April 20 , 2019
Do you still have doubts about Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead? You're not alone; even some of the disciples doubted when they encountered their risen Lord and Savior. Find out what changed their doubts to faith.
The Gospel of Matthew concludes with the foundational events of the Christian faith: the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians remember and celebrate these extraordinary events on Good Friday and Easter. In this Groundwork series, we’ll explore Matthew’s perspective on the events of Christ’s death and resurrection to gain the wisdom he shares about facing our guilt and doubts, recognizing the significance of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice, and living faithfully as followers of Jesus Christ.
Most of us know what it feels like to realize we’ve lost sight of what matters. Baffled, we wonder, “When did that happen?” In desperation, we cry out to God for help. Yet, no matter how long or how far we stray from God, the stories found in the book of Judges teach us that God is faithful and rescues us when we cry out to him. In this Groundwork series, we study Judges and learn about God’s enduring commitment to his people. Through inconceivable victories and shocking stories, we see how God works through his chosen leaders to rescue and deliver his people. The book of Judges helps us understand and recognize how God continues to work in our lives and reminds us of his plan for our salvation.
When you think about spiritual gifts and ministry, what activities or roles come to mind first? Most of us likely think of gifts like preaching and evangelism, being a pastor or a missionary. Maybe we think about leading worship or teaching a Bible study. But would you ever consider throwing a party, caring for a sick friend, serving at a soup kitchen, or giving a donation to be a spiritual act of ministry? In this Groundwork series, we’ll explore four virtues the apostles identify as important ways we can glorify God, though today, we tend to dismiss them as ordinary and decidedly unspiritual. Discover the biblical perspective on the spiritual gifts of hospitality, mercy, service, and generosity.