This week Pastor Otte and the Upper Room Bible class continue through John chapter 5, talking about who and what the witnesses are that testify to the truth of Jesus as the Messiah. The class also discusses what it means to abide in the Word, and to have the Word abide in you.
Pastor Otte and the rest of Messiah’s Upper Room Bible Class jump back in to the book of John, picking up where we left off with Jesus performing a miraculous healing on the Sabbath. Here the class discuss Jesus’s teaching and proclamation that a time is coming when the dead will come to life again, and those who do good and evil are judged.
Pastor Otte and the Upper Room Bible Class continue their talk about the man at Bethesda. The class discusses what Jesus may have meant when He tells the man “sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.” Was the man paralyzed because of a past sin?
The class also discusses Jesus’s clarification on why He is performing work even on the Sabbath, since His “Father is working until now.” Jesus later goes on to equate Himself with God, which deeply upset the Jews during that time. Learn more in this week’s episode.
Pastor Otte and Messiah’s Upper Room continue through the gospel of John with the story of the invalid at the pool of Bethesda. The class discusses whether the man truly wanted to be healed when Jesus Himself asked the question. What would be the ‘cost’ of being healed? We quickly learn what the price may be as the man is soon accosted by orthodox Jews for carrying a burden on the Sabbath.
Pastor Otte and the class finishes the talk between the Samaritan woman and Jesus at Jacob’s Well. Join as we continue our journey through the book of John discussing what it means to worship, and whether it matters to worship at a specific place, or what defines the body of the church.