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- When you think of grey areas in church life, what do you think of?
- 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.
- 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?
- Discuss judgement.
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- Read the passage and discuss what your initial thoughts about it are;
- Who might be our enemies – try to be as broad as possible in thinking this through;
- How do we fail in this?
- Where can we help each other live obediently in this area?
- What might be some of the outcomes of obedience to these verses?
- When we think about ourselves or others what is the normal way we make judgements? How should we make a proper evaluation of ourselves?
- Does everyone have ‘gifts’? Why is it important that we use the gifts we have?
- Discuss the kinds of things we might think of as gifts within the church.
- 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.
- 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’…
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- Before reading through the passage discuss what you know about Gideon.
- Read the passage.
- Who were the Midianites and the Amalekites, and why did they come to the valley of Jezreel?
- What is surprising about Gideon’s decision to ‘put out the fleece’?
- What is surprising about God’s response?
Amaziah – not exactly wholehearted….
- Read the passage through as a group.
- If you had to describe Amaziah’s character in a sentence, what would you say?
- How does Amaziah’s reign with it’s gradual drift away from God show of the danger of a halfhearted faith?
- Read Jeremiah 17:9 and discuss.
- Talk through the application we can take from this passage.
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- Read Romans 10:4-13.
- Why is Paul talking about going up to heaven and down to the dead?
- Which parts of the OT was Paul quoting (most bibles will have footnotes which will cross refer you).
- Why was he quoting this?
- What was Paul’s main point here?
- We mentioned a number of area where we might apply this passage to our lives. Which can you recall and do you feel any were missed?
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- Read from Romans 5:20 to 6:14
- Why does Paul ask the question he asks in verse 1?
- Spend some time discussing the different way Paul, in verses 1-11, contrasts Sin and death with freedom and life.
- Read verses 12-14 again (phrase by phrase) and discuss each instruction. Specifically discuss how these instruction ought to be applied to our lives.