In John 5 Jesus wanted to send a message directly to those who would so quickly dismiss Him as a good teacher or good person. He did this by challenging the religious leaders where they live. The Jews misinterpreted the purpose of the Sabbath day, and imposed many religious restrictions. Jesus sought to directly break their religious rules and in doing so, showed how He was the Lord of the Sabbath, or in other words, God Himself. John 5 Jesus claims not to be a teacher or prophet or miracle worker, but equal to God. If that’s true, that deserves a response from us. Can we trust the claims and promises of Jesus?