The Lord specializes in “hopeless” causes.
When Jesus got to Lazarus’ grave, there was already a stench. The Lord, it seemed, was four days late. Lazarus was dead. He was deader than dead. In the hands of anyone else, this case would have been hopeless, impossible. But our God is the God of the “impossible.” He holds the keys to life and death. He can make life out of nothing! Nothing is too difficult for Him (Jer. 32:17).
He has this power over your life too. No matter what you are facing right now, the Lord is sovereign over it. No, He may not directly deliver you from your present trouble, but He will secure you to Himself in the midst of it, and He will never let you go. As the saying goes, “Sometimes He calms the storm; sometimes He calms the sailor.”
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Adults
Every week for Volume 4: From Captivity to the Wilderness, Ken Braddy, Lifeway’s director of Sunday School, will offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Adults.
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Students
Every week, student ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Students. Listen in as he shares:
- The main point of the session
- Any challenges and opportunities for additional discussion that may arise during this session
- Encouragements for leaders
A Final Reminder
Don’t forget, you can find tools to help you prepare and lead the discussion in the Additional Resources for this volume. We hope these are a blessing to you as you walk through this session together.
*This week’s leader devotional is written by Jared Wilson. It is adapted from the daily devotions for Unit 25, Session 4 from The Gospel Project for Adults’ Daily Discipleship Guide.