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A Jesus for the Weak

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A Jesus for the Weak

Sermon Discussion
Luke 8:22-56

"We are weak, but He is strong". What does this phrase stir in you? How do you respond when you hear this phrase?

I. Weak Disciples: Jesus' Power Over Disaster

The sudden storm on the lake is very much like how we often experience disaster: all of a sudden. The storm reminds us how little we control things in our life; that we are really pretty powerless in most things in life.

What are the different ways that we respond to disaster in life? What are some emotions that you are tempted to feel in the midst of disaster?

What are some emotions that you are tempted to feel in the midst of disaster? What do we see about Jesus in this scene that brings you comfort?

What do we see about Jesus in this scene that brings you comfort? How do you determine the difference between weakness and foolishness? How does Jesus meet us in that place?

How do you determine the difference between weakness and foolishness? How does Jesus meet us in that place?

II. Weak Spirits: Jesus' Power Over Darkness

The next scene reminds us that we are spiritual beings as well as physical beings. In this scene, we see the power that Jesus has over the spiritual, along with the physical. ur minds are susceptible to dark forces and dark ideas. How have your seen this in our culture?

Our minds are susceptible to dark forces and dark ideas. How have your seen this in our culture? We can be so easily swayed by false ideas of God and the world that He made. What are some false ideas that our culture believes about Jesus and who He is, and what He has done?

We can be so easily swayed by false ideas of God and the world that He made. What are some false ideas that our culture believes about Jesus and who He is, and what He has done?

Jesus fully restores the demoniac man to a place with Him and with society. What a beautiful picture of Jesus' redemption in this man's life; Jesus restores him to being a human. Where might you need the restoration of Jesus in your mind?

What might be some things that you are confused about when it comes to God and the world that He created?

III. Weak Bodies: Jesus Power Over Disease

What are some of the things that the woman would have felt and experienced with this disease in terms of psychological, societal, spiritual terms?

What does Jesus do for her heart? What does He do for her body? For her place in society?

There are lots of times when we can feel unclean because of the sins we have done, or the sins that are done to us. We can feel like outcast, and hopeless.Where might you need Jesus to heal and restore you today?

Where might you need Jesus to heal and restore you today?

IV. Weak Lives: Jesus' Power Over Death

In this scene we see Jesus exhibiting power over even death itself!

Jesus ultimate mission in coming to earth was to die for all of the wrong stuff that has gone on in the world, then rise to new life, bringing a newness of life and light and power! He died to put death to death.

What do you feel in your life is dead and lifeless? What has led to that? How can Jesus bring new life to that place/area of your life?

V. Pray for One Another!