River Rock Baptist Church
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
All To The Glory of God

John Lesson #15

 
John Lesson #15

 

John 5:1-9

 
 
Bethesda= “House of Mercy”
 
 
1.     The Picture of a sinner.
 
        a.     He was powerless.

v. 3         'Impotent' = without power. John 9:1-3

Physical blindness is a picture of spiritual blindness. 

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not...

Spiritual deafness.

Isaiah 42:17-18
17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.

Numbers says, "Be sure your sin will find you out."

Sin takes you farther than you want to go.

Sin keeps you longer than you want to stay.

Sin costs you far more than you planned to pay.

 
 
        b.     He was helpless.
v. 7         As a quadriplegic, he was motionless without help.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Romans 8:31
If God be for us, who can be against us?

Remember the pattern Israel got stuck in?

Judges 10:6
And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD...

 
        c.     He was hopeless. V. 5