John 5:1-18 

The young person heard the gospel, really heard it for the first time. Sure, others had told him about Jesus, but this time his heart heard it. And he believed in Jesus for eternal life. He was excited, as was the person who shared the gospel with him. This man told his pastor about this exciting experience, being used by God to lead a person to saving faith. Pastor Killjoy (not his real name) said, “Well, we’ll just have to see if it sticks.” Sucked all the energy and excitement right out of the room. Such stories are not uncommon (this is a true story, by the way). We see the same thing coming from the Pharisees. Can it come from us?