Sermon Guide

Names of God - The Lord Who Heals

January 7, 2024

In this sermon, Pastor Bobby explores the Biblical name of God, "The Lord Who Heals,” in the context of Exodus 15:22-27. This story underscores the indescribable immense greatness of the Lord's power and the miracles He performs to guide His people out of Egypt. Particularly, Pastor Bobby highlights the Israelites' journey in the wilderness, post their freedom from Egypt, which portrays the Lord's ability to quench the thirst of His people by transforming bitter water into drinkable water.

The sermon broadens the perspective of the title, "The Lord Who Heals," emphasizing that despite hardships and uncertainties, life's wilderness could act as a sanctification process where one can grow spiritually. Pastor Bobby assures that the Lord always accompanies in these trials, emphasizing, as in Jesus' doctrine to his disciples, that His people should bear witness to God's love. He points out that the Lord listens to His people, urging them to seek His divine guidance in times of uncertainties. The sermon encourages the congregation to trust in Jesus, as the living water, as only a relationship with Him can bring wholeness and healing.
1. How does the title 'the Lord who heals' apply to the Israelites' situation in the wilderness?
  •  Context: In the sermon, the wilderness serves as a metaphor for trials, suffering, and testing experienced by believers. God's healing is needed even in challenging and uncertain times.
  • Application Question: Can you recall a time in your life when you experienced a 'wilderness' situation, and how did you lean on 'the Lord who heals' during that time?

2. How does the story of Moses turning bitter water into drinkable water in Exodus 15:22-27 illustrate God's healing?
  • Context: In the sermon, this story demonstrates that God hears the cries of His people and provides for their needs, even in difficult situations.
  • Application Question: What practical ways can we trust God to provide healing and guidance in our lives today?

3. What does the phrase 'living water' in John 4 symbolize, according to the sermon?
  • Context: In the sermon, 'living water' symbolizes the true healing and wholeness that can only be found in Jesus.
  • Application Question: How can you personally seek to draw from this 'living water' in your daily life to experience true healing and wholeness?

4. Why is sanctification an ongoing process that requires perseverance?
  • Context: In the sermon, sanctification is described as becoming more like Jesus, which is a lifelong process as we face trials and challenges that help refine our faith.
  • Application Question: In what areas of your life do you feel God is currently working to sanctify you?

5. Why did Pastor Bobby refer to Martin Luther King Jr.'s experience of crying out to God as an example?
  • Context: In the sermon, Martin Luther King Jr.'s experience demonstrated how God is present and provides comfort during struggles when we cry out to Him in faith.
  • Application Question: Have you ever cried out to God during a difficult situation? Share your experience of how He provided comfort or guidance.