For this weekend following Thanksgiving , Dwayne delivered a sermon about the basics of living a thankful lifestyle. He asked questions about what we can thank God for in the middle of difficult situations and why it’s important to practice Thanksgiving in general.
Archive for ‘November, 2009’
Tagged as creation, God’s sustaining work, Gratitude, Living sacrifice, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving
Many people contact Woodland Hills because they’re looking for help with a basic necessity: food. This video shows the variety of ways that our church body is able to help.
Tagged as Egypt, Poverty, Powers and principalities, Racism, Reciprocal relationships, Spiritual warfare
Greg shared an image that he uses to represent how principalities and powers pollute the “air” we breathe by drawing on the impact of sins committed in the past. Norm shared his story of how he got out of living in poverty with the help of a friend who provided key opportunities.
Tagged as Generational poverty, Generational sin, History, Manifest destiny, Oppression, Racism
Generational sin is the ongoing effect of hurtful behavior that passes on from parents to their children. Not only do the children have to deal with this sin, but God too works with us to overcome these effects of past wrong-doings on our lives.
Tagged as Care Ministry, Project Home, Undercurrents, volunteers
From time to time, Woodland Hills has acted as an overflow homeless shelter for families who don’t have a place to stay overnight. This video tells the story of a family who stayed with us and some of the connections that were made as a result.
Tagged as Adoption, Angels, Invisible, Isolation, Loneliness, Orphans, Poverty, Real, reality
The Bible has a lot to say about poverty. Most of it refers to material poverty—which is why we are focusing on that this series—but the Bible also recognizes the poverty of isolation, loneliness and invisibility.
Tagged as African impala, Bridesmaids, Compassion, Impala, Jump, Kingdom of God, Second coming of Christ, Sheep and goats, Talents
Efrem Smith preached about how being a Christian means participating in the Kingdom of God in between the first coming of Christ and the second. He used Matthew 25 to help us grasp this.