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Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is to learn and be in expectation of the promises of God this season!

Main Scripture

Isaiah 9:1-7 NLT Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. The land of Zebulun and Naphtali will be humbled, but there will be a time in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles, which lies along the road that runs between the Jordan and the sea, will be filled with glory. 2. The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. 3. You will enlarge the nation of Israel, and its people will rejoice. They will rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest and like warriors dividing the plunder. 4.  For you will break the yoke of their slavery and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders. You will break the oppressor’s rod, just as you did when you destroyed the army of Midian. 5. The boots of the warrior and the uniforms bloodstained by war will all be burned. They will be fuel for the fire. 6. For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen! 

DISCUSSION

Our promised Messiah has come! His birth was prophecied over 366 times before His arrival!  He has come with healing, comfort, peace, and Salvation. 

Q1- Share your salvation story? How has the birth of Jesus changed your life?

Q2-  Jesus' birth promised so many amazing things. As believers are we walking in all of the aspects of this promise?

Q3- The birth of Jesus was a miracle. What promises has God made specifically to you? Are you ready to believe for a miracle?

Promise #1- Hope - The Light Has Come
Isaiah 9:2 NLT The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. 

Q4- Why is hope important?

Q5- Who in your life needs to be reminded of Hope this season?

Promise #2- Deliverance
Isaiah 9:4 NLT For you will break the yoke of their slavery and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders. You will break the oppressor's rod, just as you did when you destroyed the army of Midian.

Jesus loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way! He promises to set us free from every bondage!

Q6-  In what area of your life do you need freedom?

Q7- Is there anyone in your life the you need to set free (forgive)?

Promise #3-  God will make it happen!
Isaiah 9:7 NLT His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!

Q8-  God's promises are sure! What are you expecting the Lord to do in your family this Christmas Season?

 

Declaration I receive all the promises of God! I believe that God has great things in store for me! I believe that Jesus came to give me a full, and abundant life and I will walk in that abundance every day! Thank you Jesus for coming to this earth and saving me!!

Application

Choose one of the promises in this passage to stand on this week. Find another scripture that is similar and commit them both to memory. 

Important Announcement: This Saturday is our Christmas Eve Service at 5:00pm. The following day is our Christmas Service (9am and 11am only). Invite family and friends this to these services!