Growth means choices
Questions from the talk given on Sunday 9 Dec 2018
Growth means sacrifice
Questions from the talk given on Sunday 2 Dec 2018
Growth means maturing
Questions from the talk given on Sunday 25 November 2018
Church Family + Sexuality
The third and final part of the Church Family trilogy of talks: Small group question for the week beginning Sunday 18 November 2018 - yep, just the one question: How biblically inclusive is our church?
Plus additional What does the Bible say about homosexuality article by Sam Allberry.
And finally a link to the Living Out website where you can find lots of stories and questions answered with articles and videos.
Growth means acceptance of others
Questions for small groups for the week beginning 11 November 2018
Growth: An Introduction
Questions for small groups for the week beginning 4 November 2018
Evangelism: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Questions for small groups for the week beginning 28 October 2018
Evangelism: Sharing your story
Questions for the small groups for the week beginning 21 October 2018
Evangelism, social action & compassion
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 30 September 2018
Visitor: Fred from Uganda
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 23 September 2018
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 16 September 2018
Evangelism: Treasures in Heaven
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 9 Sept 2018
Evangelism: A culture of evangelism
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 2 Sep 2018
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 15 July 2018
Church Family + Singleness
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 8 July 2018
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 1 July 2018
Forgiveness and Offense
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 17th June 2018
Peace and Joy
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 10th June 2018
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 3rd June 2018
God's Good Gifts
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 27 May 2018
In the World, but not of the World
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 20 May 2018
Belief, Unbelief and Something In Between
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 13 May 2018
Judges 6-8: Restoring the Land
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 6 May 2018
Judges 1 - 5: Settling the Land
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 29 April 2018
Small group questions for the week beginning Sunday 22 April 2018.
Questions: Where are you?
Small group questions from the week beginning Sunday 15 April 2018, on "Questions" from Steve Chupp.
Taking the Land
Small group questions from the week beginning Sunday 8 April 2018, on "Taking the Land".
Reconnoitring the land
1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant: 2 ‘Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the River Jordan into the land I am about to give to them - to the Israelites. 3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 4 Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates - all the Hittite country - to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. Joshua 1:1-6
22 When they left, they went into the hills and stayed there three days, until the pursuers had searched all along the road and returned without finding them. 23 Then the two men started back. They went down out of the hills, forded the river and came to Joshua son of Nun and told him everything that had happened to them. 24 They said to Joshua, ‘The Lord has surely given the whole land into our hands; all the people are melting in fear because of us.’ Joshua 2:22-24
1. Why do you think that Moses did not enter the promised land and Joshua did?
2. How do you think Joshua felt when taking over the leadership from Moses?
3. What differences were there in the report and attitude of the spies in Joshua chapter 2 to those in Numbers chapter 13?
4. When God tells Joshua that he will give him every place where his foot trod, was that Just for Joshua or can we take it as a promise for us today?
5. Is there any land you need to take? How should you prepare yourself?
A community of holiness
"9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practise hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord." Romans 12:9-19
1. How do you know that love is sincere? Is there a test?
2. Should fellow Christians come before others when help is needed?
3. What does your ideal church look like? Would you qualify to be in it!?
4. How do you love someone who you don’t like or who doesn’t like you? (Be real.)
5. Where is the red line that says it’s not possible to live in peace with this person?
Practical application of James 1: 19-27
Keep yourself from being polluted by the world
1. In what areas of your life are you most at risk of “pollution”?
2. What forms does it take?
3. How can you keep from being polluted?
4. How can we pray for and support each other in this?
War of words
Questions for week commencing 18 Feb 2018 on War of words.
Questions for week commencing 11 Feb 2018 on Holy Thinking.
Small groups might wish to split into separate male-female groups for some aspects of the questions for the week beginning 4 February 2018 on Sexual Purity.
Questions for the week beginning 28 January 2018
Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” - 1 Peter 1: 13-16
Trying hard to be Holy is really difficult. Discuss.
Over the past few weeks we’ve heard about personal holiness, God’s holiness and even the Holy of Holies! How do these relate to our every day lives? In what areas do we feel challenged at the moment.
The Amplified Bible adds to “Be holy, because I am holy” with the words “be set apart from the world by your godly character and moral courage”.
What aspects of God’s character are you called to display?
In what areas of your life can you show “moral courage”?]
Questions for the week commencing 21 January 2018 on the Holiness of God.
The Holiness of God
Questions for the week commencing 14 January 2018 on A Journey Through the Tabernacle
Through the Tabernacle
Questions for the week commencing 18 December 2017 on Serving one Another
Questions for the week commencing 10 December 2017 on Who is my neighbour?
Who is my neighbour?
Questions for the week commencing 3 December 2017 on The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit
Questions for the week commencing 26 November 2017 on The Cross and Forgiveness
The Cross and Forgiveness
Questions for the week commencing 19 November 2017 on Money and Giving
Money and Giving
Questions for the week commencing 12 November 2017 on Getting the Better of Failure.
“Get the Better” of Failure
Questions for the week commencing 29 October 2017 on Forgiveness.
Questions for the week commencing 22 October 2017 on Living by Faith.
Living by Faith
Week commencing 15 October: no new questions this week. Suggest you use the ones on The Fruit of the Spirit as they didn't get used due to Family Forum.
Questions for the week commencing 8 October 2017 on How to Approach the Bible.
Questions for the week commencing 1 October 2017 on the subject of the Fruit of the Spirit.
The Fruit of the Spirit
Questions for the week commencing 24 September 2017 on the subject of us being new creations.
Questions for the week commencing 17 September 2017. Based around David Campbell's talk on the presence of God’s kingdom in our lives and communities.
The King, His Kingdom & His Subjects
Questions for the week commencing 10 September 2017. Vision - yours, theirs, ours!
Questions for the week commencing 16 July 2017. Thomas - A sceptic by nature with honest doubts
Questions for the week commencing 9 July 2017. Nicodemus - The Earnest Seeker
Questions for the week commencing 2 July 2017: Barnabas - The encourager
Questions for the week commencing 26 June 2017: Caleb - Being Wholehearted (Numbers 13 & 14, 1 Chron 29 10-20)
Download the questions for the week commencing 11 June 2017 which are on the subject of Benaiah - Underdogs can be Overachievers (2 Samuel 23:20-23)
Download the questions for the week commencing 5 June 2017 which are on the subject of Ephron the Hittite - Recognising and Blessing the Work of God (Gen 23)
Ephron the Hittite
Making church a place where everyone contributes
Download the questions for small groups for the week commencing 28 May 2017 which are on the subject Making Church a Place Where Everyone Contributes.