How good is our vision? This week at ELC

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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.

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