In our continuing study of the Gospels, we examine John 5:16-23, which describes what happened after Jesus healed the lame man at the Bethesda Pool in Jerusalem. Some of the Jerusalem religious establishment, learning that Jesus has healed a man on the Sabbath in violation of their (not God’s) rules about the Sabbath, want to kill Him. Jesus responds in a remarkable way that both reveals His true identity and demolishes their accusations against Him—and that holds crucial lessons for us today.
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He also pastors congregations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Frisco, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.