Sunday Sermon live recording from May 1, 2022. During this Charis Christian Center service, Pastor Lawson Perdue shares part 5 of his series, The Gospel of John.
Pastor Lawson’s Notes from this teaching:
5-1-22 Gospel of John-Chapter 5 Lawson Perdue
John 5:39 Search the scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me. “Eternal consequences for what we do with the Word and what we do with Jesus.”
I. Healing of the man at the pool of Bethesda. John 5:1-18
Bethesda-House of kindness.
Sick for 38 years.Will you be made whole? Difference between Covenant and Kindness.
I have no man… Looking at man… Jeremiah 17:5-8
Rise take up your bed and walk… Heard the Word of Jesus… Responded… Psalm 107:20
Healed by the spoken Word of Jesus. (7 ways that Jesus healed people).
- Gift of faith.
- Working of Miracles.
- Gifts of Healing.
- Laying on of hands.
- Spoken Word.
- Prayer of faith.
Sin no more. Healed for a purpose. I John 3:8
My Father works, and I work. Don’t blame me; blame my Father. (John 14:10-12)
A-What is our will in the matter?
B-Looking to Jesus or looking to man?
C-Responding to the Words of Jesus?
D-Living for a Purpose?
II. Judgement has been given to Jesus. John 5:19-30
The Son does the works of the Father. V 19-21
The Father gives life. The Son gives life.Judgment has been given to Jesus. V 22-27
Faith leads you out of condemnation into life. V 24 (Romans 8:1)
Jesus understands our challenges. I Corinthians 10:13, Hebrews 4:15
Jesus is LORD over death. LORD of eternity. He is a just judge.
Two Resurrections. Two judgments.
- Resurrection of the just. Christ comes for His church. I Thessalonians 4:13-18, I Co 15:51-58.
- Resurrection of the unjust. Great White Throne. Revelation 20:11-15
Jesus is a just judge. John 5:30 (John 12:44-50).
III. Bearing witness of Jesus. John 5:31-47
V 31-If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
Proverbs 27:2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger and not your own lips.
“Beware how much of your own press you read”.
John bore witness of Jesus. V 32-35 John 1:6-9
Jesus works bore witness of Him. V 36 (John 14:11)
The Father bore witness of Jesus. V 37(J 1:32-34, Matt 3:16-17, Mark 1:10-11, Luke 3:21-22; Mt 17:5).
The Word bore witness of Jesus. v 38-39
What is the reason people don’t come to Jesus?
- They don’t love God. V 40-42
- They don’t love the Word. V 43-47.
Conclusion: If you love God and love His Word, you will come to Jesus. You will stand before God in eternity righteous, redeemed, healed and whole. Come to Jesus; keep loving God and continue to believe the Word. You will be well in eternity!