Recalculating Relationships | Wk 1

Sermon Notes


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 

1 Corinthians 5:17


1 | The decisions we make today determine the story we tell tomorrow. 


I am a super hero.

I am a role model

I am a protector.

I am where my kids find their identity.

I am a source of spirituality.


Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to liethe blind, the lame, the paralyzed.  One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, Do you want to get well?  

Sir,the invalid replied, I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me. 

Then Jesus said to him, Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.

John 5:1-9


2 | Pick up your mat and walk.


Action Steps:

  • If you know what to do, do it!
  • If you don’t know what to do, begin with the Plan for Spiritual Growth.
  • You take a step, and Jesuspower will go with you!
  • Pick up your mat and walk.