January 1, 2016 – February 5, 2016
When we think about the law of the Old Testament, it's easy to think about the confusing details, specific demands and feel like God's law was oppressive. But when we study Deuteronomy, we discover that in his farewell speech to the Israelites Moses reviews the law and in process shows us that God's law is actually a beautiful gift. In this Groundwork series we study the book of Deuteronomy to uncover this beautiful gift and see how remembering God's law leads us to freedom and life.
Episodes in this Series
January 1 , 2016
The Beauty of God's Law
Studying Moses' review of God's Old Testament law in his farewell speech, found in the book of Deuteronomy, reveals to us the beauty of God's law and how abiding by it can make our own lives beautiful, even attractive to those around us.
January 8 , 2016
The Shema: Listen and Remember
In Jewish circles, Deuteronomy 6:4-9 are known as “The Shema.” Join Groundwork as we dig into Deuteronomy 6 to discover what The Shema meant to Israel way back when, what it continues to mean for all of us yet today, and how it can strengthen our love for God.
January 15 , 2016
The Spiritual Challenges of a Comfortable Life
Hard times have a way of bringing us to our knees and helping us rely on God. Join Groundwork as we discuss Moses’ warning in Deuteronomy 8 that we need to remember God’s provision and also rely on him when we’re comfortable, secure, and prosperous.
January 22 , 2016
Diversity, Individualism, & Covenant Community
We all have different tastes and preferences, but when is that diversity and when is it individualism – and what does it mean for covenant community and how we worship God? Join Groundwork as we study Deuteronomy 12:1-14 and 29:19-21 to address these questions.
January 29 , 2016
God's True Prophet
Most genuine believers want to know God's will, honor God with their lives and follow his plan. The myriad of well-meaning voices we hear each can make recognizing God's chosen speakers difficult. Thankfully, God has already given us the tools to identify his true prophets.
February 5 , 2016
God is Faithful
Is God punishing me? How can I go on when the only thing I've ever known is gone? Discover God's faithfulness and the answers to these questions by studying the story of the Israelites and the death of their great leader, Moses.