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Epiphany and God's MissionJanuary 12 , 2018

Beyond Jerusalem

Discover how God’s mission to spread the gospel to the nations unfolds despite the disciples' slow start and even as violence and oppression try to smother the message.

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Epiphany and God's MissionJanuary 5 , 2018

The Magi

How much do we really know about the story of the Magi? Learn where tradition and the biblical account diverge and discover what the story of the wise men teaches us about God and his greater mission.

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And He Shall be Called: How Isaiah Describes the MessiahDecember 29 , 2017

A Light Shining in Darkness

In the Bible, the coming of the Messiah is often associated with light. Let's explore the promises this light brings and what it means for how we live as people of the light while we wait for Jesus Christ's second coming.

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January 5, 2018 – January 12, 2018

Epiphany and God's Mission

After Christmas comes Epiphany. What is the season of Epiphany and why do Christians think it's so important to observe it? In this Groundwork series we study the Bible stories behind the meaning of Epiphany and discover God's mission to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to all people. Together, we'll study the development of the early church in scripture to learn how we can better work together as Christians today as we participate in God's mission to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.

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December 1, 2017 – December 29, 2017

And He Shall be Called: How Isaiah Describes the Messiah

There’s a renowned verse in Isaiah 9 that brings great comfort to all who hear it. Much of the hope and comfort that emanates from Isaiah 9:6 comes from the names or titles the prophet gives to the anticipated Messiah: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. For people looking and hoping for the Messiah, these names describe what they can expect him to be like. Unlike the Israelites, we know the name of the long-awaited Messiah. We call him Jesus Christ. In this Groundwork series, we'll seek renewed hope and comfort in our lives by studying Isaiah's descriptions of the Messiah to learn more about who Jesus is and see, even more clearly, how he fulfilled the prophecies.

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September 29, 2017 – October 27, 2017

Salvation: Five Insights from the Reformation

How often do you reflect on your salvation? Do you ever wonder how we came to believe what we do? What Christians believe about Jesus Christ and salvation was refined, shaped, and clarified 500 years ago, during the time of the Protestant Reformation. October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of when Martin Luther, a German monk, is said to have nailed his 95 theses to the door of Castle church in Wittenburg. Find out why these historic events are still significant for your personal faith journey today. In this Groundwork series, we'll be celebrating this anniversary and honoring the efforts of the Reformers by studying the scriptures that led them to define what Christians believe about salvation with these five phrases: faith alone, scripture alone, grace alone, in Christ alone, and glory to God alone.

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