Below is a brief review of our meeting on Sunday, followed by projection from the message, and a few discussion questions for Community Group or personal study this week.
Matthew opened our time together by leading us in a responsive reading of Psalm 89.
We sang How Great is Your Faithfulness, I Will Glory in My Redeemer, and Christ is Risen.
We gave our offerings while singing O Great God.
Jody Dingwell shared a prophetic word.
Gene invited newcomers to KingsWay to attend Starting Point, a membership class that will be held on April 24-25.
Gene then preached the next message in the series Son of God: The Gospel According to Mark. The message, "All is Well" was from Mark 7:31-37. To listen again, visit our Audio Resources page.
After the message, we sang O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing and Doug Bare gave a testimony about God's faithfulness in his life as he lives with ALS.
Following Doug's testimony, we broke into smaller groups to pray for those in our lives who are specifically in need of God's healing.
Chris Deloglos welcomed Josh and Lieze Kruger, missionaries with Operation Mobilisation, who are visiting from South Africa.
Chris invited visitors to stop by the Connect Desk and closed our meeting with a benediction.
Projection from the Message:
"God saw all that He had made, and it was very good." - Genesis 1:31a, NIV
Redemptive Storyline of Bible
Creation What God made is very good
Fall Man deaf because of sin
Redemption Miracle of healing
Restoration God’s kingdom has arrived!
"Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy." - Isaiah 35:5-6a, ESV
"Then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert." - Isaiah 35:6, ESV
1. The man healed in this account was, to Jesus, not a "problem" or an "inconvenience" but rather a unique individual in need of the Savior's care. How can the Church take on this mindset as well? What things can you do in your personal life to view those who are hurting around you as Jesus does?
2. What was the significance of Jesus using touch to care for the man?
3. Gene taught that there are two Messianic signs in this passage that help us understand who Jesus is:
- The crowd who witnessed the healing said that Jesus, "Does all things well." How does this relate to the creation of the world?
- The term, "mute", used to describe the man here, is only found in one other place in scripture, Isaiah 35:6. How is this a sign of the coming Messiah?
4. How are miracles a restoration to the natural order as opposed to an interruption of the natural order?
Posted on Mon, April 13, 2015
by Serena Walker filed under