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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Current Issues Bible Studies
A biblical view of chronic illness.
When illness becomes serious, it s necessary for the afflicted one and their family to find a new normal. Those afflicted may pray for healing, but to no avail. They feel like their prayers are hitting the ceiling and coming back down. Eventually their discouragement may turn to resentment and bitterness.
Yet others who suffer hold on to hope and continue to trust in God. They are thankful despite their circumstances. They have learned what it is to find their refuge in the everlasting Father.
What is involved in someone being healed? Does God always heal? What is the purpose of suffering? These are some questions this study will address.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Luke 5:17 26; 7:1 10; 8:42b 48; John 9:1 3; 2 Corinthians 1:3 7; 12:7 10
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
--Teaching point one: Our faith should be in the One who heals, rather than in being healed.
--Teaching point two: God wants us to trust him, not his methods.
--Teaching point three: Sometimes God chooses not to heal.
--Teaching point four: Good can come out of suffering.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM TODAYS CHRISTIAN
Growing Pains, by Eileen Sommi (2005)
This study is 11 printed pages.
You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies for use in your local church.