Sermons on Blindness

Meet Jesus: Jesus Shines the Light

John 9

  1. Jesus makes the blind man see (aka the light shines in the darkness) v1-12
  2. The Pharisees condemn Jesus for healing a man v13-34
    • His crime is working on the Sabbath v16
    • It’s obvious that a sinner could not do such miraculous signs v16
    • The Pharisees had already decided that Jesus wasn’t the Christ v22
    • They establish the truth of the miracle, it is undeniable v25
    • The Pharisees become more and more adamant that Jesus is a sinner v24, 29
  3. The blind man sees (aka the light shines in the darkness) v35-41

10. The Light Which Divides

John 9

How does Jesus do God’s work as the “Light of the world”? (9:4-5)

  1. He give sight to the physically blind (9:1-12)
  2. He makes Himself a basis for division (9:39)
  3. He confirms the spiritual blindness of the proud (9:13-34; 9:39-41)
  4. He gives spiritual sight to the humble (9:35-39)
  5. He shines through those who receive Him (9:4)