Faith Talk for January 22, 2017

Freedom to Forgive: Jesus Heals

John 8:32

“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”

Summary

Pastor Brian taught us that the good news of the Gospel does not end with salvation-although that is great news!! Jesus’ gift to us also provides the way we can get well from the hurts and disappointments that come from people letting us down, offending (hurting us deeply), and even leaving us sometimes. When we know Jesus, His love can change our hurt into healing and health.

Discussion

  • Forgiveness is so much more than someone saying, “I’m sorry”. Where in your life do you need to get behind the hurt and the offense to find freedom from the deeper wound?
  • What are some lies you have believed about yourself that have caused you to respond to1 pound offense with a 50-pound response?
  • Read Psalm 139:13-14 together. Take turns telling a family member how you see God’s wonderful work made real in them. Affirm each one as God’s special creation.

Prayer

Pray that God will heal your hurts so you can really be healthy. Confess where you are holding onto an offense and need to forgive and release someone. Ask God to give you the courage to face your deepest hurts and find healing from the offense. Commit to applying desperate prayer and God’s overwhelming truth from Scripture to find healing for your hurts.

Prepared by Eddie Lee Brooks


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