BEFORE YOU CALL

John 5:5,6 – Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” This poor paralyzed man was really without hope. He had …

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POOL OF BETHESDA

John 5:2,3 – Inside the city near the Sheep Gate there is a pool called in Aramaic, The House of Loving Kindness….Hundreds of sick people were lying there on the porches—the paralyzed, the blind, and the crippled, all of them waiting for their healing. This story of the miracle pool of water called Bethesda has …

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RISE UP AND WALK

Jn.5:8 – Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” Only Jesus tells us to do things that we could never possibly do. This reminds me of the famous words of Augustine, “Lord, command what you will but give what you command”. This man could not possibly walk but he was commanded …

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HOW LONG ?

Jn.5:5,6 – Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” How much longer do I have to wait? The man in …

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THE FATHER LOVES THE SON

Matt.17:9 – And God’s voice suddenly spoke from the cloud, saying, “This is my dearly loved Son, the constant focus of my delight. Listen to him!” Jn.5:20 – For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; When the Lord spoke from heaven at the Transfiguration it was …

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STEP ON IN

John 5:2-4 – Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and …

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