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Real God/Fake News – A God Who Remembers…And Forgets

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019 in Sermons | 0 comments

Real God/Fake News – A God Who Remembers…And Forgets

February 24, 2019 – Larry Sams, preaching

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Where were you when? – Talk about your memories and where you were when a historic event unfolded.

“Who you are depends on your ability to remember.” – Do you think that is true? How or why?

Why do you think we suffer from “spiritual forgetfulness?

Share communion together with your group or family.  Let that which was real in the past become real once again.

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Real God/Fake News – Gracious God

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Sermons | 0 comments

Real God/Fake News – Gracious God

February 17, 2019 – Larry Sams, preaching

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Who was the best boss you’ve ever had?  The worst?

In the story Jesus tells, why do the workers have a problem with what the landowner paid everyone else?

Discuss the difference between:  Justice, Mercy and Grace.

How does a performance driven life find its way into our theology?

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Real God/Fake News — Reckless God

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in Sermons | 0 comments

Real God/Fake News — Reckless God

February 10, 2019 – Larry Sams, preaching

 

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Tell a story about one of your scars.

What do you mutter about?

Why is it important that God gives us freedom to choose Him or not?

In the parable that Jesus tells – do you think that the older son eventually goes into the party?

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Real God/Fake News — Real God

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in Sermons | 0 comments

Real God/Fake News — Real God

February 3, 2019 – Larry Sams, preaching

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Real God/Fake News – The Problem of Pain

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Real God/Fake News – The Problem of Pain

January 27, 2019 – Larry Sams, preaching

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Why do you think it is so important to learn from our pain?

Tell about a time that pain or injustice drew you away from God, or towards God.

Why do you think we want: justice for others – but mercy for ourselves?

If I find within myself a desire that no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probably explanation is that I was made for another world.  — C.S. Lewis

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Real God/Fake News – The God of Jesus

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Sermons | 0 comments

Real God/Fake News – The God of Jesus

January 13, 2019 – Larry Sams, preaching

 

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Why do we answer a question like, “where do babies come from?” differently depending on who is asking the question?

Why do you think that it’s important that Christianity has existed much longer than the Bible has existed?

Read Isaiah 53 – how did Jesus fulfill these prophecies?

What difference does it make if God is a “father” and not just a “spirit?”

Compare the common perception that most people in our culture have of “Christians” to the words of Jesus in John 13:35.

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Real God/Fake News — Fake gods

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Sermons | 0 comments

Real God/Fake News — Fake gods

January 6, 2019 – Larry Sams, preaching

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Growing up – what was the picture of God you learned or were given?  What did it take, or what will it take to grow past that picture?

It’s worth noting that when Jesus reminds us of the greatest commandment in the book of Mark, he adds to the summary, to love God “with your mind,” why do you think Jesus adds this?

One thing “nones” reject is the thought of being labeled or being marked with any specific brand of religion – why do you think that is?

When it comes to matters related to God or religion, millions simply shrug their shoulder and say, “so what?”  How does that change how you interact with the un-churched in your community?

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Christmas Re-Focused – Wisdom Re-Focused

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Christmas Re-Focused – Wisdom Re-Focused

December 2, 2018 – Larry Sams, preaching

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Christmas Re-Focused – Christmas Changes Our Focus on God

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Christmas Re-Focused – Christmas Changes Our Focus on God

November 25, 2018 – Larry Sams, preaching

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This Is The Church – Share With Me

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This Is The Church – Share With Me

November 18, 2108 – Larry Sams, preaching

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