The study guide linked below is designed to correspond to a sermon preached by Pastor J.D. Greear on the weekend of April 26/27 2014.
“I don‟t even know who I am any more.” But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?" (Exodus 3:11)
One of the desires of The Summit Counseling Ministry is to be a part of the "normal" church life. We do not want to be a church with a counseling ministry (read "on the side"; or "just for crisis cases").
It is easy to read the Parable of the Prodigal Son and come away with a very bad parenting strategy for rebellious children. Some might read the parable and think, "If God the Father gives his child everything he asked for (Luke 15:12), then should I too?"
We watch as this nameless lady with a "discharge of blood" comes to Jesus. The crowd was thick enough that she had to "contaminate" many people with her own "uncleanness" as she struggled to get close enough to touch him.
In Luke 1:5-25 Elizabeth and Zechariah deal with infertility. Actually, we only see the end of their struggle. As Zechariah said (foot heading into mouth), "I'm old and my wife is REALLY old (v.7)." For a couple that had lived a long life mutually honoring God (v. 6), this pain was not new.