September 13, 2019 – October 11, 2019
What Does it Mean to Be the Church?
How we think about the Church determines how we function as the Church. The Apostle Paul used multiple images throughout his letters to help the first Christians better understand who they were as believers in Jesus Christ and what it meant for them to be the Church. In this Groundwork series, we’ll study Paul’s descriptions of the Church as a body, a bride, a family, a house, and a living Temple and together we’ll unpack the complexity of our identity as the Church. We’ll gain wisdom about our purpose, our role, how we should behave, what our relationship is to each other and to God, and we’ll begin to see the manifold beauty of God’s people and grow in appreciation for what it means for us to be God’s Church.
Episodes in this Series
September 13 , 2019
We are the Body of Christ
Believers in the Church learn profound lessons about their identity and how they should function by studying the human body.
September 20 , 2019
We are the Bride of Christ
Gain a deeper understanding of the intimate nature of our relationship with God and discover what it means to be united with Christ.
September 27 , 2019
We are the Family of God
Remembering that we, as believers, are members of the family of God encourages us toward reconciliation and reminds us that together we are restored to oneness with God through Jesus Christ.
October 4 , 2019
We are the House of God
The fundamentals of a well-built house help us to better understand our identity as the Church.
October 11 , 2019
We are the Living Temple of God
Cultivate a greater understanding of the relationship God desires to reestablish with us and discover more truth about our identity as God's beloved people.