Reason and faith in God are considered to be incompatible. Reason and logic are seen to be important to our everyday lives while faith and religion are relegated to a space where thinking is unnecessary. On Sunday we will explore whether there is any place for common sense in religious faith and whether it is reasonable to believe in God and spiritual matters.
Very many books have been written about Jesus Christ. He has been portrayed as a teacher, magician, prophet, rebel, martyr, failed revolutionary etc. But who was he really? The Bible has credible eye witness accounts that give a clear picture of his life on earth. We will also peer behind the curtain of history into his divine origins. Come and meet this unique person who is both human and, yes, more that human.
February 4 at 5pm at Westgate Alliance Church
Speaker: Abraham Ninan
Topic: “The Model Faith Community”
We are all meant to live in community. Yet how do we do this, given our many differences? We are divided by ethnicities, temperaments and goals. Acts chapter 2 tells of what can only be described as the model faith community. We will study this passage and explore how we can emulate the early church in our 21st Century setting.
November 5 at 5pm at Westgate Alliance Church
Speaker: Abraham Ninan
Topic: “The Puzzle of the Cross”
Why did Jesus die? Why did He die such a cruel death? Was He a victim of Roman power or the jealously of religious leaders? Was He disappointed and die as a martyr to a cause? Every thinking individual has to contemplate this puzzle. The Bible says that He died for our sins. We will try to unpack this statement at our ICCW service. Join us for an evening of worship, study, fellowship, and dinner.
August 6, 2017 at 5pm at Westgate Alliance Church
The cartoon character, Charlie Brown, famously said that he loved humanity but could not stand people. We find those nearest to us to be the most irritating and difficult to love. And so it is a challenge to follow Paul’s teaching in Ephesians 4 to be completely gentle, humble and patient, forgiving each other and living in harmony within the church. These instructions, surprisingly, follow his lofty teaching that informed us that we are the very children of God and citizens of heaven. Join us this Sunday as we explore this theme. – Abraham Ninan
Bible Readings: Mark 10:35-45; Ephesians 4:1-16