Live Service In:    days    hrs    mins    secs  Watch Here

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.


LESSON

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?


Challenge:

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!

Print Lesson

Lessons

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