Do you ever wonder why Jesus told parables? Often we think it's because the parables made things easier to understand. The truth, however, is rather different. Jesus' parables obscured as much as they revealed and confused as much as they made for clarity. In this Groundwork series we study some of Jesus' most famous parables to discover deep truths about God and his kingdom.
"What does God want me to do?" It's a question most of us ask at regular intervals in our lives. This idea that God calls his people to particular jobs and activities finds its roots in scripture. Through Biblical stories and New Testament teachings we'll discover together why God's calling is more than a job and how we can tune our hearts to recognize, discern, and respond to his call in our lives.
What happens to my body and my soul when I die? Is my deceased loved one watching over me? Will I recognize my family in heaven? What is heaven like? Books describing near-death experiences and visions of heaven rise in popularity as we seek comfort to ease our anxiety of the unknown. But Christians already have hope for life after death. The Bible provides the answers we seek to our questions about heaven, hell, and the afterlife. Discover the hope Jesus Christ brings for life after death and what scripture says we can expect after death, both before and after Christ's second coming.