The Silver Bullet is a take-anywhere devotional Bible study designed for people with chronic health conditions. Constructed to be flexible, each study has two goals—first, to understand the Scripture quoted, and second, to encourage the user to apply God’s words to his or her circumstances. Bullet provides a spiritual journey through which one discovers how God reaches beyond the quick fixes of the world and prescribes Jesus Christ as the ultimate solution for chronic pain. By working through the devotional lessons, in either individual or group study, it is possible to keep physical pain from being a life-stopper and to gain freedom of intimacy with Jesus Christ.
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Anyone who struggles with chronic pain has searched for the silver bullet—the magic elixir that will end the incessant suffering and return one’s life to normal. If we search for God’s prescription, however, we will soon discover that our silver bullet is not a medication, a therapy, an exercise regime, a seminar, a new mechanical manipulation, an operation, or even the latest, greatest cure-all potion offered by marketing enterprises. Instead, God’s prescription is a relationship with a person, Jesus Christ.
So let’s not be fooled by the world’s promises of quick fixes and magic cures. Our endurance is in Jesus Christ, who gives us assurance of a spiritually fruitful life no matter what our circumstances may be. God does not waste anyone’s suffering, but rather uses it for His purposes: “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish… so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” (Isa. 55:10-11 NIV) Let’s use God’s antidote, Jesus Christ, as our sought after silver bullet.
STUDY 1: What is a Savior?
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
(2 Cor. 5:21 NLT)
In order to have salvation, we must have a savior—someone who can take away the darkness of our sins and present us pure before God. God’s purity and holiness is like light that has no edges, no shadows, no dimness. None of us can claim to have God’s purity, except Jesus Christ—who was both Son of God (Mark 1:1), and Son of Man (Luke 18:31-33). His crucifixion, death, and resurrection saved us from the eternal consequences of sin so that we could stand righteous before our pure and holy God. Jesus saved us from ourselves (Matt. 26:41), from the world (John 3:17), and from the darkness of evil (Eph. 6:12).
1. Have you confessed Jesus as your Savior?
2. Besides church, where or when have you found yourself in God’s presence?