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Do you want to be made well
September 20, 2020

Do you want to be made well

September 20, 2020

 

 

Read John 5:1-15 

Afterwards Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish religious holidays. Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was Bethesda Pool, with five covered platforms or porches surrounding it ( for shelter to the patients) Crowds of sick folks—lame, blind, or with paralyzed limbs—lay on the platforms (waiting for a certain movement of the water, for an angel of the Lord came from time to time and disturbed the water, and the first person to step down into it afterwards was healed).One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew how long he had been ill, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?”

“I can’t,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to help me into the pool at the movement of the water. While I am trying to get there, someone else always gets in ahead of me.”

Jesus told him, “Stand up, roll up your sleeping mat and go on home!”Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up the mat and began walking! But it was on the Sabbath when this miracle was done. 10 So the Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, “You can’t work on the Sabbath! It’s illegal to carry that sleeping mat!”11 “The man who healed me told me to,” was his reply.12 Who said such a thing as that?” they demanded.13 The man didn’t know, and Jesus had disappeared into the crowd. 14 But afterwards Jesus found him in the Temple and told him, “Now you are well; don’t sin as you did before, or something even worse may happen to you.”15 Then the man went to find the Jewish leaders and told them it was Jesus who had healed him.

The cry of the broken heart is ? 

comes out of brokenness. 

This was the case for the man Jesus healed in John 5. He had suffered for 38 years when Jesus saw him at a pool called Bethesda. 

BETHESDA –

  1. Jesus is always drawn to those in a

 Crowds of sick folks—lame, blind, or with paralyzed limbs John 5:3

“Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Mark 2:17

  1. STOP MAKING

 “I can’t,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to help me into the pool at the movement of the water. While I am trying to get there, someone else always gets in ahead of me.”

 It is reasonable to wonder if this man really wanted to be healed. 

  1. Speak the

Jesus told the man Stand up, pick up your mat and walk! (Vs. 8)

 In Hebrews 4:12 the Bible says, For whatever God says to us is full of living power…. 

The word of God has the power to change lives today.  His word can change your life as well.   

  1. Jesus and religion will always

So the Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, “You can’t work on the Sabbath! It’s illegal to carry that sleeping mat!” John 5:10 

Who said such a thing as that?” they demanded. –. John 5:12

Religion will always be about rules and customs, you go to church, you check box, but your Heart is not right 

“These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. Isaiah 29:13

AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANITY IS – ITS BEING RIGHT WITH

  1. He cares more about our  than our

 Now you are well; so stop sinning, or something even worse may happen to you. John 5:14

What is it that is paralyzing you and preventing you from experiencing all that God wants to accomplish in you?

When He brings wholeness in our lives, a watching world sees it! 

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