Care & Recovery First NLR – May 16, 2023


Step 5 – The God Who Heals


Step 5: We admit to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

James 5:16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.


Tabitha (Dorcas) Restored to Life

Acts 9:36 There was a believer in Joppa named Tabitha (which in Greek is Dorcas. She was always doing kind things for others and helping the poor. 37 About this time she became ill and died. Her body was washed for burial and laid in an upstairs room. 38 But the believers had heard that Peter was nearby at Lydda, so they sent two men to beg him, “Please come as soon as possible!”

39 So Peter returned with them; and as soon as he arrived, they took him to the upstairs room. The room was filled with widows who were weeping and showing him the coats and other clothes Dorcas had made for them. 40 But Peter asked them all to leave the room; then he knelt and prayed. Turning to the body he said,


“Get up, Tabitha.” And she opened her eyes! When she saw Peter, she sat up!


Lessons from the Life of Tabitha


     1. Develop _____________

with others.

 Proverbs 13:20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm..

  1. Be the __________ I want to __________.

Matthew 7:12 Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets (NLT).


    3. Christ-like love is ________________


John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.


  1. ____________ ______________ when we pray for ________ ___________.

John 11: 41 So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. 42 You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.”43 Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!”


Leader’s Question:

  • What are you in need of healing from?
  • Do you have a Tabitha in your life who inspires you? Tell your group about this person.



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