2021: A Sacrifice; a Warning and an Exciting Possibility


Questions from the Message:

  1. When you get ‘squeezed’ what comes out?  IS it the graceful love, care and compassion of Jesus Christ?
  2. Where are you imitating the ‘ways of the world?’ Is imitating Jesus your first response? What does that look like?
  3. Recognising that you won’t always get it right, how does you own ‘call to repentance’ – that complete change in your thought patterns and decision-making processes with reference to God, to sin, to self, to things – influence you life and the lives of those around you?
  4. What do you need to put in place – as you head into 2021 – for you to be more comfortable with change?  Who do you need to be spending time with (or not with); what do you need to be reading (or not reading); where do you need to be going (or not going) – in order to ‘…let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”
  5. What, where, and how in 2021 – as you resist ‘copying the behaviour and customs of this world” – is God calling you to be a ‘living and holy sacrifice – the kind He will find acceptable?”


Christmas Through the Eyes of the Wise Men – Where is the Child to be born King?

Questions from the Message:

  1. In your heart, do you really believe that the world isn’t in need of a Saviour?  How does your life display your faith?
  2. In what areas of your faith life do you need to see growth or more discipline in?
  3. What gifts are you bringing in worship to your King?  Do you need to reassess what that looks like?
  4. Are you taking time to simply ‘gaze’ on Jesus and worship Him?  What does that looks like for you?  Does your ‘taking time’ need a readjustment?

Christmas Through the Eyes of the Shepherds – Good News of Great Joy

Questions from today’s message:

  1. Do you have trouble claiming the promise that you matter to God? What holds you back?
  2. Each one of us has a choice – to spend eternity in the presence of God or to spend it separated from Him? Where do you sit with that – right now? Will you be in His presence or not?
  3. Are you debating, dissecting, delaying or doubting the message of grace, love and salvation that cane with the birth of Jesus? What is stopping you from moving forward with a life lived with Him as your Saviour?
  4. As a Christian, you have been called as a messenger of the Gospel. Does your life reflect that call?
  5. Are you speeding away from, or towards, Jesus?

Christmas through the eyes of Mary – I am the Lords Servant

Questions from the message:

  1. Are we willing to submit to God – even when we don’t fully understand what His plan might be? (An honest answer to this question reveals how willing we actually are in being obedient to following the will of God in our lives?).
  2. Mary says: “I am the Lord’s servant.  May everything you have said about me come true.”   Why is it that we worry so much about what those around us say, and forget about what God says?
  3. When was the last time you put your reputation, your embarrassment, comfort zone, on the line for God and trusted Him, wondered at His supreme wisdom; and obeyed and submitted to Him?

Christmas Through the Eyes of Micah

  1. How do you react when God breaks into your life and surprises you with something unexpected?
  2. When you pray for things to happen in His time, in what ways can you still be so impatient when it takes longer than you want it to?
  3. You are not insignificant! What do you need to change in your life to really surrender to Jesus and be used how He is calling you to be used for His glory?
  4. ‘NO Jesus, No Peace – KNOW Jesus, KNOW PEACE. What is stopping you from experiencing peace in your life?

James – Solving Practical Problems – Bring ‘Em Back!

Questions from the message:

  1. Are there areas of your Christian life where you’ve ‘wandered’ from? Have you ‘drifted’ and haven’t even realised it?
  2. Recognising that we all ‘fall short’, are there people in your family/friendship groups life with whom God might be calling you to have the ‘bring ‘em back’ conversation?
  3. In 2020, with everything that has gone on in and around your life, what are you doing to ensure that it isn’t you who might be falling away?

James – Solving Practical Problems – The Power of Prayer

Questions from the message:

  1. What are we acknowledging about God when we pray?
  2. Is the key then – in how we pray – to allow and acknowledge that God is the ultimate decision-maker and not us?
  3. When we pray ‘God-willing’, are we genuinely content to accept that the answer to that prayer is then firmly placed in His hands?
  4. What can prayer accomplish? Can you recall times in your life that your prayers have been answered?In your haste to ‘do’, do you at times, forget to seek the voice of God in whatever it is you’re preparing to undertake?
  5. Prayer accomplishes many things – How is your prayer life keeping your relationship with Jesus Christ intimate, healthy, open and honest?

James – Solving Practical Problems – Say What You Mean – Mean What You Say!

Questions from the Message:

  1. How is ‘speaking’ in good faith but being unable to follow through unhelpful as representatives of Jesus?
  2. Can you recall times in your life when you have said things you haven’t meant or made promises you haven’t kept? How did you feel? What about times when others have made promises to you?
  3. Nobody gets it right all the time, but how can I change the way I speak so that I can develop a reputation of being a person of my word?
  4. Is revisiting Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:37 – ““Just a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t’ – something you need to consider applying in your life?

James – Solving Practical Problems (Guest Speaker – Rev Jonathan Stark)

Questions from the Message:

  1. Are there areas in my life where my actions say to God that I know better? What do you sense they might be?
  2. James puts under the spotlight our words (slander), our ways (self-confidence) and our wealth (hoarding & greed) and he challenges us to live differently with God taking his rightful place in our lives. Which warning do you feel God challenging you most about today. Given our lives are a mist, what steps do you need to take to make the most of the mist that is your life?

James – Solving Practical Problems – Get Close to God – Be Humble!

Questions from the message:

  1. How are you intentionally seeking to change your attitude towards sin; towards others; and towards God’s law in regards to how you might be judging others?
  2. Do you need to reconsider where your ‘loyalty’ lies? “Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.” (James 4:8)
  3. How much ‘resisting’ are you doing when the urge comes to stray from the path God has set before you? What does that look like?
  4. How are you practicing genuine humility in your life?