Our sermon today, "Follow Up Visit Required", is based on John 5:1-16.
Message by our Pastor Larry Mark.
Sermon for February 28th
"Follow Up visit required"
"Follow up visit required"
Sermon based on:
5After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up
to Jerusalem. 2Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in
Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. 3In
these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. 5One man
was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. 6When
Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said
to him, “Do you want to be made well?” 7The
sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the
water is stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down
ahead of me.” 8Jesus said to him, “Stand up, take your mat and walk.” 9At once
the man was made well, and he took up his mat and began to walk. Now that day
was a sabbath.
the Jews said to the man who had been cured, “It is the sabbath; it is not
lawful for you to carry your mat.” 11But
he answered them, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Take up your mat and
walk.’” 12They asked him, “Who
is the man who said to you, ‘Take it up and walk’?” 13Now
the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had disappeared
in the crowd that was there. 14Later
Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you have been made well!
Do not sin any more, so that nothing worse happens to you.” 15The
man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. 16Therefore
the Jews started persecuting Jesus, because he was doing such things on the