Pentecostal Church Mannheim
Message from the Monthly Flyer from September 2008
The decisive question!
John 5:6-9 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath.
This story takes place when Jesus was in Jerusalem and had come to the sheep market. There was a pool where the angel of the Lord came down and troubled the water at a certain season. As soon as the water was troubled, the sick had to hurry up , for only those who got into the water first were healed.
Just like the sick man in this story, there are also many people today who need help, however there is nobody there by their side who is able to help them. From year to year the hope for receiving healing diminished, until the day came when Jesus Christ asked him the crucial question, “Do you want to be made well?”
Jesus Christ also died for you, and he poses the question to you about whether you want to be made whole. This is not just referring to physical sickness but also to emotional and spiritual suffering. Do something in response to his question and make the decision to have a brand new start with Jesus. We would be happy to help you understand the Bible better and to build up a personal relationship with God. Just feel free to come and talk with us! sw