Tom GroelsemaTom Groelsema

Tom Groelsema

Tom Groelsema and his wife, Sheri, have served churches in Minnesota, Michigan, and North Carolina. They have four children and three granddaughters.

July 31, 2020

A Secure Inheritance

Numbers 36
“No inheritance may pass from tribe to tribe, for each Israelite tribe is to keep the land it inherits.”

July 30, 2020

An Oasis of Grace

Numbers 35:6-15
“Select some towns to be your cities of refuge, to which a person who has killed someone accidentally may flee.”

July 29, 2020

A Pilgrim People

Numbers 33:1-4, 48-49
They left the mountains of Abarim and camped on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho.

July 28, 2020

Holy Discontent

Numbers 32:1-27
“We will arm ourselves for battle and go ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them to their place.”

July 27, 2020

Keeping Our Word

Numbers 30
“When a man makes a vow to the Lord . . . he must not break his word. . . .”

July 26, 2020

Ordering Sacred Time

Numbers 28:1-10
“Make sure that you present to me at the appointed time my food offerings. . . .”

July 25, 2020

The Faith of Youth

Numbers 27:1-11
Why should our father’s name disappear from his clan because he had no son?

July 24, 2020

A Fresh Start

Numbers 26:8-11
The line of Korah, however, did not die out.

July 23, 2020

More Numbers?

Numbers 26:1-4, 51, 63-65
“Take a census of the whole Israelite community by families—all those twenty years old or more. . . .”

July 22, 2020

Sin's Relentless Attack

Numbers 25
So Israel yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. And the Lord’s anger burned against them.

July 21, 2020

Counting Our Blessings

Numbers 24:1-9
Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel.

July 20, 2020

God’s Blessed People

Numbers 22:1-12
God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed.”

July 19, 2020

Look and Live

Numbers 21:4-9
The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.”

July 18, 2020

Death in the Desert

Numbers 20:1, 12, 22-29
“Aaron will be gathered to his people.”

July 17, 2020

Listening to God’s Word

Numbers 20:1-13
“Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy . . . you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”

July 16, 2020

The Staff That Budded

Numbers 17
Aaron’s staff . . . had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds.

July 15, 2020

One Path to God

Numbers 16:1-7, 25-35, 41-50
Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them. He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped.

July 14, 2020

A Warning from the Wilderness

Numbers 14:26-38; Hebrews 3:12-19
“For forty years—one year for each of the forty days you explored the land—you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.”

July 13, 2020

Grasshoppers or God’s People?

Numbers 13
“We saw the Nephilim there. . . . We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”

July 12, 2020

Servant Leaders

Numbers 12
“Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?”

July 11, 2020

Prophets of God

Numbers 11:24-30
“I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!”

July 10, 2020

Complain, Complain

Numbers 11:1-9
Now the people complained. . . .

July 9, 2020

Sharing the Good Things of God

Numbers 10:11-36
“If you come with us, we will share with you whatever good things the Lord gives us.”

July 8, 2020

Follow the Leader

Numbers 9:15-23
Whenever the cloud lifted from above the tent, the Israelites set out; wherever the cloud settled, the Israelites encamped.

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