by Chris Brown

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Got Freedom? (19 of 68)
Series: 30 A.D. The Jesus Story
Pastor Chris Brown
Luke 8:40-56

A Quick Recap On Faith So Far:

Luke 4:14-30 = Hometown doesn't have it
Luke 5:17-26 = 4 friends have it
Luke 7:1-10 = Centurion has it
Luke 7:36-50 = Prostitute has it
Luke 8:1-21 = Good soil has it
Luke 8:22-25 = Disciples don't have it
Luke 8:26-39 = Naked guy with pigs, tombs and demons…has it

Two More Examples To Learn From:
Luke 8:40-56

Faith is:

Much more than a church experience.

Much more than an intellectual belief.

An action, or it's not faith.

The key to both forgiveness and freedom.

Finding Freedom From Our Past:
Luke 8:40-56, John 4:1-42, 1 John 1:9, Romans 8:1-2 and 31-39
Satan: Revelation 12:10, John 8:44, Ephesians 6:11, 1 Peter 5:8

We can't be truly accepted until we are truly known.

Our past:

Is the truth about us.

Will be used against us.

Can rob us of our future.

Can be God's greatest tool.

1. Does anyone come to mind when you ask yourself this question, "Who could use my help this week?" What can you specifically do to help that person?

2. Is there anything that you're having a hard time forgiving yourself for? Is there anything from this week's sermon or study that could be of help to you in this process?

Growth Group Homework

Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

1. Can you think of a time when you shared your "story" with someone (or someone shared their story with you) and it either encouraged them to take a step closer to Jesus or reminded them of God's faithfulness or love? If so, explain what happened.

How could your story, even if it's not incredibly exciting, be used to illustrate how much you needed God's grace or encourage others with his faithfulness?

2. In the past few weeks, we've ...

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