1. This week we’re talking about living free. Most of us have had a run in with the cops that shook us up but we were let off the hook. Share one of those times.
2. Isaiah 61:1 describes a few attributes of the coming messiah. This week we looked at liberty for the captives and freedom for those in prison. When you think about being a captive, this is about being caught. We sometimes find ourselves getting caught in the grips of sin. We see Joseph set a good model of what to do when sin is trying to grab you. (Gen 39:12) The Hebrew word in Isaiah 61 translated liberty also means to run. What are practical ways to run when you’re in the grips of sin? (running is different for different temptations like pride, selfishness, gossip, sexual temptation, etc)
3. Pastor Josh talked about when we run we don’t just run from…we run to. (2 Tim 2:22) Discuss how you can practically run toward the things described in 2 Timothy.
4. Freedom for the prisoners is literally about the prisoners eyes being opened. Pastor Josh talked about 2 steps in our eyes being opened. Discuss each of these steps and the scripture associated with them.
a. Step 1- open your eyes to the reality that the prison gates are open. Rom. 8:1-2.
b. Step 2- open your eyes to who He says you are. 2 Cor. 3:17-18.