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Service & Giving

Today on Groundwork we’re studying Matthew 6:19-21 and Luke 16:1-9 to help us understand the spiritual discipline of giving – giving of your time, your service, and – yes – your money.

Matthew 6:19-21 & Luke 16:1-9

With Guest Host: Jeff Munroe

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Service & Giving

January 23rd, 2015

A lot of conversation in the church today centers on what the Bible teaches about sex and marriage. Our culture too is full of this debate, and people feel very passionate in talking about it. But in fact, the Bible says a lot more about money than it does about sex, though we don't seem to be quite as interested in hearing about that subject. Today on Groundwork we are going to talk about ...Matthew 6:19-21 & Luke 16:1-9

Silence & Solitude

January 16th, 2015
Silence & Solitude

The spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude have a long history in the Christian tradition. We can find lessons on practicing these disciplines in the Old Testament and we can study the ways Jesus regularly incorporated silence and solitude in his own life. So today on Groundwork we’ll talk about these intricately connected disciplines for our spiritual lives by studying biblical ex...Mark 1:35-39 & 1 Kings 19:11-13

Simplicity

January 9th, 2015

There's a bumper sticker slogan that captures the attitude of our culture well, it says—“The one who dies with the most stuff wins.”   We assume that stuffing our lives with more stuff is the way to be happy, successful, content.   But is that so?  Is that anything remotely like the Christian vision for what life is all about?   Today on ...Philippians 4:10-13, Matthew 6:19-33

Prayer & Fasting

January 2nd, 2015

Some years back a book was written with the intriguing title How to Be a Christian without Being Religious. The book made the important point that Christianity is, at its heart, about a relationship, not a religion. But, of course, Christians also are religious. You can’t really be a Christian without being religious and all relationships need nurturing to thrive. Everyone has to...Matthew 6:1-6 & Matthew 6:16-18

Why Practice Spiritual Disciplines

By the time we come across the last letters Paul wrote some years down the line, we find Christian believers settling in to their new identity in Christ and as that happens, we begin to see an emphasis on what we now call spiritual disciplines. Once we become Christians by the mighty power of God, there are disciplines, spiritual practices we need to engage in to keep our spiritual lives health...Titus 2:11-15 & 1 Timothy 4:7-8

Today on Groundwork dig into John 1:12-18 to celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas. Together we’ll rediscover the deep wonder that is the incarnation of God’s own Son and the holy mystery that brings us into the family of God.

John 1:12-18

Jesus Our Light

December 12th, 2014

Somebody once said that the one thing all religions have in common is they all use candles.  We don't know if that's true or not, but the idea suggests how important light is to us as a symbol. John's gospel begins with a profound theological statement about the nature and incarnation of the divine Word; as we prepare for Christmas this Advent season, we'll study this state...John 1:1-12