OUTLINE: Jesus gave sight to a blind man; many who heard were derisive especially the Pharisees.
CONTENT: As Jesus passed by a man blind from birth, his disciples wanted to know who sinned, him or his parents, a concept learned from early teaching, Exodus 34:7. Jesus’ response was that it was neither him nor his parent. Jesus had compassion on the man, made clay put it on his eyes and sent him to wash in the pool of Siloam; the man came back seeing, this was done to glorify God. His neighbors and the Pharisees questioned him about how he was healed and who did it. Hearing it was Jesus, they were more eager to know who this Jesus was who could heal the blind, more so on the Sabbath day. The man was concerned about his sight, he lived in darkness all his life, and now he could see. The Jews then supposed he was never blind and called his parents to verify the situation. People often misunderstand the motives of others. The contrast between what the Pharisees, the Jews and the blind man knew was different. They knew only of God and Moses but to them Jesus was a sinner and imposter.
You must come to know God to be saved. To know Jesus is to know God. Jesus brought us out of darkness into light. We worship him because he has transformed our lives by dying for us. You must have a testimony, a word of encouragement for some one. You may have ups and downs but can testify like the blind man that God will, and have raised you up out of your trials. When you are saved you make no excuses, you can tell the world Jesus saves, but you must know him for yourself.
May God plant the seed of trust and faith in all Unbelievers.
SPEAKER: Rev. Edward L. Jenkins, Sr.
TEXT: John 9: 29-34