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Order of Service

Music……………………..Worship Team
Welcome……………………….Bill Butler
Music……………………..Worship Team
Every Beat
I Will Follow
Message……………..Gilbert Thurston
Healing a Paralyzed Man
Offering & Announcements
Music……………………..Worship Team
Every Beat
Dismissal………………………Bill Butler

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Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

-Hebrews 13:8

Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days.  Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered walkways. A great number of sick, blind, lame, and paralyzed people were lying in these walkways. Beside the pool was a man who had been paralyzed for thirty-eight years.

-John 5:1-4

3 Ways I Might Be Broken:

1. brokenness.

2. brokenness.

3. brokenness.

When Jesus saw the man and realized that he had been crippled for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to be healed?”

-John 5:6

The paralyzed man answered, “Lord, I don’t have anyone to put me in the pool when the water is stirred up. I try to get in, but someone else always gets there first.” Jesus told him, “Pick up your mat and walk!” Right then the man was healed. He picked up his mat and started walking around.

-John 5:7-8

What I Learn About Jesus From This Miracle:

1. Jesus is better than .

The day on which this miraculous sign happened was a Sabbath.  When the Jewish leaders saw the man carrying his mat, they said to him, “This is the Sabbath! No one is allowed to carry a mat on the Sabbath.”

-John 5:10

These people say they honor me, but their hearts are far away. Their worship is worthless, for they teach their man-made laws instead of those from God.

-Matthew 15:8-9

The man left and told the leaders that Jesus was the one who had healed him. They started making a lot of trouble for Jesus because he did things like this on the Sabbath.

-John 5:15-16

But Jesus said, “My Father has never stopped working, and that is why I keep on working.” Now the leaders wanted to kill Jesus for two reasons.  First, he had broken the law of the Sabbath. But even worse, he had said that God was his Father, which made him equal with God.

-John 5:17-18

2. Jesus is .

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

-John 14:6

3. Jesus was for my .

He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.  He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.

-Isaiah 53:3-5

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. In what way are you broken?
2. What do you personally learn about Jesus in this miracle?
3. What is your next step as a result of this message?