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Things The Blind Man Saw

Things The Blind Man Saw

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  1. Things The Blind Man Saw John 9 Blindness Common Jesus opened eyes of blind

  2. Healing of Blind Man – Jn. 9 • Blind from birth • Healed –eyes opened • Neighbors amazed • Pharisees doubt

  3. John 9:39 • “And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.”

  4. I. Jesus did not see like Disciples He Saw • John 9:2 “…who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? • Transmigration / reincarnation • Blindness = killing of mother • Either the man or parents sinned !

  5. I. Jesus did not see like Disciples He Saw • John 9:3 “…Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents:…” • Sin not cause for blindness • Suffering not always caused by sin

  6. II. Obedience Brings Light He Saw • John 9:7 “go wash in the pool of siloam” “…and washed, and came seeing” • Obedience opened his eyes • Not Clay – if so all would use it • Not water – if so all would go there

  7. II. Obedience Brings Light He Saw • Baptism final act of salvation • Faith alone does not save • Baptism alone does not save • Obedience saves • 1 Pet. 3:21

  8. 39 27 8 5.1 Which Number is Most Important?

  9. III. No Conflict - Grace & Obedience He Saw • Healing was of grace • But he had to do something Eyes opened by Grace

  10. III. No Conflict - Grace & Obedience He Saw • We are saved by Grace • Eph. 2:8For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. • Paul saved by grace

  11. IV. Prejudice Causes Denial He Saw • John 9:13-34 • Give God the praise not Jesus • Accused Him of sin • Violated their tradition • by healing on Sabbath

  12. IV. Prejudice Causes Denial He Saw • Many today are prejudiced • Own views – not change • Bible Does not matter to them • Should be firm in conviction • But not stubborn in opinion

  13. The Blind Man was first confessor John 9:22

  14. He was Blind but Saw many things spiritually • Jesus did not see like the disciples • Obedience brings light • No conflict in grace & obedience • Prejudice causes denial of facts

  15. John 9:39 • “And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.”

  16. Many are blind spiritually • Need our eyes opened • Truth of God will open our eyes • Ignorance will not save us ! • John 8:32