February 10 , 2017
As the story of Ruth, Boaz, and Naomi continues, we discover a clear demonstration of God's providence and what God can do with the faithfulness of ordinary people. The source of God's provision and the way he answers our prayers just might surprise us!
The biblical book of Ruth is one of only two books in the Bible named after women. Yet this short story about a humble, yet fiercely loyal young woman provides us much insight into God's character and how he chooses to work. In this Groundwork series we study the story of Ruth together to discover God's provision, be reminded of the importance of our obedience and faithfulness, and be encouraged to keep walking in faith no matter our circumstances. Through it all we'll see how the story of Ruth reveals just how God will advance his plan to redeem and restore the world.
Who is Jesus Christ? The root of Christian faith is believing in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Yet many people still hear conflicting descriptions of who he is and are left to continue wondering just what they're supposed to believe. In this Groundwork series, let's study the evidence found in scripture to grow in our understanding of the person and nature of Jesus Christ, as well as his role and purpose. Special guest Han-Luen Kantzer Komline joins us to bring insight regarding historic people and events that shaped how we answer "Who is Jesus Christ?" today.
The one thing common to Christian worship through the centuries, for almost all churches in all times and places, has been the use of the sacraments. These ceremonies or symbolic acts have marked Christian worship from the very first days of the apostles until today. Denominations of churches disagree about their meaning or their form or who should receive them or even how many there are, but for almost all Christians these sacred rites both proclaim and enact the deepest truths of the Christian faith. In this Groundwork series we'll study the scriptures that inform our beliefs about the Holy Sacraments, what happens when we practice them, and their purpose in the Christian life.