Sunday Sermon Archive

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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 […]

Honest Talk

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Matthew 5:33-37 Life Group Discussion Questions   Do you think people are more, or less, honest these days compared to previous decades?   What experience have you had of being treated dishonestly? How did it affect you?   Is there ever an occasion when telling the truth is unnecessary or not required?   Some people […]

The Ugliness of Divorce

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Life Group Discussion Questions Text: Matthew 5:31-32   Why do you think God places such a strong emphasis on the permanence of marriage?   In what kinds of situation might the failure of a marriage be okay?   What do you consider to be the reason(s) so many marriages today are failing?   What advice […]

Sexual Purity

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Life Group Discussion Questions   Text: Matthew 5:27-30   Why do you think the gap between the (moral) behaviour of Christians and non-Christians is not that wide these days?   Do the morals portrayed in the media (TV, movies, books) merely reflect societal values on an issue like sexuality, or are they shaping them?   […]

Murder by Intent

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Life Group Discussion Questions   Text: James 5:13-20   Why do you think Jesus linked anger with the crime of murder?   Ephesians 4:26 says “in your anger do not sin”. When does anger become sinful?   What’s the best advice you’ve been given for handling anger?   If God takes a dim view of discrimination, […]

Laws are the be broken

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Matthew 5:17-20 Life Group Discussion Questions     How do you respond to the person who says that Christianity (religion) is just a list of rules and regulations – no freedom?   Jesus said that he didn’t come to abolish the law and the prophets, but to fulfill them. How would you explain “fulfilling the law” […]

Salt and Light

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Matthew 5:13-16 Life Group Discussion Questions   When Jesus used the metaphors of salt and light they had specific significance to the people of his day. What contemporary metaphors might he use to get the same message across in our day?   What are some examples of sprinkling “salt” or “shining light” in your workplace/neighbourhood?   […]