To explore the nature of faith and what we think about it
Tonight we are going to talk about faith...if you don't know what that is,
you'll soon find out...
We are going to start with a clip from The Matrix
11 mins from the start - looking at the front of the building. Neo is
been told off
15 mins from the start - Neo is taken from the building by an agent
[Split into groups]
The middle bit
In the clip we have just seen, Morpheus (the guy on the phone) offered to
guide Neo to safety
That meant that Neo had to trust Morpheus
Why do you think he trusted him?
If someone rang you up, would you do what they said, just because they
Can you remember a time when you had to put you trust in someone or
Who / what / where / when
If faith is when you put your trust in something that you can not see or
Note: dictionary says "often Faith Christianity. The theological virtue
defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will."
What kind of things do people put faith in?
God / aeroplanes / friends / tomorrow
Some people put there faith in God. Why?
In the clip Morpheus told Neo to go outside on to the balcony and climb
He said "I can't do this"...he didn't have enough faith in Morpheus to go
through with it
What makes it difficult to believe in a God?
You can't see / touch God...
When Morpheus first called Neo he said "I've been looking for you"
The Bible says something similar....
Jesus was speaking to is followers about what is important...
Matthew 18:10 - 14 Page 939 "Be careful. Don't think these little children are worth nothing. I tell
you that they have angels in heaven who are always with my Father in heaven.
If a man has 100 sheep but one of the sheep gets lost, he will leave the other
99 on the hill and go and look for the lost sheep. I tell you the truth, he is
happier about that one sheep than about the 99 that were never lost. In the
same way, your Father in heaven does not want any of these little children to
God goes out of his way to find us...
Why do you think he is looking for us?
God wants to be our friend
By being our friend, he will help us to live our lives in the best way