A Study Guide for The Book of Numbers

In our series Mind Game, we are journeying through The Book of Numbers in the Old Testament and finding out how to deal with the attitudes that get in our way. Numbers can be a daunting book, so whether you’re joining us at the beginning, somewhere in the middle, or catching up a the end, we hope these resources can help you.

The Bible Project Resources

The video and poster below, created by The Bible Project, are engaging and approachable ways to understand the complex themes of The Book of Numbers. Check out their page on Numbers to find out more.

This video by is an overview on the book of Numbers. It breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Numbers, Israel travels through the wilderness on the way to the land promised to Abraham. Their repeated rebellion is met by God's justice and mercy.

First 15 Devotion Guide

We believe that spending just fifteen minutes a day in Bible reading and prayer can make all the difference. This guide is designed to provide you with further reading, scripture memorization and prayer prompts that correspond to Sunday’s message. We hope you find this supplement a helpful guide for your own time of reading and reflection.


MESSAGE Mind Game - Centered

WATCH     The Numbers video by the Bible Project

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” 

– Colossians 2:6-7

Jesus, help me to prioritize your Word and stay centered on You. Your Word is living and active. You are awesome. In the power of your name. Amen.

Week 2

MESSAGE Mind Game - Complaining

READ     Numbers 11-12

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.”

– Philippians 2:14-15

Father, you are my perfect provider. Help me to see the good You are working in my life and identify where I need to stop complaining. In the power of Jesus’ name. Amen.


MESSAGE Mind Game - Fear

READ     Numbers 13-14

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”

– Psalm 56:3

Jesus, you always desire for me to receive your best. Show me where in my life fear is keeping me from trusting You. In the power of Your name. Amen. 

Week 4

MESSAGE Mind Game - Comparison

READ     Numbers 16-18

“A heart at peace gives life to the body,
    but envy rots the bones.”

– Proverbs 14:30

God, I am prone to comparison and jealousy. By the help of Your Spirit give me contentment with the great things You've given to me. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen

Week 5

MESSAGE Mind Game - Impatience

READ     Numbers 20-21

“Be still before the Lord
    and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
    when they carry out their wicked schemes.”

– Psalm 37:7

Jesus, help me to slow down and appreciate your work in my life. Your timing is better than mine. Give me a heart of trust and patience. In the power of Your name. Amen. 


MESSAGE Mind Game - Stubbornness

READ     Numbers 22-24

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me”

– Galatians 2:20

Father, forgive me for having a stubborn heart. Thank you for relentlessly pursuing me out of love. I give all of my life to You. In the power of Jesus’ name. Amen. 

MESSAGE Mind Game - Tolerance

READ     Numbers 25-27

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ”

– Hebrews 12:1-2

God, help me to hate sin as much as you do. Jesus you put sin to death on the cross. In the same way help me to put it to death in my life. In the power of Jesus’ name. Amen. 


MESSAGE Mind Game - Remembrance

READ     Numbers 28-29

“Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.”

– Deuteronomy 8:11

Jesus, my heart easily forgets who you are and what you have done for me. Help me to remember You every day through the rhythms you’re given us. In the power of Your name. Amen. 


MESSAGE Mind Game - Cooperation

READ     Numbers 32-36

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. ”

– Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus, help me to do everything I can to help others experience life with you. I reject selfishness. Give me ONE person to share Your love with. In the power of Your name. Amen.