Do You Want To Get Well?

When Jesus asks a question, He’s ready to give an answer that can transform your life. In the final message of our series, “Questions Jesus Asked,” Pastor Kyle Rodgers delivers a powerful sermon that can truly change your story – but it requires action from you. Are you tired of the same old routine? Eager for change? Praying for a miracle? It’s time to get up and walk! Don’t miss this life-changing message.

Notes 📓✏️:

John‬ ‭5:1-6 NIV – “Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, He asked him, “Do you want to get well?”

‭‭Beth = “House Of”

Bethesda = “House of Mercy”

John 5:6 – “When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, He asked him, “Do you want to get well?”

Progress of any kind, in any area of your life, will require effort.

John 5:7 – “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”

We are wired to see other’s success while focusing on our clear failures.

John 5:8-9 – “Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.”

John 5:9-13 – “The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.” But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ”So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?” The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.”

Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” The man went away and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well.

God does what He can when you do what He asked.

Discussion Questions 📝:

  1. Why do you think Jesus asked the man at the pool of Bethesda if he wanted to get well?
  2. What role does personal responsibility play in our healing and progress?
  3. How does community impact our healing and growth in life?
  4. Why is it crucial that we not compare ourselves with others?