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Lesson 1 • 2nd Passover in Jerusalem / Jesus Heals a Lame Man...........1 Lesson 2 • Jesus Accused of Breaking the Sabbath...................................7 Lesson 3 • Sermon on the Mount: “Beatitudes”........................................12 Lesson 4 • Sermon on the Mount: Personal Relationships.......................17 Lesson 5 • Sermon on the Mount: Good Works, Prayer & True Treasure.....23 Lesson 6 • Sermon on the Mount: False Teachers; Build on Rock......29 Lesson 7 • Jesus’ Fame Increases as He Works Miracles .......................35 Lesson 8 • Jesus Works Many Miracles at the Sea of Galilee..................41 Lesson 9 • Jesus is Accused of Working by the Power of Beelzebub.......47 Lesson 10 • Jesus Teaches Parables to Illustrate Truth ...........................53 Lesson 11 • The Parable of the Lost Sheep, Lost Coin & Lost Boy...........61 Lesson 12 • Jesus Feeds the 5000 and Walks on Water..........................67 Lesson 13 • Apostles Sent Out on Limited Commission...........................73

The Second Passover in Jerusalem /Jesus Heals a Lame Man
John 5:1-19

Lesson 1

se ry Ver Memo :17 John 5
But Jesus said to them, “My Father never stops working. And I work, too.”

Words to Know
Well Immediately Lame Believe Passover Authority To feel better Instantly Crippled, can’t walk Trust, have confidence in A religious feast to remember when God delivered His people from Egyptian slavery Power, right to exercise power over someone else

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In this new quarter we begin with Jesus traveling to Jerusalem to attend a special Jewish feast called the Passover. The Passover was a feast to remember the night when God delivered His people from Egyptian slavery. God instructed the Israelites to mark their door posts with the blood of a lamb so the death angel would pass over their homes and spare the oldest child in each home from death.

In Jerusalem there was a pool with five covered porches. The pool was called the Pool of Bethesda. Many sick people who were blind, lame and paralyzed would lay on the porches waiting for the water to move. An angel of the Lord came down to the pool and stirred up the water. As soon as the angel did this, the first person to go down into the water immediately was healed, no matter what sickness or disease he/she had. A man lying on one of the porches had been sick for 38 years. As Jesus was walking by He saw this man and knew he had been sick for a very long time. Jesus asked him . . .

Do you want to be WELL?

2 | Miracles & Parables of Jesus

The sick man answered Jesus by saying,“Sir, there is no one to help me get into the pool when the water starts moving. I try to be the first one into the water, but when I try, someone else always goes in before me” (John 5:7). Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “Stand up. Pick up your mat and walk!” (Luke 5:8). Immediately, the man was well. He picked up his bed as Jesus told him and began to walk! The Jews heard that this lame man was healed on the Sabbath day and became very angry. They told him that it was against the law to carry his mat on the Sabbath. The healed man said, “The man who made me well told me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk’” (John 5:11). The Jews asked him who healed him. The man could not tell them who it was because he did not know. There were many people around, and Jesus had already left the pool. Jesus later meets the man at the Temple. Look up John 5:14 and find out what Jesus tells him. . .


Jesus healed this man on the Sabbath Day!

(Put your answer in the circle above).
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Because all these events happened on the Sabbath day, the Jews began to do bad things to Jesus. Jesus told the Jews . . .


Sabbath was a day of REST to the Jews!

“My Father never stops working. And so I work too!” (John 5:17).

The more Jesus said, the angrier the Jews became. First, the Jews thought Jesus was breaking the law about the Sabbath day. Then Jesus said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God! He was, of course, but they did not believe this.


Jesus said to the Jews,“I tell you the truth. The Son can do nothing alone. The Son does only what He sees His father doing. The Son does whatever the Father does!” (John 5:19). Jesus told the Jews that He has God’s authority in all that He does.

4 | Miracles & Parables of Jesus

Multiple Choice
1. Name the pool in Jerusalem that sick people could enter and be made well when its waters were stirred. Jordan Bethesda Jones

2. This pool had _______ covered porches around it. Ten Three Five

3. An ________ of the Lord would come down to earth and stir the water in the pool. Prophet King Angel

4. The man who could not get into the water fast enough had been lame for _________ years. 29 38 46

5. Jesus healed this man by telling him to pick up his _______ and walk. Bed Chair Cain

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Lame Jerusalem Passover Feast Immediately Pool Miracle Angel Well
6 | Miracles & Parables of Jesus

To feel better. Messenger from God Crippled, Can’t walk Body of Water Instantly Something only God or people with His authority can do Capital city and center of worship Feast that started the night when God delivered His people from Egyptian slavery

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