Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?

TEXT:† John 5:1-9

INTRODUCTION:

A.††††† A WONDERFUL STORY OF HEALING.

B.††††† JESUS CAN MAKE US WHOLE!† ALL OF US.

I.††††† FOLLOWING JESUS WILL HELP THE BODY BECOME WHOLE.

A.††††† IT WILL LEAD ONE FROM HARMING THE BODY( 1 Cor. 6:18-20 ).

B.††††† SEEKING FIRST HIS KINGDOM HAS THIS PROMISE( Matt. 6:8, 25-34 ).

C.††††† FINALLY( 2 Cor. 5:1;† 1 Cor. 15:50-53 ).

II.†††† IT WILL CAUSE US TO FOCUS THE MIND ON THINGS THAT

††††††† ARE MORE WHOLESOME.

A.††††† OUR IS A RELIGION OF THE MIND( Matt. 15:8-9 ).

B.††††† Philippians 4:8.

C.††††† WHAT SHOULD OCCUPY OURTHOUGHT?( Col. 3:1-2 ).

D.††††† OUR MINDS ARE AT PEACE( Phil. 4:4-7 ).

E.††††† THEREFORE( 2 Cor. 10:5 ).

III.††† IT WILL REDIRECT OUR EMOTIONS.

A.††††† WE WOULD NOT KNOW LOVE EXCEPT THRU CHRIST( 1 John 3:16; 4:19 ).

B.††††† Romans 12:9;† Matt. 5:43-45.

C.††††† OUR HOPE PRODUCES JOY( Phil. 4:4;† 1 Thess. 5:16 ).

IV.†† THROUGH JESUS THE WILL IS MADE WHOLE.

A.††††† OUR DECISION TO FOLLOW JESUS WILL NOT BE FRUSTRATED( John 7:17 ).

B.††††† THAT DESIRE BRINGS BLESSING( Matt. 5:6;† Rev. 22:17 ).

V.††† THE CONSCIENCE IS CLEANSED BY JESUS( Rom. 3:23 ).

A.††††† THE CONSCIENCE SOILED BY THE GUILT OF SIN.

B.††††† THE CONSCIENCE IS CLEANSED THRU THE SPRINKLING OF

††††††††† CHRISTíS BLOOD( Heb. 9:13-14;† 10:19-22 ).

††††††††† 1.†††††† A reference to his death( Rom. 6:3-4 ).

††††††††† 2.†††††† Satisfies justice.

†††††††††††††††††† a.†††††† Justice demands punishment of the sinner( Rom. 6:23;† Ez. 18:20 ).

†††††††††††††††††† b.†††††† Jesus bears the punishment in our place( 1 Pet. 2:24;† Isa. 53:5-6 ).

†††††††††††††††††† c.†††††† His death stands for ours( 2 Cor. 5:14-15;† Rom. 6:3-4, 7 ).

†††††††††††††††††† d.†††††† Justice and love are satisfied in Jesusí death( Rom. 3:23-26 ).

VI.†† HIS PURPOSE IN COMING WAS TO MAKE ME WHOLE.

A.††††† Matt. 9:12-13.

B.††††† HOW DOES HE DO IT?

††††††††† 1.†††††† He gave us the Bible( 2 Tim. 3:16-17;† 2 Pet. 1:3-4 ).

††††††††† 2.†††††† He gave us himself( Gal. 1:3-4;† 2:20;† Matt. 20:28;† John 10:17-18 ).

CONCLUSION:† JESUS CAN MAKE YOU WHOLE!