Thursday, September 15, 2011
"BUENO DIA" Everyone! Peace on earth cannot be found until we meet on common ground, where every man becomes a brother, who worships God and who loves each other. PRAISE GOD!
HYMN: "MAKE ME NEW": The words and music to this wonderfdul hymn were created by Dan Burr in 1985. The scripture that inspired this hymn was Rom 7:6, "We should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter". Just one verse.
Make me new Lord Jesus, Make me new,
For it seems that in so many ways I'm not enough like You.
Take this weary vessel I am in and mold me once again,
Take my life, take my spirit, make me new.
MESSAGE: JESUS, THE GREAT PHYSICIAN!
1. John has shown us there was "AN OFFERING", also "AN ORDER", and now he shows us "AN OUTPOURING" (John 5:9).
a. The sick man responded to Jesus' command by faith and was immediately healed.
b. Proof of that is in the fact that he got up and walked.
2. Notice that this healing took place on a Sabbath.
a. In John 1:1 we learned that Jesus was the CONTROVERSAL WORD.
b. Jesus lived under the Old Testament Law where work on the Sabbath was forbidden.
c. Did He break the Law by healing this man on the Sabbath?
d. Which is higher and greater?
1. The Letter of the Law? Or,
2. The Spirit of the Law?
3. PICTURE THIS! Jesus has the power and authority to take any life that is broken and ruined by sin, and make it new again. It's a matter of doing good.
James 4:17 says, "to him who knows to do good and does it not, it is sin". Jesus was without sin. The works He did were good works. The healing of this man was a good work to teach you and me about faith and the power of His Word.
Your salvation and mine is good works. How good are your works? Do you need to be made new again? To be continued Friday!
May our life be a reflection of God's goodness and kindness.
In His Grace, Vic.