The Gospel Project: Unit 22, Session 4
Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind. John 9
Point 3: Jesus Came to Confront Spiritual Blindness. John 9: 35-41
Two of Jesus' "I AM" statements, one found in John 8:12, 9:5 "I AM The Light of the world..." and the other in 14:6 "I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life..." This man had been given sight but not just physical sight. He had been given Life upon his confession that and belief in Christ as Messiah. A beggar, who had some knowledge of the Hebrew Faith understood that Christ had to be the Messiah because God doesn't hear the prayers of sinners.
But those Educated Elite Religious Leaders refused to allow the Light of the world to illuminate their hearts. They wanted their Traditions, their Power, their messiah on their terms. And boasted Moses.
How can we celebrate our "traditions", but keep our eyes focused on The Light of the world?
Believers are gifted with the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Can't talk about blindness and not think of Amazing Grace!