Sunday Service May 10th

Good morning and welcome

We pray that whether you are joining us for the first time or you’re a regular that you’ll be blessed this morning. If you’re unsure how to work your way through the service, simply follow the order of service below; you will find a mixture of video, links to worship and a few words, simply follow them all through in order and as every Sunday, we’ll all come out the other end, having read and studied God’s word, sung His praises, come before Him in prayer and been built up by Him as we go into the week ahead.

Song – How Great Thou Art

Song – These are the days of Elijah

Song – Strength Will Rise

Song – The Power Of The Cross

Song – Holy, Holy, Holy

Song – To God Be The Glory

Blessing – God Be With You

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Romans 15 1-7 A study

  1. Does accepting “the weak” mean accepting everyone without question? If no, then why not?
  2. Whose example are we to follow in bearing the weakness of others (Romans 15:1-3)?
  3. What two things are mentioned that can help give us guidance as to how please and build up our neighbour (Romans 15:3-4)?
  4. What value has the Old Testament for Christians (Romans 15:4)?
  5. Why is it important that we be of one mind – what is the purpose of being unified – What does it mean to be of ‘one mind,’ how do we glorify God (Romans 15:5-6)?
  6. In what way are we to receive one another (Romans 15:7)?
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Romans 14:13-23 ~ A Study

This study is based on the English Standard Version – It will help to read the passage from that version.

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  1. Verse 13: What does Paul mean by hindrance and stumbling block and how do they differ?
  2. What do verses 14-16 mean and how should we apply them?
  3. According to Paul what is the Kingdom of God?
  4. How do the things Paul is warning about in this passage contrast with the Kingdom of God?
  5. Discuss the various ways this passage might be applied to our lives here and now.
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Romans 14:1-12 ~ A study

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  1. When you think of grey areas in church life, what do you think of?
  2. From a biblical point of view? What makes something a grey area rather than a clear black and white issue? Here are starters: tattoos, women in ministry, gambling, bible translations. Please add a good number of your own too.
  3. What is important about the day we set aside for worship? i.e. what must we do on that day and what should we not do?
  4. Discuss judgement.
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Romans 13:1-7 ~ A Study

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  1. What is your first reaction to being told what to do by someone else?
  2. What kind of attitudes do people have in our society when it comes to people in power over us?
  3. What are the reasons Paul gives as to why we should submit to governing authorities? What does it mean to submit?
  4. Loooking at verses 6-7. What does submission to authority look like in practice? Talk a bit too about tax…
  5. When is it OK to disobey those in authority over us?
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Romans 12:9-13 ~ A Study

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  1. Discuss each of the four sentences in verse 9; get under the surface of them and talk through what it means to put each into practice;
  2. What does it mean to honour someone? What does it look like in practice?
  3. How does not being lazy fit in with loving one another?
  4. Look at each element in verse 12 and talk about what happens if we fail in them? How can we help each other in ‘failing to fail’?
  5. Hospitality is often seen as something we can opt in and out of; Paul makes it clear that that’s not the case. Why is practicing hospitality important and how can we encourage one another in it?

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Romans 12:3-8 ~ A Study

  1. When we think about ourselves or others what is the normal way we make judgements? How should we make a proper evaluation of ourselves?
  2. Does everyone have ‘gifts’? Why is it important that we use the gifts we have?
  3. Discuss the kinds of things we might think of as gifts within the church.
  4. If you don’t have a certain listed gift, does that mean you don’t have to do that thing? For example, giving or encouragement or kindness. Discuss this as a group and decide why.
  5. As well as using our gifts to build each other up, in the sermon we discussed the need to be there for one another; be accountable to one another; look out for one another. Talk each of these through and discuss where as church we might need to ‘up our game’…

Miss the sermon? Pick it up here:http://newconnexionschurch.org.uk/sermons/you-are-the-most-amazing-gift-to-us/

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Romans 12:1-2 ~ A Study

  1. Read From Romans 11:33 to 12:2 from as many different translations as you have in the group;
  2. What is causing Paul to urge/beg his hearers in verse one? What should our reaction be?
  3. What does it mean to be a living sacrifice, and what is it that we are to offer?
  4. How might we be conformed to the world, and what is the effect?
  5. How can we be transformed, and what is the benefit?
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Judges 6:33-40 ~ A Study

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  1. Before reading through the passage discuss what you know about Gideon.
  2. Read the passage.
  3. Who were the Midianites and the Amalekites, and why did they come to the valley of Jezreel?
  4. What is surprising about Gideon’s decision to ‘put out the fleece’?
  5. What is surprising about God’s response?
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2 Chronicles 25 – A Study

Amaziah – not exactly wholehearted….

  1. Read the passage through as a group.
  2. If you had to describe Amaziah’s character in a sentence, what would you say?
  3. How does Amaziah’s reign with it’s gradual drift away from God show of the danger of a halfhearted faith?
  4.  Read Jeremiah 17:9 and discuss.
  5. Talk through the application we can take from this passage.
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