When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
John 5:1-15 (Click here to read scripture from Sunday>)
1. Jesus goes where the need is.
This story reveals God's heart.
God's heart is with those who are hurting.
2. Jesus wants to make people well.
- i. This man needed someone to help him.
- ii. This man may have been comfortable where he was. Our pain is familiar, wellness, perhaps, is not.
4. Jesus puts people first.
5. Jesus deals with sin.
Are you hurting? Jesus is with you.
Question for Reflection
Our pain is sometimes familiar. Wellness, perhaps, is not. Has fear of change ever kept you from stepping out in faith?