By His Stripes

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by his stripes - Week 6


Healing- An Inside Job

Psalms 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.


  • ________________ has a hidden wound. 


  • Emotional wounds take _______________________ than physical wounds. 


Exodus 15, He says, “I am Jehovah Rapha,” which means “I am the God who heals.”


1.  Bring your hurts out of _____________. 


Psalm 39:2-3 “I kept very quiet, but I became even more upset. I became very angry inside, and as I thought about it, my anger burned.” 


  • Be ___________ with yourself. 


  • You have got to be honest with ________. 


  • Be honest with one person you ___________. 


Job 18:4 You who tear yourself in anger, shall the earth be forsaken for you? Or shall the rock be removed from its place?


2.  Live with ____________ hands – ready to _____________.


Hebrews 12:15 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled. 


3.  Make a daily __________: Replace your old __________ with God’s _____________.


Romans 12:2 Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. (NLT)


  • Pray and ask, “God, would You heal my ______________? 


  • You need to fill your __________ with God’s word, the Bible.


  • You must you believe the _________ about you. 


Ephesians 1:4 Just as He chose us…




4.  Believe that with Jesus the _______ ____ _____ __ ________!


Job 11:13-15 "If you would prepare your heart and stretch out your hands toward Him; 14 If iniquity were in your hand, and you put it far away, and would not let wickedness dwell in your tents; 15 Then surely you could lift up your face without spot; Yes, you could be steadfast, and not fear.


  • __________ your heart… (v 13)


  • _________ out to God. (v 13)


  • ________ with sin in your life. (v 14)


  • __________ toward the future without fear. (v15)


Proverbs 4:25 Look straight ahead with honest confidence. Don’t hang your head in shame. 


5.  Let God do __________ _____what He has done _____ ________.


2 Corinthians 1:4 God comforts us every time we have trouble so when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort that God has given to us. 



Why God Allows Suffering


John 9:1 ESV As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.


1.  Suffering makes us _______ __________.


Hebrews 2:10 ESV For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.


2 Timothy 2:3 NLT Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.


2.  Suffering forces me to ask ______ _____________.


  • Is there a ________?
  • Is God ______________?
  • Is God ______________?
  • Is God ________?


John 9:2-7 ESV And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man's eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.


Romans 8:28 ESV And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.



3.  Suffering reveals who my _____ _________ _____.



Proverbs 17:17 NLT A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.


John 9:8-12 ESV The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar were saying, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” Some said, “It is he.” Others said, “No, but he is like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.” 10 So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and received my sight.” 12 They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.”


John 9:13-17 ESV They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 14 Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15 So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” 16 Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them. 17 So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”


John 9:18-23 ESV The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight 19 and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 20 His parents answered, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. 21 But how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” 22 (His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess Jesus to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.) 23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”


4.  Suffering ___________ ___________ for God in my life.


John 9:35-38 ESV Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” 38 He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.



Waiting For Your Miracle


Mark 8:22-26 (ESV) And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?” 24 And he looked up and said, “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.” 25 Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 And he sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.”


1.   Jesus is _________ _____ _________.


2 Peter 3:9 (ESV) The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.


Genesis 49:18 ESV I wait for your salvation, O Lord.


Genesis 8:10 ESV He waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.


Exodus 24:12 ESV he Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and wait there, that I may give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.”


1 Samuel 13:8 ESV He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him.



2.   Stay ___________ ____ __________ as you wait.


Psalm 37:7 ESV Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! 



3.   Ask Jesus to _______ ______ __________ while you wait.


Psalm 25:5 ESV Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.


Psalm 38:15 ESV But for you, O Lord, do I wait; it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.


Psalm 27:14 ESV Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!


Romans 8:25 ESV  But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.


Psalm 40:1 ESV I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. 


Waiting on the Lord:

  • Takes Courage
  • Builds Patience
  • Is good for me


Lamentations 3:25 ESV The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.


Psalm 39:7 ESV “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.



God of Compassion


Mark 1:40-45 A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”

 41 Jesus was indignant. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.

 43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: 44 “See that you don’t tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” 45 Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.


Leviticus 13:45-46 “Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of their face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ 46 As long as they have the disease, they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp.


vs 41 Jesus was indignant. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”


1.  God is full of ___________________.


  • The doctrine of _______________________ - teaches that God doesn’t experience pain or pleasure from the actions of others, that He cannot experience emotions.
  • God is anything but ________ and __________________.     



Psalm 103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;


Psalm 116:5 The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.


Mark 6:34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So, he began teaching them many things.


Mark 8:1-2 During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, 2 “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.


2.  God ____________ to demonstrate His heart of compassion.


John 9:1-2 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”


1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”


 Matthew 8:16-17 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”

  • Leprosy represented __________. 


Hebrews 13:12-13 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. 13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.


  • In healing disease, Jesus demonstrates He can heal something even more ____________________ than disease and illness.


Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.


3.  Not only does God demonstrate His compassion to us when He heals us, but He also desires to use us as ______________________ of His compassion. 


Matthew 10:7-8 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.


Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.


Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

  • Just as Jesus is full of compassion, He wants to _____________ pour His compassion into us and then _____________ give it through us to a hurting, broken world.








Jesus, Your Healer


Isaiah 53:3, 5 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not…But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds (stripes upon his back) we are healed.  


Mark 1:28-34 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.

 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. 31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.

 32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33 The whole town gathered at the door, 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.



1.   We’ve been trained to be ______________ of anything supernatural.





“Whatever experiences we have we shall not regard them as miraculous if we already hold a philosophy, which excludes the supernatural. Any event which is claimed, as a miracle is, in last resort, an experience received from the senses; and the senses are not infallible. We can always say we have been victims of an illusion; if we disbelieve in the supernatural this is what we always shall say. Hence, whether miracles have really ceased or not, they would certainly appear to cease in Western Europe as materialism (naturalism) became the popular creed.” - C.S. Lewis





James 5:14-18 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

 17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.



2.   ______________ are then used to prove – to further validate - skepticism.


Philippians 1:15-18 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16 The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached.

3.   Christianity is a supernatural faith that trusts God’s______________.


It is ________________ to live the Christian life without knowing in real ways the power of God. 


Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.


Ephesians 1:17-19 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength..

Mark 12:24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?


2 Timothy 3:2-5 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.


Mark 4:40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”


We live in an age of skepticism, and it is robbing us of what we most need – ever growing faith in the reality of God’s __________ and __________ for our lives.


Exodus 15:26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”

By His Stripes - Week 1


How to Find Healing


 Mark 9:14-29 ESV And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. 15 And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. 16 And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” 17 And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. 18 And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” 19 And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.” 20 And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21 And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22 And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” 25 And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 26 And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 28 And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29 And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”



1.  Believe that Jesus ________ __________.



Mark 9:23-24 ESV And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”


Mark 9:19 ESV And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.”


Matthew 21:22 NLT You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”



2.   Learn to _________ Jesus for healing.


John 16:23 ESV  In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.


James 4:2 ESV You do not have because you do not ask.



3.  Trust that Jesus will always ___________ me.



Hebrews 4:16 NLT So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.


Jesus answers prayers for healing in 3 ways:

  • __________.”


Matthew 8:2-3 NLT Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.”

Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared.


  • ________.”


2 Corinthians 12:8-9 NLT Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.


  • ___________.”



Psalm 27:14 NLT Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.


Mark 9:28-29 NLT Afterward, when Jesus was alone in the house with his disciples, they asked him, “Why couldn’t we cast out that evil spirit?” 29 Jesus replied, “This kind can be cast out only by prayer.”