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Sight for the Blind (5 of 6)
Series: Signs - The Miracles of Jesus
Okay…we're taking six weeks to look at the miracles of Jesus as they're presented in the Gospel of John. And today's passage is kind of long…but it is so worth reading the whole thing. To me, this is one of the greatest chapters of the Bible. So I'm going to read John chapter nine in its entirety, and just invite you to enter into this story. Here we go…
1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, ''Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'' 3 ''Neither this man nor his parents sinned,'' said Jesus, ''but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.''
6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. 7 ''Go,'' he told him, ''wash in the Pool of Siloam'' (this word means ''Sent''). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
8 His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, ''Isn't this the same man who used to sit and beg?'' 9 Some claimed that he was. Others said, ''No, he only looks like him.'' But he himself insisted, ''I am the man.''
10 ''How then were your eyes opened?'' they asked. 11 He replied, ''The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.'' 12 ''Where is this man?'' they asked him. ''I don't know,'' he said.
13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind. 14 Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath. 15 Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. ''He put mud on my eyes,'' the man replied, ''and I washed, and now I see.''
16 Some of the Pharisees sai ...
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