Gathering 9 – Immanuel Healing – Part 2

Informal - 15 minutes
  • Warm greetings with eye contact and smiles as people are welcomed in
  • Conversation starter note retrieved (People should know all names now.)
  • Serve simple refreshments
  • Mingle and offer warm greetings to others
  • Conversation Starter: Ask: “What was your greatest sports success and/or fail?”
Non-formal – VIDEO – whole group – 30 minutes
  • 4 yawns to place onto Christ any cares of the day/week and to quiet/calm – 2 minutes
  • Prayer to welcome God’s presence and read 2 Timothy 1:7 w/ Romans 8:15 – 2 minutes
  • Watch Video – 15 minutes (Michael’s Immanuel Testimony)
  • Each person share a 30-60 second gratitude/appreciation or read an excerpt from your journal – 10 minutes

Split up into gender-specific triad (or 2 close friends) – 20 minutes
  • One person from the group
  1. Describe your “golden memory” to the group and re-live the experience.
  2. Ask Jesus how He was interacting with you in that blessed situation. Describe your perceptions to the group.
  3. Ask Jesus if there is any upsetting or joy-killing experience from your recent or distant past that He wants to touch, heal and resolve.
  4.  Ask Jesus to interact with you in the painful memory.
  5. Share your perceptions of what Jesus was doing or saying in the midst of that upsetting situation. Describe this experience to the group as it unfolds.

(Review the special note in the Facilitator Guide for an alternative set of questions.)

  • Say a blessing prayer of thanksgiving over the person who shared – 3 minutes Describe 
Regather whole group – 10 minutes
  • A few folks share a 30 second gratitude/appreciation from this gathering

Read the poem of the week

Sing: He Has Shown Thee, Oh Man What is Good

Fun-work: The host will email the video homework assignment to everyone
  • Journal a bit about your experience this week.

Fun Work: Introduction to the Life Model