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Lent: A Season of Release for Living

March 22, 2015 by Barry Parker

Below are a set of questions that can be used for any passage of Scripture used as our preaching passage. Feel free to use them for small group study and prayer as well as your own personal devotions. These questions will give you a good starting point and will help bring the discussion or your thoughts back on track if things meander a bit. Beyond that, they will help you have a deeply meaningful and prayerful conversation with others as you seek to follow Jesus. If you want to hear the sermon again, visit stpaulsbloor.org/sermons.1) What? &nd…

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Lent: A Seasons of Release for the Gift of Ministry

March 15, 2015 by Barry Parker

Below are a set of questions that can be used for any passage of Scripture used as our preaching passage. Feel free to use them for small group study and prayer as well as your own personal devotions. These questions will give you a good starting point and will help bring the discussion or your thoughts back on track if things meander a bit. Beyond that, they will help you have a deeply meaningful and prayerful conversation with others as you seek to follow Jesus. If you want to hear the sermon again, visit stpaulsbloor.org/sermons.1) What? &nd…

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Lent: A Season of Release From Anger and Bitterness

March 1, 2015 by Barry Parker

Below are a set of questions that can be used for any passage of Scripture used as our preaching passage. Feel free to use them for small group study and prayer as well as your own personal devotions. These questions will give you a good starting point and will help bring the discussion or your thoughts back on track if things meander a bit. Beyond that, they will help you have a deeply meaningful and prayerful conversation with others as you seek to follow Jesus. If you want to hear the sermon again, visit stpaulsbloor.org/sermons.1) What? &nd…

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Lent: A Season of Release from the Oppression of Guilt and Shame

February 22, 2015 by Barry Parker

Below are a set of questions that can be used for any passage of Scripture used as our preaching passage. Feel free to use them for small group study and prayer as well as your own personal devotions. These questions will give you a good starting point and will help bring the discussion or your thoughts back on track if things meander a bit. Beyond that, they will help you have a deeply meaningful and prayerful conversation with others as you seek to follow Jesus. If you want to hear the sermon again, visit stpaulsbloor.org/sermons.1) What? &nd…

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Planting Gifts, Growing Fruit

February 15, 2015 by Barry Parker

Below are a set of questions that can be used for any passage of Scripture used as our preaching passage. Feel free to use them for small group study and prayer as well as your own personal devotions. These questions will give you a good starting point and will help bring the discussion or your thoughts back on track if things meander a bit. Beyond that, they will help you have a deeply meaningful and prayerful conversation with others as you seek to follow Jesus. If you want to hear the sermon again, visit stpaulsbloor.org/sermons.1) What? &nd…

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The Church and the Holy Spirit

February 8, 2015 by Barry Parker

Below are a set of questions that can be used for any passage of Scripture used as our preaching passage. Feel free to use them for small group study and prayer as well as your own personal devotions. These questions will give you a good starting point and will help bring the discussion or your thoughts back on track if things meander a bit. Beyond that, they will help you have a deeply meaningful and prayerful conversation with others as you seek to follow Jesus. If you want to hear the sermon again, visit stpaulsbloor.org/sermons.1) What? &nd…

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Who Is the Holy Spirit?

January 18, 2015 by Barry Parker

Below are a set of questions that can be used for just about any passage of Scripture used as our “preaching passage”. Feel free to use them for small group study and prayer as well as your own personal devotions. These broad questions will give you a good starting point and will help bring the discussion or your thoughts back on track if things meander a bit. Beyond that, these questions will help you to have a deeply meaningful and prayerful conversation with others as you seek to follow Jesus. If you want to hear the sermon again…

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Christmas 2014

December 25, 2014 by Barry Parker

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Witness: God's Generosity

December 7, 2014 by Barry Parker

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It's All About Character

November 23, 2014 by Barry Parker

Please read John 15:1-111. What does it mean to “remain” or “abide” in Jesus?2. More practically, how have you created a “remaining” mentality in your life?3. How does “remaining in Christ’s love” help you as you grow in character?4. What ideas, stories, Bible passages, songs, sayings, or people have inspired you and contributed to your understanding of growing in character?5. Focus on verses 7-11. What role does prayer have in the process of growing in character?6. What kind of “fruit…

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Loving Service: More Than Being Nice

November 2, 2014 by Barry Parker

Read John 13:3-15. Reflect on how it fits with the fourth Mark of Mission: to respond to human need by loving service.1. Our theme this week is loving service. Who is the most humble person you have ever known? How did you know they were humble?2. An important word that appears throughout this passage is ‘know’ or ‘knew’. Take a moment to observe the things Jesus knows or knew throughout John 13:3-15. Underline them or write them down. If you are studying with a group, discuss this together.3. In the ancient world, a sla…

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Value Investing

October 19, 2014 by Barry Parker

Read Matthew 6:19-24.1. In the New Testament, Jesus talked more about money than He did about heaven and hell combined. Do you think this is significant? Why or why not? How are faith and finances related?2. Verses 19-21 stress the importance of valuing the right things in life in order to avoid the heartache of disappointment and/or disillusionment? Name two or three things that factor into a person’s valuation of things in this life.3. The word for “lamp” (verse 22) refers figuratively to the “eye as the organ that adm…

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