Jan 30, 2023
Public Shaming to Public Naming
The story of the nameless hemorrhaging woman is a picture of someone likely feeling hopeless, desperate, and rejected - physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially empty. Yet, she has enough faith to show up when Jesus arrives to her small town, despite her lingering doubt and questions, even though she has absolutely nothing to offer him. Shockingly, we watch Jesus’ audacious response. But will she hear him call out to her for restoration, or will she quietly retreat through the crowd back to her isolated life?
📖 Mark 5:21-34 (Hemorrhaging Woman); also in Luke 8:40-56, Matthew 9:18-26
📖 Ephesians 3: 17b-19 (Power of Christ)
📖 A Week in the Life of Book Series (to explore first-century culture)
✅ Do you feel you have to show up as the perfect person, having done something or putting on a mask to get God’s attention and listen to your whole truth?
✅ If so, explore what is holding you back. Notice anything that gets stirred up in your soul. What keeps you from lingering in the presence of God when he calls your name? If you show up with doubt, and a broken/repentant heart, do you believe that is enough faith? Challenge yourself to dig deeper than your initial response (i.e. If your immediate response is busyness, what’s behind that? Is it a way to escape? Do those other things bring affirmation and acceptance? Is your identity in your title at work rather than as a daughter/son of God?)
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🎛️ PRODUCER:: Andrew Lepard
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