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Houlton United Methodist Church

Healing with Purpose

All of Scripture is telling one story. It’s a story about Jesus and our need for Him. In John 5:39 Jesus says, “You have your heads in your Bibles constantly because you think you’ll find eternal life there. But you miss the forest for the trees. These Scriptures are all about me!” (MSG). Every single text of Scripture points to Christ. And it tells us how we may have eternal life in him and through him. In particular, Jesus Christ makes ultimate claims for himself in the Gospels. Nowhere is this more obvious than in John 5. Today’s passage reveals and proclaims Christ-exalting truth: Who Jesus is and how we should respond to this truth.