
-Pray/Commission: Pray for one another and send each other in the power of the Holy Spirit