September 4 , 2020
In order to best reflect on the social inequities and the calls for racial justice in our world today, we invite you to turn with us to scripture to better understand the meaning of biblical justice and what that means for our role in pursuing justice as Christians.
There’s no doubt we’re living through seriously difficult times right now. Our experiences differ, but we’re all impacted in some way by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, social inequality, and racial injustice. Many of us feel a sense of sadness, grief, or worry because things are not as God intended. So, what does God call us to do? How can we as Christians respond to the tragedy, injustice, and unrest in our midst? How do we remain faithful in our thoughts, our responses, and our actions? In this Groundwork series, we’ll dig into scripture to find both promises to sustain us and wisdom to help us continue living faithfully as we navigate these trying times.
At crucial points in the history of the Church, Christ-followers have united to write declarative statements that summarize aspects of Christian belief. The Apostles' Creed is one of the first of these statements and it identifies and states the most essential points of Christian doctrine. Summarizing the Apostles’ teachings, the Apostles' Creed professes what Christians believe about the persons and work of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. In our 12-episode Groundwork series on the Apostles' Creed, we’ll study each of the statements in the Creed and the scriptures from which they’re drawn. We’ll not only gain a better understanding of these universally accepted Christian beliefs but also grow to appreciate their value for our formation and discipleship today.