Episode 4

Israel's Calling


This session focuses on God’s faithfulness to the people of Israel and how Israel’s story is part of our family history as Christians. The story of Israel helps us see how our faith makes a difference in a complex and messy world. We learn that God calls ordinary people to trust him and blesses them so they might be a blessing to others. God is with us in our failures and our faithfulness, and he continues to work through us to redeem this broken world.

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Israel's Calling


This session focuses on God’s faithfulness to the people of Israel and how Israel’s story is part of our family history as Christians. The story of Israel helps us see how our faith makes a difference in a complex and messy world. We learn that God calls ordinary people to trust him and blesses them so they might be a blessing to others. God is with us in our failures and our faithfulness, and he continues to work through us to redeem this broken world.

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This session focuses on God’s faithfulness to the people of Israel and how Israel’s story is part of our family history as Christians. The story of Israel helps us see how our faith makes a difference in a complex and messy world. We learn that God calls ordinary people to trust him and blesses them so they might be a blessing to others. God is with us in our failures and our faithfulness, and he continues to work through us to redeem this broken world.

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Episode outline

  • Abraham to David
    • We are called to trust, God moves the story along by calling ordinary people to trust and obey.
    • We are blessed so that we might be a blessing. The people of Israel are to be God’s redemptive agents, seeking shalom in every aspect of daily life and being a blessing to the world.
  • David to Exile
    • During the exile it looked like God had failed to keep his promises to Israel, but God keeps the story moving even when his people fail him.
  • Exile to Jesus
    • Against all expectations, God brings the story to a magnificent fulfillment in Jesus and promises to redeem all of creation.

Sample discussion questions

  • What was God’s purpose in calling Israel? How did God work in the life of Israel and ordinary people?
  • Rich Dean shares several complex situations he has faced. Are there situations or areas of life that are impossible to redeem? Should Christians be involved? Discuss why or why not.
  • What complex situations have you experienced? What can you learn from the story of God’s relationship with Israel in these situations?

Featuring

  • Richard-dean

    Rich Dean

    Lawyer
    Washington D.C.

  • Phil-long

    Phil Long

    Professor of Old Testament
    Regent College

  • Eugene-peterson

    Eugene Peterson

    Professor Emeritus, Spiritual Theology
    Regent College

  • Soong-chan-rah

    Soong-Chan Rah

    Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism
    North Park Theological Seminary

  • John_stackhouse

    John Stackhouse

    Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development, Crandall University
    Crandall University

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Episode 4

Israel's Calling


This session focuses on God’s faithfulness to the people of Israel and how Israel’s story is part of our family history as Christians. The story of Israel helps us see how our faith makes a difference in a complex and messy world. We learn that God calls ordinary people to trust him and blesses them so they might be a blessing to others. God is with us in our failures and our faithfulness, and he continues to work through us to redeem this broken world.

Watch

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Israel's Calling


This session focuses on God’s faithfulness to the people of Israel and how Israel’s story is part of our family history as Christians. The story of Israel helps us see how our faith makes a difference in a complex and messy world. We learn that God calls ordinary people to trust him and blesses them so they might be a blessing to others. God is with us in our failures and our faithfulness, and he continues to work through us to redeem this broken world.

Watch

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Israel's Calling

Watch

preview_video_thumbnail video_play_overlay

Preview


This session focuses on God’s faithfulness to the people of Israel and how Israel’s story is part of our family history as Christians. The story of Israel helps us see how our faith makes a difference in a complex and messy world. We learn that God calls ordinary people to trust him and blesses them so they might be a blessing to others. God is with us in our failures and our faithfulness, and he continues to work through us to redeem this broken world.

×
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Episode outline

  • Abraham to David
    • We are called to trust, God moves the story along by calling ordinary people to trust and obey.
    • We are blessed so that we might be a blessing. The people of Israel are to be God’s redemptive agents, seeking shalom in every aspect of daily life and being a blessing to the world.
  • David to Exile
    • During the exile it looked like God had failed to keep his promises to Israel, but God keeps the story moving even when his people fail him.
  • Exile to Jesus
    • Against all expectations, God brings the story to a magnificent fulfillment in Jesus and promises to redeem all of creation.

Sample discussion questions

  • What was God’s purpose in calling Israel? How did God work in the life of Israel and ordinary people?
  • Rich Dean shares several complex situations he has faced. Are there situations or areas of life that are impossible to redeem? Should Christians be involved? Discuss why or why not.
  • What complex situations have you experienced? What can you learn from the story of God’s relationship with Israel in these situations?

Featuring

  • Richard-dean

    Rich Dean

    Lawyer
    Washington D.C.

  • Phil-long

    Phil Long

    Professor of Old Testament
    Regent College

  • Eugene-peterson

    Eugene Peterson

    Professor Emeritus, Spiritual Theology
    Regent College

  • Soong-chan-rah

    Soong-Chan Rah

    Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism
    North Park Theological Seminary

  • John_stackhouse

    John Stackhouse

    Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development, Crandall University
    Crandall University

  • Regent College Website
  • Regent College Marketplace Institute
  • The Washington Institute For Faith, Vocation and Culture
  • CONTACT REFRAME
    Marketplace Institute
    5800 University Blvd.
    Vancouver, B.C. V6T 2E4
    Canada
  • Phone: (604) 224-3245
    Fax: (604) 224-3097
    Toll free: 1-800-663-8664
    reframe@regent-college.edu