December 19, 2019: SOAP #3668:  John 5-6 Scripture:  John (NIV) 5:6 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 […]

December 19, 2019: SOAP #3668:  John 5-6

Scripture:  John (NIV) 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying thereand 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 Iam trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” 8 Then Jesussaid to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the manwas cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took placewas a Sabbath,

Observation:  InJohn 2 we saw servants filling vessels with water and serving it to the masterof the banquet based only on the word of Jesus. In John 4 we read of a royal officer who, based on the word of Jesus,returned home to find his son healed.  Andhere in John 5 a crippled man heard Jesus say, 'Get up! Pick up your mat andwalk!'   And, based on the word of Jesus,the man 'picked up his mat and walked.'  

Application:  I can never over-emphasize the importance ofrecognizing the voice of Jesus and doing what He says!   

Prayer:  Jesus, you are my key to victory.  You are my key to overcoming temptation.  Speak to me each day as I meditate on YourWord.  And speak to me throughout eachday as we walk together.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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