healing hand of God

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Healing hand of God - Jeremy Camp



Guitar tabs
Intro 
C#m     B       A x2

Verse 1
C#m
I have seen the many faces,
B         A
of fear and of pain.
C#m
I have watched the tears fall plenty,
B                   A
From heart ache and strain.
C#m
So if life's journey,
B                A      
Has you weary and afraid.
F#m                               A     
There's rest in the shadow of his wings.
        
C#m
I have walked through the valleys,
B                 A
The mountains and plains.
C#m
I have held the hand of freedom,
B                A
That washes all my stains.
                          E
If you feel the weight of many trials,
B                   C#m
And burdens from this world.
        F#m            E             A
There's freedom in the shelter of the Lord.

Chorus:
C#m     A       
I have seen,
E                     B
The healing hand of God,
C#m       A         E             B
Reaching out and mending broken hearts.
C#m       A             E           B
Taste and see the fullness of His peace,
       F#m       E             A
And hold on to what's being held out.
                       C#m  B  A  (x2)
The healing hand of God.




Verse 2
         C#m
I have touched the scars upon His hands,
B                  A
To see if they were real.
C#m
He has walked the road before me,
B                 A
He knows just how I feel.
         A                     E        
When you feel that there’s not anyone,
B                  C#m
Who understands your pain,
        F#m                E         A
Just remember all of Jesus' suffering.

(Chorus)

Bsus4             B
Cast all your cares on Him,
A
For He cares for you.
Bsus4              B             A
He's near to the broken and confused.
Bsus4       B
By His stripes,
      C#m
Our spirit is renewed.
A                               B
So enter in the joy prepared for you.

(Chorus)
A                       E   B
The healing hand of God (x2)
E    F#m        E                A
And hold on to what's being held out (x2)
      B     C#m      A   E   B
The healing hand of God
C#m     A               E       B
Oh      Oh              Oh      Oh


Bible study notes:

Ephesians 4

My summary:
We have been made new in Christ. We are part of God's family and each of us has been given gifts to further his kingdom. Therefore, we should live as new beings. We should get rid of the negative old ways of our past (bitterness, rage, brawling, etc). Then we can represent Christ, and not be stumbling block unto others.

Outline of chapter

Unity and growth (Ephesians 4: 1-16)
·       Qualities: humble, gentle, patient, live in unity, speak truth,
·       Live in unity: one body, one spirit, one hope, one faith, one baptism, one God
·       We each have been given gifts to further his kingdom.
·       Supporting each other’s growth.
Instructions for Christian living (Ephesians 4:17-32)
·       No longer as Gentiles.
·       Do not give into all sensuality, impurity, greed
·       Made new in Christ
·       Truthful, get rid of slander, and every form of malice
·       Do not stay angry. Rid bitterness, rage, brawling
·       Build up others, not be a stumbling block
·       Be compassionate

Questions for discussion

1.       What is our new identity?
2.       Because we have this new identity, what should we do?
3.       What 5 moral qualities are described?
4.       Why are these 5 qualities important to maintain unity among members of the body of Christ? (Application question)
5.       Why is unity important in church?
6.       What are different gifts from God useful for?
7.       How have you been encouraged to discover, develop and exercise the unique gift given to you from Christ at church? (Application question)
8.       What does an immature believer look like?
9.       Why should we no longer live like gentiles?
10.   Share some experiences about your conversion. Was it instantaneous? Are you still changing?(Application)
11.   How should a new person in Christ live?          
12.   What does Paul say about immorality, impurity and greed?
13.   We may meet non-believers who embrace immorality, impurity and greed. What should we do?
Detailed notes/ guide for discussion
1.       New identity
a.       Part of the new promise, citizens of God’s kingdom
2.       What should we do?
a.       Live a life worthy of our calling- new relationship with God through Jesus Christ + new community with other believers
b.      Change our behaviours
3.       What 5 moral qualities are described?
a.       Humility (Humble recognition of worth, that others are not less capable or intelligent than us) Christ himself was willing to be a servant to others (e.g. washing feet)
b.      Gentleness (Conscious exercise of self-control, exhibiting gentleness instead of power, self-advancement) see Galatians 6:1
c.       Patience (Cautious endurance that does not abandon hope even when the results aren’t immediate) see Galatians 5:22- 23, 1 Corinthians 13:4
d.      Bearing with one another (mutual tolerance of differences )
e.       Love (agape, unconditional, seeking the highest good and will of God in the one loved).
f.        ALL of these are necessary to the maintenance of the unity of the body of Christ. And not possible by our willpower alone. Only accomplished through the power of the spirit which lives in believers individually (3:16) and corporately (2:22)
4.       Share some of the prioritized efforts which you have made to maintain unity in our church lately. Why has it worked? Why hasn’t it? (Application question)
5.       Why is unity important in church?
a.       Because we are one
                                                              i.      One body (universal church unified by the body of Christ)
                                                            ii.      One spirit (Holy spirit which incorporates us to each other and gives us access to God)
                                                          iii.      One hope (That everything is brought together in harmony through which God has done in Christ)
                                                          iv.      One Lord (No other “lords” in our lives)
                                                            v.      One faith (1- sinners 2- separate from God/eternal life by our sins 3- Christ died for our sins making us right with God)
                                                          vi.      One baptism (Internal: Identification with Jesus. External: Outward ritual of water baptism)
                                                         vii.      One God “Shema” Deuteronomy 6:4 and father
b.      If we work as one, in unity, then we can complete our calling.
c.       We each are given different gifts. Gifts are diverse. So we need to ALL work together
d.      To defeat our enemies (satan, sin and death. See Psalms 68:18) Because Christ has already shown us he is victorious.
6.       What are different gifts from God useful for?
a.       Equipping of the saints (to prepare/train up each one of the body)
b.      Service/ministry (Ministering to one another- each believer)
c.       Building up the body of Christ (before reaching out to non-believers)
Note: emphasis on gift, not position.
d.      Gifts :
                                                              i.      Apostle: proclaiming the authority of the message of God. Establishing and building up churches
                                                            ii.      Prophet: Understand and communicate the mysteries and revelation of God to the church (1 Corinthians 14: 1,3)
                                                          iii.      Evangelist: Make the gospel plain and relevant to non-believers/ effective personal witnessing (Acts 21: 8, 2 Timothy 4:5)
                                                          iv.      Pastor : tend, feed, protect “flock”
                                                            v.      Teacher: give instruction and explanation to the members of the body of Christ of things already revealed by scripture/ by prophets. Make believers become disciples of the Lord according to the great commission.
7.       How have you been encouraged to discover, develop and exercise the unique gift given to you from Christ at church?
a.       Brainstorm
b.      Chloe will cover this in depth in a later session
8.       What does an immature believer look like?
a.       Children, infants
b.      Instability. Easy swayed.
c.       Self-indulgent. A baby only demands and wants. When we grow up we learn to be more accommodating, live according to a purpose, etc.
9.       Why should we no longer live like gentiles?
a.       Gentiles: people who don’t honor God, indulgent.
b.      We have been made new in Christ- renewed in the spirit of their minds
c.       We have been taught to put off the old person.
d.      Taught to be more like God, more righteous, more holy.
10.   Share some experiences about your conversion. Was it instantaneous? Are you still changing?(Application)
a.       Brainstorm
b.      Are there still things yet to change?
11.   How should a new person in Christ live?          
a.       Each has three sections. Negative command (do not) àpositive command (do this instead) and why.
b.      Do not use falsehood (John 8:44, Psalms 5:6) àSpeak the truth (Zechariah 8:16). No room for poisonous communication, need to build trust so the body functions properly
c.       Do not sin in anger (Psalms 4:4)àAct gently. Do not harbour resentment as it gives opportunities for the devil.
d.      Do not steal (Exodus 20:15)à Work hard with own hands. So they can share with others in need (Acts 2:45)
e.       Do not let corrupt talk come out of their mouthà Use encouraging/helpful words. Helpful in building up others. Convey Grace to others. Not grieve the spirit.
f.        Put away bitterness, rage, anger, shouting, abusive speech, all maliceà be kind to one another/ tenderhearted/ forgiving. Because God forgave us.
12.   What does Paul say about immorality, impurity and greed? Obscenity, foolish talk?
a.       We should be imitators of God/ Christ.
b.      Christ was self-less and loving
c.       Don’t let sexual immorality (any sexual activity outside of a committed marriage relationship), impurity (an form of sexual impropriety) or greed (assume that someone else exists for your gratification)
d.      No obscenity (include lewd gestures, inappropriate touching, disgusting kinds of practical jokes, etc) foolish talk (dirty jokes, degrading jest) because it does not edify other people.
e.       We are set apart
13.   We may meet non-believers who embrace immorality, impurity and greed. What should we do?
a.       Brainstorm


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