Public Service Announcement - Week 3: God Will Heal Our Land
Series: Public Service Announcement: Rethinking Common Christian Slogans
Key Passage: 2 Chronicles 7:14-
Speaker: Ben Taylor
Discuss a time you took a big risk. What was the occasion? How did it turn out?
Respond: In our culture of affluence, eliminating risk often becomes our greatest desire and project.
Read 2 Chronicles 7:12-22. Some American Christians believe that God promises to bless them if they put him first. They use 2 Chronicles 7:14 as evidence for this belief. Are they right or wrong? Why?
Respond: Jesus promises that our lives will actually be more difficult if we follow him. As a culture, we are in denial about this. Instead of leaning in and allowing Jesus to work in and through our suffering, we spend our energy self-medicating, angry at him, and demanding he protect/heal/bless us.
Discuss the incredible risk Jesus took to love us.
Respond: On the cross, Jesus was forsaken by God so we never have to be.