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Wounds That Heal,9780830832255

Wounds That Heal

by
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 7/1/2003
Publisher(s): Ivp Books

Summary

"By his wounds we are healed"--Isaiah 53:5.We are wounded people. In this fallen world, people are hurt and exploited. Children are abused. Marriages are broken. Tragedies of all kinds afflict us and the ones we love. Woundedness, it seems, is simply a fact of life.But we are not alone in our suffering. Despite our emotional, psychological and physical injuries, God has not abandoned us. God is not distant or aloof. On the contrary, through the ministry of Jesus, God enters our painful situations to bring healing and redemption.Balancing sound biblical exposition with sensitive pastoral care, Stephen Seamands examines the profound implications of Jesus' crucifixion for our healing and restoration. Because Jesus experienced abuse, shame and rejection, he understands the hurts we experience today. And his response to pain and suffering gives us hope that we too can experience forgiveness and new life.Filled with real-life stories of people’s brokenness and healing,Wounds That Healoffers comfort for our wounded souls. Ultimately, we take heart that God not only understands our pain but has done something about it. Encounter here the promise that the wounds of Jesus are wounds that heal.

Table of Contents

Bringing Our Hurts to the Cross
9(16)
Part 1: The Cross and the Damaging Effects of Human Hurts
Despised and Rejected
25(16)
Disregarding the Shame
41(18)
Why Have You Forsaken Me?
59(15)
He Led Captivity Captive
74(17)
Deliverance for Those Who Are Bound
91(22)
Part 2: The Cross and the Path to Healing
Embracing the Pain
113(17)
Father, Forgive Them
130(18)
Love Your Enemies
148(17)
Radiant Scars
165(16)
Notes 181

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