Sermons by Brian Winslade

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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?   […]

Final Words

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text: James 5:13-20 Why do Christians sometimes fail to acknowledge God (turn to him or praise him) when circumstances of life (good and bad) come our way? Read Matthew 10:32. What does this verse mean or imply? James encouraged people who are sick to seek prayer for healing? What is your experience […]

The Problem with Wealth

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James 5:1-6 Life Group Discussion Questions   What do you imagine might have been the reaction when this passage was read out in the churches to whom it was sent?   Given the numerous statements in the New Testament warning us about the trap money and riches can create, why has it been neglected subject in […]