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The Witness of the Blind Man

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the man heard the silly question… rather than see a mercy opp they looked for a teaching opp...

Karmic v. Kingdom Thinking

things happen...
when we go through trials they

Prepare us to minister to those in trials.

they also

Grow us and shape us into the person God created us to be.

remember predest v foreknow, the effects of a fallen world...
next time life hits, and it will
the Spirit may want us not to say “why did this happen TO me” but rather”why did this happen FOR me”
God works it out ...
sometimes we can’t see it and we ask God to open our eyes...
Recap the healing process...
irritation, obedience, faith, results...
-pain and struggle along the way...
John 9:8-34
John 9:8–34 NKJV
Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?” Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am he.” Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.” Then they said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.” They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees. Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them. They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.” But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.” His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.” So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.” He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.” Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?” He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?” Then they reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are Moses’ disciples. We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from.” The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes! Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.” They answered and said to him, “You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.
pray...
Retell the story
set the stage...

The Witness of the Blind Man.

his “conversion” caused a stir
lots of questions...
Peter says to be ready always for the reason of hope...
John 9:8–12 NKJV
Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?” Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am he.” Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.” Then they said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.”
So he is brought to the Pharisees, the first folks he sees is these punks (describe)
John 9:14 NKJV
Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
this is Key...
7 times Jesus does this, He toys with them...
sets the stage… Mishnah
John 9:16 NKJV
Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them.
they ask the wrong question… How v. Who… four times...
John 9:17 NKJV
They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”
the man gives his first witness, prophet… this says a lot… messianic (more later), prophecy fulfilled...
this dude is stoked!
he was needy, never expected to succeed, only ever got hand outs, note the day of the week, merit based, but gets mercy...
watch as his profession of faith grows...
John 9:19–23 NKJV
And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.” His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”
fear of personal testimony… is this us?
john 9:
John 9:24–25 NKJV
So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.” He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
guys it worked...
pure joy
John 9:27 NKJV
He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?”
Sassy pants, i like him...
the guy with the clip board wrote it down...
personal invite...
worship team back up
John 9:30–33 NKJV
The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes! Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.”
testimony and boldness
he challenges their stance...
he knew because he’d gone through...
pray
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