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Kingdom Culture

Justyn Pride (Sun, 02 Dec 2012)

Justyn looked at Kingdom Culture and how it is missional. Starting in the Garden of Eden and then at Jesus' own ministry. Justyn looked at a Kingdom culture that Honours People, Relationships, Freedom and that also Empowers.

Questions

1. Sin breaks down culture as seen in Eden, but Jesus came to restore and demonstrate a new Kingdom. It was a Kingdom that attracted those on the edge of Jewish society - the sinners. What do you understand by this? Why was it attractive? How like it are you and us as a church family?

2. The phrase 'You have something that I don't have, and I need what you have' was used as part of this culture of honouring each other. What do you understand by this? Is this something desirable or something with which you struggle? If so, why?.

3. Freedom is a key part of Kingdom (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom). Free to celebrate, free to love, free to live, free to take risks, free to fail and/or succeed. Are there any areas where you don't feel free in? It's good to ask for prayer and help to step into freedom.

4. We're called to be salt and light, to extend the Kingdom of God. Do you believe that us living out a culture as discussed will reach those who don't know Jesus yet?

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Love The Lord Your God With All Your Heart

Phil Hardy (Sun, 25 Nov 2012)

Phil looked at Moses' call to the people of Israel to Love the Lord their God with all their heart soul and mind, Phil looked at God's unconditional love for us and how that draws us into loving him and loving others unconditionally.

To download Phil's notes (in PDF format), click here.

To download Phil's slides (in PDF format), click here.

Questions

1. What does it mean to Love the Lord with all our heart, soul and mind?

2. How's your love relationship, have you lost your the joy of loving Jesus?

3. Is there anyone person or people type that you find hard to show love towards?

4. If actions speak louder than words, what act of kindness can you do this week?

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Caleb And The Promised Land

Neal Garratt (Sun, 18 Nov 2012)

Neal looked at the story of Caleb from Numbers 13 and 14 and what we can learn from Caleb.

His name means wholeheartedness and he was certainly that – Trusting and having faith in God even though the circumstances going into the Promised Land looked impossible (again!).

He remembered that this was the same God that had brought them over the Red Sea and dealt with the hoards of Egyptian soldiers following them – the God of the impossible situation!

Questions:

1. What can we learn from Caleb about heart attitude and what made him “Different?”

2. Do we ‘fully rely on God’ (FROG) or are we more of a ‘partly rely on God’ person (PROG) – if we are why?

3. God says that his burden is light – why does it most of the time feel heavy? How do we find our song in the dark times?

4. God wants us to be honest with him and others and yet we find that hard – why is that?

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Spiritual DNA

Dave Harper (Sun, 11 Nov 2012)

On Church In The Peak’s 25th Anniversary Celebration weekend, Dave looked at the Isaiah 41:17-20 – some of the very first prophetic verses given about Church in the Peak.

Dave spoke about the spiritual DNA that God puts in everyone when they are saved and also about the spiritual DNA of the church.

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Journey

Phil Hardy (Sun, 04 Nov 2012)

Phil started a series of preaches from Deuteronomy. Today, Phil looked at Israel’s journey.

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Going On A Summer Holiday

Andy Sewell (Sun, 28 Oct 2012)

As part of our All Age Service, Andy spoke about how God has made it possible for us to enter heaven. Andy looked at:

Accommodation;
Passport;
Departure Times;
Tickets;
Customs;
Luggage;
Vaccinations and Inoculations;
Currency;
Clothing;
Reservations; and
the Arrival Party.

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Daddy God

Peter Williams (Sun, 21 Oct 2012)

Peter spoke about “Daddy God”.

Questions 1. Do you wake in the early morning? And what preoccupies you?

2. How was your experience of an earthly father? Do you have any problems as regards relating to God as a father?

3. How does this affect your mission?

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Can't Ignore The Poor Part 2

Phil Hardy (Sun, 14 Oct 2012)

Please note that due to microphone problems, the first couple of minutes of the preach were not recorded.

Phil continued his message from Isaiah 58, speaking from Isaiah 58 v6-14

Phil looked at the yoke of oppression that Jesus came to free people from. He looked at the oppression that can be on the individual, in a community (Society) and on a nation.

Jesus came to break the yoke of oppression and part of our mission as the church is to do the same through our social action.

Questions

. What oppression are we aware of in our communities, if any?

. How can we affect the community to bring change?

. If you could do anything what would it be? (What’s in your heart to do?)

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Can't Ignore The Poor

Phil Hardy (Sun, 07 Oct 2012)

Phil looked at Isaiah 58 and Gods heart being revealed towards the poor and needy.

QUESTIONS

• How is the Gospel Good news for the Poor?

• Who are the Poor?

• Do we know people who would be in that list? what can we do to help them?

• Are we eager to remember the poor, if not how can we change?

• In what ways can we further engage with the poor and needy?

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