Saturday, July 15, 2017

Speaking on Inner Healing at Redeemer

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At Redeemer God has us camping around 1 Peter 2:24. We've been there since March.

By his wounds, you have been healed.

The Hebraic understanding of this is, I believe, comprehensive. Yes, it surely includes forgiveness of sins. But, as Isaiah chapter one tells us, our sickness is comprehensive, from head to toe. Because the sickness is comprehensive, the requisite healing is as well. It includes forgiveness of sins, physical healing, healing of communities, healing of systems, healing of nations.

There is comprehensive healing in the Atonement. (For a theological statement, see Bruce Reichenbach's contribution to this, see The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views.)

Tomorrow morning (7/16) we will begin a series of messages on inner healing. Sometimes this is called healing of damaged emotions. As Charles Kraft has said, many suffer deep wounds, hence the need for deep healing.

Tomorrow morning I will focus on what is perhaps the most therapeutic thing we can do to bring deep healing of emotional wounds. Today I am praying that God will make my message more than simply human words, but will accompany it with his power.

If you know of a friend who would benefit from hearing this or receiving prayer for healing, please invite them. 10:30.