Sunday Services - Pastor's Lesson

CELEBRATION  CHURCH - Miracles - AUGUST 4, 2019
" JESUS’ MIRACLE @ POOL OF BETHESDA "

Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews.  Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades.  Here a great number of disabled people used to lie – the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.  One who was there had been an invalid for 38 years.   John 5:1-5

• WHAT IS YOUR HANDICAP?  ____________________________________

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 be well.”  John 5:6

JESUS OFFERS A CHANCE TO CHANGE

For I am the Lord, who heals you.  Exodus 15:26

Jehovah Rapha – The Lord our Healer

• HOW BIG IS YOUR GOD?

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.
John 5:7

By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.  He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; for he spoke, and it came to be….   Psalm 33:6,7,9

GOD IS BIGGER THAN YOUR PROBLEM

• WHAT IS GOD TELLING YOU TO DO?

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…   John 5:8-9

OBEDIENCE PRECEDES THE MIRACULOUS

Take off your sandals…   Exodus 3:5                       
Make yourself an ark…   Genesis 6:14                     
Dip seven times…   2 Kings 5:10                  
Come…   Matthew 14:29                                  
Go wash off the mud…  John 9:7                  

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  John 10:27

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17