How often do you reflect on your salvation? Do you ever wonder how we came to believe what we do? What Christians believe about Jesus Christ and salvation was refined, shaped, and clarified 500 years ago, during the time of the Protestant Reformation. October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of when Martin Luther, a German monk, is said to have nailed his 95 theses to the door of Castle church in Wittenburg. Find out why these historic events are still significant for your personal faith journey today. In this Groundwork series, we'll be celebrating this anniversary and honoring the efforts of the Reformers by studying the scriptures that led them to define what Christians believe about salvation with these five phrases: faith alone, scripture alone, grace alone, in Christ alone, and glory to God alone.
The biblical book of Proverbs is full of short, pithy sayings rich with wisdom for how best to live our lives. Throughout the book, this wisdom comes to us through the juxtaposition of two diametrically opposed paths: the way of folly and the way of wisdom. In this Groundwork series we scrutinize these two paths as they are presented in Proverbs to better understand God's perspective, learn how we can avoid folly's fate, and allow godly wisdom to permeate and influence all aspects of our lives.
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.