God can help

SHARE
  1. What are you thankful for?
  2. Who has encouraged you since we last met?
  3. How have you experienced God this week?
  4. What do you need God’s help for?
  5. How can we help you with your needs?
  6. Do any of your neighbours have needs that we can meet?
REVIEW
  1. What have you put into practice since our last meeting?
  2. Have you been able to help meet the needs of any of your neighbours?
  3. Did you tell anyone what you discovered in our last meeting? How did they respond?
READ
  1. Read the passage aloud twice.
  2. Have one person retell the passage in their own words with the group’s help.
  3. Was there anything missed or added?

Luke 8:40-56

40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 41 Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.

As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. 43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.

45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.

When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”

46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”

47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

49 While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher anymore.”

50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”

51 When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child’s father and mother. 52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”

53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But he took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!” 55 Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. 56 Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.

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DISCOVER
  1. What stands out for you in this passage?
  2. What do you like and what bothers you in this passage?
  3. What does this passage tell you about God and people?
  4. What does this passage say to do when you are desperate for help?
APPLY
  1. What are some possible ways a person could apply this passage? Is there:
    • A behaviour to change?
    • A promise to claim?
    • An example to follow?
    • A command to obey?
  2. Ask God what He wants you to do in response to the passage.
  3. Share this with the group
  4. What can we do to help the people in our community this week?
  5. When do you want to meet again? Which social platform?
  6. What are some ways we can connect with each other between now and when we meet together again?
 

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