In the conversation for this Sunday, February 7, 2016, Pastor Stuart Nice shares an encouragement for those who are feeling stuck in their current circumstances and gives a simple solution getting started again.
The passage for this morning's conversation is John 5:2-9.
Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, ... A man was there who had been ill for thirty- eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, “Do you wish to get well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Get up, pick up your pallet and walk.” Immediately the man became well, and picked up his pallet and began to walk. Now it was the Sabbath on that day.
(John 5:2-9, NASB)
Sacred Reading, 00:00–17:42; Conversation, 17:42-40:24; Communion, 40:24-45:24
Sacred Reading Text
A godly life brings huge profits to people who are content with what they have. We didn’t bring anything into the world, and we can’t take anything out of it. As long as we have food and clothes, we should be satisfied.
But people who want to get rich keep falling into temptation. They are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires which drown them in destruction and ruin. Certainly, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people who have set their hearts on getting rich have wandered away from the Christian faith and have caused themselves a lot of grief.
But you, man of God, must avoid these things. Pursue what God approves of:a godly life, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness
(1 Timothy 6:6-11, God's Word Translation)