According to the opening statements of Isaiah 61, what does salvation do for us? What is the significance of proclaiming the acceptable year of the Lord? How do verses 4-9 picture a believer’s sanctification? How do they picture the church’s ministry in the world? Do you think that there is sanctification apart from the church or do you think we can grow spiritually to our fullest potential apart from involvement in the local church? How does verse eight describe the difference between empty religious ritual and true maturity in Christ? How should verse 11 inform and motivate our missionary endeavors? What can we do as a church to continue to expand our global footprint in missions?