“Jesus said to the man with the withered hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.” Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent. He looked around at them in anger and, deeply grieved and saddened by the stubbornness and hardness of their hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” The man stretched out his hand, and it was completely restored.” —Mark 3:3-5
Watch “Tales of the Withered Hand,” read what the Bible says about it, then complete the discussion starter!
What’s the withered area in your life? Is there some sin that’s making you weak? Maybe you’ve suffered an injury and are nursing resentment, or perhaps, you’re just not exercising your faith like you should. Any of these things can affect your spiritual health. Jesus wants to heal you. As the man in the story did, you just need to trust Jesus. Stand up and stretch out your hand! Be honest about your weakness and bring it to the Lord. What God reveals, He will also heal. For the full message, click the link above!
“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you’ when you already have it with you.”—Proverbs 3:27-28