13 June 2021 Sunday Morning Service

Bible
Ruth 3:14-18
John 5:1-18

Ruth
3:14 So she lay at his feet until morning, but got up before anyone could be recognized; and he said, “Don’t let it be known that a woman came to the threshing floor.”
3:15 He also said, “Bring me the shawl you are wearing and hold it out.” When she did so, he poured into it six measures of barley and put it on her. Then he went back to town.
3:16 When Ruth came to her mother-in-law, Naomi asked, “How did it go, my daughter?” Then she told her everything Boaz had done for her
3:17 and added, “He gave me these six measures of barley, saying, ‘Don’t go back to your mother-in-law empty-handed.'”
3:18 Then Naomi said, “Wait, my daughter, until you find out what happens. For the man will not rest until the matter is settled today.”

John
5:1 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews.
5:2 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.
5:3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie–the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.
5:4
5:5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
5:6 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?”
5:7 “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.”
5:8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”
5:9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,
5:10 and so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.”
5:11 But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.'”
5:12 So they asked him, “Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?”
5:13 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.
5:14 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.”
5:15 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.
5:16 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him.
5:17 Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.”
5:18 For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

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