Freedom Student Ministries

Session One


Video 1 Questions:

 

1. All humans are made in the image of God and given authority to subdue the earth and rule it (Genesis 1:26). How does knowing we are created in the image of God impact how we view our relationship with Him?

 

2. How did Adam and Eve’s choice to define good and evil on their own terms affect humanity?

 

3. God bound Himself to humanity through Jesus. He showed us what it looks like to truly rule as a human. What did Jesus show humanity about ruling?

Video 2 Questions:

 

1. How did Jesus fulfill God’s promise to crush the serpent’s head and destroy evil at its source?

 

2. Why is Jesus’ resurrection crucial to fulfilling God’s promise? Describe how this truth enhances your relationship with God.

Video 3 Questions:

1. The Hebrew word khata, translated “sin,” means failure to fulfill the goal. According to what was taught in this video, what is the goal?

 

2. Sin is a failure to love God and others by not treating them with the honor they deserve. Why is failure to honor God deeply connected to failure to honor people?

 

3. The video described three characteristics of sin:

a.    A failure to love God and others.

b.    Our inability to judge whether we’re succeeding or failing.

c.    A deep selfish impulse that drives much of our behavior.

Which characteristic(s) of sin was a new concept to you or challenged your beliefs about sin? Explain.

 

4. How did Jesus take responsibility for humanity’s history of failure?

 

5. Why is the story of Jesus such good news?

Home Study Assignment in The Purple Book

●    Read the Forward.

●    Read the Preface.

●    Complete Chapter One: Sin & Salvation, pages 15-25.

●    Chapter One is divided into five lessons. It is beneficial to do two lessons per week to get the most out of The Purple Book.

●    The Application & Reflection section at the end of each lesson will be reviewed at the next  1st Sunday of the month gathering. 

Session Two


Video 1 Questions:

1. Why is God’s Kingdom referred to as an “upside-down” kingdom?

 

2. How did Jesus become King? What did He conquer?

 

3. How does knowing Jesus is the conquering King impact your confidence as a Christ- follower?

Video 2 Questions:

1. Explain how Jesus is like the hot coal in Isaiah’s vision?

 

2. Why does Jesus describe His followers as having streams of living water flowing out of them?

 

3. As believers, we are God’s temple because His holy presence is in us. In what ways would you like to bring life, healing and hope into the world?

Video 3 Questions:

1. What is the purpose of human existence?

 

2. How does experiencing God’s love compel you to share His love with others?

Home Study Assignment in The Purple Book

●    Complete Chapter Two: Lordship & Obedience, pages 27-36.

●    Chapter Two is divided into four lessons. It is beneficial to do one lesson per day to get the most out of The Purple Book.

●    The Application & Reflection section at the end of each lesson will be reviewed next week.

 

Session Three


Video 1 Questions:

1. Atonement means to cover someone’s debt. Purification was accomplished by sprinkling blood, the life source, to cleanse from evil. How did Jesus accomplish both atonement and purification while breaking the power of death and evil?

 

2. How does sin both create injustice as well as ruin the environment of our relationships?

 

3. What are the two rituals Jesus asks His followers to perform? Describe how each ritual points us towards a growing relationship with Jesus.

 

4. Explain how water baptism symbolizes joining your life to Jesus’ death and resurrection.

 

5. Have you been water baptized? If so, please share highlights of your baptism experience.

Video 2 Questions:

1. Just as God shows His love (ahavah) through action, we are to show love through action. Deuteronomy 10:12-13 tells us to fear the Lord our God, walk in His ways, serve Him, and keep His commandments. Explain why and how these actions are centered in love?

 

2. According to the video, if we are not doing the things God asks us to do, then we don’t actually love Him--we just say that we do. What are your thoughts about this statement?


3. We love (ahavah) people to imitate God’s love because He first loved us. Share a time when someone showed love in action to you. This week, focus on imitating God’s love in action to a family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker.

Home Study Assignment in The Purple Book

- Complete Chapter Three: Repentance & Baptism, pages 37-46.

- Chapter Three is divided into four lessons. It is beneficial to do one lesson per day to get the most out of The Purple Book.

- The Application & Reflection section at the end of each lesson will be reviewed next week.