Searching Blog: #Christmas
The Cast of Christmas
Nov 25, 2022 · Courtney Jacob
Study each of the classic elements of the Christmas story with Groundwork. Together, we’ll dig deeply into the scriptures from which this story is drawn and recall the eyewitness accounts of the many individuals God called to play strategic roles in welcoming the Messiah into our world.
Why does Jesus’ Family Tree Matter?
Nov 17, 2022 · Scott Hoezee
The Gospel of Matthew begins with a long list of names that can be tempting to skip in order to get to the Christmas story, but this record of Jesus' family tree matters. The gospel writer uses Jesus’ genealogy to establish Jesus Christ as the Messiah and to establish the theme he will carry through the rest of his gospel: no matter your background, you belong in God’s family.
Christmas Hope and the Women in Jesus' Family Tree
Nov 26, 2021 · Courtney Jacob
As you remember the story of Christ’s birth this Advent and Christmas season, join Groundwork in studying the women of the Gospel of Matthew. Together, we’ll remember the real meaning of Christmas and discover hope and a place in Jesus’ story for the broken, the traumatized, the outsider, and the imperfect.
The Incarnation: What it Means and Why it Matters
Nov 28, 2020 · Courtney Jacob
It can be easy to get distracted by the activity and sentiment of the Christmas season but the fact that the Son of God became human is a life-changing truth that deserves our attention. Studying the Apostle Paul’s teaching about the incarnation gives us the opportunity to marvel anew at the profound significance of Christ’s birth and its eternal impact on our lives.
What Is Advent About Today?
Dec 6, 2019 · Christopher Hunt
Advent is a time we wait on Christ in hopeful expectation, to reflect on our need for a Savior, to celebrate his coming, and to watch for his return.
The Christmas Thread
Nov 30, 2018 · Courtney Jacob
Like a single thread woven through a garment, the promise of Christmas is woven through all of scripture. Study “The Christmas Thread” with Groundwork and deepen your appreciation for the immense gift of salvation initiated by Jesus Christ’s birth.