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Sermon Audio: A Miracle Performed… A Murder Planned


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Sunday, March 08, 2020

A Miracle Performed… A Murder Planned

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

Key Scripture

John 5:1–18

Take Away / Application

Jesus and His word still have the same power today as they always have.

Fill-in Notes

Discussion Questions

Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group or branch off with additional questions as the discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.

Keep your Bible open to John 5:1–18 throughout group discussion.

  1. In this message, what did the Holy Spirit confront you with?
  2. Do you believe the word of Jesus still has relevance and power today? Why or why not? Share about something where God’s Word is speaking into your life right now.
  3. Read John 5:5–7. The condition of the man was helpless and hopeless both physically and spiritually. When you feel helpless and hopeless from the circumstances of life, how do you turn to Jesus?
  4. In your notes, review the four points that characterize the great multitude at the Pool of Bethesda and represent someone who doesn’t know Christ. How can these points help you better reach and understand someone who isn’t a Christian?
  5. Discuss the meaning of hardening your heart toward God. Is there anything in your life that’s hardening your heart toward Him? (bitterness, lack of forgiveness, disappointment, anger, etc.)
  6. Is there anything that’s got you “limping” through life right now or “chained” up? What do you need to lay down at the foot of the cross so you can experience Jesus’ freedom and begin to run!
  7. Share about a time when Jesus has set you free from something. Give Him praise for doing so.


This week look for opportunities to praise the work of God as it shows up in your life (family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.). Don’t miss out on what God is doing because of a focus on man-made rules and ideas about what God can and can’t do.

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