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John 5 - NIV

The Healing at the Pool

1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals.

2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda[a] and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades.

3 -4 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.[b]

5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.

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?”

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.”

8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”

9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.
The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,

10 and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.”

11 But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ?”

12 So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?”

13 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.

14 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.”


a. John 5:2 Some manuscripts Bethzatha; other manuscripts Bethsaida
b. John 5:3 Some manuscripts include here, wholly or in part, paralyzed—and they waited for the moving of the waters.From time to time an angel of the Lord would come down and stir up the waters. The first one into the pool after each such disturbance would be cured of whatever disease they had.

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Shared by: Steve Malone on Jan, 2017
Summary: In this message we will have the opportunity to wrestle with the same question that Jesus asked a man who was crippled for 38 years.
Scripture: John 5:1-14
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Shared by: John Gaston on Nov, 2016
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Scripture: John 5:1-9
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Shared by: Jeffrey Sims on Oct, 2016
Summary: This sermon is about living a long time with issues and problems without asking God to intervene on our behalf. This sermon points us to the question of 1. Do we want to be healed 2. How long has it been since you reached out to Jesus.
Scripture: John 5:1-9
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Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jun, 2016
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Shared by: Ajayi Oluwasegun on Jun, 2016
Summary: People can deny you of opportunities, but when God says it is your turn in His divine arrangement, no man can stop you
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Scripture: John 5:1-8
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Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on May, 2016
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Shared by: Leonard Davis on Mar, 2016
Summary: Jesus is the Provider of all our needs for body, soul and spirit. He is the complete Savior for every need.
Scripture: John 5:1-17
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Shared by: Craig Condon on Dec, 2015
Summary: The key to getting healed or unstuck in our lives is to do what God tells us to do-even if it doesn’t make sense. We must listen to God’s instructions in our hearts. We must find them in his word. There will be something that God will want us to do.
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Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Oct, 2015
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Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Sep, 2015
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Shared by: Marge Kryzanowski Abram on Mar, 2015
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Shared by: Chris Beam on Mar, 2015
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Shared by: Gordon Curley on Feb, 2015
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Scripture: John 5:1-9
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Shared by: james ( Jim ) highland on Aug, 2014
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Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Jun, 2014
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Shared by: Jeremy Poling on Jun, 2014
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Shared by: David Leach on Jun, 2014
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Scripture: John 5:2-9
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