With its huge perspective of life on earth, its detailed description of the inner workings of the human heart and its revelation of the incomparable Jesus, the Bible has a unique ability to both comfort and disturb us.
At times it seriously disrupts our plans, at other times it strengthens our resolve. It even enables us to peer into the plans of God Himself.
It's food for the soul.
Soulfood is a weekly Bible study resource, written by members of the Woodlands family, to help us all read this amazing book and discover its treasures.
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The prophets of the Old Testament were constantly calling God’s people back to divine realities. As we read four of the shorter books by the great Minor Prophets, let’s encounter God through their words communicating God’s enduring character and message: We belong to God; God... read full study
The book of Haggai includes 4 prophecies, given over a 4 month period in 520BC. The context is described in Ezra 1 – 4, summarised in Ezra 4:24 – 5:2. The exiles had returned from Babylon and enthusiastically begun to rebuild the temple. There was great rejoicing when the... read full study
The prophets of the Old Testament were constantly calling God’s people back to divine realities. As we read four of the shorter books by the great Minor Prophets, let’s encounter our eternal God through their words communicating His enduring character and message: We belong... read full study
This weeks Soulfood sees the conclusion of our time spent with Peter. What have we learnt so far? Peter has been on a journey of identity, he has been transformed from a fisherman to a disciple to an apostle and now in this last section he is a wise old man, probably in his... read full study
Human beings are often involved in confrontation with one another. Usually confrontations happen between people who care most, and this is particularly true in religious circles. Apathetic people don’t have the energy to confront and challenge; it’s passionate caring people... read full study
This week we are looking at the challenges we face when our God shines His light right into our hearts and exposes what we would rather keep hidden – or perhaps don’t even realise is there! The good news is that God doesn’t allow this to happen without providing the answer,... read full study
Everyone in this weeks story had an agenda for the day. Peter and John were going into the Jewish temple away from their exciting community of early Christians experiencing the Holy Spirit for the first time. Going simply to where a lot of non-Christian people would have... read full study
This passage tells of how Jesus commissioned Peter. Perhaps Peter needed special encouragement after his denial; he may have felt completely worthless. The first part of John 21 sets the scene for Jesus conversation with Peter.