November 29, 2013 – December 27, 2013
Songs and Stories of Luke 1 & 2
The first two chapters of Luke contain no fewer than four very important songs, as the people getting caught up in God’s great climax of salvation found that they just could not contain their wonder and joy. In this Groundwork series we walk through the season of Advent and Christmas by studying Luke 1 and 2 to explore some of the consequences of the incarnation found in these powerful testimonies of God's love and deliverance.
Episodes in this Series
November 29 , 2013
We anticipate the coming of the Messiah in human flesh by studying Mary's Song, often called the Magnificat, and learn from her testimony what massive changes God brings through the birth of Jesus.
December 6 , 2013
As Luke tells the story, when the Son of God came to this earth the creation responded with a whole lot of singing. This week on Groundwork we study the song sung by the priest Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist.
December 13 , 2013
The song of the angels as Luke records it on the night of Jesus' birth is by far one of the shortest songs in the Bible. But what the angels conveyed in this brief chorus to those shepherds that night contains a whole lot of Gospel Good News and today on Groundwork, we'll ponder that little song's meaning.
December 20 , 2013
Once the aged Simeon sees the baby Jesus in the temple, he recognizes God's promises fulfilled and sings "Lord, now let your servant depart in peace." So here's an interesting question. What would make you able to die in peace?
December 27 , 2013
The Boy Jesus
The Bible gives us only one tiny little glimpse into the boyhood years of Jesus' life and this week on Groundwork we'll ponder that lone story of the boy Jesus and what it teaches us about him.