by M. Moses Kim (Trenton UBF)
NYUBF Summer Retreat (2022)
DO YOU WANT TO GET WELL?
Key Verse: 5:6
What do you do with someone complaining about their condition and refusing to take any responsibility for their life?
Read verses 1-4. Where and when did this event take place? Why was the crowd of disabled people lying around the pool of Bethesda? What attitudes might they have toward themselves and each other?
Read verses 5-9. What did Jesus ask a man who had been an invalid for 38 years? Why do you think Jesus asked the man a seemingly obvious question? Why might this man not want to get well? What did Jesus command the man to do? What happened to the invalid man? (9)
Read verses 10-13. What did the Jewish leaders complain about him carrying the man? What excuse did the man give the Jews when accused of violating the Sabbath? (11, 13)
Read verses 14-15. How did Jesus try to help him once more? (14) How was he sinning? (1 Th 5:16-18) What does his attitude toward Jesus and his grace reveal about his inner problem?
What areas in your life do you think you need to improve to become a wholesome person?