Tea @ Ten!

What a privilege to entertain our Over-60’s group in North Ely!

On Friday, 2 August 2019, New Connexions Church High Barns entertained our local Over-60’s group and treated them with a “High Tea”. There were scones with cream and jam, chocolate cake, lemon cake, banana muffins, fruit, and many more finger licking treats to feast on.

We even had our own waiter and waitress, Samuel and Tilly, who did a wonderful job taking all the orders and serving the guests. There was a quiz with some questions about the 1950’s which gave us an insight into some very interesting historical facts. We heard hilarious anecdotes of a past era and even heard about a teacher living just across from a village school and coming back to school on horseback after lunch.

Pastor Keith Waters read Psalm 23, one of the most beautiful and comforting passages in the Bible. We also sang a favourite hymn of the group which they remembered from their childhood – All things bright and beautiful. Such a beautiful song and Psalm. What a pity our children don’t hear this in our schools anymore. 

We all had a great time and we will definitely treat our elderly again!

Claudine New Connexions ELY

It's only fair to share...Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Email this to someone
email
Share on Facebook
Facebook

Romans 7:13-25 A Study

If you missed the sermon, you can pick it up here.

  1. Verses 7-13 –  What two things happen when an unbeliever comes into contact with the law?
  2. Does Pauls description in verses 14-25 look like a realistic description of a Christian?
  3. Verses 14-25. Discuss the positive things says about himself and then talk through the negative things. How can these both be true?
  4. Have you ever been discouraged by sin and failure? How does this chapter encourage us?

It's only fair to share...Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Email this to someone
email
Share on Facebook
Facebook

Study Questions – Romans 7:1-6

The Law & the Christian

1. In what sense are Christians “not under law” and in what sense do we still have obligations to it?

2. Why is the idea that love is the only command needed for those under grace inadequate and misguided?

3. If the law was impossible to keep and actually stimulated our sinful passions, why did God institute it?

4. Can there be such a thing as an unfruitful Christian? Include John 15: 1-8 in your discussion.

5. Paul uses marriage as a metaphor for our relationship to God and the law. Using the marriage vows discuss how these compare to our commitment to God.

It's only fair to share...Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Email this to someone
email
Share on Facebook
Facebook

Romans 6:15-23 – A Study

If you missed the sermon, you can pick it up here.

Read through the passage and pray asking the Lord to open it up to you.

  1. Why does Paul ask his question in verse 15?
  2. What images come to mind when we think of slavery? Compare this to what you know of slavery in the first century A.D.
  3. Look through the passages again and pick out the various contrasts between being a slave to sin and a slave to God. Talk through each one.
  4. In which ways can and should we apply this passage to out lives?

It's only fair to share...Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Email this to someone
email
Share on Facebook
Facebook

A Study – Romans 6:1-14

If you missed the sermon on this Passage you can find it HERE

  1. Read from Romans 5:20 to 6:14
  2. Why does Paul ask the question he asks in verse 1?
  3. Spend some time discussing the different way Paul, in verses 1-11, contrasts Sin and death with freedom and life.
  4. Read verses 12-14 again (phrase by phrase) and discuss each instruction. Specifically discuss how these instruction ought to be applied to our lives.
It's only fair to share...Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Email this to someone
email
Share on Facebook
Facebook

Bible Study Romans 5:12-21

This study is based on the Sermon from Sunday June 2nd

  1. Discuss as a group what thoughts people have about life and death.
  2. Why does Adam get the blame, when it was obviously Eve who took the first bite of the fruit?
  3. In the sermon we looked at both the doctrine of original sin and the doctrine of representation. These can be quite deep things but equally the concept is simple. As a group talk through and confusion that there might be and why they are both important.
  4. Look at and discuss the contrasts Paul makes between Adam and Christ. 
  5. How ought we apply this passage to our lives in 21st century Britain?  
It's only fair to share...Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Email this to someone
email
Share on Facebook
Facebook

Romans 4:13-25 – A Study

If you missed the sermon on this passage, please pick it up here

  1. Discuss the question: What is faith?
  2. Read through the passage and each time you come to a sentence which discusses Abrahams faith, hope or belief stop and discuss it?
  3. How long was it between God’s promise to Abram and the birth of Isaac? (you can check out Abraham’s life in Genesis 12-25 you might want to read through these chapters before meeting to study).
  4. Where is the application for us from this passage, and how night we encourage each other in that application?

It's only fair to share...Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Email this to someone
email
Share on Facebook
Facebook

Romans 3:27 – 4:12

If you missed the sermon, pick it up here: Outrageous Grace

  1. Recap on what we looked at last week in our study on propitiation, Justification and Redemption.
  2. What is the main conclusion Paul draws from the doctrine of Justification (verses 27 & 28).
  3. Given that this passage is very much dealing with a specific issue for Jewish believers, how can we and should we apply this passage to ourselves as a ‘Gentile’ congregation in the UK?
  4. Pastor entitled his message on this passage Outrageous Grace. What is so outrageous about God’s grace?
It's only fair to share...Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Email this to someone
email
Share on Facebook
Facebook

A study on Romans 3:9-20

Hear Misha’s sermon on this passage here: ‘Hearts or Stones’

  1. What is our standing before God regarding the law.
  2. Why do we find it so difficult to live up to the law.
  3. How does Jesus fulfill both the law and the prophets.
  4. Discuss how the law is written in our hearts and how it differs from the covenant God made with Moses at Sinai.
It's only fair to share...Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Email this to someone
email
Share on Facebook
Facebook