Man at the Pool (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Jesus (Healings)

John 5: 1-9

  • What kinds of problems did the people have who were waiting for the moving of the waters?
  • Does the moving of the waters sound superstitious to you? Why or why not?
  • What approaches to healing seem superstitious today?
  •  Did the man ask Jesus to help him?
  • Why did Jesus approach him first? [To test his sincerity for healing. Beggars in that day made more money than a common laborer, so maybe he thought this was as good as it gets and he didn’t want to work.]
  • What did the man tell Jesus?
  • On which day of the week was this man healed?
  •  What did Jesus require of the man?
  •  What indication do we have that Jesus’ healing of this man didn’t require a period of recuperation?