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session one viewer guide

Introductory Session
Isaiah 61:1-3 shapes the heart of our study and states the gracious intent of our
God. Before we take this process forward, well trace it backward and capture a
fascinating parallel for freedom drawn in Isaiah 9:4.

Turn to Judges 6:1-6. A few things we need to know about yokes and how they
Midians ________:
can be shattered based on the example of _________ defeat

people ____
1. The blessed ________ of _____
God can live under _______
great ____________.
oppression
The goal of the oppressor is to make us

Unproductive (vv. 3-4)Hebrew shahat: ______


t______________ ruin ________
corrupt
lose _______
______ spill _______.
waste In the KJV terminology, the
destroyed the __________.
oppressors ___________ increase.
(Strongs Exhaustive Concordance.)

 Impoverished (v. 6)Hebrew dalal: bring _____,


t_____________ low _____
dry ____,
up
emptied not be _______,
be _________, equal ______,
fail be impoverished.
(Strongs Exhaustive Concordance)

freedom we will seek _________


2. If we dont seek _________, shelter (v. 2 and glance
ahead to v. 11).

Consider a little history on the relationship between the Israelites and the
Midianites

Read Judges 6:7-17.

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mighty __________
3. God stands to get much glory from making ________ warriors out of
least ________.
the _______ likely

Read Judges 6:17-23.

on the _______
4. Whatever we may end up setting ____ altar will be ________
wholly
received by God.
__________

not ____
5. The purpose of this journey is _____ to ______
kill ____
us but to _______
bring
us to the full measure of __________
____ abundant ______
life He promised us (v. 23).

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session two viewer guide

Few books of the Bible are more fascinating or more prophetically baffling
than the Book of Isaiah. Not coincidentally, the name of the prophetand
LORD _______
subsequently the bookmeans The ______ saves or The ______
LORD ____
is
Savior It is a hotbed of messianic prophecies, several of which are
________.
grouped in sizeable segments well read today.

Segment One
Christs _______.
Isaiah 9:1-7 prophesies __________ birth

Segment Two
Christs __________.
Isaiah 61:1-3 prophesies _________ ministry
ownership
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description given in Isaiah 61:1-3.

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tassels the Israelites wore on the ______
used for the _________ four _________
corners
garments (Word Bible Commentary) According to the New
of their __________.
International Commentary of the New Testament, This is the story of her
cross _____
resolution to _______ the ________
border of legitimate behavior to gain
access ____
________ to ________
divine _______.
power

Segment Three
Christs ___________.
Isaiah 52:1353:12 prophesies __________ suffering

We will read the entire portion, and then discuss several key elements,
particularly those with the greatest bearing on our present journey:

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raised and lifted up


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are used as a pair four times in Isaiah and nowhere else (see 6:1; 57:15). They
God _______.
are highly significant here because they refer to _____ alone

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1. __________

Mental
2. ________

Spiritual
3. ___________

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pain one who knows __________.
Verse 3: A man of ______, sickness
(New International Commentary on the New Testament)

our __________
Verse 4: But surely it was _____ sickness he carried, _____
our _______
pains
he bore. (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

healing wounding
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session three viewer guide

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freedom
were willing, to take one of our first leaps on the path to freedom: _________
from _________________.
______ self-delusion

any _____________
A succinct definition of idolatry: An idol is _____ trade-off _____
for God.

A New Testament Contrast of Truth and Lies

sets _____
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captive _____
free through truth.

sets the free captive through lies.


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Equations That Add Up to Liberty

Environment
My ________________+ Experiences = My _________
My _______________ truth

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+ 0 = _____________

truth + _________
My ________ Satans _______
lies = ______________
Captivity

Gods _________
________ Truth > ______
My ________
truth

Compare Hebrews 4:12.

James 1:22-25. Contrast looking at himself (v. 24) with looks intently (v. 25).

Verse 24. The Greek word translated looking at himself indicates percep
ignores what he has perceived,
tion. Tragically, this kind of person ___________
detachment
resulting in a _________________ from what is observed, in this case the
about _____________.
truth _________ himself (New American Commentary)

My ________
______ truth + ________
Gods _________=
Truth Freedom
_____________

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session four viewer guide

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symbolically as the enemy captor and Hezekiah symbolically as the covenant
child of God.

making __________
Isaiah 36:13-16. Our captor tries to coax us into __________ peace
bondage
with our _____________.

remind ______
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have _________
_______ fallen and poses the question, And you think you _______
will ____
be
delivered
____________?

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first ______
the _________ act _____
of ________
war when under attack.

God has reserved momentous victories and great rewards for us. But well
to _______
never make it _____ our _____________
milestones if we cant make it __________
through
our ___________.
______ moments

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end In the Greek language
comes from the same origin as the English word _______.
end
the term also implies an ______.

Making It Through the Moment: The Role of Prayer


passions
1. Prayer changes ____________.

Two reasons we often dont take the exit:


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partnership
2. Prayer activates _______________. Compare Jude 24-25.

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session five viewer guide

In the journey to freedom, nothing has greater potential to weigh us down than
family ___________.
the __________ baggage

If we dare to break free while some of our family members remain in bondage,
courage
we are going to have to exercise some ___________!

The spirit which they then received, the new nature and life that God gave
slavery spirit
them, was not a ___________-__________, the two words being a practical
adoption the opposite
compound. Instead, we received a spirit of ____________,
slavery
of a spirit of ___________. 1

different
1. Courage to believe we can be _____________
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in ______.
theyre ______ us
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people, turn each one of you, and reform your ways and actions.
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misunderstood
2. Courage to be _________________
We may be mistaken as ...

traitors
a. ____________

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fanatics
c. ____________

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precious
3. Courage to extract the _____________ worthless
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prejudice
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Prejudice is grievous sin fueled by ________


a. ____________ fear and _____________.
ignorance.

Prejudice propagates from the false notion that, if people are


b. _____________
different someone ______
____________, has _____
to _____
be __________.
better

new _______
4. Courage to deal a _______ way with _______
old _____________
memories

present _________,
Memory ... is vigorously ___________ tense selecting out of the
storehouse _____
______________ of ______
the ________,
past retrieving and arranging images
present
and insights, and then hammering them together for use in the ___________
moment 2
___________.

In Isaiah 33:6, God offers a second storehouse. Every time you draw something
painful from your storehouse, draw something priceless from Gods:
salvation deliverance
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session six viewer guide

Today we will talk about the brokenness of heart that can result from the frantic

earthly ____
search for something ___________ to _______
fill _____
the ________.
void

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excess is rooted in _______________.


1. All _________ emptiness

Salvation
2. _______________ equal ________________.
does not _________ satisfaction

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Welling up is inadequate. The verb does not appear to be used elsewhere

water The word indicates springing up or _____________.


of the action of ________. leaping

(New International Commentary on the New Testament)

tame and ______________


The life that Jesus gives is no _________ stagnant thing. It is

entrance
much more than merely the ________________ into a new state, that of being

abundant
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people is evidence of this. (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

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Misplaced
3. _______________ worship
______________ is at the heart of all bondage.

In his book Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, author Edward T. Welch refers to

a ______________
all addiction as ____ worship disorder
_____________.

earthly to fill our empty places


4. The continued search for something ____________

costly
is ___________.

Romans 6:19-21

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everything
5. Christ knows ________________.

Jeremiah 2:13

sincere ______________
6. A new response is one ____________ confession away.

Conclude with a glance at John 4:31-33.

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session seven viewer guide

Our entire lesson will build upon this important premise:

allows or ____________
God never __________ appoints a fire unless He can bring _________
beauty
from ______
________ the _________.
ashes

First Peter 1:3-9


cannot _________
1. We __________ avoid fiery trials.
callings than our
a. God is much more iterested in our ____________
comfort
___________.

difficulties
b. Even faithful people have tremendous _________________ .

2. The purpose of the refinement is always to make us:


objects of ___________.
a. ____________ beauty

recipients
b. ______________ of __________.
_____ reward Compare 1 Peter 1:4 to
Isaiah 61:7.

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recognition ____
Allotting a double portion was sometimes a _______________ of _________
status
compensation ______
(Deut. 21:17). Sometimes it was a ________________ or _____________
damages
(Ex. 22:4,7,9). (Word Biblical Commentary)

surface the __________.


3. One primary purpose of fiery trials is to ___________ dross

to ____
4. We cannot often refuse the fire, but we can refuse ____ be ___________
refined
by it.

necessary to fulfill our callings.


5. Sometimes our fiery trials are absolutely ____________

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session eight viewer guide

yoke but in trading a _______


Freedom is not found in casting off a _______, yoke ____
of
slavery for a _______
__________ yoke ____
of ___________.
liberty

In Matthew 11:28, the lexical Greek word anapauo means to


repose be exempt; by implication to ___________,
__________, refresh take ease ... rest.
(Strongs Exhaustive Concordance)

forced We are ___________.


1. We are not __________. invited

share ___
2. We _________ a ________
yoke with __________
Christ _________.
alone

One commentarys translation of the wording based is on the Greek: I,


myself will give you pause or rest. (Lenski)
I ___________,

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fits _____________
For my yoke _______ perfectly (Matt. 11:30, NLT).

learn from Christ as we simply ________


3. We have the freedom to _________ walk
with Him.

Genesis 5:21-23. The name Enoch (Hebrew transliteration Hanok) comes from
narrow
the Hebrew word hanak, which means to ____________, discipline, dedicate,
train ______.
to _________ up (Strongs Exhaustive Concordance)

gentle and ___________.


4. We share a yoke with someone who is __________ humble

 kind
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toil stems from __________.
much of our fatigue and burdensome _____ pride

egos are _____________


If we are successful, our ______ inflated and we try for
more.

rejection
If we falter, the _______________ of others and our self-
condemnation weigh us down in guilt and self-doubt.

serving
It is much more freeing to take Christs attitude of ____________
others. (Life Application Bible Commentary)

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session nine viewer guide

Why Does God Make Love the Priority Command?

obedience
1. Love motivates ________________.

perseverance
2. Love motivates ________________.

protection
3. Love provides ________________.

love ______
4. Love for God empowers _________ for __________.
others

One of the biggest and least addressed obstacles to truly loving God:
Thinking ____
_______________ I ___________
already _____
do when, truth be told,
I __________
___ really ________.
dont

John 21:15-22. Agapao is used of divine love and usually carries the
will or ____________
connotation of _______ purpose as well as that of ______________.
affection
(Expositors)

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Identifying True Love

circulate into _______


1. Does God regularly ____________ my ______________
thoughts (Ps.63:6)?
Often Sometimes Rarely

drawn _____+________
2. Am I often _________ to spend ________
time with Him (Ps.27:4)?
Often Sometimes Rarely

demonstrate
3. Does my life __________________ a love for God (Rom. 5:8)?
Often Sometimes Rarely

enjoy ________
4. Do I often __________ God (Ps. 16:11)?
Often Sometimes Rarely

relief or _________________
5. Do I ultimately find _________ satisfaction in obedience
(John 14:21)?
Often Sometimes Rarely

To love God in the way defined by the great commandment is to


own _______,
seek God for his _______ sake to have _____________
pleasure in
strive _________________
him and to _________ impulsively after him.
(New International Commentary on the New Testament)

Understanding How to Freely Love God


source (1 John 4:7-8,19).
1. Recognize the ___________

Pursue
2. _____________ it diligently through prayer (1 John 5:14,15).

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session ten viewer guide

The Emphasis of 2 Timothy 3:1-5


social
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natural
phenomena rather than ____________ environmental
or _____________________.

The Construction of 2 Timothy 3:1-5


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lovers of ________________
People will be __________ themselves lovers
... rather than _________
God
of _______.

speech
Abusivea word in Greek that especially emphasizes ___________.
(New American Commentary)

hard-hearted
Without love(Greek astorgoi)__________________ kindred
toward _____________.
(Strongs Exhaustive Concordance)

irreconcilable ... without ____________.


Unforgiving___________________ treaty
(Word Biblical Commentary)

accusatory
Slanderousdiaboloi means __________________ (Titus 2:3).

untamed
Brutal________________. (Word Biblical Commentary)

traitors ready to __________


Treacherous____________ betray _________
their _____________.
friends
(New American Commentary)

swollen
Conceited___________ self importance
with ______-_________________. (New English Bible)

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The Repetition of 2 Timothy 3:1-5


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alpha privation an a at the beginning of a word corresponding
_________
with our English un.

The Warning of 2 Timothy 3:5-7

weak willed women


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little
is a Greek diminutive, literally suggesting ___________ women but
___________
deceived and ____________
more precisely showing them as easily _____________ prone to
temptation
_______________. moral ________
Their weakness was primarily _________, not
intellectual
________________. (New American Commentary)

Exercise tremendous caution toward ...

Incongruity
A. ________________: form of godliness but
People with a __________
denying
_____________ its power (2 Tim. 3:5). Form is the recognizable
morphosis
Greek word ________________.

Instant __________________:
B. ____________ intimacy worm
the kind who __________
their
___________ way
________ into homes.

Increasing ____________:
C. _______________ control gain control
the kind who _________
over time.

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session eleven viewer guide

Identifying ourselves daily by Gods own descriptions will profoundly impact


our sustained success.

witnesses
1. We are ________________ (Isa. 43:10-12).

warriors
2. We are _________________ (Isa. 54:12-17).

Never forget

fear bondage
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oppression
Be far from ________________, not
because you need ________
fear
___________, and from terror, because it will not come near
you. (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

 lesser battle
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footsteps
Direct my _________________ according to your word; let no
rule ______
sin ________ over ______
me (Ps. 119:133).

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brides
3. We are ____________(Isa. 61:10).

Delight Her (New International Commentary


Hephzibah: My-__________-Is-in-________
on the New Testament)

Married
Beulah: _____________. The basic sense of the word is to possess.
(New International Commentary on the New Testament)

failure and blighted __________


When circumstances and __________ hopes combine
Forsaken
to convince us that our name is _________________, that is the hour to
whisper
hear the _______________ of the Bridegroom to his Bride, with the name
alone ____
that it is his _________ to _______
give and hers _________
alone ____
to _______.
hear
(New International Commentary on the New Testament)

How do we conclude our journey?

Nehemiah 9:36-38
covenant
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(Old Testament Lexical Aids)

tiCJOEJOHBHSFFNFOUwamanahfrom amanto believe, trust. Amanah


firm __________________,
means covenant, ________ commitment settled provision.
___________

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