As we enjoy our Christmas celebrations, let’s not forget the reason we celebrate: “A Savior has been born to you.” Like a single thread woven through a garment, the promise of Christmas is woven through all of scripture. Did you know the Bible foreshadows the Christmas story throughout the Old Testament or that Revelation retells the Christmas story with vivid imagery? In this Groundwork Advent series, we’ll broaden our perspective on Christmas by following the thread of its promise from Genesis through the Psalms and Prophets to Revelation. Together we’ll study the Christmas story through the various lenses of the different parts of the Bible and deepen our appreciation for the immense gift of salvation, initiated when Jesus Christ was born among us.
Do you worry? In this life, there is a never-ending list of things we can worry about: the future, the safety of ourselves and our loved ones, our job security, home security, cancer, car accidents...not to mention, our eternal fate. Even the most faithful and dedicated believers occasionally find themselves wondering things like, “Have I done enough? Have I truly confessed all of my sins? Am I still saved?” Thankfully, Scripture offers us the antidote to these worries. In this Groundwork series, we’ll use a Reformed teaching tool called the Heidelberg Catechism to guide us as we delve into scriptures that assure us that we, indeed, belong body and soul in life and in death to our faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. Join us and find the comfort and confidence to lay your worries at Jesus’ feet and live for him.
Sometimes it takes going back to the beginning to remember why: why we are the way we are, why we think the way we think, why we do the things we do, and why we believe what we believe about God, humanity, and the world. In this Groundwork series, we'll study the stories found in Genesis 1-11 and explore how these foundational chapters shape our Christian worldview, inform our basic Christian beliefs, and provide context for the rest of God’s story.