Do You Want to Get Well?

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Do you want to get well?

Ty Tamasaka

“5 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda[z] and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.  One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”  John 5:1-6 NIV

As we continue in John 5, we see Jesus come to a pool called Bethesda.  He comes across a man who was an invalid for thirty-eight years.

Jesus asks the paralyzed man an unusual question.   

“Do…

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