John 5

– Healing at the pool of Bethseda

– vs. 6f.  Jesus asks, “Do you want to get well”.  The man gives an excuse but Jesus demands action as a sign of faith.  “Get up!” Jesus told him, “pick up your bedroll and walk!”.  THEN the spirit healed him.  The man’s faith was demonstrated by his action.  God did not move until he did.

-vs 14.  There is something worse than physical pain and it is caused by sin.

-vs 24.  “I assure you:J Anyone who hears my words an believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not come under judgement, but has passed from death to life!

-vs 45.  Jesus says that they put their hope in Moses and therefore Moses accuses them because Moses testified about Jesus.  In the same way, many of us put our trust in creation, but creation testifies to an active God.  We put our trust in ourselves, but een our souls understand that we are depraved and hopeless.

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