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Summary: This is the first in a series of messages on the theme of becoming "spiritually" healthy. It is a sermon that challenges the believer to consider what God would want to do in his/her life in the near future.

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“Do You Want to Get Well?”

John 5:1-15

JN 5:1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. 2 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. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. 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 Jews 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." 15 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

INTRODUCTION

• As I have said earlier, I want to focus 2005 on our being spiritually healthy believers in a spiritually healthy church

• This morning, I want to ask you the same question that Jesus asked the man at the pool: “DO YOU WANT TO GET WELL?”

• Let’s take a look at the man’s:

I. AILMENT {vs 5}

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?"

• Jesus’ question is very interesting here…He seems to be focused on the man’s WILL more than his physical problems

• Are we at the point where we even WANT to change spiritually?

• Look very closely at this man’s problems:

1. HE WAS STATIONARY

a. He had not moved on his own for many years

2. HE WAS STILL

a. He had not stood up

3. HE WAS STRAPPED

a. He was unable to do anything on his own

• Who would even WANT to remain that way? YET, churches are full of people who do just that:

1. THEY ARE STATIONARY

a. They have not moved in any way spiritually in years

2. THEY ARE STILL

a. They are not able to stand at all spiritually

3. THEY ARE STRAPPED

a. They cannot do anything spiritually on their own

• Jesus wants to take you from where you are now and do something great in your spiritual life!

II. ACQUAINTANCES {vs 1-3}

1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. 2 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. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.


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