Written By Pastor Jordan Clark, Preached by Pastor Jordan Clark on Oct. 27th 2021
Read John 5:1-17
Two weeks ago, Josiah Flaman, asked the question at the beginning of His sermon that we may have always asked ourselves when thinking about Jesus.
Question 1: Why did Jesus heal so many people? What is the purpose of Jesus performing these healings and why are we still so fixated on these healings as modern followers of Christ?
As the book of John continues it points to another healing in Bethesda where a man follows the commands given by Jesus—He becomes healed and can walk again but the religious priesthood is upset. Why are they upset?
Question 2: Why is the religious priesthood upset? (Read the passage) Why is it a big deal that Jesus performed this miracle on the Sabbath?
Lastly, Jesus makes an interesting comment. In John 5:14 Jesus says “Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you.” Is Jesus implying that the man’s sin made Him sick? This command almost comes across as a threat. Yet, it reveals to us the character of Jesus and How much He dislikes sinful behaviour.
Question 3: What do you think Jesus is saying when He says “Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you?”
To end this devotional read the next section of scripture, John 5:18-24, read this portion of scripture repeatedly over the next week. Think about what Jesus is doing here when it comes to leadership, authority and equality with God the Father. Jesus is a bold teacher, supernatural, One Hundred Percent Man and One Hundred Percent God—this scripture continually reveals Jesus’ supreme authority over His creation.
We will be using this outline on Wednesday, October 27th, 5:45pm @ 70 Froom Crescent. We cannot wait to dive into scripture with you.