Monday, January 14, 2013

Teach Intentionally..."Family Time…Healing ", with Stacy A. Davis ~ Bible Teacher and Sky Ranch Board Member

Family Time…Healing

Starting new, with a renewed energy sounds great! Each year brings a new hope of a better tomorrow. Leaving the old behind and moving on with the hope of a better you. The hope found in Jesus is very similar to this idea. This month’s family time topic from the “Sky Ranch Family Devotional: Follow the Leader” is on “Jesus forgives and heals you” and the weekly discussion is on “Jesus heals from sin and death.“ In the family devotional, your family will have the opportunity to talk about the hope Jesus brings by moving you from an old and broken state to a new, energized and better state when you believe Jesus. Jesus transforms you and gives you a better future. But to really appreciate Jesus’ gift for you, you will need to look at the life that you were spared from. It may be a little painful, but keep the focus on the new hope and life that you are promised in Jesus.

This week in your family time, I would encourage you to prepare by praying for your family and asking God to help your family see all of the good that God has blessed you with in Jesus. Jesus interceded for each person who believes Him. And Jesus heals your broken relationship with God. Encourage your family to talk about healthy healing and that our hearts need to heal too. Pray for your family to truly see Jesus’ gift to you so that your family celebrates and come to Him with thankful hearts.

Do you have questions or need prayer for your family? Email me at
I will be praying for you! 
Stacy A. Davis
Sky Ranch Family Devotionals and
Teach Intentionally Author

This week we are in the 4th  Topic and 19th  Family Time (or page  40 ) of the Sky Ranch Family Devotional “Follow the Leader”…
Family Time 19:
Topic 4: Jesus forgives and heals you…Jesus heals from sin and death
Talk with God: Read… Scriptures and questions below.
Isaiah 53:5  But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being [fell] upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.  
  • In Isaiah 53:5, how are you healed?

Isaiah 53:11  As a result of the anguish of His (Jesus) soul, He (God)  will see [it] and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One,  My Servant , will justify the many,…
  • In Isaiah 53:11, what did God do and why? 

Ephesians 2:4  But God, being rich  in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
  • In Eph. 2:5, you were (spiritually) dead, how were you made alive?

Romans 8:11  But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also  give  life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.
  • In Rom. 8:11, what happens to your mortal body?

Walk with God: Discuss… Ephesians 2:8 says you are saved by God’s grace and your faith in Jesus has saved you. It is a gift from God. But, how does Jesus heal you?
Prayer suggestion…  Pray for forgiveness and healing.

Family Time 19:
Leader Answers:
  • By His scourging
  • God saw the anguish of Jesus and was satisfied, Jesus justified the many
  • Together with Christ
  • The Spirit of God gives life to your mortal body
  • Discussion ideas: Because of your sin, you should have been on the cross. You were supposed to pay for your sin by your own death. Without Jesus, you would not have escaped the fire of hell but you would have stayed there eternally.  But Isaiah 53:11 tells us that Jesus interceded for us, God was satisfied with Jesus and Jesus justified the people who believe Him and thru Jesus’ right standing with God…when you believe, you are made right with God so you are spared the fire of hell and permanent eternal separation from God.  Jesus’ death paid the price for you and healed you from your sinful state. Believers do still occasionally sin, but you will not habitually sin as a lifestyle, because it will grieve God and you. What is the difference between habitual and occasional sin?
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