February 12, 2016 – March 26, 2016
Recognizing Christ in the Prophecies of Isaiah
As we traverse the season of Lent and celebrate Easter, we focus on spiritual preparation in the same way Jesus spent 40 days in the desert spiritually preparing for his ministry. This Groundwork series studies the late chapters in Isaiah where the prophet introduces us to “the servant of the Lord.” Together, we'll discover our Messiah and God's plan for all his covenant people by digging into the same prominent chapters that informed the Apostles as they began to teach about Jesus Christ and salvation by grace.
Episodes in this Series
February 12 , 2016
The Servant of the Lord
The prophet Isaiah introduces us to "the servant of the Lord;" it's in studying this servant that we discover a clear link between the Old and New Testaments as well as the link between God’s chosen people and his mission.
February 19 , 2016
Remember the Basics
It’s easy to be drawn to or distracted by the new and improved. But God is unchanging. Join Groundwork as we study Isaiah 43 to remember the basic truths about who God is so we might return to our fundamental calling and give him the glory due his name.
February 26 , 2016
Ever since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, God has been on a mission to redeem his people and restore his kingdom. We have hope because we can see that in Christ, God fulfilled the promises he made to Israel through the prophet Isaiah and that he will use the most unlikely people as the means to accomplish his mission.
March 4 , 2016
A Light to the Nations
God remembers his people, no matter how far away from him we feel. Join Groundwork as we study Isaiah 49 to discover what God really wants to give all his covenant people and how the servant’s mission to be a light to the nations assures us of God's mercy, grace, and eternal love.
March 11 , 2016
The Servant Suffers
Did Jesus have to suffer? Was this the only way? Join Groundwork in studying Isaiah 50 and 52 to discover how and why the servant of the Lord endured suffering.
March 18 , 2016
The Paradox of Salvation
Life is full of natural consequences: cut your finger? Experience pain and bleeding. Get caught lying or cheating? Experience broken trust. In Isaiah 53 we discover the paradox of salvation and how the Servant of the Lord disrupts sin’s natural consequences to bring us new life.
March 26 , 2016
Rejoicing in New Life
When we celebrate Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ and the promise of new life his resurrection brings. Join us as we remind ourselves of this promise and see just how far our celebration extends.