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Lesson: Favor Has Come

Leader’s Section

This is simply a guide for you to follow as you lead your group. Below is a recommended worship song, icebreaker, and flow for your B-Group experience.

Worship Song: “Jubilee” by Maverick City Music

Prayer: Always begin and end with prayer.

Icebreaker Question: Have you ever had a moment where you just knew God was “smiling at you”? A better seat on the flight, a great deal on a pair of shoes, or a close parking spot in the rain? Share with the group.

Stay In The Know: Leaders’ Night is happening on April 7.


Key Scripture: Luke 4:18-19 (NLT)

The Big Idea:

Every person who lives in Christ is living in a season of Jubilee. Before Jesus came, we were all living in a season of guilt. We were not accepted, but now we are acceptable to God.

Main Points:

We have the opportunity to know God because we live in a season of forgiveness. When we come to Jesus, we no longer live in a season of guilt but of forgiveness. Because of this truth, we are:

  1. Accepted

    • Before Christ, we were rejected by God.
    • Hebrews 4 says, “Now I can boldly come to the throne of grace.” Outside of Jesus, Heaven does not accept us.
  2. Victorious

    • When Jesus came, He never lost a single battle. There was not a sickness He couldn’t heal nor temptation He could not withstand.
  3. Restored

    • Our sin once had us evicted from the presence of God. Because of Jesus, our intimacy with God is now restored.

Discussion Questions:

Have you ever felt rejected? How did that make you feel? Aren’t you glad that, in Christ, we never have to feel rejected?

Have you ever been on a team? Were you the winners or the losers? What did that experience mean to you? Isn’t it good to know that, with Jesus, we have victory forever?


Just as the Israelites rested the land, God has provided rest for us. This week, take some time to reflect on your own Sabbath. What a great week to begin to practice rest!

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“God wants you confident & free.”
—--Jonathan Stockstill "Jesus Our Deliverer"