October 21, 2022 – November 18, 2022
Ezekiel: A Message of Judgment and Hope
God called the prophet Ezekiel to ministry after years and years of Israel’s rebellion. Through Ezekiel, God pronounces judgment after judgment on his rebellious people, but God also gives them hope. In this Groundwork series, we’ll study the record of Ezekiel’s call to ministry, his prophetic visions, and the messages he delivers to God’s people. As we examine these stories together, we’ll gain wisdom about what God expects from his people, discuss the consequences of sin and rebellion, learn why our holy God must respond with judgment, and witness God’s great efforts to get the attention of his people. We’ll see how heartbroken and grieved God is when we disobey and we’ll give thanks that even as God pronounces judgment, he always offers us hope and a promise of salvation.
Episodes in this Series
October 21 , 2022
By studying the story of Ezekiel's call to ministry, we can learn from Ezekiel’s experience and discuss what it means to be called, to be a prophet, and to speak truth in a hostile context. All while we’ll also examine our own hearts by asking: Are we receptive to God’s truth or rebellious like Israel?
October 28 , 2022
God goes to great lengths to get the attention of his people. Studying Ezekiel's verbal and dramatic visual messages reminds us of the consequences of sin and rebellion, helps us understand why it must be this way, and shows us God's broken, but persistent heart.