January 5, 2018 – February 9, 2018
Epiphany and God's Mission
After Christmas comes Epiphany. What is the season of Epiphany and why do Christians think it's so important to observe it? In this Groundwork series we study the Bible stories behind the meaning of Epiphany and discover God's mission to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to all people. Together, we'll study the development of the early church in scripture to learn how we can better work together as Christians today as we participate in God's mission to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.
Episodes in this Series
January 5 , 2018
How much do we really know about the story of the Magi? Learn where tradition and the biblical account diverge and discover what the story of the wise men teaches us about God and his greater mission.
January 12 , 2018
Discover how God’s mission to spread the gospel to the nations unfolds despite the disciples' slow start and even as violence and oppression try to smother the message.
January 19 , 2018
Light for the Nations
We all wish for church growth, but how do we react when it happens in ways that make us uncomfortable?
January 26 , 2018
Growth Through Controversy
We might wish God would speak decisively and clearly when it comes to matter of faith, but God continues his mission to spread the light of salvation to all nations even as believers discern their way through disagreements and controversy.
February 2 , 2018
Engaging Culture with the Gospel
God's mission to spread the light of salvation to all nations makes it imperative for us to engage culture. The Apostle Paul's ministry reveals a valuable method and model to help us prepare for and begin these important conversations.
February 9 , 2018
Our Place in God's Mission
When we're discouraged that the message of the gospel isn't being received, no matter our efforts, what are we to do? The Apostle Paul would tell us to continue participating in God's mission and keep preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.