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The Stuck Set Free

Jun 22, 2014

Passage:John 5:1-9

Preacher: Jim Demolar

Series: Jesus Close and Personal

Keywords: disabled, challenged, unexpected work

Detail:

THE STUCK SET FREE

John 5:1-9

 

LONG-TIME DISABLED

John 5:5 – One who was there had been an invalid for thirty eight years.

Overlooked by others; given up by self

 

NOTICED AND CHALLENGED BY JESUS

John 5:6 – 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?”

Question of faith: Is it belief in God or believing God?

Core Value: Real change comes from God’s Word, God’s Spirit and God’s People

 

EVASIVE ANSWER

John 5:7 – “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred.  While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”

We all have our reasons

 

GOD’S UNEXPECTED WORK

John 5:8 – Then Jesus said to him, “Get up!  Pick up your mat and walk.”  At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.  The day on which this took place was a Sabbath.

Believing God has costs

 

CAR TALK:

What situations have you accepted as unchanging and unchangeable?

How would this passage prompt you to pray consistently again?