The Gospel of John 4:43-5:15
Two healings. Two very different reactions to Jesus. One man hears the powerful command of Jesus and simply walks away in faith. The other seeks to convict the man who healed him.
Weekly Memory Verse: John 4:50
“Jesus replied, ‘You may go. Your son will live.’
The man took Jesus at his word and departed. “
Monday, October 24 Read John 4:43-54. Here again we have a “sign” to tell us something bigger than just what happened in the story. What does the example of the royal official tell us about those who believe?
Tuesday, October 25 Read John 5:1-15. Where did the invalid put his faith? After he is healed, how well did he take Jesus’ advice to “stop sinning”?
Wednesday, October 26 After reviewing John 4:43–5:15, read Numbers 14:1-11. We all want signs and wonders to strengthen the case for faith. Recall some times in your life when you were looking for a miracle from God in order to trust him. Did he deliver?
Friday, October 28 After reviewing John 4:43–5:15, read Mark 5:25-34 and Luke 17:11-19. What does the invalid lack that those healed in Mark 5 and Luke 17 possess? What does this tell us about the boundaries of what God can do?
Saturday, October 29 After reviewing John 4:43–5:15, read Acts 16:11-15 and Acts 18:5-8. The faith of the royal official wasn’t just contained within him individually. In a world full of individualism, what is so astounding about these stories of faith?
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