This week on *Footnotes, Marty and Paule take a deeper look at the lives of the three women from this week’s sermon, peeling back the context in which we find them.
Paule Patterson joins us today to look at Jesus’s interactions with Mary and Martha, and the Samaritan woman at the well. In the process, Paule challenges us to stop treating discipleship as a quest for moral perfection, encouraging us instead to come alongside Jesus and join the work He is already doing in the world.
*Footnotes is our podcast spin-off, covering the topics we didn’t have time for in the main sermon. In this episode, Aaron, Marty, and Paule discuss more about circumcision and hospitality in the life of Abraham, and how the lessons from a man thousands of years ago impact us today.
This week’s topic is hospitality, and Aaron looks at the story of Abraham and the strangers in Genesis 18. As we unpack this story, we begin to realize the hospitality God calls us to as “sons of Abraham” may run much deeper than we realize.
If you’d like to check out the supplemental podcast spin-off Aaron mentioned in today’s message, you can find it here on the Sermons page; look for posts titled “*Footnotes.” Please let us know what you think of the *Footnotes podcast — it’s a great new resource we’re excited to develop over time.
Aaron Couch is with us again this week to make the biblical case for relationship. He points to how time and time again, the Bible makes it clear that we are designed for deep relationships, and that our primary purpose is to connect people to God and to each other.
For the next four weeks, we will be talking about who Real Life is as a church and how we choose to define ourselves. In today’s sermon, Aaron Couch looks at how we might interact with our culture, challenging the church to neither assimilate, nor isolate, but to engage as we represent our God not only with our message, but also with our actions.