November 19 , 2021
Gain deeper insight into the heart of God, witness the stark contrast between our human tendencies and God’s sovereignty, and reflect on how we can respond to God’s relentless love and abundant mercy in our own lives today as we conclude our study of Jonah.
In this Groundwork series, we’ll study the stories of these women as an Advent reflection. Through their stories, we’ll be reminded of the meaning of Christmas: Jesus came to deal with the reality of human sin. Further, we’ll recognize the great hope and promise of belonging for the broken, the traumatized, the outsider, and the imperfect as we witness the fullness of God’s love and faithfulness through the women in Jesus’ family tree.
For many of us, the story of Jonah is a familiar one that we’ve heard since childhood. Yet it’s a story that still captures our imagination and teaches us powerful truths about God and humanity. Through Jonah’s story, God shares a strong word of caution for his people. But he also reveals himself as a God of second chances, a God who loves his people relentlessly and is quick to extend mercy. If you need assurance that God loves you despite whatever you’ve done, if you need assurance that God still cares and will provide for your needs, or if you desire to know God’s heart and better understand his priorities, then join Groundwork as we study the prophetic book of Jonah. Together we’ll examine the lessons God teaches Jonah and grow in faith as we discuss what these truths mean for us today.
Do the Ten Commandments seem like an archaic list of rules to you? Do you ever wonder why Christians still follow these Old Testament laws, but not others? What makes them different? In this Groundwork series, we’ll take a close look at each of the Ten Commandments as given by God to the Israelites in the book of Exodus. We’ll also examine additional scripture passages in both the Old and New Testaments to help us better understand what the commandments mean, why they still apply to Christians saved by Jesus Christ, and what it looks like to follow these core commandments in today’s world.