Man Born Blind

Topics: God, Jesus, Christianity Pages: 2 (703 words) Published: June 6, 2006
The Healing Of A Man Born Blind

The topic of the message is "The Healing of a Man Born Blind" from John chapter 9 verses 1 through 41. Always trust in God, no matter what situation you are in, who is against you, and after praise God, and only God

Our text (John chapter 9) starts with Jesus seeing a man who was blind from birth. The first question his disciples asked was, "…who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind?" This physical disability was considered as a form of punishment for the sins committed. So the disciples thought this man's blindness was the result of a punishment for his or his parent's sin. But we see Jesus immediately addressing this misconception by stating in John chapter 9 verse 3, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life." Thus, Jesus declares the purpose of the situation.

We read in verse 6, Jesus spit on the ground, made some mud with saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. This was very similar to how God created man as described in Genesis chapter 2 verse 7, we read, "the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." Therefore, Jesus starts to make a change in the situation.

Then we read in verse 7, "Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam (this word means Sent)." So the man went and washed, and came home seeing. By obeying the words of Jesus, the man was able to achieve full healing and restoration of his sight. Jesus completes the change in his situation. Heals the blind man

As we go on, the text describes that the neighbors noticed the change and started inquiring about it. When God makes a change in our situation, people around us will notice and inquire. What the man did is notable? We read in verse 9, "…But he himself insisted, ‘I am the man.'" He testified about the things that Jesus had done for him. He was not ashamed in mentioning...
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