JOHN 5

8 Outlines

 

John 5:1-15

A HEALING

 

THE WAIT OF THE NEEDY Vss. 1-4

THE WANT OF THE INFIRMED Vss. 5-7

THE WORK OF GOD Vss. 8-9

THE WONDER OF THE PHARISEES Vss. 10-13

THE WARNING OF JESUS Vss. 14-15

 

 

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John 5:1-15

A PICTURE OF SALVATION

 

This story gives us a beautiful picture of salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

INTRODUCTION - Vss. 1-5

 

A SIMPLE QUESTION - Vs. 6

Jesus wanted to know if the man wanted to be made whole. That simple question applies to any sinner. Because of our sin, we need cleansing (Isaiah 64:6). The cleansing has been made available because of the work of Christ on the cross. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 2 Corinthians 5:21)

 

A STANDARD EXCUSE - Vs. 7

This man said, "I have nobody to help me.", and yet his help was talking with him.

There will always be excuses for not being saved! People today have many of them.

 

A STRIKING DEMAND - Vs. 8

Jesus told the man "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk."

To the sinner Jesus says "Believe!" Both of these demands require faith. Faith in Christ is the only demand that God makes for salvation.

See John 3:16, Acts 16:31, and Ephesians 2:8-9.

 

A STUPENDOUS RESULT - Vs. 9

Just as this man was healed, we are also healed (saved) when we place faith in Christ. A tremendous change takes place (2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Corinthians 6:11)

 

A STRENUOUS EXAMINATION - Vss. 10-16

After a person is saved, unbelievers will inquire as to "what happened?"

 

 

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John 5:1-16

BY THE POOL

 

THE SCENE SET Vss. 1-4

THE SICK IDENTIFIED Vs. 5

THE STUCK MOVED Vss. 6-9

THE SABBATH VIOLATED Vss. 10-13

THE SINNER CHALLENGED Vs. 14

THE SAVIOR INDICATED Vs. 15

 

 

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John 5:17-24

THE SON AT WORK

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FATHER- Vss. 17-20

POWER OF THE SON Vs. 21

POSITION AS JUDGE Vss. 22-23

PROMISE OF SALVATION Vs. 24

 

 

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John 5:19-29

VERILY, VERILY!

In the Gospel of John, Jesus often quoted as saying "Verily, verily". When Jesus used those words, it meant He had something important to announce. In our text Jesus used the words "Verily, verily" three times.

 

THE VERILY OF RELATIONSHIP - Vss. 19-23

Jesus is talking about His own personal relationship with God the Father.

 

THE VERILY OF RESPONSE - Vs. 24

The proper response to Jesus' words is belief!

 

THE VERILY OF RESURRECTION - Vss. 25-29

 

 

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John 5:24-30

A SNEAK PEEK

 

When reading a book, some of us like to take a "sneak peek" of how the book ends by reading the last few pages of the book. People like to know what is coming in the future. In these verses, He gives a sneak peek at what is ahead.

 

RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD - Vss. 25, 26, 28, 29a

REVIEW BY THE JUDGE - 28, 30

(Remember, there are two judgments. There is the Judgment Seat of Christ for the saved. There is the Great White Throne for the unsaved. See 2 Corinthians 5:10 and Revelation 20:11-15)

RETRIBUTION FOR ALL - Vss. 24 & 29.

The saved receive eternal life. The unsaved are condemned.

 

 

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John 5:44 etc.

THE AUDIENCE

 

(IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF THE FULL TEXT OF THIS SERMON, ASK ME FOR IT BY NAME. I WILL SEND AN ATTACHMENT IN WORD FORMAT. jpeters@alltel.net )

 

When I was a senior at Glassboro State College, now Rowan University, I did my student teaching in a sixth grade classroom in Camden, New Jersey. One of the fun things I did was car pool to Camden with 3 other people.

 

One morning Bob Holt was driving his Mustang and I was sitting on the passenger's side in the back seat. Bob stopped to mail a letter at a post office. At the suggestion of someone else in the car, I climbed across the seat and got in the driver's seat, and as Bob was returning I started to pull away, as a joke. What did Bob do? He jumped on the hood of car as a passenger. Well, I stopped, got back to my regular seat, and the game was over. Except for one problem, we discovered that one of our professors for student teaching was in the car behind us. We had an audience and didn't realize it.

 

When Dottie and I were missionaries with Child Evangelism Fellowship we lived near her parents. Her Dad was a retired groundskeeper for my alma-mater, Glassboro State. He had worked on the football field and was given passes for all the home games. One Saturday we went to a game. During the course of the game, I made a good natured but unkind comment about the other team. This little boy (whom I didn't know) in front of me looked at me with big eyes in disbelief. I said something to him like, "It's okay son, I'm just kidding." And his father said something like "We know who you are. You're Jack Peters from Child Evangelism Fellowship!" Talk about embarrassed! I had another audience that knew who I was and what I was standing for.

 

I'm sure that all of us have been in situations when we didn't know we had an audience and said or did things we were sorry for later. We've also probably have been in situations when we didn't understand who our audience really was. In those situations, it's very easy to put our foots in our mouths.

 

We need to remember, that whatever we do, God is our audience. We need to consider Him above all others.

 

THE PRESENCE OF THE AUDIENCE - Psalm 139:7-10

God is always with us.

 

THE PERCEPTION OF THE AUDIENCE - Proverbs 5:21, Proverbs 15:3

God understands or perceives everything we say do. This is one audience who is never fooled!

 

THE POWER OF THE AUDIENCE - Luke 12:1-5

God is to be feared because He has the power to cast into hell. He is also to be feared because He is the judge.

 

THE PARTICIPATION OF THE AUDIENCE - 2 Corinthians 5:21, John 3:16, John 14:16-17, Matthew 7:7-8

God, the audience, has chose to participate in our lives. First, He sent His Son to save us, now He involves himself through the work of the Holy Spirit and by answering prayer.

 

THE PLEASING OF THE RIGHT AUDIENCE - John 5:44, John 3:36, Proverbs 3:5-6, Colossians 3:17

We fail to have faith because we are trying to please others instead of trying to please God. - John 5:44

 

 

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John 5:44

HONOR FROM GOD

 

John 5:44 - How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

Our problem is that we tend to seek honor (glory) for ourselves from each other. This contributes to our lack of faith! We should seek the honor or glory that God gives through His Son.

 

SEEK THE HONOR OF HIS PEACE

 

Romans 5:1 - Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Isaiah 26:3-4 - Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

Philippians 4:6-7 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

John 16:33 - These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

SEEK THE HONOR OF HIS PRESENCE

 

Psalms 65:4 - Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

John 15:4-5 - Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

John 15:7 - If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

SEEK THE HONOR OF HIS POWER

John 14:12-14 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

Acts 1:8 - But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

SEEK THE HONOR OF HIS PRECEPTS

 

Psalms 119:11 - Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Psalms 19:7-11 - The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

SEEK THE HONOR OF HIS PLACE

 

John 14:2-3 - In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

2 Corinthians 5:8-10 - We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

2 Timothy 4:8 - Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

James 1:12 - Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

1 Peter 5:4 - And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

1 Thessalonians 2:19 - For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

 

 

 

 

 

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