Sermons by Brian Winslade

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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 […]

Planning for the Future

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Life Group Discussion Questions James 4:13-17   How would you describe yourself? Are you a “forward planner” or more of a “go with flow” kind of person?   What does a verse like Matthew 6:34 mean for you? How do you put it into practice?   What might an example from your life where you had […]

Dealing to Seeds of Conflict

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James 4:1-12 Life Group Discussion Questions   What is your best strategy for coping/responding to offence?   Given all that the Bible teaches about conflict why do is it still occur so often — in families, amongst friends, in the church?   How do James’ words in verses 2 & 3 challenge you?   What might […]

A Word to the Wise

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James 3:13-18 Life Group Discussion Questions   Who is the wisest person you know, and why do you regard them so?   How would you define the distinction between “wisdom” and “intelligence”?   What is an example from your experience of seeking the Lord’s wisdom in a given situation? How did it happen?   What do […]

A Restless Evil

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1. Nepal Project Report Back 2.  James 3:1-12 Life Group Discussion Questions   Why do you think teachers are singled out in v.1, and what does “judge more strictly” mean?   What is your worst experience of misusing your tongue? What was the result?   Why are the illustrations of a bit, a rudder and a […]

Fake Faith

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James 2:14-26 Life Group Discussion Questions   What challenges you the most from James 2:14-26?   How ought we to define “faith”?   James talks about faith that is dead. What does that look like?   We talk about someone “coming to faith” in Jesus. What does that mean and how does it happen?   James […]

No Favourites

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Text: James 2:1-13 Life Group Discussion Questions   What experience have you had of favouritism‑perhaps being on the wrong side of special treatment?   Why is it wrong to treat some people in the church (like the rich) differently to others (like those who are not rich)?   When it comes to people the church seeks […]

Pure Religion

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text: James 1:26-27   Who do you think James was meaning when he referred to those who “consider themselves religious”?   What might be examples of “keeping a tight rein on [one’s] tongue”?   What might be examples of “being polluted by the world”?   What challenges you the most from Micah […]

Staying true in the midst of conflict

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text: James 1:19-25   Talk about an experience you have had of receiving opposition or conflict for being a follower of Jesus Christ?   Why is it that in an age of “tolerance” there is often “intolerance” and negativity towards those who subscribe to historical Christian faith?   Have a look at […]