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Week 4 – LIFE; Beyond Anger

Big idea Anger is when we try to force our own way no matter what. But Jesus shows us how to be patient with others instead. You will need A sheet of paper for each family or growth group member Colour pencils or felt pens Bible passage Ephesians 4:29-32 All

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The Conqueror

It is tempting to think that anger is powerful emotion – but Jesus’ love conquers anger every time. Luke 22:47-53 47 While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, 48 but Jesus

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When and Why Do You Get Angry?

Destruction at the hand of angry people fills our world, but Jesus dies to bring a better way. Proverbs 30:33 33 For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife.” When and why do you get angry? For me there are

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Church as a Gospel-centred Family

Sometimes church can feel far from a loving family when things like pride and selfishness are left to grow. How does the Gospel shape the way we do family as a church? Ephesians 4:1-6 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you

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The Mercy Filter

God’s mercy to us in Jesus puts a new filter on how we see ourselves and others. Romans 12:1-3 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to

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Ultimate humility

Jesus modelled the antithesis of pride by humbling himself as an obedient servant to accomplish God’s purposes through his death on the cross. Philippians 2:5-11 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God,     did not consider equality with God something to

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God’s People, God’s Place, God’s Rule

Real life grows good fruit as we walk with Jesus by his Spirit, the sinful life grows bad fruit as we walk away from Jesus. Genesis 3:1-7 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say,

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LIFE; Beyond Pride

Big idea Pride is when I think life is about me, but Jesus shows us that real life is all about God and what he wants, not me and what I want. Activity As a family or growth group get each person to think of a time you were upset

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The Deception of Entitlement

The sin of pride fuels in us a sense of entitlement. Does what you think you deserve stand up in God’s court? Luke 18:9-14 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a

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Disgraced

When people of prominence are disgraced, we often react with “how the mighty are fallen”, or “pride goes before a fall”. Proverbs 11:2 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace,     but with humility comes wisdom. Both these sayings have their origins in today’s passage. Another from my childhood was “Those walking

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