Freedom is something we all claim to value .to be truly free is hard for us to even imagine or define.
I would like you to ask yourself a question .what area of your life to you need to gain freedom?
Think about this for a few days while you prepare for Sunday? I will be teaching on God power to raise you up for freedom. God wants you to be the freest person on earth.
The spirit that raised Jesus wants to raise you to live a new life of freedom. Jesus has the power to free us from all that dims His image in our lives.
Jesus will free from anger, jealousy prejudice, greed, addiction, closed-mindedness, lust, fear. His power to raise us to freedom is overwhelmingly more mighty than our struggles.
We come to remember and celebrate His resurrection because it means we can rise to fully live by this same power.
I pray as you prepare for this weeks gathering you will consider your own freedom and the freedom of those around you. begin to see that your Lord who was freed from death can free all who come in faith no matter how to secure their tomb.
I can’t wait to see your face.
STEPS TO PREPARE
PRAY FOR THE SERVICES AND FOR YOURSELF
AND ME AND THE OTHER TEACHERS.
PRAYERFULLY READ THE SCRIPTURES
AND CONSIDER THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS.
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND A PREACHING SERVICE AND A SMALL GROUP.
INVITE SOMEONE TO COME WITH YOU.
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY: SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS
Please pray and consider the following scriptures and questions.
Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
Please share an experience where the power of God has given you freedom in some way.
How would you define freedom?
Galatians 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
John 8:31-32 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
Why do you think the early church met each Sunday to remember and celebrate the raising of Christ from the dead?
John 20:1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene *came early to the tomb, while it *was still dark, and *saw the stone already taken away from the tomb.
1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper so that no collections be made when I come.
Act 20:7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.
How can remembering and believing in Christ rising from the dead bring power and freedom to you?
Romans 6:13-14 and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 6:14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
1 Corinthians 10:12-13 Therefore let him who thinks he stands to take heed that he does not fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.