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Key Thought:

Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice to help you become unstuck from your sin.


Key Quote

“God says, if you’re strong enough to put your foot on it, I’m God enough to give it to you.” – Pastor Bil Cornelius



Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • What is your dream car?
  • What is your favorite game to play?
  • Would you rather vacation on the beach or in the mountains? Why?
  • Have you ever tried to not use your thumb for a task?



Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • How was Jesus’ sacrifice different from all the Old Testament sacrifices?
  • Why is prayer so important?
  • How are Christians meant to be set apart from the world? How are we different?
  • What do we say about our faith when we allow Jesus to cover the sins of our past?



Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • What new ground is God wanting you to take that you haven’t taken yet?
  • Are you choosing to access God’s power or something else?
  • How do you spend time with God? How is your prayer life?
  • What is an area in your Christian walk where you’d like to grow? What are some of your biggest obstacles to doing this?



Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Dear Jesus, we are forever grateful of the sacrifice you made on the cross for us. Please encourage us as we take new ground for your kingdom. In your name we pray, Amen.



Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
  • Reading and internalizing the Word of God is essential for all of us. Are you reading God’s Word daily? If not, start tomorrow – ask the group to hold you accountable.
  • God has a good future planned for all of us, and He wants us to take ground for Him in our lives. Take time to chat with God about what He has next for you. Ask him to reveal what new ground He wants you to take in your life and then make it happen.
  • Find a mentor, accountability partner or some book/resource this week to help you grow in your chosen area of spiritual growth.
  • Are you faithful enough to set foot on new ground? What is that new ground? Speak aloud the new ground, why you think God is calling you to it and commit to doing so in front of the whole group – then ask everyone to help you take that ground.


Scriptures

But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 NLT

Then Moses presented the other ram, which was the ram of ordination. Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the ram’s head, and Moses slaughtered it. Then Moses took some of its blood and applied it to the lobe of Aaron’s right ear, the thumb of his right hand, and the big toe of his right foot. Next Moses presented Aaron’s sons and applied some of the blood to the lobes of their right ears, the thumbs of their right hands, and the big toes of their right feet. He then splattered the rest of the blood against all sides of the altar. Leviticus 8:22-24 NLT

Next Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood that was on the altar, and he sprinkled them on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and their garments. In this way, he made Aaron and his sons and their garments holy. Leviticus 8:30 NLT

The priest will then take some of the blood of the guilt offering and apply it to the lobe of the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the big toe of the right foot of the person being purified. Leviticus 14:14 NLT

Then Samuel took a flask of olive oil and poured it over Saul’s head. He kissed Saul and said, “I am doing this because the Lord has appointed you to be the ruler over Israel, his special possession. 1 Samuel 10:1 NLT

“Then the priest will pour some of the olive oil into the palm of his own left hand. He will dip his right finger into the oil in his palm and sprinkle some of it with his finger seven times before the Lord. The priest will then apply some of the oil in his palm over the blood from the guilt offering that is on the lobe of the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the big toe of the right foot of the person being purified. Leviticus 14:15-17

But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13 NLT

I’m giving you every square inch of the land you set your foot on—just as I promised Moses. Joshua 1:3 MSG

When the men of Judah attacked, the Lord gave them victory over the Canaanites and Perizzites, and they killed 10,000 enemy warriors at the town of Bezek. While at Bezek they encountered King Adoni-bezek and fought against him, and the Canaanites and Perizzites were defeated. Adoni-bezek escaped, but the Israelites soon captured him and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

Adoni-bezek said, “I once had seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off, eating scraps from under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.” They took him to Jerusalem, and he died there. Judges 1:4-7 NLT

The priest will apply the oil remaining in his hand to the head of the person being purified. Through this process, the priest will purify the person before the Lord. Leviticus 14:18 NLT


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