October 21 , 2016
God’s plan for maintaining his covenant relationship with us and bringing salvation is completely unfathomable by human standards. Join Groundwork in studying passages like Genesis 3:14-15, Genesis 12:1-3, and Matthew 1:20-23 to discover how Jesus’ humility and weakness conquer death and accomplish God’s ultimate redemption of humanity.
October 14 , 2016
At our core, are humans naturally good or prone to evil? More personally we ask: who am I? What shapes my identity? Join Groundwork in studying scripture to discover the biblical foundation for the basic Christian belief that humans are both children of God made in his image and sinners in need of a savior.
October 7 , 2016
The Bible is about God, but who is this God? Join Groundwork as we study scripture to answer some basic questions about the person, nature, and character of our almighty God and to discover the biblical foundations for our core Christian beliefs about the God we worship.
What do Christians believe? In this Groundwork series we'll study the biblical foundations that provide the basis for the core beliefs at the heart of the Christian faith. We'll discuss who God is and what he's done, the nature of humanity, God's salvation and how this salvation comes to us, how we respond, and the kingdom of God. Whether you're new to the Christian faith or have been a disciple of Christ for many years, studying scripture to discover the roots of our faith reminds us of our past, teaches us to live as God's people in the present, and fills us with hope and assurance for the future.
What is a believer's calling and responsibility when confronted with the heart-breaking reality of injustice in our world? Scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments reveal that justice is not only close God's heart, but that true biblical justice is tied to righteousness and flows directly from God's own character. In this Groundwork series we'll study scriptures and reflect on the book "The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance" to inform our understanding of justice from God's perspective, discover our role in responding to injustice both through prayer and action, and find encouragement to continue pursing justice in our life and world today.
Movies and pop culture can lead us to view prophets as intimidating, larger-than-life, and full of judgment. There's an element of truth there, and it's true that much of Elijah's story involves judgment on Israel, but if we take the time to study the prophet Elijah we'll discover a simple man with doubts and faith like the rest of us. In this Groundwork series, we dig into the stories of this simple prophet Elijah to encounter a powerful God and discover that this God listens, cares, and remains involved in the lives of his people which provides roots for our faith and a basis for our hope.