Has your past ever held you back from sharing Christ with others? To kick off our new sermon series, Never Be the Same, John Elmore shows us the beauty of showing our wounds to share our Savior.
God isn’t mad at us when we wrestle with truth and don’t immediately believe it; He is doing things we’ve never seen before.
We have all been left with mortal wounds because of sin.
The same power that lives in Jesus lives in those who believe in Him so that we might not be better, but so that we might be new.
Jesus showed His wounds so that He might be shared; Thomas saw His wounds and traveled further than any of the disciples to spread the gospel.
Show your wounds to share your Savior.
Everybody has a wound, but not everybody has a Savior.
We don't share our resume to talk about our savior; we share our wounds.
Sharing our wounds is intimate yet powerful.
Our wounds might not be as obvious; for some, the wound might be pride in not thinking they have a "wound".
We can find examples in Scripture of others who have shown their wounds: Jacob, Mephibosheth, Mary Magdalene, Paul, and the Gerasene demoniac.
Discussing and Applying the Sermon
Have you ever experienced feelings of guilt or shame from having doubt?
What wounds do you need to show your so you can share your Savior?
Who in your life needs to hear about your wounds so they can know more about Jesus?
Other Mentioned or Recommended Resources
Suggested Scripture study: John 11:1-16, John 8:48-59, John 14:2-6, John 20:18-29, 1 Peter 1:8, Exodus 3, Luke 1:26-38, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9-10, Luke 18:9-14, Hebrews 11:21, 2 Samuel 9, Luke 8:1-3, Galatians 4:15, Luke 8:26-39, Mark 5:1-20