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26 September, 2021Stephen ScottBE Sermon Series

Connect in with this week's sermon from Pastor Stephen (Youth and Young Adults).

Stephen brought us The Word from our 'BE' Series on Being Joyful.

What does being Joyful mean to you? Seek out Stephen's sermon on our Youtube channel link attached and learn how you can cultivate and grow JOY in your life through our Hope in Jesus.

Romans 12:12

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12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Hebrews 11:24-26

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24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.


QUESTIONS BASED ON THE SERMON TOPIC FOR SUNDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2021

INTRODUCTION:

Do you want to be happy? The good news is, God wants you to be happy too! In fact, He commands you to be joyful. The Christian lifestyle is not boring. It is not a life that is about doing things we do not want to do with people we do not want to be with. Yes, it is a life of work and restraint. But it is also a life of pleasure. May doing the Bible study be one of those pleasures!!!

QUESTION 1                      

Read Esther 8:16, Jeremiah 31:13, Proverbs 23:25, Psalm 32:11. Based on these verses, what is joy like?

 QUESTION 2

Read Hebrews 11:24-25, Job 20:4-7, Ps 16:9-11 and Matthew 13:44-45. God gives everyone the ability to be joyful and happy. But there is a difference between joy based on Godly desires and joy based on unholy desires. What differences can you find from these verses?

 QUESTION 3

Read Psalm 37:4, Romans 12:12 and Philippians 4:4.  What do these verses tell us about the source or basis of our pleasure?

 QUESTION 4

Read 2 Corinthians 6:4-10 and Romans 5:3-5. The bad things that happen to us are not without purpose nor are they instruments of punishment. God changes them to become the ladder that helps us grow closer to God. And this growth includes being joyful even in the worst of circumstances.  What is your reaction to these verses?

 QUESTION 5

Please read Psalm 71:23-24, Psalm 100:1-4, Ecclesiastes 2:26, John 15:10-11, John 16:24 and Hebrews 12:1-2. How can we cultivate happiness in God? How can we grow in joy?

QUESTION 6

Life is not easy. But, it does not mean it can be without joy. How can live in a way that acknowledges both our pain and our joy? How can we show others that we understand their pain and also get them to see past their pain to the possibility of joy?

 

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Be ... Born Again

28 November, 2021 Bill Tyrie

Pastor Bill lead the Word on Sunday - the last in the "BE" Sermon Series - Be ... Born Again.

The BE series encapsulated our need to align our souls on Scripture and looked at how to BE.

We have been taken on an exploration of the Word since July through the Be Series starting with Ruth with Be of Good Cheer-(Courageous) followed by:

- Be Gentle

- Be Prepared

- Be Thankful

- Be Filled

- Be Generous

- Be Self Controlled

- Be Alert

- Be Strong

- Be Kind

- Be Listening

- Be slow (to speak)

- Be Slow (to Anger)

- Be Joyful

- Be Patient

- Be Faithful-(in Prayer)

- Be Transformed

- Be Holy

- Be Imitators

- Be Doers

- Be Witnesses

- Be Born Again

John 3:3-7 The Living Bible

3 Jesus replied, “With all the earnestness I possess I tell you this: Unless you are born again, you can never get into the Kingdom of God.”

4 “Born again!” exclaimed Nicodemus. “What do you mean? How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”

5 Jesus replied, “What I am telling you so earnestly is this: Unless one is born of water and the Spirit,[[a](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+3%3A3-7&version=TLB#fen-TLB-23294a)] he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. 6 Men can only reproduce human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven; 7 so don’t be surprised at my statement that you must be born again!

Jesus was highlighting to Nicodemus that it is vital that he undergoes a spiritual re birth, instigated by the Holy Spirit.

The “be born again” words that Jesus uses are incredibly timeless, and in fact one of our mission statements that we have written on our wall is that we as a Church are committed in seeing people “discovering Jesus.”

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