Groundwork is a half-hour conversation that digs deeply into Scripture, the foundation for our lives. Each week, pastors Dave Bast (president of Words of Hope) and Scott Hoezee (director of CEP at Calvin Seminary) cultivate our understanding of God's Word by unpacking the richness of the Bible and applying it with insight to today's world.
Your Identity in Christ and Your Behavior
Discover why the Apostle Paul says believing in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior should change your behavior, in all spheres of your life, and what this means for how we should live in our daily lives.
You Belong. Be Rooted in Christ’s Love.
Study Ephesians 3 to receive the Apostle Paul’s assurance that we belong in God’s family, that his promises are, indeed, for us, and to be blessed by his prayer for the Holy Spirit to root us in Christ’s love.
Life and Reconciliation in Christ
Paul seeks also to energize our faith in the midst of discouraging circumstances by unpacking the profound truth that in God's grace through Jesus Christ we can find justice, reconciliation, and belonging in God’s family.
God's Plan and Spiritual Blessings
Find assurance that God has not abandoned us, but that he actively cares for his creation and provides his Holy Spirit to us as a seal that helps us trust that God is in control.
Christmas Hope: Mary and Christ's birth
Discover a God and a Savior who does not move away from our sin and pain, but instead comes alongside us in our Christmas reflection on Mary's story and Christ's birth.
Christmas Hope: Bathsheba
Life is messy and filled with brokenness. Through Bathsheba’s story, we’ll remember why Jesus needed to come, seek the truth of God’s abundant forgiveness, and celebrate Jesus’ coming at Christmas.