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Do You Want to Get Well? (2 of 7)
Series: The Recovery Room
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Well, if you have your Bibles, turn to John chapter 5. We're in a series called "The Recovery Room." And we're going to talk today about this question: Do you want to get well? Do you want to get well? Now, in this series, we're talking about the deep hurts of life and God's way to heal from the deep hurts.
Now, I have a hurt in my life. I have a problem, among many, in my life. And one of the problems is I'm very stiff. I mean, some people are real flexible. You see, you go to Joni's Gym and you see how flexible those kids are in there, and even some adults. And Joni herself is flexible. I mean, she can touch her elbows to the ground, and I can barely touch my knees. And when I try and go my kids make so much fun of me. They say, "Dad, you're just so stiff." But I go down to about here and then there's pain. And I'm just real tight in my ham strings. And because I'm so tight, I end up pulling a lot of muscles. And I play racquetball with a friend of mine who's a massage therapist. And he was playing with me one day, and he said to me, "Jeff, are you kind of stiff?" And I said, "Yeah, I'm real stiff." He said, "Well, it really shows when you run around and hit the ball. You just look like you can't get down." He said, "Do you stretch much?" And I said, „You know, Mark, I really need to stretch, but I don't stretch very much." And he said, "Well, listen, that's what I do for a living, is help people with muscles and get them limber." He said, "Why don't you come to me." He said, "You know, I'll just do it because I love you and you're my friend." And he said, "Come to me and let me help you." And he offered to help me. And he said, "Man, you'll be like Gumby. I'll get your leg over your head." And I don't know if I want to go that far. But, you know, "I'll at least get you to where you can touch your toes." And I said, "Yeah that sounds good." And he asks me about every w ...
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