• Steve Le Page

questions to consider- ill-health

These questions relate to the teaching given on Sunday 23rd August 2020. Before reflecting on the questions below, it would be good to either watch the service, available here on our Facebook page or read the notes recorded in the previous post, here on the blog

When you face illness, what do you tend to do to get well?

How high up your list of things you do does turning to God in prayer, or asking others to pray for you come?

Do you think that you need to adjust your ordering at all?

READ Exodus 15:26; Psalm 103:1-5; Isaiah 53:4-6 and James 5:13-16

Have you ever noticed how in these verses about healing, there is also teaching about sin, confession, obedience, and cleansing?

How do you think this relates to healing?

In the light of Exodus 15:26 and the things required there are there any adjustments you need to make in your life?

With the knowledge of Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf from Isaiah 53 and what it accomplished do you think that confessing our sin to God changes anything from Exodus 15?

Are you living with ill-health at present? Do you need to ask someone else to pray with you at this time for healing, or ask the Leadership for James 5 prayer?

READ 2 Corinthians 12:6-10

If God was to say to you, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made in weakness’ how would you feel? How might God demonstrate his grace to you and how might you know his empowering in your weakness?

READ 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

How does fixing our eyes on Jesus and the hope of eternity transform how we cope with our ageing bodies in the here and now?

Spend some time in prayer bringing to him any needs you have, and the needs of any others known to you. Ask him if there is anything you should do in terms of seeking prayer, laying-on of hands, James 5 prayer for yourself, or suggesting, or bringing it to others.

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