Tag: Paralytic

Sermon Notes: The healing at the Pool

Jesus heals a Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda.
The Pool of Bethesda painting by Robert Bateman (1877) Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Introduction

There is a story in the Gospel of John 5:1-15 that proved problematic for Liberals who don’t believe in the Bible. They maintained the Pool of Bethesda did not exist, discrediting St. John’s writings. However, in the 19th Century, the archeologists discovered this controversial structure exactly where John said it was. This actually silenced the liberal critics.

Now that discovery doesn’t prove the miracle associated with the place actually happened but it proves the historical credibility of John’s account. It makes this passage worth our attention. So tonight I want to highlight four truths I learned myself.

Sermon: Lessons from the Paralytic of Capernaum

Sermon: Lessons from the Paralytic of Capernaum

Introduction

Paralytics were very common in biblical times. Medical support was not available for such disabled people and their only hope was divine intervention. This passage tells about a paralytic and the story deals with three principals for having an encounter with God.

Sermon Notes: Jesus heals a Paralytic at Capernaum

Sermon notes: Jesus heals a Paralytic at Capernaum

Introduction

The news was out: help was available for the sick! But a certain paralytic had no way to get to it. Physically disabled people like him were not only immobile but usually poor. Useless to society and lacking help from the government, they invariably lived as social outcasts.

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