Would You Like to Get Well? Sunday, November 18th 2012
When Jesus saw him and knew how long he had been ill, He asked him, "Would you like to get well?"
What an awesome question! The Lord Jesus has such a way with words! No mincing or dancing around the issue. No, He cuts right to the heart of the matter. Would you like to get well? Would you? That is His question to you today. That is His question to your neighbors and to your friends and family who do not know Him. That is His question to those who ridicule Him in the media and the press. That is His question to those who speak out against Him and even persecute those who believe in Him. That is His question to all of humanity.
He is not just talking about physical wellness here. Jesus is talking about our very soul being cleansed, our guilt being purged and our sins forgiven. He is talking about wellness of the mind, soul and the spirit in addition to wellness of body. There is nothing wrong with you that He cannot fix. His death on the cross offers these benefits. The amazing thing is that no matter what you've done, how you've done it or who you've been... the offer stands as firm today as it stood yesterday and the day before. The question... Would you like to get well? Your response....
If you would like to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior ...
Dear Lord Jesus,
I believe in You. I believe You died on the cross for my sins and rose again in three days defeating death. I have sinned. I am a sinner. Please forgive me for my sins. Please give me the power to live for You all the days of my life. Thank You for forgiving me. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Life Lesson: There is nothing wrong with us that Jesus cannot fix.
Thank You for Your love, grace and mercy. Thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, an internal and external cleansing of all my failures and mistakes. How beautiful is this clean... so much more than any I can earn or manufacture. Thank You for Your healing of my life; all of it. I give it to You. Use my life for Your glory. I pray this in Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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