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The Angels Promised It

Reading: Luke ch 2 v 8 – 20 Jude has written this about the sermon: “My final section was about waiting well in Advent, but I was overtaken by emotion as I looked out across the congregation, knowing so many people will face a deeply sad few weeks. My final point was this:Are we waiting…

Isaiah Predicted Peace on Earth

Reading: Isaiah 9:1 – 7 This mornings talk was part of an All Age, with baptism, service and our young people were still with us. Questions for discussion: What struck you about what you heard? Was there anything you didn’t understand or agree with? ‘Humanity has a tendency to multiply conflict.’ Do you think this…

A New Hope

Reading: Genesis 12:1-5 Questions for group study: What struck you about what you heard? Was there anything you didn’t understand or agree with? What do you think about the idea of leaving home or family or friends to follow Jesus? Have you responded to the call of God — what might he be calling you…

Babel

Reading: Genesis 11 v 1 – 9 Questions for study: What struck you about what you heard? Was there anything you didn’t understand or agree with? Genesis 10-11 deal with the development of national identity and language. Do you think the chapters are broadly positive or negative about the origins of nations and national identity?…

The Dove of Hope

Reading: Genesis 8:1 – 14 Questions for group study: What struck you about what you heard? Was there anything you didn’t understand or agree with? “But God remembered Noah” (8:1). Have you ever had this sense of God remembering you or acting powerfully during a difficult period in your life? How can we keep hope…

The Flood Explained

Reading: Genesis ch 6 v 1 – 8 Home Group Study Questions What struck you about what you heard? Was there anything you didn’t understand or agree with? What does the flood narrative reveal to us about God’s character? How hard/easy do you find it to trust Jesus? What does ‘walking with God’ look like…

Noah: Starting Over

Reading: Genesis ch 6 v 9 – 22 This short talk was part of our All-Age service. Questions for group study: What struck you about what you heard? Was there anything you didn’t understand or agree with? Many of us heard Noah’s story as children. Has your view of the story changed over time? If…

The Origin of Violence

Reading: Genesis 4:1-16 Study Group Questions  What struck you about what you heard? Was there anything you didn’t understand or agree with? What were the consequences of Cain’s murder of Abel? Do you think violence still causes these consequences today? Jesus’ blood ‘speaks a better word’ than Abel’s (Heb 12:24). What might that mean for…