Setting Captives Free

Group Study

This is a 36-week interactive group study designed to help you experience the freedom that only comes through Jesus Christ, the Son of God: “If the Son sets you free you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).

All people experience, at some point in their lives, what the Bible calls “bondage” (Acts 8:23) or “slavery” (John 8:34), being “trapped” (1 Timothy 3:7) or “captive” (2 Timothy 2:26). Traps such as pride, greed, overeating, substance abuse (drunkenness, prescription or illegal drugs), lying, lust (including pornography and all sexual impurity), abuse of social media or the Internet, anger, depression, bitterness, unforgiveness, etc.

The good news is that there is a solution that is powerful; it is singularly sufficient for all the issues of life regardless of how we got involved in them or how long we’ve done them.

You have embarked on a study that addresses your heart, the core issues of life, and ends with your lasting freedom, “joy unspeakable” (1 Peter 1:8), amazing love (Romans 5:5) and true worship of God (John 4:23-24). “If the Son sets you free you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).

Directions for study: this course is 36 lessons long. Each lesson is designed to be completed over the course of one week. Each lesson is, therefore, seven questions long so that you can simply answer one question per day and stay on schedule.

We encourage you to take your time and meditate on each lesson throughout your day if possible, reading, giving thought and then answering the question in a thorough manner. You will get more out of the study if you write a paragraph or more, rather than a one sentence answer, when possible.

Each lesson is followed up by a testimony. These testimonies are from people just like you who have found freedom at the cross of Jesus. While you may have different struggles than they do, you will see from their testimonies how the cross is always the solution for any struggle.