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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The new blasphemy

@TDieppe Head of Policy at Christian Concern comments on what he calls “The New Blasphemy”…

…Bullies should be stood up to. It is high time these bullies started to realise that bullying doesn’t pay.

Harassed for caring for children
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It could be you…

  • This is not about me….
  • This is about keeping children safe
  • This is about #freedomofspeech
  • This is about #Antichristian bullying
  • This is about #Tolerance
  • This is about #CulturalMarxism
  • This is about our #society
  • This is about your safety – you could be next!

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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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RSE – What UK Parents, Grandparents, Carers (and in fact Everyone who cares about Children) needs to know

The way that traditional values have been slowly eroded over past decades and are now increasingly and aggressively derided and forced out of our society cannot have escaped any Christian, and so it is more and more important that in following Christ’s reminder in Matthew 5:13-16 to be ‘Salt & Light’, that we ensure we’re equipped.

As a Church New Connexions does everything we can to help you with that equipping: in our preaching, teaching, studying together, prayer, fellowship and care for one another we seek The Lord’s leading and to be obedient to Him. We also ensure that current issues which require our attention are posted on our Twitter Page, but we are also thankful to the Lord for the many people and organisations who are involved in ministries sharing and caring for Christians in this land. In particular this post is indebted to Roger Kiska and the team at Christian Concern for providing the short video below. Please do watch it and also share it as widely as you possibly can.

This is one of many, many areas where our society is under attack (for others see our Twitter Page), please keep informed, keep lobbying and keep sharing. Also please keep praying, stay strong in the battle, and praise God for His goodness!  

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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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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 4:13-25 – A Study

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  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?

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Romans 2:12-29 A Study

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  1. Read the passage and discuss how, if at all, what Paul says in these verses is different to the first 11 verses.
  2. look again at the passage as a whole and substitute the word Jew for Christian and the word law for Bible and discuss where we might be at risk of relying in things other than Jesus.
  3. Discuss circumcision, what is the purpose of circumcision? And how might we apply this to church life and Christianity today?
  4. As a group discuss the ways in which we can and should apply this passage to a) our individual lives and b) our life as a fellowship. 

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