Jesus Christ – The Great Physician
Pastor Aaron E. Lavender
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Sermon Series: HE’S MORE THAN WONDERFUL #5
“Jesus Christ – The Great Physician”
John’s purpose in writing his gospel is to exalt the person of Jesus so that men believe on Him and be saved, John 20:30-31. To elevate Jesus to the proper level, John presents Jesus in a new way in every chapter of his book. In John 5:1-9, Jesus is presented to us as The Great Physician. These verses illustrate for us the truth of what Jesus desires to do for each one of us.
Let’s observe Jesus Christ as He delivers a man from the bondage of his affliction and as we do, please know that He can do the same for you if you will allow Him the opportunity. This morning, let’s look together at Jesus Christ – The Great Physician, and discover: a very sick man, an exceptionally gracious redeemer, and an astounding miracle.
I. A Very Sick Man: John 5:1-5
A. He is a disabled man (v.5)
B. He is a desperate man (vv.3-5)
C. He is a dejected man (v.7)
II. An Exceptionally Gracious Redeemer: John 5:6
A. Our Gracious Redeemer chooses sinners.
B. Our Gracious Redeemer cares for sinners (v.6)
C. Our gracious redeemer comes to sinners (vv.5-6)
1. He first came as A Sacrifice (2 Cor. 5:21)
2. He now comes as A Savior (John 6:37)
3. He will come as A Sovereign (Rev. 20:11-15)
III. An Astounding Miracle: John 5:6b-9
A. The question made by Jesus Christ (v.6b)
B. The command given by Jesus Christ (v.8)
C. The miracle performed by Jesus Christ (v.9)
Are you saved today? Maybe you would have to confess that the Lord has been dealing with you and you know you need to come to Jesus. Why put it off any longer?