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Created by Sermon Research Assistant on Oct 4, 2023
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This sermon explores the themes of Jesus' power to heal, the necessity of faith to receive healing, and the opportunities God gives us to receive healing.

Introduction

Hey Church family! We're diving into John 5:2-8 today, a passage that speaks volumes about the power and compassion of our Savior. As we look at this Scripture, we're going to be exploring three key themes: The Power of Jesus to Heal, The Need for Faith to Receive Healing, and The Opportunity to Receive Healing.

In the words of the great Christian author, A.W. Tozer, "God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves." And isn't that what we see in today's Scripture?

The Power of Jesus to Heal

The first theme we're exploring today is the power of Jesus to heal.

A. Jesus, as the Son of God, has the divine power to heal all kinds of ailments, both physical and spiritual. His healing power is not limited by the severity of the condition, the length of time the person has been suffering, or the number of people needing healing. His power is infinite, and His compassion is limitless.

In the passage we read, we see Jesus healing a man who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. This man had been suffering for a long time, and humanly speaking, his situation seemed hopeless. But when Jesus stepped in, the man's condition changed instantly. This shows us that no matter how long we've been in our situation, no matter how hopeless it seems, Jesus has the power to change it in an instant. His healing power is not bound by time or the severity of our condition.

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B. Moreover, Jesus did not need any human help to perform this miracle. He did not need anyone to stir the water, as was the belief of the people at the pool of Bethesda. He simply commanded the man to get up, pick up his mat and walk, and the man was healed. This shows us that Jesus' healing power is not dependent on any human effort or intervention. He is fully capable of healing us by His power alone.

C. In addition, Jesus' healing power is not limited to physical ailments. He also has the power to heal our spiritual ailments, our sins, our brokenness, and our emotional wounds. In other parts of the Bible, we see Jesus healing people from demonic possession, forgiving sins, and restoring people's joy and peace. This shows us that Jesus' healing power covers every aspect of our being - body, soul, and spirit.

D. Furthermore, Jesus' healing power is available to us today, just as it was available to the people in the Bible. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). His power has not diminished over time. He is still in the business of healing people, restoring lives, and performing miracles. All we need to do is come to Him in faith, believing in His power to heal us.

E. Lastly, Jesus' healing power is a demonstration of His love and compassion for us. He does not heal us because we deserve it, but because of His great love for us. He sees our pain, our suffering, and our struggles, and He is moved with compassion. He wants to heal us, to restore us, and to give us a life of abundance.

The Need for Faith to Receive Healing

The second point we're exploring today is the need for faith to receive healing ... View this full PRO sermon free with PRO

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