Bangkok Fellowship Church

Summary of Sunday School message from 31 October 2021
Taught by: Teacher Noppawan Chupan and team
Brothers should not be fighting
1) Israel. I ask to pass through your land. Numbers:14-16   Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, saying: “This is what your brother Israel say 
You know about all the hardships that have come on us. Our ancestors went down into Egypt, and we lived there many years.
The Egyptians mistreated us and our ancestors, but when we cried out to the Lord, he heard our cry and sent an angel and brought us out of Egypt.
“Now we are here at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory. 
2) Promise that we will not cause problems, just need to pass through (Numbers 2:17)  Please let us pass through your country. We will not go through any field 
or vineyard, or drink water from any well. We will travel along the King’s Highway and not turn to the right or to the left until we have passed through your territory.
3) A reply that is really sad. ( Numbers 20:18)   But Edom answered: “You may not pass through here; if you try, we will march out and attack you with the sword.
4) Pleading for help and understanding  (Numbers 20:19) The Israelites replied: “We will go along the main road, and if we or our livestock drink any of your water,
we will pay for it. We only want to pass through on foot—nothing else.”
5) Refusal and harsh reply  (Numbers 20:20)  Again they answered: “You may not pass through.” Then Edom came out against them with a large and powerful army.
6) Prefer to suffer just to get back at them  (Numbers 20: 21)  Since Edom refused to let them go through their territory, Israel turned away from them.
Lessons to Learn
1. Brothers in fellowship should not be fighting with each other
2. Better to try to stay clear of arguments and disagreements
3. Even if we are the winning side and we may be right, it may still be not the right thing to do.
4. To have peace is the best of all.
Verse for the Week
(Numbers 20:2) Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron.