Sermons by Brian Winslade

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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 […]

The Anatomy of Temptation

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Life Group Discussion Questions   Text: James 1:13-15   Why do you think James needed to counter the idea that God was the source of temptation (v.13)?   Why do some people blame God when adverse circumstances come their way? What kind of people do this?   While the devil is surely the tempter of people […]

The Marks of Friendship

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text Matthew 25:31-46   Talk about your experience of the best friend you have had in your life. What was it that made it special for you?   Read Matthew 7:21-23. How does this passage of Scripture challenge you?   In Jesus parable of the sheep and the goats (Matthew 25:31-46) who […]

Joy in the Struggle

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text: James 1:2–12   A lot of people have negative feelings about God because he seemingly allows/permits suffering to happen to us (or in our world). Surely a good and powerful God wouldn’t do that! How do you respond to this?   What are some examples of suffering that you have experienced […]

Profile of an author

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Life Group Discussion Questions   Text: James 1:1   What is the most memorable letter you have ever received?   James, the younger brother of Jesus, was at one point rather skeptical about whether Jesus was truly who he claimed to be. But he later became absolutely convinced and led the church in Jerusalem. What do […]