Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories – Overcoming Hurts

Amazing Stories WEEK 3 – Joseph

Discuss last week’s SOAP assignment. Which of the four days of scripture spoke the loudest to you?

Day 1: Acts 4:1-22
Day 2: Acts 4:23-31
Day 3: Romans 8:18-30
Day 4: Romans 8:31-39

Share with the group and/or paste your revelation in the comments below.

What childhood disease, allergy or condition did you grow out of when you became an adult?

Scripture: Psalm 147:3

NIV:

3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

MSG:

3 He heals the heartbroken and bandages their wounds.

KJV:

3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

Scripture: Luke 4:18

NIV:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,

MSG:

God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free,

KJV:

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Scripture: Jeremiah 17:14

NIV:

14 Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

MSG:

14 God, pick up the pieces. Put me back together again. You are my praise!

KJV:

14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

What do these scriptures reveal to us about God’s desire to help us over come our hurts?

Why is it so difficult to grow out of childhood, or even adulthood, hurts and rejections?

Scripture: Colissians 3:13

NIV:

13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

MSG:

13 Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you.

KJV:

13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Scripture: Mark 11::25

NIV:

25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. ”

MSG:

25 And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive—only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins.”

KJV:

25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

Why is forgiveness so important in overcoming hurts?

Scripture: Isaiah 53:4-5

NIV:

4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

MSG:

One look at him and people turned away. We looked down on him, thought he was scum. But the fact is, it was our pains he carried— our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us. We thought he brought it on himself, that God was punishing him for his own failures. But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed. We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him, on him.

KJV:

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

What does scripture tell us about the path to peace?

What did God use to bring us peace?

Amazing Stories Bible Series

SOAP assignment:

Day 1: James 5:7-20
Day 2: Romans 12:14-21
Day 3: James 3:13-18
Day 4: Ephesians 4:17-32

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