As Jesus began his ministry, he read a sort of “mission statement” taken from the book of Isaiah,
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.
This was and is the mission of the Person we call our King. The books of Luke and Acts are two volumes that describe, first, how Jesus went about fulfilling his mission and, second, how his followers continued his work. To know our place in the world under the reign of our King, we must understand his kingdom purposes.
Sermon date: June 24, 2018
Preliminary question: Are there times in your life when you have wanted to just give up on something or someone?
Sermon date: June 17, 2018
Preliminary question: What are some specific ways that you have experienced God’s leading? How is God’s leading different from God’s will?
Sermon date: June 10, 2018
Preliminary question: Share about ways in which people are vulnerable, and how we try to protect themselves?
Sermon date: June 3, 2018
Preliminary question: Share about people you know who changed greatly at some point in life (not necessarily related to Christian conversion). What precipitated the change in them?
Sermon date: May 27, 2018
Preliminary question: Do you think that most people in the world have something for which they are willing to die?
Sermon date: May 20, 2018
Preliminary question: If group members are comfortable, share about experiences of being deceived by others? What feelings are normally associated with being deceived?
Sermon date: May 13, 2018
Preliminary question: Besides a spouse or child, have you ever had a relationship with someone that entailed, “what’s mine is theirs and what’s theirs is mine”?
Sermon date: May 6, 2018
Preliminary question: Which of the following best describes your prayer life?