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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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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Hebrews 12:1-4 ~ A Study

If you missed the sermon for this study please pick it up here

  1. Talk through those things you know the bible says about remembering (this could take you several weeks of study 🙂 );
  2. The sermon referred back to Hebrews 11. Spend some time checking out some of the people mentioned and discuss what was special about them;
  3. In the sermon we brought out a number of areas of application. Discuss those mentioned and others you have discovered as a group.
  4. Spend some time in prayer for each other and the work and mission of our church. 
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A Study on Romans 11:11-32

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

  1. Pray for the Lord’s leading and then read through the passage.
  2. compare the question Paul asks in verse 11 with that he had previously asked in verse 1. discuss the point he is making.
  3. Discuss as a group a) did Israel stumble b) did Israel fall? in both cases if so how?
  4. Talk through the illustration Paul gives of the olive tree (verses 17-24), what is Paul saying in this about both the Gentiles and the Jews?
  5. What does it mean in verse 26, that ‘all Israel will be saved’? Consider this especially in the light of Romans 10:13.

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John 14:1-6 A Study

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  1. Read through the passage and discuss why Jesus starts off with the words He does. i.e. what is the background to this passage.
  2. What does the bible tell us about heaven?
  3. As a group, discuss what you feel about eternity.
  4. Jesus makes it clear to us here that there is no other way to be saved. How can we use this passage when speaking to people who are not Christians.
  5. As you have looked at the questions above you will have seen some areas of application for us. Which other ways should we be applying this passage?
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A Study on Romans 10:14-21

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  1. Read Romans 10:14-21.
  2. What is the point being made in verses 14-18?
  3. How does faith come?
  4. Why does Israel not obey the gospel?
  5. Does verse 18 suggest that the gospel had been preached unto all the world by the time Paul wrote this letter?
  6. How might we properly apply this passage to our lives today?
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A Study on Romans 10:4-13

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  1. Read Romans 10:4-13.
  2. Why is Paul talking about going up to heaven and down to the dead?
  3. Which parts of the OT was Paul quoting (most bibles will have footnotes which will cross refer you).
  4. Why was he quoting this?
  5. What was Paul’s main point here?
  6. 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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A Study – Romans 6:1-14

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  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.
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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?  
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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?
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