Icebreaker

How was your Easter Sunday?

Purpose:

The purpose of this lesson is to help us recovery from some areas that we need help. Jesus came to the earth, died, and resurrected so that we can recover from what holds us back. 

Main Scripture:

Acts 3:19 NIV Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

Discussion:

In society today, there are so many areas that we need recovery. More Americans are getting arrested, involved in crime, struggling from substance abuse, and depressed than ever before. This shows something very clear: we need recovery. There are certain things we must do in order to recover from the things that may be holding us back. 

1. We must acknowledge that we have sinned

Romans 3:23 NLT For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard.

Q1 - How many of you have ever sinned before?

Q2 - Ever since Jesus has been a part of your life, how have things been different?

Q3 - What was the hardest thing to admit that you needed God's help?

2. Repent Put our faith in Jesus

Acts 3:19 NIV Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

Q4 - What do you think that word refreshing  means in Acts 3:19?

Q5 - Do you feel like you need refreshing in any area of your life?

Q6 - How is repenting different than just saying you're sorry?

3. Be baptized

Acts 2:38 NLT Peter replied, "Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The word baptize means to immerse. When we decide to be baptized, we are deciding to die to our old selves and be reborn into someone new. 

Q7 - Have you ever struggled trying to give God something that you wanted to keep?

Q8 - What has changed in your life since you've come to know Christ?

Declaration:

I declare that Jesus is the Lord of my life! I need Jesus to recover from the things that have caused me to be bound and stuck. I Need Jesus to be refreshed and have a fulfilled life! Without Jesus, I have no purpose, and no hope. But with Jesus, I have everything that I need! 

Application:

The next 4 weeks are going to be amazing! We have Success Seminar coming the next 4 Sundays and Afterlife/End Times Series on Wednesdays. Let's invite friends and family! 


3 ways to make an impact:

We have had a great weekend! Thousands of people were touched, and hundreds of souls were saved on Easter weekend! That was all made possible through our giving. Let's continue to pave the way for more souls to be saved!

1. Text to Give

Text “caregroups” (space) and the dollar amount to 30131. Don’t include money sign. Example: "caregroups 50"

2. Website 

http://www.thewayworldoutreach.org/donate

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