October 11, 2013 – November 22, 2013


The book of Acts details the birth and early development of the Christian church. In reading the book of Acts we can celebrate the excitement of the spreading gospel, but we also observe the wrestling the apostles and early Christians had to do as they learned to put their new faith into action. In this Groundwork series we study an overview of some of the stories in Acts and discuss what these stories teach us about God and about his Church and how/where/when we need to be aware of these works of the Holy Spirit in our churches today.

Episodes in this Series

ActsOctober 11 , 2013


The day of Pentecost was a dramatic first day in the life of the early church and on Groundwork, we'll discuss how the events and stories surrounding that day provide us with a model for Christian preaching and Christian community.

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ActsOctober 18 , 2013

Ananias and Sapphira

Very early on in the New Testament, we run into a scandalous story when a husband and wife named Ananias and Sapphira drop dead on account of having told a lie. It's quite a startling, eye-widening tale! Let's dig into this strange story to see what it may mean.

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ActsOctober 25 , 2013

Gospel Growth

Jesus had told his disciples before his ascension that they would be his witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. But you might be surprised what it took to get Jesus' followers to move out beyond their own home with the Gospel.

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ActsNovember 1 , 2013

Saul to Paul

This week on Groundwork we study the Damascus Road conversion that changed Saul the ultimate Pharisee to Paul the Apostle and ultimate gospel preacher.

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ActsNovember 8 , 2013

No Unclean People

The God of the Bible does not care more about some groups than others. He doesn't play favorites with a preferred nation, race, or social class. Join the conversation as we discuss a story from Acts that makes this point emphatically.

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ActsNovember 15 , 2013

Believing the Resurrection

The Apostle Paul never let an opportunity to present the Good News of Jesus Christ go to waste. What can we learn from his style? This week on Groundwork, we study Acts 17 to find out.

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ActsNovember 22 , 2013

The Unchained Gospel

Paul would be the first to admit life circumstances are out of our control, but how we react to them is in our control. When we trust in God's providence and take an active role in our situations, God can do big things for us and for the gospel.

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