April 29, 2011 – June 17, 2011
8th grader Questions
Each one of us regularly has to reconcile our Christian faith with what we know and experience of the world around us. We are left with some deep theological questions about God, how he works, and living our faith in difficult situations. In this Groundwork series, we let the profound questions asked by a class of 8th graders guide us as we did into scripture to answer questions we all wrestle with at some point about God, the nature of Jesus, war, prayer, and more.
Episodes in this Series
April 29 , 2011
Believing in What We Can't See
In light of the profound questions asked by a class of 8th graders, it's clear they're trying to reconcile their Christian faith with what they know of the world around them. And they probably aren't alone. So with their questions as our guide, today's Groundwork asks how do we believe in someone or something I can't see? How do we know God is real?
May 6 , 2011
Why doesn't God act more like God?
Let's discuss what we know about God and what it means for our faith in hard times.
May 13 , 2011
Jesus: God and Man
For centuries the Christian Church has taught that Jesus is both fully human and fully God. But do you ever find this hard to wrap your mind around? You aren't alone.
May 20 , 2011
The Problem with Prayer
How does prayer work? Does it make a difference? Why should we pray for things to happen if God already knows what's going to happen? Dig into scripture to discover the value of prayer.
May 27 , 2011
In a world with religious options, how do we know Christianity is true? Many of the moral teachings are the same, but are the religions the same? Study scripture with us to find assurance in these matters, and together we'll establish a solid foundation on which to cultivate our faith.
June 3 , 2011
Christians & War
How should Christians respond or act to the war? Should we support it or what? If we aren't supposed to murder, why is it OK to go to war?
June 10 , 2011
Loving the Jerk Next Door
As Christians, we hear the commands "Love your neighbor as yourself" and "Love your enemies." So how far does that love stretch and what does it look like in practice? Do we include EVERYONE in our social circles? What if they can't be trusted?
June 17 , 2011
Don't Keep the Faith; Give it Away!
Say the word "evangelism" and you'll see many different reactions on the faces of Christians. Why are there so many reactions to evangelism? Is it ever NOT appropriate to evangelize? How do we share our faith effectively?