Sunday Sermon Archive

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Choices

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text: Matthew 7:13-14   When you have to make a significant decision or choice in life, how do you go about finding the will of God?   Free choice is spoken of as a gift God has given to everyone through creation. How do you respond to that?   Having chosen […]

Pay It Forward

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Life Group Discussion Questions   Text: Matthew 7:12    What is the kindest thing someone has ever done to/for you?   Matthew 22:37-40 and Matthew 7:12 are a bit like “executive summary” statements on the whole of the Old Testament (the Law and the Prophets). What do you think Jesus had in mind when he […]

How approachable is God?

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text: Matthew 7:7-11   How would you describe the perception or understanding of God in your circles of acquaintance (work, neighbourhood, family, etc.)?   How has your understanding of God altered the more you have got to know him?   Share experiences you have had of “asking” or “knocking” or “seeking” […]

Unqualified critic

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Life Group Discussion Questions   Text: Matthew 7:1-5   Tell of an experience you’ve had of wrongly judging the character of a person, only to find out later that they are someone to admire?   What experience have you had of being unfairly judged or criticized? How did it impact you?   What kind of […]

What is God Like?

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Life Group Discussion Questions   Topic: What is God really like?     Think of the people you associate with during the week. What is their understanding or perception of God?   According to a Herald-Digipoll (published 11/1/2000) 70% of New Zealanders believe in God. Yet only around 10% attend church. What are the implications […]

Antidote to Worry

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text: Matthew 6:25-34   How much money would you require in order to be really happy or contented in life?   What do you believe to be the impact of wealth on a person’s faith in God?   Does God have a priority for those who receive his provision or assistance? […]

Treasure Hunters

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Life Group Discussion Questions Text: Matthew 6:19-24   In what ways are Christians “different” or “not of this world” compared to those who are not Christians?   What are some examples of decisions or life choices you have made that represent our different “citizenship” as a Christian?   How would you explain the concept of […]

Going Without

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text: Matthew 6:16-18   What is your experience personally/historically with fasting? How did it affect you?   If you had to explain the point of fasting to someone unfamiliar with the Bible, what would you say?   What was the main point(s) Jesus had in his comment on fasting in Matthew […]

Learning to Pray

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Matthew 6:5-13 Life Group Discussion Questions   Jesus talks about people who do their “acts of righteousness” for the notice of others as “hypocrites.” Is there a difference between hypocrisy and sinful failure, or they the same thing?   Why does Jesus suggest praying in secret, as opposed to praying in public?   Why do so […]