Faith isn't something that is like a book that we bring down off the shelf whenever we talk about Christianity. Faith is something that is interwoven into our being, perspectives and understanding - so how do we not only have a culture of faith, how do we have a life full of faith?
A CULTURE OF FAITH: The Goodness of God, Clare Thompson 02/10/16
Someone once said 'the opposite of faith is certainty'. How hard is it for us to trust in the invisible God? We want our community at Woodlands to have confidence in the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ so we can reveal the invisible God to the world he loves so much. Our sermon series begins this Sunday with Faith in the goodness of God'.
Bible Ref: Ephesians 2v4
A CULTURE OF FAITH: Saving Faith, Dave Mitchell 09/10/16
What's the difference between believing in God and having faith in God? And if you have faith in God does it mean you don't have to 'do' anything to be a Christian and go to heaven? Even at the time of the early Church there were tensions about ‘faith’ and ‘works’ and how discipleship and a holy life fitted into a doctrine of faith and grace. So, what does it mean to have a saving faith?
Bible Ref: Galatians 2v16-21
A CULTURE OF FAITH: Faith in spite of circumstances, Rob Scott Cook 16/10/16
The book of Job is part of the ‘wisdom literature’ of the bible. Using the medium of story it is a fascinating account of the challenge of holding on to faith in God when circumstances are at their worst. It provides a ‘case study’ that is timeless in exploring what it means to keep faith in God when there is suffering and he seems far away.
Bible Ref: Book of Job
A CULTURE OF FAITH: 'Both-And' Faith, Nigel Savage 23/10/16
A gift is something you usually get straight away. A fruit takes time to grow and we need to wait for it. Faith is described in the bible both as a gift and a fruit of the Spirit. What's the difference and do we need both aspects? And how do we find faith in the everydayness?
Bible Ref: 1 Corinthians 12v9
A CULTURE OF FAITH: Faith & Worship, Dave Mitchell and April Ballard 30/10/16
“For when we cease to worship God, we do not worship nothing, we worship anything.” ― G.K. Chesterton. Faith in God is best expressed in worship and it's a priority for us at Woodlands whenever we gather together.
Bible Ref: 1 Corinthians 14
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