6. October, 2019Sermon Notes No comments


Scripture: John 5:1-4

John 5: 1-14

Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of (invalids) sick and disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed and they waited for the moving of the waters. 4 From time to time an angel of the Lord would come down and stir up the waters. The first one into the pool after each such disturbance would be cured of whatever disease they had. 5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” 7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” 8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, 10 and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.” 11 But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ” 12 So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?” 13 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there. 14 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.”


3 Things to highlight in this story:

1. The Specific Site and Scene (vv.1-5)

  • Specific Journey: At a certain date and time
  • Specific Occasion: Jewish Festival
  • Specific City: Jerusalem
  • Specific Place: A pool called Bethesda
  • Specific Group: Sick and disabled
  • Specific Person: An invalid for 38 years


2. The Specific Sad Situation

Many in need of help; especially an invalid man lying there for 38 years.

  • Specific Trip: Jesus went – definite purpose
  • Specific Sight: Jesus saw – focused vision
  • Specific Knowledge: Jesus knew – perfect insight
  • Specific Question: Jesus asked – heartfelt compassion
  • Specific Instruction: Jesus said – powerful declaration
  • Specific Action needed: Man’s part – faith, obedience, mindset change
  • Specific Time: At once – instant healing

At once (instantly and immediately) the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath. (John 5:9)

Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath.

He takes no days off.

Has Jesus ever asked you, “Do you want to get well?


3. The Specific Warning (vv.10-14)

  • Specific Command: Stop sinning
  • Specific Consequence: Something worse may happen to you
  • Specific Reason: Healed to be holy – for God’s glory


Wondrous Truths in John 4

  • Specific Detour: On the way to Galilee
  • Specific Town and City: Sychar in Samaria
  • Specific Person: Samaritan woman
  • Specific Purpose: Her Salvation and the salvation of many in the city
  • Specific City: Galilee
  • Specific Person: Royal official – whose son was dying
  • Specific Word: “Go, your son will live.”
  • Specific Purpose: Healing of a dying child and salvation of a whole family
  • Specific Result: The son was alive and the whole family believed in Jesus



  • Specific City: Singapore
  • Specific Location: 1079 Serangoon Road
  • Specific Building: Elim Church
  • Specific Message: Say YES to Jesus
  • Specific God: JESUS is here
  • Special Person: You
  • Specific Question: Do you want to be healed? Etc.
  • Specific Word:
  • Specific Situation/condition: Sickness or problems
  • Specific Purpose: To Heal, Deliver, Provide

Jesus can do it because He is:

  • Elohim – GOD
  • El Shaddai – Lord God Almighty
  • El Elyon – The Most High God
  • El Olam – The Everlasting God
  • Adonai – Lord, Master
  • Yahweh – Lord, Jehovah
  • Jehovah Nissi – The Lord Your Banner
  • Jehovah-Raah – The Lord Your Shepherd
  • Jehovah Rapha – The Lord Who Heals
  • Jehovah Shammah – The Lord Is There
  • Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord Your Righteousness
  • Jehovah Mekoddishkem – The Lord Who Sanctifies You
  • Jehovah Jireh – The Lord Will Provide
  • Jehovah Shalom – The Lord Is Peace
  • Jehovah Sabaoth – The Lord of Hosts
  • Jesus Christ – Lord, Savior, Anointed One – who can do anything and everything good


Today is your day of miracle!

  • Do you want to get well?
  • Do you want to get a job?
  • Do you want a financial breakthrough?
  • Do you want a child?
  • Do you want a partner?
  • Do you want peace of heart and mind?
  • Do you want a restoration of love, joy, peace, hope, health and fortune?
  • Do you want a reconciliation with loved ones?
  • Do you want healing of a broken relationship?
  • Do you want to give your life and all to Me?
  • Do you want to be My servant and serve Me in full-time ministry?
  • Do you want to help someone in My name today?


And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly and diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37)

All things are possible for him who believes. (Mark 9:23)


Say YES to Jesus. Believe and trust Him for your miracle.



By: Rev. Glen Lim


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