Sermons by Brian Winslade

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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 […]

How approachable is God?

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text: Matthew 7:7-11   How would you describe the perception or understanding of God in your circles of acquaintance (work, neighbourhood, family, etc.)?   How has your understanding of God altered the more you have got to know him?   Share experiences you have had of “asking” or “knocking” or “seeking” […]

Unqualified critic

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Life Group Discussion Questions   Text: Matthew 7:1-5   Tell of an experience you’ve had of wrongly judging the character of a person, only to find out later that they are someone to admire?   What experience have you had of being unfairly judged or criticized? How did it impact you?   What kind of […]

What is God Like?

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Life Group Discussion Questions   Topic: What is God really like?     Think of the people you associate with during the week. What is their understanding or perception of God?   According to a Herald-Digipoll (published 11/1/2000) 70% of New Zealanders believe in God. Yet only around 10% attend church. What are the implications […]

Antidote to Worry

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Life Group Discussion Questions  Text: Matthew 6:25-34   How much money would you require in order to be really happy or contented in life?   What do you believe to be the impact of wealth on a person’s faith in God?   Does God have a priority for those who receive his provision or assistance? […]