This freedom Bible study is designed to help people find freedom in Christ. You can use this small group study in your youth group, church gathering, DNOW, or as a personal Bible study on freedom.
Why did we make this freedom Bible study?
We all fight for freedom. We find ourselves working hard, running toward the next checkpoint, dreaming of our driver’s license, or counting the days until we finally move out. Then, we are all faced with a conundrum. Why is the freedom I craved different from the freedom that I encountered?
Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
This short verse gives us the keys to freedom. Jesus doesn’t offer freedom by following some complex plan, fighting a war, or writing up a declaration. Freedom comes from the truth. “Truth” in this section of Scripture directly refers to the source of all truth, Jesus himself. So, Christ is saying that knowing Him means knowing freedom. You don’t have to fight for it, hustle for it, or deliver a speech on emancipation. You experience freedom when you encounter Jesus.
Here is How the Freedom Bible Study Breaks Down:
One: What Does Freedom Really Mean?
If you want to experience freedom, then you need to have it explained. In this section, we unpack how Jesus defines true freedom.
Two: The Perfect Picture of Freedom
When we want to understand authentic freedom, we need to look at the very first story in scripture. Eden is how God intended for us to live — in perfect harmony and intimacy with God.
Three: Finding Freedom from Pressure
We put so much pressure on ourselves. We need to ace that exam, impress those people, and run past our next checkpoint. Jesus wants to set you free from all the pressure and expectations you’re facing. When you pursue Jesus, the pressure is off.
Four: You Have Been Set Free
God does not want you to live a life of captivity. Rather, He wants you to live a life of liberty. Jesus didn’t just come to Earth to preach. He came to emancipate people who are in prison. That may be you. The last section gives us a practical plan for escaping our personal prisons.
This free freedom Bible study includes:
— 4 practical devotionals to help you find freedom
— 4 small group discussion guides to help you unpack this in a group
— 24 graphics to reinforce the messages on social media
— 4 Bible reading plans to enhance your personal Bible study
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