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Sun, Feb 12, 2017
Duration: 42 mins 51 secs

8 Expressions of the Kingdom:
1. Worship
2. Diversity
3. Community
4. Family Life
5. Compassion
6. Workplace
7. Supernatural
8. Connect


Bulletin Points:
1. The Kingdom's Message
2. The Kingdom's Ministry


Questions for Group Discussion:

1. What do you like best about your hometown?

2. Read Luke 3:21, 4:1, 14, 18. What is the common element in each of these verses? What does this tell us about the source of Jesus' power?

3. What is significant about the time, place and posture (Luke 4:16, 21, 22) for Jesus' reading from Isaiah?

4. What is Jesus' fourfold ministry (Luke 4:18, 19)? How did Jesus fulfil it then? Now?

5. The message of the kingdom and the ministry/miracles of the kingdom are indivisible. What happens when we have one and not the other? Why?

6. The message distinguishes between the miracle and the counterfeit. The miracle confirms the message, and the message authenticates the miracle. Therefore, no miracle is self-validating. Comment on this statement: "Message alone is information, miracle alone is divination, but together they are revelation that leads to transformation."

7. The message of the kingdom can be summarised in a few words found in Luke 19:10. What are they? All other religions say it backwards, "the lost came to seek the son of man to save them".

8. If the fourfold ministry of Jesus is to be carried out by the church as a whole, which area would you give priority to and which would you tend to neglect?
i) Ministry to the poor
ii) Ministry to the social outcast
iii) Ministry to the sick
iv) Ministry to the emotionally oppressed

9. How will you obey today's lesson? I will ...