The Gospel Overview
The gospel means ‘good news’- the good news of who Jesus is and what Jesus has done. It is the message that Jesus is Lord and the Kingdom of God is now accessible on earth as it is in heaven through him unto a whole new creation. The gospel is the power of God for the salvation and transformation of all who put their trust in Jesus.
REMEMBER (30 min)
Remember God: Worship, Prayer or Communion
Spend a few minutes giving thanks for how your lives have changed through knowing the Risen Lord Jesus.
Breathe in: Risen Jesus
Breath out: We worship and adore you
Remember each other: Care
Optional- break up into smaller groups for 10 min Hi/Lo check in
Remember the Liturgy:
Remember what we learned and put into practice last week: Accountability
What did we learn and put into practice from the last topic: The Gospel- 3. He died the death we should have died for sin. (5-10 min)
Take time this week to consider if there is any sin or bondage of sin that you are living under that can be given to Jesus. Spend time in repentance and receiving the forgiveness that the cross provides.
Consider taking communion daily throughout this week to keep Jesus’s life and death before you.
REFLECT (30 min)
Prepare (See the Leaders Guide for a brief commentary and context for the scripture and core truth from the topic)
Introduce today’s Topic and any commentary or context for the scripture
The Gospel: 4. God Raised and Seated him as Lord
Share the Key Scripture for the topic. Ephesians 1:19b-22
Share “Core Truths from the topic” in the leaders guide where needed
Read and Retell the Story: Luke 24:36-53 Resurrection and Ascension
Kids: Going Home (Jesus Storybook Bible)
What is the biblical and historical context?
What does this reveal about God and People (optional)
What is the significance of Jesus’ physical, resurrected body?
What was accomplished in the resurrection and ascension of Jesus as Lord? How does this change the way that we live all of life?
RESPOND (30 min)
Experience and Encounter
Play a worship song that centers on Jesus’ resurrection ( like Chris Tomlin’s “Resurrection Power” or Kari Jobe’s “Forever”). Give people a few minutes to listen and reflect on where they need resurrection power in their current situations.
Have people share in pairs
Pray for one another
Lord’s Supper (Communion)
Practice and Obey
Activate the power of the resurrected Lord by inviting the same Holy Spirit that raised Christ from the dead into your current situation.
If people feel comfortable sharing, create a prayer list that everyone can pray over and speak truth over each person’s circumstance.
The Lord’s Prayer