Exalting Christ and Loving People

Portrait of the Invisible – John 5

Pastor David is picking up his series through John after a couple year break!

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Notes:

Printable Notes

  • P_________________ WEAKNESS (vs. 5-7)
  • E_________________ WEAKNESS (v. 7)

*Titus 1:2 Hope of eternal life

*Gal. 5:5 Hope of righteousness

*Col. 1:27 Hope of glory

*I Peter 1:3,4 Hope of inheritance in heaven

*Romans 8 Hope of redemption/bodies

*Titus 2:13 Hope of Christ’s return

*Rom.15:13 God of hope is our source of hope

  • S________________  WEAKNESS (vs. 13-14)

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows. (Galatians 6:7)(I Cor. 11:30)

Jesus is not just asking if he wants his _________ changed; He’s asking if _____ wants to be changed,                                     from the inside out.

  • ___________ UP!

*Hebrews 11:1,6

  • ___________ UP!

“… No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62)

  • W___________!

If Jesus can give you the __________ to “get up” He can also give you the power to “walk” every single _______.

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31)

Digging Deeper

Q1: Did you grow up around water or go to swimming lessons?  If so, what were some of the “pool/swimming” rules you had to adhere to? 

Q2: John 5:3 says there were a “great number of disabled people” while v.5 describes one particular person and need.  In your life, how do you manage the overwhelming/numerous needs in your life in balance with singular, particular needs?  Are the two ever in conflict? If so, how?

Q3: Read Matthew 19:16-25.  What need did this man have?  Do you think he was truly ready to be made well?  Explain.

Q4: If Jesus were to ask you today… “Do you want to get well?”…how would you respond?  What particular area of your life needs His divine touch?

Q5: Read Isaiah 40: 6-31.  How does this passage describe God’s power?  How does this passage describe our weakness and need?

Q6: Jesus commanded three simple action steps in order for God’s omnipotence to intersect with our impotence.  Which of the three do you most need to apply to your life right now?  What would that action step look like specifically in your life?