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Jonah and God’s Grace

Do you ever find yourself wishing that God would be a little more judicious with his forgiveness? The conclusion of the Jonah story reflects back to us this sad truth about our fallen nature. But at the same time Jonah's conversation with God gives us hope in the greatness of our Creator's grace.

Jonah 3-4

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Jonah and God’s Grace

April 17th, 2015

There are lots of things in life that can cause us to feel sad or be upset. Mostly sadness comes to us when we see things go out of control, when we witness events in this world that are so clearly not the way God wants things to be. But does it ever happen that we feel sad about something that is actually a good thing? Do we sometimes see someone receive forgiveness, but this makes us sad beca...Jonah 3-4

Jonah and the Whale

April 10th, 2015
Jonah and the Whale

If we were playing a word association game and I said "Jonah," what would you reply? Most folks would blurt out, "whale," and they'd be right. "Jonah and the Whale" is the story we all know. But in a way that's too bad because if we only think of Jonah as an incredible fish story, we could miss the point of this very important book in the Bible. Jonah, someone has said, is not a story a...Jonah 1-2

Easter Hope

April 3rd, 2015

Today on Groundwork we listen again to the best part of all the Good News – that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, having conquered sin and death, and that he lives to save us. But that's not just the message of the New Testament gospels; God's salvation plan was described centuries before in Hebrew scriptures. Together we'll study passages from both the Old Testament and t...Psalm 16 & Acts 2:22-28

Suffering Servant

March 27th, 2015

Even those of us most intent on the Messiah get wrapped up in his victorious nature and overlook those prophecies about the suffering servant Messiah.  Join us on Groundwork as we discuss Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22 and how they impact our understanding of Jesus this Holy Week.

Isaiah 53 & Psalm 22

God’s Rich Mercy & Great Love

In a much loved passage in Ephesians 2, the Apostle Paul notes that there is spiritual deadness we can't do anything about on our own, because naturally the dead can't do anything for themselves. However, Paul takes a dramatic turn and moves us from the paralysis of being spiritually dead to something most glorious indeed - being made alive in Christ.

Ephesians 2:1-5

Facing Tribulation

March 13th, 2015

One of the less popular subjects of Christian teaching but one which the New Testament devotes a great deal of attention to is the subject of suffering. Not just regular suffering - the hurts, disappointments, and losses we experience as humans living in this vale of tears - but specifically Christian suffering. That is to say, the pain and losses we experience as Christians, simply for being C...John 16:33, 1 Peter 3:13-21, 1 Peter 4:12-16

Flaws Bring Us Back to God

March 6th, 2015

Can any human being—no matter how great, how rich, how powerful—ever finally get along without God? Is there always something that throws us back onto the mercy of God, something in life that reveals finally our need for God? Today on Groundwork we study the story of Namaan in 2 Kings 5 and discover how God uses our human flaws to help us recognize our need for him.

2 Kings 5