Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
 
The title of this quarter’s study is “God Frees and Redeems.”
 
This quarter uses the lens of liberation, Christian freedom, to examine and experience the nature of God, who acts to deliver and free people in different situations. This liberation is experienced in the story of the Passover and in the Good News of Easter. Liberation is experienced in God’s new covenant community.
 
Unit 1, “Liberating Passover,” consists of four lessons that explore the memory of the liberating event of Exodus, relived in the Passover liturgy, cultivated a desire for restoration and liberation for the Hebrew people – as told in the books of Ezra and Deuteronomy.
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Unit II, “Liberating Gospels,” offers four lessons that explore the liberating freedom found in the events beginning with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and continuing through His death and resurrection. These lessons are drawn from the gospel of Matthew. The text from the book of John describes the liberating freedom found by following Jesus.
 
Unit III, “Liberating Letters,” contains five lessons based on the letters to the Romans and Galatians that explore Paul’s understanding of the radical nature of Christian freedom. The final lesson in the unit focuses on the fruit of the Spirit emanating from Christian freedom.
Unit 1: Liberating Passover 
 
March 6, 2022
The Resources to Rebuild

Deuteronomy Ezra 1; 2:64-70

March 13, 2022
Support for Needed Projects
Ezra 5; 6:1-12; 10:1-5

March 20, 2022
The Celebration of Completion

Ezra 6:13-22; Leviticus 23:4-8

March 27, 2022
Resolve to Remember

Deuteronomy 8

Unit II:  Liberating Gospels
 
April 3, 2022
A Leader with Humility
Matthew 21:1-11
April 10, 2022
The Unforgettable Leader

Matthew 26:17-30

April 17, 2022
The Eternal Hope

Matthew 27; 28:1-10

April 24, 2022
Experiencing Liberation
John 8:31-39


LiUnit III: Liberating Letters
 
May 1, 2022
Freed from the Past

Romans 6:1-14

May 8, 2022
Hope for the Future

Romans 8:18-30

May 15, 2022
Receiving a Good Inheritance

Galatians 3

May 22, 2022
Freed to Love

Galatians 5:1-15

May 29, 2022
Choosing Well
Galatians 5:16-26