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JESUS GIVE SIGHT TO THE BLIND John 9:1-41 (Kent Smith Notes 4/14/24)

JESUS GIVES SIGHT TO THE BLIND

John 9:1-41

THE SIXTH SIGN

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THE SIGNS:

  • The First Sign: Turning water into Wine

  • The Second Sign: The Healing of the Nobleman’s Son

  • The Third Sign: The Crippled Healed at the Pool of Bethesda

  • The Fourth Sign: The Feeding of the Five Thousand

  • The Fifth Sign: Jesus Walks on the Sea

  • The Sixth Sign: The Healing of the Blind Man

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THE MAN BLIND FROM BIRTH

EVERYONE is born with differing abilities.

We are ALL disabled in one sense or another

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We may be mentally or physically damaged at birth.

We may be scarred by our upbringing or traumatic events.

We may have inherited negative genetic traits or dispositions.

We were all born with a corrupt and sinful nature due to Adam.

We are all damaged.

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THE QUESTION: WHY WAS HE BORN BLIND?

Option One: Was it due to his own sin?

Option Two: Was it due to the sin of his parents?

Option Three: Was it due to the sinfulness of the world?

Option Four: He was born blind so that the works of God might be displayed 

In Him. (v 3)

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THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS TRUTH

Your weaknesses are part of God’ unique design for you.

YOU CAN RESENT YOUR WEAKNESSES AND

  • Become angry at God

  • Become discouraged and defeated

  • Use it to excuse your poor choices and behavior

YOU CAN ACCEPT YOUR WEAKNESSES AND

  • Look to God for strength to endure

  • Trust God’s plan for your life

  • Allow God to use your weakness to bring Him glory

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GOD, why did you make me like this?


For My glory!

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THE STORY CONTINUES…..

  • He spat on the ground,

  • He made clay of the spittle on the ground.

  • He applied the clay to the man’s eyes.

  • He told him to wash in the pool of Siloam.

  • The man obeyed and his sight was restored!

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v. 6-7  When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.

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THE REACTION TO THE MAN WITH RESTORED SIGHT

  • Some doubted it was really him (v. 8-9)

  • Some questioned his story (v. 10-12)

  • Some felt it was not from God because it was done on the Sabbath (v. 13-17)

  • Some doubted that he was ever truly blind (v. 14-23)

  • Some turned against the man and put him out of the synagogue (v. 24-34)

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THE FINAL WORD

Jesus said, “For judgment I come into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.” (v. 39)

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Those who know they are in spiritual darkness, also know that they cannot see.  These are those who have the hope of gaining sight through Christ.

It is only when recognizing their spiritual blindness, they cry out for the Lord to give them sight.


However , those who believe they are enlightened apart from Christ, will remain in spiritual darkness.

It's hard to convince a person to be saved who does not believe they need to be saved.

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