求醫的學問。 人有病，人知道自己有病，卻不真知道自己的病。 人不僅僅需要醫治，人真正需要的是神的醫治，是神自己。
當耶穌問這個三十八年癱瘓的人："你要痊癒嗎？他已經知道，這個即將被醫治的人將是出賣自己的人，他知道他來到世界就是為這樣的罪人受死！ 你我，我們本質上都是這個癱瘓的人！作為罪人亞當和夏娃的後代，我們生下來就是中山狼，我們都是活過來就咬人的恩將仇報的毒蛇。 我們無法停止愛自己，無法約束自己的自私，因為病的不只是肉體 ，而是我們的罪惡的心！ 而對於這樣無可救藥的罪人， 唯一的救贖就是完全捨己的愛，完全的神的犧牲！ 這恰恰就是耶穌為你、為我、為世人所做的！
Scripture: John 5:1-18
1Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. [4From time to time an angel of the Lord would come down and stir up the waters. The first one into the pool after each such disturbance would be cured of whatever disease they had.] 5One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6When 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?” 7“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” 8Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, 10and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.” 11But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ” 12So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?” 13The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there. 14Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” 15The man went away and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well. 16So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. 17In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” 18For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
Jesus is the Son of God/Stop Sinning
Knowledge from seeking medical treatment. People are sick, and people are aware that they are sick, but they don't really understand their sickness. Man not only needs healing, what man really needs is God's healing, God Himself.
The price of healing - facing patients who mistreat kindness and cruel religious zealots.
Please follow the doctor's advice: don't sin any more.
A. You don’t just need healing, what you need is God’s healing (verses 1-9)
1. The Feast of Tabernacles
2. The pond next to the gate of sheep
3. Old sick patient
4. Jesus' Healing
B. The cost of healing
1. Violation of the Sabbath regulations (verses 10-17)
1). The paralytic violated the law of the Sabbath
2). Jesus broke the law of the Sabbath
2. Jesus was persecuted
1). The paralyzed informant (verses 14-18)
2). The Jews persecuted Jesus and wanted to kill Jesus
C. It is not that you are sick, but that you have sinned!
Stop sinning (verses 13-14)
What is the cause of human suffering today? What is the cause of death facing human beings today? It's crime! What is the cause of crime? Because people have problems, their true appearance is a sinner, an ungrateful person, a person who will avenge gratitude! The price to be paid to heal such a sinner is the death of the doctor. Whoever saves the sinner must die for him!
When Jesus asked the man who was paralyzed for thirty-eight years: "Do you want to be healed? He already knew that this person who was about to be healed would be a betrayer. He knew that he came to the world to die for such a sinner. You and me, we are essentially paralyzed people! As the offspring of sinners Adam and Eve, we are born as “Zhongshan Wolves”(persons who forget the kindness done to them and turn their backs upon others in return). We are all poisonous snakes who bite and repay grace with malice when we are revived. We cannot stop loving ourselves and cannot restrain ourselves from own selfishness, because it is not just the flesh that is sick, but our sinful heart! For such an incurable sinner, the only salvation is the complete self-denying love, the wholesome sacrifice of God! This is precisely the Jesus for you, for me, for the world!