Have you ever felt like you don’t fit in, that you’re different, even broken? Believe it or not, you’re not alone. The Psalmist said, “I am forgotten as though I were dead; I have become like broken pottery” (Psalm 31:12). Be encouraged! “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted” (Psalm 34:18). You are not forgotten, but in fact, loved. You are of great value and useful to God. To listen to the first message in this series, click here.
SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 4:4, 9:1-13; Psalm 31:12, 34:18, 147:3; Isaiah 42:2-4, 53:4-6, 61:1; Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; John 8:1-12, 9:1-7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25
Lo Debar means, “Land of Nothing,” but it could also be called the _______________________ of __________________ ____________.
People are broken through a variety of means:
- Our own _________________________.
- The _____________________ of others.
- Life _____________________.
People aren’t really __________________ on the __________________, but they often have ______________________ hearts.
Jesus was broken, too, but not like you think!
Jesus was broken to make us _____________________.
Jesus was broken so we could be _________________.
“Jesus didn’t come to make bad people good. He came to make dead people live.” –quote attributed to C.S. Lewis
WORD BANK: island, misfit, toys, actions, actions, itself, broken, outside, broken, whole, fixed