TEXT: John 9:1-12
I. Don’t confuse biblical truth with Satan’s deceptions (vv. 1-5)
A. Bad things are not always the result of wrong deeds (vv. 1-3)
B. Our time to do God’s work is limited (v. 4; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 58:12; I Corinthians 15:32-34 )
C. I AM is the Light of the world (v. 5; Matthew 5:13-16; Ephesians 5:6-18; I Thessalonians 5:1-8; I Peter 2:9-12; John 17:15-19)
II. Jesus is the Light of God sent into the world (vv. 6-7)
A. Jesus did not need the clay, but He used it for God’s work (v. 6)
B. Jesus told this man to go and wash in the pool called sent (v. 7; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Romans 10:13-17)
C. Jesus blessed this man’s obedience to His Word (v. 7)
III. All we can be a witness of what we know to be true (vv. 8-12)
A. The neighbors said what they knew to be true (vv. 8-9)
B. The man said what he knew to be true (vv. 10-12)
C. The Jewish leaders still refused to believe their witness
- Action Points:
- How are you hindering the Light of Jesus shining through your life to others?
- How can you allow God to use your life more for His work on earth?
- What can you do this week to strengthen your conviction in truth to be more confident in your witness to others?