Sunday Sermon Archive

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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 […]

How to be Generous

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Life Group Discussion Questions   Text: Matthew 6:1-4   How do you assess which kinds of charitable causes you support?   Some people have interpreted v.1 as suggesting that religion is a purely private matter and not something others should see. What was the point Jesus was making in that verse?   Is it always […]

Rising above offence

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Life Group Discussion Questions Text: Matthew 5:43-48   What experience have you had (that you feel comfortable sharing) of struggling to forgive someone who has deeply offended you? – what happened? Are Christians allowed to have enemies? John 15:18-21 speaks of hatred for Christians. Why have Christians been persecuted over the centuries? How does God […]

No Task Beneath Us

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John 13:1-17 Life Group Discussion Questions  What might be a 21st century equivalent to “foot washing” as an expression of servanthood? (i.e. what might Jesus do/use today to get his point across?) In John 13:4 it says that Jesus “took off his outer clothing” when he demonstrated servanthood. What is your “outer clothing” that might […]

Living in a world of nasty people

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Matthew 5:38-42 Life Group Discussion Questions Following Jesus means living by a different set of values to the world in which we live. What are some examples of that difference from your experience? What do you understand to be the meaning of the phrase “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”? […]

In all things God works

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Romans 8:28   Life Group Discussion Questions   Why do some Christians get twisted and bitter with God when they encounter suffering or hardship?   What experience have you had of suffering that has taught you new things (maybe about yourself or God)?   If you had to explain a verse like Romans 8:28 to […]