February 16, 2018 – March 31, 2018
The Last Teachings of Christ
During the week prior to his crucifixion, Jesus Christ spent his time teaching in the temple, engaging questions from his disciples and religious teachers, and providing important guidance for the future. In this Groundwork series we'll examine the final lessons and admonitions Jesus Christ imparted to his followers before his death to gain valuable insight about how God wants our faith to guide our thoughts and our actions and how God wants us to engage in the world.
Episodes in this Series
February 16 , 2018
Jesus Cleanses the Temple Courts
Shortly after Jesus arrives in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, he visits the Temple. The reality he encounters incites his anger. What he does next astonishes and infuriates the religious authorities, teaches fundamental truths about himself, and profoundly impacts how we live our faith and regard our churches today.
February 23 , 2018
Jesus Curses a Fig Tree
In the final days leading to his crucifixion, Jesus curses a fig tree to teach us a powerful lesson about a life of faith and prayer.
March 2 , 2018
Parable of the Tenants
Will you acknowledge and accept the Son of God? Are you willing to hear what God has to say? As Jesus Christ approaches his arrest and crucifixion, he offers a foreboding warning about the cost of rejecting him and turning from God.
March 9 , 2018
Jesus Answers "Gotcha" Questions
As Jesus' popularity increased, religious authorities focused their efforts on discrediting him. Discover the wisdom and truth we gain as Jesus evaded their traps.
March 16 , 2018
The Widow's Offering
Jesus taught his disciples about generosity, sacrifice, and the heart of giving when they observe a widow put her small offering in the Temple offering box. But is Jesus calling us to even more than generous giving with his teaching?
March 23 , 2018
Stay Alert, Watch, and Be Ready
What did Jesus say about his return? How should we prepare for his coming? Let's see what Jesus taught his disciples shortly before his crucifixion about the end of the world and the best ways to prepare for his anticipated return.
March 31 , 2018
Witness to the Risen Jesus Christ
Hallelujah! Christ is Risen! Now what does he desire from us?