When Jesus was conducting His earthly ministry. He manifested authority. This authority was manifested in the way He cleansed the temple; in the way He forgave sin; and, in His healing of the man with
It is wonderful to know that we are God’s and to realize the blessedness that is ours because of it. God chooses us to be members of His kingdom not only so that He might
Missionaries are very often discouraged on the mission field. Unfriendly governments sometimes put obstacles in their way. Some people are unresponsive, and often the behavior of people thought to be converts to Christ is disheartening.
“House of mercy, a reservoir (Gr. kolumbethra, “a swimming bath”)” “with five porches, close to the sheep-gate or market (Neh. 3:1;” “John 5:2). Eusebius the historian (A.D. 330) calls it “the” “sheep-pool.” It is also called “Bethsaida” and “Beth-zatha” “(John 5:2, R.V. marg.). Under these “porches” or colonnades were” usually a large number of infirm people waiting for the troubling of the water. It is usually identified with the “modern so-called Fountain of the Virgin, in the valley of the” “Kidron, and not far from the Pool of Siloam (q.v.); and also” “with the Birket Israel, a pool near the mouth of the valley” “which runs into the Kidron south of “St. Stephen’s Gate.” Others” “again identify it with the twin pools called the “Souterrains,” “under the convent of the Sisters of Zion, situated in what must” have been the rock-hewn ditch between Bezetha and the fortress of Antonia. But quite recently Schick has discovered a large “tank, as sketched here, situated about 100 feet north-west of” “St. Anne’s Church, which is, as he contends, very probably the” “Pool of Bethesda. No certainty as to its identification,” “however, has as yet been arrived at. (See FOUNTAIN;” GIHON.)
Definition of Bethesda: “house of pity or mercy”
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