The One Who Heals – Who is this Jesus?

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A.W. Tozer once wrote, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

If you dig through the layers of this statement you’ll recognize that it has profound implications on your day-to-day life. The most important thing about you all boils down to what comes into your mind when you think about God. 

So…what thoughts do come into your mind when you think about God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)? If you had to narrow it down to just two or three words, what would you say? 

The unfortunate truth is that for many of us, we see and think about God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) through the lens of our culture. Your family of origin, your childhood church experiences, the entertainment industry, all impacts what you think about when you think about God. Much of it may be accurate. But some of it may be woefully inaccurate. 

As we begin this new message series, consider this: What is your understanding of God? Is it from your culture or from the Scriptures? As you read today, begin to expand your understanding of God. 

READING & JOURNALING:

     MARK 1:21-34

If you needed to use just two or three words to share your understanding of God, what words would you choose? 

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that my culture likely has a greater impact on my view of You than I may realize. As I read through passages in the Gospel of Mark this week, I simply pray that my understanding of who You are will become more and more aligned with the Scriptures. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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