Are you meeting regularly with a discussion group? If you meet just once a week, you can find all of this week’s discussion questions in one place right here.
Question: Why do you think Jesus would intentionally come into contact with people who were “unclean”?
While he was saying these things to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples. And behold, a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well. And when Jesus came to the ruler’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion, he said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.
(Matthew 9:18-25 ESV)
Question: Is she right? Do Jesus’ clothes heal her?
Question: What part of “normal” life today do you wish was gone forever? Do you think God agrees?
Challenge: What sin do you need to be healed of? In your desperation, turn to Jesus and ask him to heal you, and have faith that he can indeed.