The Healing of Scars

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Small Groups Questions – Scars 1. What is the best health advice you’ve been given?

The Healing of Scars April 29, 2012 — 1218

Rich Shannon

The healing of scars is _______________________________________________________________________________________ than a physical matter.

“Jesus climbed into a boat and went back across the lake to his own town. Some people brought to him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, ‘Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven.’ But some of the teachers of religious law said to themselves, ‘That’s blasphemy! Does he think he’s God?’ Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, ‘Why do you have such evil thoughts in your hearts? Is it easier to say “Your sins are forgiven,” or “Stand up and walk”? So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.’ Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!’ And the man jumped up and went home!” Matthew 9:1–7 (NLT)

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to be healed.

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The healing of scars is a process often best

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2. What physical ailment of yours took the longest to heal? What did you have to do to contribute to your recovery? 3. Take turns reading aloud from Matthew 8:1-17. Based on these three incidents, what would you say about Jesus’ willingness to heal? 4. Compare and contrast the three healings. What do you notice that is the same or different about each. 5. On Sunday Pastor Rich talked about how each of these people contributed to their own healing. Which one do you identify with the most, and why? 6. Read Matthew 9:1-8. What does this story demonstrate about Jesus’ authority? How do you think the teachers of the law felt after this? 7. How do you think physical healing and spiritual healing are related? Is healing a spiritual matter? Explain. 8. From Jesus’ point of view, which healing of the paralytic was the bigger healing? 9. What can you learn from these four people? How might God be calling you to contribute to your own healing? 10. Have someone read Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. How does this cord of three strands relate to the issue of healing?

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11. How open and real do you get with your small group about your need for healing? What obstacles keep you from being totally open?

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12. Who do you know that needs physical, emotional, or spiritual healing today? How might you be a part of their healing process?