Greetings Lifegroup Leaders! We're excited about entering into a new series and hope this overview helps you as you prepare to lead your groups this Spring.
Fingerprints of Jesus will also begin to prepare us for our follow up series (a six part series starting after Easter) which will focus on carrying the Kingdom of God everywhere we go. For perspective, when we did our survey at Vision Night, the #2 thing people were interested in growing in was living missionally. So this series and the next build together to help us do that, and embody our value that Transformed People Transform Cities.
The Fingerprints of Jesus This series will last seven weeks. We are providing four Lifegroup discipleship guides for the series, as we know groups move at different paces. Weeks that will not have discussion guides are encased in *asterisks* below. They are 3/4, 3/25, and 4/1.
In addition to the discipleship guides, we are facilitating a church-wide service project on March 10th that we would love for your Lifegroup to do in lieu of your regular meeting that week.
Lastly, if you have extra weeks to cover, taking a week to go up to our prayer room and to spend an evening in prayer as a Lifegroup, or taking a week to eat a meal together as a group would be a great supplemental activities.
Below you will find an overview of the series:
Fingerprints mark an individual as unique. In the next section of Luke’s Gospel, he details for us the unique mission and passion of Jesus. We see he is the last Adam, the Anointed King, sent to bring good news to the poor, liberty to the captives, sight to the blind, freedom to the oppressed, and the jubilee to the world.
2/18 Sermon 1: The Last Adam (Discussion Guide: Looking Back to Move Forward)Luke 3.21-4.13, Romans 5.12-21
Jesus is the last Adam sent to heal the world. Jesus is the New Israel coming out of the water and the wilderness, Jesus is the true king, anointed by the Spirit.
2/25 Sermon 2: Jesus is The Anointed One (Discussion Guide: The Power of the Holy Spirit)Luke 4.18
Jesus was filled with the power of the Holy Spirit to bring salvation both spiritually and physically.
**3/4 Sermon 3: Good News To the Poor** (No discussion guide)Luke 4.18
The salvation of Jesus means good news for those suffering from the many face of poverty.
Note: Guest Preacher- Don Steadman - Director of Antioch Ministries International.
3/11 Sermon 4: Liberty to CaptivesLuke 4.18
The salvation of Jesus means liberation for those in captivity.
3/18 Sermon 5: Sight to BlindLuke 4.18
The salvation of Jesus means sight for the blind.
**3/25 Sermon 6: Freedom to the Oppressed**Luke 4.19
The Salvation of Jesus brings life-giving, life-sustaining freedom to the oppressed
**4/1 Sermon 7: Jubilee to the World (Easter Sunday)**Luke 4.19
The Salvation of Jesus brings jubilee to the world