Jesus heals the physical blindness, but those who couldn’t consider that they might be wrong, remain in the dark. How is our vision today?
Worship this week:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Bible Study and fellowship
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
The Man Born Blind, John 9:1-41 February 11, 2018
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, John 9:1-41, The Man Born Blind
Monday, John 6:16-21, Jesus Walks on Water
Tuesday, John 6:22-34, Bread from Heaven
Wednesday, John 10:1-18, The Good Shepherd
Thursday, John 6:35-59, Bread of Life
Friday, John 6:60-71, Words of Eternal Life
Saturday, John 7:1-9, The Unbelief of Jesus’ Brothers
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
“Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. (John 9:7)
This man Jesus has some nerve: claiming authority to heal a blind man, and on the Sabbath, no less! The Pharisees won’t see past their own legalistic view and behold the true miracle. Who, now is the one truly blind?
- Are there people today who are still blamed for their misfortune (poverty, addiction, homelessness, mental illness)?
- How might we become instruments of understanding and acceptance for them?
- Wonder: What did it feel like to grow up blind, and then suddenly be able to see? What was the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? How much do we fail to notice each day?
PRAY: Healing God, you exalt the humble and confound the righteous. Open our eyes to your truth, and wash away all that obscures our vision. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
BLESS: May God bless you with sight and insight. Amen.