A Life of Freedom

October 29, 2022   /   Brian T. Anderson   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

Living a Jesus Kind of Life
A Life of Freedom

I. Introduction

A. The “Year of

B. Leviticus 25:8-10 (NLT) 8“In addition, you must count off seven Sabbath years, seven sets of seven years, adding up to forty-nine years in all. 9Then on the Day of Atonement in the fiftieth year, blow the ram’s horn loud and long throughout the land. 10Set this year apart as holy, a time to proclaim freedom throughout the land for all who live there. It will be a jubilee year for you, when each of you may return to the land that belonged to your ancestors and return to your own clan.”

II. The Year of Jubilee

A. All were cancelled

1. This expressed God’s heart for the !

B. All were released

1. In the Old Testament, about the only thing they put you in prison for was .

C. All went back to its original owner

1. Deuteronomy 15:4 (NLT) “There should be no poor among you, for the LORD your God will greatly bless you in the land he is giving you as a special possession.”

2. Isaiah 61:1-2a (NAS) 1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; 2to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD.

3. Luke 4:18-19 (NAS) 18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, 19to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”

4. Luke 4:21 (NAS) “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

5. is good news for the !

6. Matthew 25:40 (NLT) “‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’”

7. The –and the marginalized are very important to !

8. Acts 4:34-35 (NAS) 34For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales 35and lay them at the apostles’ feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need.

9. “We know of many among ourselves, who have delivered themselves into slavery in order to ransom others.” (Clement)

10. Matthew 19:24 (NLT) “I’ll say it again—it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”

11. Matthew 6:19-21 (NAS) 19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; 21for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

12. Jubilee people understand that this is not our !

13. Jubilee people are very clear about what –and what doesn’t.

14. Luke 4:18a, 19 (KJV) 18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. 19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

15. God’s Presence–and God’s power–are now available to who wants it!

16. And because of the gospel, God wants to make into the kind of person who will change the world! Just like that hillbilly preacher did!

III. Conclusion

 

 

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