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Listening to God: Episode 2 (Moses & Mary)

Each episode in the series will include a reading of the Bible passage, about 3 short concept videos (like mini lessons from the Bible passage), and a prayer exercise focusing on a Psalm that you can use as a “listening practice”.

Episode 2: Listening to God’s Invitation

In Episode 2 in our Listening to God series, we will explore God’s invitation to Moses in Exodus 3 and God’s invitation to Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Luke 1. These two protagonists couldn’t be more different, but God invites them to participate in events that changed the course of history. As we look deeper into their stories, we’ll discover how God’s invitations to serve are actually invitations to know God in a more personal way. 

Teaching Concept 1 – Recognizing God’s voice as he calls us by name

God called both Moses and Mary by name as he invited them into a deeper relationship with him. Listening to God’s invitation starts with God getting our attention. How do we respond to God’s call? 

Teaching Concept 2 – Resistance is not refusal/Asking questions

When God invited Moses and Mary to serve in God’s plan of redemption, both of them had questions. God was ready for their questions and welcomed them into his work in the world. Spoiler alert: Fun with resistance bands!

Teaching Concept 3 – Accepting God’s invitation/Indifference is the goal

Bonus question: What does Mary, the mother of Jesus, have in common with her first-born Son?

Or, for Jeopardy fans: Both Mary and Jesus respond this way when God invites them to do something beyond their strength.

Question: What is with holy indifference?

We explore the meaning of two keys of spiritual growth: holy indifference and surrender.  

Prayer Exercise – Psalm 143

Listening to God Video Series – Episode Guide

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We are One Challenge mission workers serving the whole body of Christ by developing a new generation of leaders. The Holy Spirit is always inviting us to know God more and do the work of becoming who God has designed us to be.

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