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John 9:1-7 ESV
1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6 Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud 7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.
John 9:38-41 ESV
38 He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. 39 Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.” 40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?” 41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.
I.EVIL OR THE PROBLEM OF SIN? (1-3)
•Why do bad things happen?
A.The presence of sin in general, for which we are all partiallyresponsible.
B.The presence of sin my life, for which I am fully responsible.
II.SOLUTION & NOT JUST ANSWERS (3-7)
•What is the solution to the presence of sin and evil in the world?
A.Jesus has come to seek solutions, not just point out the problems of the past.
B.Jesus was sent by the Father to restore the world, not condemn it.
C.Jesus, the Sent One, now sends us on the same mission He was sent with by His Father.
•If Jesus was sent to rectify the brokenness of the world, then why is the world still broken?
A.Jesus is the light of the world, that draws some people, and blinds others.
B.One day, Jesus will complete the restoration of the creation. Until then, He waits patiently in His mercy.
1.Drop the Excuses and Get Busy!
2.Drop the lecture and be a solution seeker, not a problem pointer.
3.Drop the doubt and believe the Impossible is Possible with God.
4.Drop your pride and humble up!