Sermon: “Do You Want to Be Healed?”
Theme: We need to seek to be as God created us to be, and to live in the fullness of God’s purpose rather than to seek to be what others may want to expect.
Purpose: The people will understand the importance of opening themselves to God’s direction as they seek healing for themselves and others.
Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 12:7b-10 Paul’s thorn in the flesh, when I am weak, then I am strong.
John 5:2-9a Jesus heals the man by the pool of Bethesda.
Are we open to being healed? Are there reasons that we hold onto the patterns and ways of living that keep us from growing or being transformed in our lives? What role that forgiveness, acceptance, and submission to the will of God play in the healing process? What does unforgiveness, bitterness, hostility, and stubbornness do to our minds, bodies, and spirits? How do we learn to chose healing over our own sense of control or comfort? What role does the process of healing play in growth to becoming people who are able to serve God? In what ways do our scars become a source of wisdom and strength?
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