Healing by gegeshandong

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									          Healing

THEOLOGICAL CORE AND REDEMPTIVE
            ANALOGY
                       Introduction

 1. Don Richardson’s thesis=God has placed
 redemptive analogies in all cultures
    Examples: Messiah, Lord, Peace Child

 2. My proposed analogy is HEALING

 3. This analogy or core theological concept ties all theology
     together

 4. Our broken sick world seeks healing
                 I. Basic Theology

 1. World begins (Gen. 1,2) and climaxes (Rev. 21,22)
 in a perfect world of “shalom” (peace, health) or
 relational peace

 2. In Gen. 3 sin and brokenness enter


 3. Sin breaks 4 basic relationships
 Basic Theology cont.=Four Core Relationships

 A. Human to God --Gen. 3:10


 B. Human to Human –Gen. 3:12


 C. Human to Self –Gen. 3:7


 D. Human to Nature –Gen. 3:16, 17b, 19b
                Basic Theology cont.

 4. These 4 relationship all interact

 5. All of life and theology can be understood in this
  framework

 6. God’s ultimate plan in to heal/restore/mend these
  four relationships

 7. Theology=explain God’s healing;
  Spirituality=commune with the healing God; Ethics=live
  in a healed and healing way; Mission=share God’s
  healing with others
         II. Additional Bible Evidence

 1. Names and terms—Ex. 15:26, Matt. 1:21, Greek
 word “sozo”

 2. Jesus example—one third of gospels is healing,
 summary of his ministry see Matt. 4:23-25, 3 of 4
 gospels place healing on a par with teaching (see
 Graham Twelftree, “Jesus the Miracle Worker”—
 Matthew is the one exception

 3. Jesus’ commands—Lk. 9:1-12; 10:8,9; Mk. 16:15-
 18
               Bible Evidence cont.

 4. Early church– See Acts 5:12, Gal. 3:5.
 The whole argument of Luke-Acts is that the early
  church continues ministry in the same model as
  Jesus under the power of the Holy Spirit.
 (see “St. Luke’s Missiology” by Harold Dollar)
             III. 12 Ways Jesus Heals

 1. Laws of nature

 2. Confession and Forgiveness

 3. Love, intimacy, and community

 4. Structure and discipline

 5. Miracles, God’s gracious touch

 6. Hope, meaning, guidance
            12 Ways Jesus Heals cont.

 7. Prayer, meditation, Bible study i.e. communion

 8. Truth vs. lies—true understanding of God and world
 and life

 9. Serving others

 10. Worship, praise, and gratitude

 11. Joy, humor

 12. Receiving and giving blessing
      Summary: 5 Noble Healing Truths

 1. All are broken and need healing


 2. Brokenness comes from 4 ruptured relationships


 3. Jesus is the healer


 4. Jesus heals by restoring relationships


 5. Jesus restores relationships by covenant and the
 12 healing paths.
                   V. Conclusion

 1. All our beliefs and teachings can be related to this
 healing analogy

 2. There are many ways this main theme can be
 taught and practiced

 3. Cultural adaptations can be made

								
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