Sermons by Brian Winslade

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Older Brother Syndrome

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Life Group Discussion Questions Text: Luke 15:25-32   Why do you think the religious leaders (mentioned at the beginning of Luke 15) were so concerned about Jesus spending time with “sinners”?   How would you describe God’s attitude toward “lost” people in our day and age?   Where does “older brother syndrome” occur in our […]

The Parable of the Loving Father

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Life Group Discussion Questions Text: Luke 15:11-24   What do you reckon is the hardest thing about being a parent in this day and age?   Why do you think God allows us the dignity of free choice? Why not create us pre-programmed to behave in certain ways?   Given that Jesus’ parables were aimed […]

The Gratitude Attitude

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text: Luke 17:11-19 What experience have you had of feeling rejection or abandonment by other people? What affect did it have on you?   Leprosy isolated people from their community. What might be a 21st century equivalent to leprosy?   Talk about an experience you have had of doing something for […]

Building on right foundations

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Life Group Discussion Questions   Text: Matthew 7:24-29   What technological changes have most impacted you in your lifetime – so far?   What are some of the major cultural changes in values (in the past few decades) that affect New Zealand? – How do you think these changes have impacted Christians?   What are […]

Religion or Relationship

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Life Group Discussion Questions Text: Matthew 7:21-23 What experience have you had in life of being (or feeling) excluded?   When you first read these verses how does it make you feel?   Who do you think Jesus had in mind when he said these words?   If the ability to prophesy, drive out demons […]

Telling the true from the false

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text: Matthew 7:15-20   What is your experience of prophetic revelation – either having someone pass on a “word from the Lord” or sensing/hearing God speak to you directly?   How would you sum up the main points of this passage?   False prophecy was obviously a significant issue in the […]

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 […]