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The Pool of Bethesda

The Pool of Bethesda
Scripture: John 5:1-9                 Key Verse John 5:8

INTRODUCTION
1.   Jesus went to the Pool of Bethesda.
2.   He only healed one in a multitude.
3.   Do you need something from God?

I.     WAITING FOR 38 YEARS
        A.    The man started by thinking he could work out the                                   problem.
        B.    Then he realized he would need help from others.
        C.     Eventually he became bitter and jaded in his waiting.

II.    WHERE WAS EVERYONE ELSE?
         A.    Everyone else was looking at the water.
         B.    Our only interaction with God can't be looking for stuff.
         C.    We go to God and receive blessings.  We don't receive                          blessings to follow God.

III.   DOING SOMETHING NEW
         A.   The man picked up his mat.
         B.    If we want to see something new, we must do something                     new.
         C.    He trusted Jesus instead of the pool.

CONCLUSION
1.     Are our eyes on the Lord or what we want?
2.     If we seek God we'll find him.
3.     Seek God and everything else will be added to us.

 

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