Jesus Heals One Blind from Birth / John 8 Overview
Delivered By
Dr. Tom Hover
Delivered On
November 14, 2021
Central Passage
John 9:1-41 / John 8
Subject
Jesus Heals One Blind from Birth / John 8 Overview
Description

Jesus Heals One Blind from Birth
Jesus, Is God’s Light for Our Darkness
Text: John 9:1-41
Reading: John 9:5
I. A SIGHTLESS BEGGAR
A.) Because Of This Man’s Blindness:  John 9:1, 3:3
B.) Because Of This Man’s Birth: John 9:1
II. A SHINING BRIGHTNESS 
John 9:2-7 
III. A SYMBOLIC BATHING  
A.) A Picture of Jesus
Clay and Spittle, something from the ground representing mankind, united with something from God.  Only God can wash our blindness away.
B.) A Picture of God Becoming Man John 8:12, 8:23,9:4,9:7   
Notice: The words “sent me” John 8:16,8:18,8:26, 8:29, 8:42,9:7
IV. A SETTLED BELIEF
A.) They Cast Him Out; Jesus Sought Him Out 
John 9:35,9:25
B.) A Growing Faith John 9:24-25
C.) From Ignorance to Faith 
1.  John 9:11 “a man” “called Jesus”
2.  John 9:17 “He is a prophet
3. John 9:33 “If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.”
4.  John 9:38, “And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped Him.”   
V. A STUBBORN BLINDNESS 
A.) They Refused to See.
B.) They Thought They Could See; Yet They Were Blind as Could Be.  John 3:17-21


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John 8  Overview
The enemies of Christ are very prominent in this chapter. They constantly harassed Christ with challenges, mockery, and cruelty. John 8 can be divided into five major parts as follows:
I. The Chicanery of the Enemies (John 8:1–11)
II. The Challenge from the Enemies (John 8:12–20)
III. The Confusion of the Enemies (John 8:21–32)
IV. The Claims of the Enemies (John 8:33–47)
V. The Contempt from the Enemies (John 8:48–59)

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