Chapter 27

Doing His Father’s Work on Earth

“Chapter 27: Doing His Father’s Work on Earth,” New Testament Stories (2005), 67–68


man lying by pool

On a Jewish feast day, the Savior went to the pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem. People thought that when the water in the pool moved, the first person to step into the water would be healed.

Jesus talking to man

Jesus saw a man near the pool who had been unable to walk for 38 years. It was the Sabbath. Jesus asked the man if he wanted to be healed. The man said he could not be healed because he could never get to the water first.

man walking away from Jesus

Jesus told the man, “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” The man was immediately healed.

men angry with Jesus

Many Jewish people believed that it was a sin to do miracles on the Sabbath. They wanted to kill Jesus.

Jesus teaching people

Jesus answered that He was doing on the Sabbath only what His Father would do.