Week 3: Priscilla and Aquila are two names not readily recognized from the Biblical text. This ministry power couple was part of the Apostle Paul’s team of pastors/teachers who worked to spread the Good News of Jesus to the world. Their work was mostly centralized in Corinth and Ephesus, but leading the church was not their only responsibility. In Acts 18, the leadership of this couple was used to help sort out a new up-and-coming preacher named Apollos. This preacher’s theology was off-point, and Priscilla and Aquila pulled alongside this preacher and sorted him out. Moments like this protected the early church's theology and allowed solid theology to be passed on. Priscilla and Aquila were willing to go “Beyond Me” to protect the church and its teaching.
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Week 2: God’s way of leading often calls us to move before we know where we are going. Sometimes, only direction and sometimes just a prompting are all you have to move toward God’s next encounter in your life. In Genesis 12 and 15, we discover the story of Abram and how God reached out and found a person who would be willing to leave his heritage behind to allow God to become the lineage that Abram so desperately desired. Abram’s willingness to move set into motion what would ultimately become the nation of Israel and the bloodline that would produce the life of Jesus. Abram's decision to move was his “Beyond Me” moment.
Week one of Beyond Me