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Location:

Holland, MI

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Groundwork is a half-hour weekly audio program that digs deeply into scripture as a foundation for our lives. Each week, pastors Dave Bast and Bob Heerspink cultivate our understanding of God’s Word by unpacking the richness of the Bible and applying it with insight for today’s world. Their casual conversation invites us to hear more of what God is doing in our lives. And on this website you can join the conversation, comment on past or future episodes, or exchange prayer requests with our prayer team.

Language:

English

Contact:

Groundwork c/o ReFrame Media 6555 West College Drive Palos Heights, IL 60463 800-879-6555


Episodes

Rejoicing in New Life

3/26/2016
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Easter celebrates the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ and the promise of new life his resurrection brings. We see glimmers of this hope and promise of new life already in Isaiah. Join us as we remind ourselves of this promise made possible by Christ's victory over death and see just how far our celebration extends.

Duration: 00:25:01


The Paradox of Salvation

3/18/2016
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Life is full of natural consequences: cut your finger? Experience pain and bleeding. Get caught lying or cheating? Experience broken trust. Using worldly logic, salvation in Jesus Christ does not make sense. It defies natural consequences. It challenges our expectations. As we enter Holy Week and approach Easter, we need to discover again the paradox of salvation found in Jesus' journey to the cross and how the Servant of the Lord disrupts sin's natural consequences to bring us new life.

Duration: 00:25:01


Remember the Basics

2/19/2016
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It’s easy to be drawn to or distracted by the new and improved. But God is unchanging and as we reflect on Christ's journey to the cross during the season of Lent, it benefits us to remember the basic truths about who God is, what he's done, and how much he loves us so we might return to our fundamental calling and give him the worship and glory due his name.

Duration: 00:25:01


The Servant of the Lord

2/12/2016
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The prophet Isaiah introduces us to "the servant of the Lord," the one who will bring justice to earth and champion God's mission. 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. In the process, we are reminded of God's definition of justice and how his mission extends to us today.

Duration: 00:25:01


God is Faithful

2/5/2016
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Does God punish his people when they make mistakes? What if the sin was unintentional? The leader I trusted and followed for years is gone, how do I go on? My pastor screwed up, now what? Discover God's faithfulness and the answers to these questions by studying the story of the Israelites and the death of their great leader, Moses.

Duration: 00:25:01


God's True Prophet

1/29/2016
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Most genuine believers want to know God's will, honor God with their lives, and follow his plan. There are a myriad of voices around us each and every day ready to tell us what to believe and what God is going to do. Distinguishing the true voice of God from the muddle can be a daunting task, even for the most faithful believer. Thankfully, God has already provided us the resources in scripture to discern these voices and identify his chosen and true prophets.

Duration: 00:25:01


The Spiritual Challenges of a Comfortable Life

1/15/2016
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Like Israel's experience in the wilderness, so hard times in our own lives have a way of bringing us to our knees and helping us rely on God. But in his farewell, Moses warns Israel that it's just as crucial to remember and rely on God's provision when we're comfortable, secure, and prosperous. Join Groundwork as we discuss Deuteronomy 8 to discover the transformative difference this remembering has on our lives and why it leads to a posture of gratitude.

Duration: 00:25:01


The Shema: Listen and Remember

1/8/2016
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The Shema is a familiar, easily recognized Jewish prayer. It's probably as recognizable as "Now I lay me down to sleep" or the Lord's Prayer is to a Christian. Yet Christians should recognize the Shema too; we know it from Jesus Christ who quoted it to the religious teachers of his day when they asked him to name the greatest commandment. Join Groundwork as we dig into Deuteronomy 6 to discover what The Shema meant to Israel way back when, what it continues to mean for all of us yet today,...

Duration: 00:25:01


The Beauty of God's Law

1/1/2016
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Like most leaders giving a farewell address,Moses reviews significant events of Israel's history, offers words of guidance, as well as words of encouragement and warning as he says goodbye to Israel in the book of Deuteronomy. But as he remembers the law for Israel, he reveals the beauty of God's law and how abiding by it can make our own lives beautiful, even attractive to those around us.

Duration: 00:25:01


Waiting with Joy

12/17/2015
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During Advent, joy may seem hard to find when life's demands get overwhelming or when we're experiencing grief and sadness. The expectation of cheer in the Christmas season may lead us to feel this difficulty more acutely. Yet for faithful believers, joy is always possible. Join Groundwork in studying Isaiah 35 and John 16:16-33 to discuss how we live with joy in all of life’s seasons and to discover the ultimate joy for which we long.

Duration: 00:25:01


Waiting for Peace

12/10/2015
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Do you long for a moment of peace this Christmas season? Peace can sometimes feel like an elusive ideal. Whether you’re yearning for a moment of peace in a hectic holiday schedule or lamenting the most recent media coverage of violent hate crimes, mass shootings or terrorism, Advent is a time we can study the promises of peace in scripture to discover God’s peace for our lives. In doing so, we also learn how we can be people of shalom while we wait with eager anticipation for Christ's...

Duration: 00:25:01