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Session 4

The most powerful speaker to ever live

Read: Luke 4

In school, we learn about great orators in history. People like Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King Jr. who used words to inspire nations and move people to action. These men are admired and often quoted, yet each was just a man. Eventually, each of them passed away and their words became just another chapter in a textbook.

Unlike the great orators of human history, Jesus was more than just a gifted teacher or speaker. Luke says the crowd was “amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority... All the people were amazed and said to each other, ‘What words these are! With authority and power he gives orders to impure spirits and they come out!’”

Unlike Lincoln, Churchill, and King, Jesus is not just a man. He came to Earth fully God and fully human, which means His words have authority and power. He speaks and spirits obey. In Luke 4:34, demons cry out in fear at the sound of His voice and ask Jesus if He plans to destroy them.

Jesus’ words are more than an inspiring message. An encounter with Him changes lives. Through the Bible, Jesus wants to continue to speak to us. Because unlike Lincoln, Churchill, and King, Jesus overcame death and longs for a relationship with each one of us.

Reflect:

  • What are the most powerful words you know?
  • Do you have a favorite Bible verse? How has that verse or reading the Bible, in general, changed you?
  • Have you had a personal encounter with Jesus? Have you accepted Him as your savior?

1

You are never too weak to make a difference

You are never too weak to make a difference

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2

Obedience isn’t always easy

Obedience isn’t always easy

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3

Where your family tree begins matters more than where it ends

Where your family tree begins matters more than where it ends

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4

The most powerful speaker to ever live

The most powerful speaker to ever live

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5

What it means to be made new

What it means to be made new

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6

Following Jesus doesn’t always make friends

Following Jesus doesn’t always make friends

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7

What do you think you’re entitled to?

What do you think you’re entitled to?

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8

What do your actions say about who you are?

What do your actions say about who you are?

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9

Who do you say Jesus is?

Who do you say Jesus is?

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10

Busyness can cost you the best part of living

Busyness can cost you the best part of living

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11

What Jesus says about how to pray

What Jesus says about how to pray

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12

Why you don’t have to worry

Why you don’t have to worry

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13

How to not be fake in your faith

How to not be fake in your faith

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14

Who is in charge of your life?

Who is in charge of your life?

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15

Where to turn when you feel lost

Where to turn when you feel lost

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16

How to make investments that last

How to make investments that last

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17

Instead of being quick to blame, be quick to thank

Instead of being quick to blame, be quick to thank

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18

How to know what you worship

How to know what you worship

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19

Jesus wants you as you are

Jesus wants you as you are

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20

What will relationships be like in heaven?

What will relationships be like in heaven?

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21

What does Jesus want from me?

What does Jesus want from me?

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22

How to be the greatest

How to be the greatest

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23

Why should I forgive?

Why should I forgive?

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24

Jesus meets us where we are

Jesus meets us where we are

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