January 13 , 2023
Change and transitions are unavoidable parts of life. They are often emotionally and spiritually challenging. Studying the transition of the Israelites from slaves to wanderers to soldiers in Joshua can help us find assurance of God’s presence with us in our times of change.
In this Groundwork series, we’ll study stories in Joshua to learn from history how God works, and to remind ourselves of what God has done as he actively provides for his people.
In this Groundwork series, we’ll examine each of the traditional elements of the Christmas story as we dig deeply into the scriptures from which it is drawn. We’ll look closely at each of the individuals God called to play a strategic role in welcoming the incarnate Christ into our world. We’ll glean wisdom from their experiences to nurture our own spiritual growth and inform our participation in God’s continued work in our world today.
Through the prophet Ezekiel, God pronounces judgment after judgment on his rebellious people, but God also gives them hope. As we examine the stories of Ezekiel's call and ministry together, we’ll gain wisdom about what God expects from his people, discuss the consequences of sin and rebellion, learn why our holy God must respond with judgment, witness God’s great efforts to get the attention of his people, and the hope he offers through salvation.