Day 1: John 9:1-12
Stories: The man born blind healed
1) Why did Jesus’ disciples ask if the blind man sinned or his parents? Did Jesus rebuke them for that thinking?
2) Why did Jesus need the spit mud to heal him? Why the washing in the pool? This harkens back to Naaman’s healing.
3) This man stands out more than any other healing in John because he was born blind. The prevailing theology was that it was sin that caused his blindness and the fact that he was now healed messed with that notion.
Paradoxes: Why would a good God allow a man to live with blindness from birth so that one day decades later he could see so that God could be glorified? Does this seem cruel?
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