MOMUSA: John 5 Part 1 Study by Sato Suka

June 16th, 2016

MOMUSA Online Bible Studies lead by Mr. Sato Suka

DO YOU WANT TO BE MADE WELL?

SCRIPTURE: JOHN 5:1-15

I. JESUS WENT UP TO JERUSALEM

A. All Jewish male required to go up to Jerusalem three times a year to celebrate

feasts: Passover, Pentecost, Feast of Tabernacle, (Deut. 16:16).

B. Every direction you come from, you always go up to Jerusalem. 2500 feet above

sea level on Mount Zion. Jesus went up to celebrate the feasts.

C. Jesus attended feasts not Jewish traditions.

II. AT THE POOL CALLED “BETHESDA”

On His way up there, the “Good Shepherd,” the “Lamb of God” who takes away sins

of the world, passes by the Sheep Gate.

A. Jesus passes by the pool called “Bethesda” by the Sheep Gate (vs. 2)

i. Sheep Gate – Jesus as the Gate (John 10:9)

ii. Bethesda – “House of mercy,” called on account of its healing properties,

restoring health to the sick and infirm.

B. Sick people by the pool waiting for the water to be stirred (vs. 3)

i. A Pool

ii. Notice the sick people – Those who were “feeble” rather than afflicted

with “acute” diseases (vs. 3).

iii. Reason of gathering by the pool (vs. 4).

C. Application

i. Looking at the scene at Bethesda, those around it, picture of the world.

1. Blind - Spiritually blind apart from Christ (2 Corinthians 4:3-4).

2. Paralyzed - A person can be paralyzed by sin (Mark 2:5).

3. Lame – Cripple in a sense not moving forward, dead spiritually

w/out Christ.

4. If you look around today, many still sitting as by the pool for

something to be change. But their life is slowly slipping away.

5. Wages of sin is dead, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus

Christ our Lord, (Romans 6:23).

III. THE PARALIZED MAN

A. John highlights one particular man, the paralyzed man.

i. Been in that condition for 38 years.

ii. Jesus knew he had been in that condition a long time (vs. 6)

1. Nothing hidden from the sight of the Lord (Hebrews 4:13)

2. Jesus sees your life

iii. Jesus saw him (vs.6)

1. Jesus didn’t pass by him, didn’t ignore him, but He saw him.

iv. He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" (vs. 6)

1. A “Yes” or “No” answer. (vs.7)

2. Instead he answered what the problem and solution are.

IV. THE IMPOSSIBLE

A. Jesus told the paralyzed man to do something impossible, “Rise, take up your bed

and walk,” (vs.8).

i. The Impossible - 38 years been completely paralyzed!

1. Anything impossible for God to handle? “With God all things are

possible,” (Matt. 9:26).

ii. Obedience to His Command will make you well (vs.9).

1. When Jesus commands, you better obey! There are rewards for

obeying God. Obedience is followed by blessings.

2. No indication Jesus held his hands, or picked up his bed. He simply

obeyed and was healed.

3. God won’t force you to do it. But once you take up that step, He

will enable you!

4. Many are in the situations today because they are unwilling to do

the Lord’s command.

V. HEALED ON THE SABBATH

A. He picked up his bed and walked. The only problem, it was on a Sabbath Day

(vs.9)

B. Jesus did many miracles on the Sabbath Day purposely.

C. Obey the Lord, not the tradition of men - When Jesus raises you up and you begin

to walk, how other people don't always understand what happened. “The man

responded, I'm doing what I was told to do.” (vs.10-12)

VI. SICKNESS AS A RESULT OF SIN

A. Jesus said to him, “See you have been made well, sin no more, lest a worst thing

come upon you.” (vs.14)

B. “Sin no more, lest something worst come upon you.” (vs.14)

VII. JESUS CAME FOR THE LOST

A. Jesus Came - Jesus knew that that man was in that condition for 38 years. And

He also knew it was a result of his sin. Yet, He still came to that pool of Bethesda

and found that man.

B. He Willingly Came - He had made the decision that put him in the position he

was in. Jesus could have said, you did this to yourself. You're on your own.

You're paralyzed because of what you did. It wasn't an accident, you made it

happened. (Isaiah 53:4-7)

C. God’s Grace - Don't miss the grace of God that comes and find this man in 38

years. He knows he's there because of his sin. In that miserable place, Jesus

comes and finds him. Seeks him out individually and heals him, not because he

deserves it, but because He's gracious.

VIII. APPLICATION

A. Do we see ourselves in this story? We were in that situation because of decision

we made. We chose to do those things. Jesus came and found us. "Do you want

to be made well?"

B. Similarities between the Nobleman and Paralyzed man.

i. Nobleman was desperate, but he had the word of Jesus and he believed it

and experienced a miracle to his son raised from death.

ii. The paralyzed man, he was in the situation he was in because of decision

he had made. Yet, he too, received the words of Jesus and experienced a

miracle in his life, the grace of God so clearly demonstrated.

C. Do you see yourself in these stories? Come to Jesus, allow Him to take hold of

that need and heal you.

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