022705 Experiences at the Pool Jn 5-1ff
Experiences at the Pool
Each of us may encounter these experiences at one time
or another in our life.
I. THE “HOW” EXPERIENCE
A. God’s Question – “Do you want ...?”
B. Man’s Quagmire
1. Lost vision – this man seems to have lost sight of why he was there. Is he there to be healed, or is he there to get wet?
2. Lack of faith – can God really do this?
Should I bother God?
3. Loss of answer
II. THE “NOW” EXPERIENCE
A. Christ’s Command
B. Man’s Compliance (Obedience)
1. 38 years of lameness gone in a simple act of obedience
2. Frustration of making way into pool gone in a simple act of obedience
3. Others – Naaman, blind man of John 9
III. THE “WOW” EXPERIENCE
A. Reaction of the Crowd
B. Response of the Christian
IV. THE “BOW” EXPERIENCE
A. Where the Lame Man Was Found
B. Where are You Found