John 9

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“The man they call Jesus made mud and spread it over my eyes and told me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash yourself.’ So I went and washed, and now I can see!” (John 9:11 NLT).

May 17, 2018

Jesus noticed a man who had been blind since birth. He spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread it over the blind man’s eyes. He told the man to wash his eyes in the pool of Siloam. When he washed the mud away, he could see. When people asked the man how he came to see, he told them what Jesus had done for him.

I wonder. Did Christ smile as He made the mud with His own saliva, remembering the time He made a man from the dust of the earth and with His own breath, made him a living soul?

“We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work” (John 9:4 ESV)

May 17, 2016

As Jesus and his disciples passed by they encountered a blind man. The disciples entered into a theological debate concerning the reason for his blindness. For them, the man represented a philosophical puzzle. But Jesus was not interested in such metaphysical conundrums while he felt the urgency of this man’s condition. While the disciples argued, Jesus acted. He knew that his remaining time on earth was short. The shadow of the cross loomed before him. Jesus, the Light of the World, opened the eyes of the man born blind. He led him out of darkness and into the light.

“One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see” (John 9:25 ESV)

May 17, 2013

A man who was blind from birth was healed by Jesus. The Pharisees questioned him asking the manner in which he received his sight. His simple testimony was impossible to dispute. “I once was blind, but now I see.” We can learn from this man’s witness. We don’t have to be theologians to bear witness. Just tell others what Jesus has done for you!

“Jesus answered. ‘This happened so the power of God could be seen in him'” (John 9:3)

May 17, 2012

Jesus’ answer for why a man was born blind. God can use our suffering to reveal His power to the world. But how we respond to suffering matters. We can decide to become bitter or better. Don’t waste the pain! Say “God, be glorified in my life!” Then, watch God move.

Believing Is Seeing

September 4, 2011 | John 9-10 | belief

Justin Norden continues the message series “BELIEVE” with this message from John 9-10.

“This happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life” (John 9:3)

May 17, 2011

What Jesus said of the man born blind before He restored his sight. Difficult circumstances are not easily diagnosed. What if God has trusted us with a trial, so that He might display His power in us? Would you pray “Lord, be glorified in my life” regardless?