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Changing My View on the Holy Spirit – Baptism

24 April, 2018

Written by Matt Dabbs

In the last post I mentioned the ire of the Jewish leaders that Jesus would heal a man on the Sabbath. There is a similar story in John 5 where Jesus heals the man by the pool called Bethesda. Once the man was healed, Jesus didn’t just tell him to stand. He told him to get up, take up his mat and walk (5:8). The Jewish tradition specifically said carrying a mat on the Sabbath was “work” so they believed Jesus was breaking the Sabbath. Jesus told him to do something unnecessary to demonstrate his healing. He told him something that would provoke a bigger conversation about the nature of Jesus himself.

Here is Jesus defense of his actions,

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