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Formerly blind man silenced and kicked out of the community for testifying truthfully about Jesus Christ.
John 9:13-34
Jesus Christ gave sight to a blind man. And as back then, so He is today the eternal light in spiritual darkness for those looking to Him.
John 9:1-12
Jesus makes His eternal nature openly known with the "I AM" statement. No beginning and no end. Eternal God in human form.
John 8:48-59
Jesus Christ and God are One. You can't coherently believe God without Jesus and Jesus without God.
John 8:39-47
Are you burdened by mistakes and failures? Jesus can set you free!
John 8:31-38
Are you spiritually lost in darkness? Jesus is the light of the world and the giver of the light of life.
John 8:12-30
Jesus Loves Sinners. See how He loved and forgave an Adulterer.
John 8:1-11
See a contrast of good and bad leadership
John 7:45-53
Have you heard about water that consists of more than two hydrogens and one oxygen atom?
John 7:37-44
Jesus Christ ascended back to God the Father after His incarnation, death, and resurrection, 2000 years ago.
John 7:32-36
Are the sources for your worldview and beliefs reliable, consistent, and overall true?
John 7:27-31
At a scale of 0 to 1, how are your moral judgment skills?
John 7:20-26
If you knew there is a place where people want to kill you, would there be something that could make you go there anyway?
John 7:14-20
Seek and find Jesus Christ for the right reasons
John 7:10-13
The Lord wants His people to judge righteously and live for eternity
John 7:1-9
Do you believe in Jesus? How come you do or don't?
John 6:60-71
Find your eternal need and satisfaction met in Jesus Christ. Believe Him.
John 6:25-59
Jesus went through the storm of death for you
John 6:16-24
Jesus displays His Compassion, Sufficiency, Thriftiness, and Patience in the story of the feeding of the five thousand
John 6:1-15
How do you know who to trust?
John 5:31-47
Who is Jesus Christ personally to you?
John 5:16-30
Struggling with verses in the Bible? Look at the big picture to keep clarity. Are you suffering? Jesus identified, knows, and understands.
John 5:1-15
Do you know God? - Or is a wrong understanding of Him keeping you at distance?
John 4:43-54
Jesus revealed Himself as Messiah to a Samaritan woman. She and many in her city believed in Him once they got to know Him.
John 4:1-42
How a right view of God, your neighbor, and yourself may lead you to live a God-honoring and intelligent life.
1 Corinthians 3
How envy and humility may change your life
John 3:22-36
Jesus proved His love for God the Father and true worshippers by standing up for them against powerful rulers who increasingly hated Him.
John 2:12-25
The source of joy that surpasses everything else in my life.
Romans 5
Why are there seasons of lack of joy and happiness?
John 2:1-11
What determines who you follow on social media? - Do you know Jesus? Have you decided to follow Him first and foremost?
John 1:35-51
Do you remember a time when you were honored with a good testimony? Read here about John's unique testimony of Jesus.
John 1:29-34
Who is John the Baptist? But more importantly: "Who are you?" and "Who is Jesus Christ?"
John 1:19-28
The Lord is supreme over all! Hallelujah!
Psalms 113
Who is Jesus Christ? Find deep treasures about Him in the God-inspired writings of Apostel John.
John 1:1-18
Do you note and avoid false teachers? Are you part of a team that works for the furtherance of the Good News of Christ? Yes? - Praise God!
Romans 16:17-27
What did Paul appreciate most in others?
Romans 16:1-16
What to do when desire and calling are not matching? See how Paul did it.
Romans 15:22-31
God fulfilled His promise of the Good News for the Gentiles in Paul's life. Which promises does God fulfill in your life?
Romans 15:14-21
Do you have trouble with a weakness of your brother/sister in the Lord? Accept him/her because Christ accepted you despite your weaknesses.
Romans 15:1-13
Do things from faith. All action in doubt is sin.
Romans 14:14-23
Walk fully convinced in the fear of the Lord. Don't despise or judge a fellow-saint but seek his best.
Romans 14:1-13
Outline of Romans 4: Saving Faith explained
Romans 4
Time is short - love one another and your neighbor by being led by the Spirit, in reflecting Christ to them.
Romans 13:8-14
Our lives are governed by authorities that God appointed
Romans 13:1-7
All things such as space, energy, and authority were created by God's perfect representative, that is the supreme God-Man Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:15-16
Paul's instruction on how to relate to fellow believers and unbelievers
Romans 12:9-21
What is your gift as a member of the body of Christ?
Romans 12:3-8
What is better than life?
Psalms 63
In God alone I put my trust, who is my Deliverer, strong Protector, Refuge, and save Shelter.
Psalms 62
How to know the will of God
Romans 12:1-2
What does the goodness of God lead you to think, say, and do?
Romans 11:11-36
David walked in integrity, are you too?
Psalms 26
A prayer to know more our Lord Jesus Christ
Ephesians 1:17-19
Think soberly and walk in the fear of the Lord, because God is blessed for His great saving work in Jesus Christ for you.
1 Peter 1
God offers His righteousness in grace as a gift in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3
In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. - Col 2:3
Proverbs 2:1-9
Amazing grace of God! He is faithful, and will complete what He started.
Romans 11:1-10
Israel disobeyed and rejected God's compassion to save. Please don't do the same mistake. Receive God's gift of eternal life in Christ.
Romans 10:14-21
How does a victorious life look like for you?
Psalms 148
Believe Jesus and receive eternal life.
John 3:1-21
Zealous works cannot save, but faith in Christ does!
Romans 10:1-13
Focus on the Lord in your difficulty.
Psalms 123
Where does your help come from?
Psalms 121
Revive me, O Lord.
Psalms 119:153-160
Israel in large rejects God's righteousness by faith, how about you? Have you accepted God's gift of a perfect standing in Christ?
Romans 9:30-33
Christians exist only because of the mercy and compassion of God.
Romans 9:14-29
God's Word was, is, and will always be effective
Romans 9:6-13
Paul's grief for Israel's rejection of Christ
Romans 9:1-5
Nothing can separate the elect of God form the love of Christ.
Romans 8:31-39
Jesus, King-everlasting, shamed, mocked and tortured by His creatures, to restore a relationship with them.
Matthew 27:27-31
God works Christ-likeness in those he foreknew.
Romans 8:28-30
The Lord is Holy. Majestic, mighty, and faithful King who always was is and forever will be. He is the everlasting King!
Psalms 93
What is the Spirit's part of work in the life of God's children?
Romans 8:26-27
Christians groan in longing for their glorification
Romans 8:23-25
Outline of Romans 2
Romans 2
What gets creation to perfection?
Romans 8:19-22
Children of God are saved to be glorified together with Christ.
Romans 8:16-18
Great is God the giver of every spiritual blessing!
Ephesians 1:3-4
What does it mean to live according to the Spirit?
Romans 8:1-17
The law cannot help in the struggle with indwelling sin but the Lord Jesus can.
Romans 7:13-25
Is the law still condemning you or have you found the grace of God in Christ?
Romans 7:7-12
Are you in the flesh under the curse of the law, or are you liberated serving in the newness of the Spirit?
Romans 7:1-6
Do you live as a person who is under grace? Are you devoted to God or yourself? We received all in Christ, should we not also live for Him?
Romans 6:15-23
What does your baptism mean?
Romans 6:1-14
Great disasters will happen before the powerful and glorious appearance of the Son of Man. Tribes will mourn; the elect will be gathered.
Matthew 24:29-31
The Fall of Humanity and God's gracious Gift of Justification
Romans 5:12-21
Outline of Romans 1
Romans 1:1-32
Rejoice: In Christ's death and resurrection, reconciliation and salvation is freely available for you.
Romans 5:6-11
Justification by faith grands peace with God, access to God and an overflowing joy which causes to boast in God even in suffering.
Romans 5:1-5
What are the signs of the Lord's coming and the end of the age?
Matthew 24:1-28
God's promise, Abrahams faith, and its lesson
Romans 4:13-25
Were the Jews who lived at the old testament time saved in the same manner as the Gentiles today?
Romans 4:1-8
Who do you boast in?
Romans 3:27-31
Have you received the righteousness of God by believing Jesus? Or are you still in your sins? Trust Him today to be made right in Gods sight
Romans 3:21-26
All are guilty before God. There is none righteous. All are under sin.
Romans 3:9-20
God is faithful to save and just in all His judgments. Either submit to His truth, or His wrath will inflict you for your sins.
Romans 3:1-8
No salvation in anything outward which man could boast in, but only in God who causes the inward change of heart.
Romans 2:25-29
The Jew knows the will of God, but fails as the Gentile in doing it. All have failed and are guilty.
Romans 2:17-24
A call for repentance to lost and self-righteous sinners.
Luke 15:11-32
Bear fruit for God because we belong to and love Jesus
Romans 7:4-6
The blessed man meditates on the law of the Lord
Psalms 1:1-6
Meditate on Scripture
Joshua 1:8
All men are unrighteous and therefore under the wrath of God. They are guilty unless they received the righteousness of God by faith.
Romans 2:1-16
Praise the Lord. He takes pleasure in His people.
Psalms 149
The Spirit intercedes for us in our weaknesses.
Romans 8:26-27
No one served God like Jesus; He is the greatest. Hypocrites work for themselves to be seen and praised by man. Their desire misleads them.
Matthew 23:1-36
Gott zeigt seine Größe im Erhalten und Versorgen der Bedürftigen. Lob und Ruhm sei Gott dem ewigen König für alle Zeit.
Psalms 145
The denial of the truth of the existence of God is followed by unrighteous and wicked characteristics.
Romans 1:18-32
Highly honored by the Gospel of Christ
Romans 1:16-17
An example of how Paul made plans according to his call and longing and then trusted God to succeed or hinder these plans.
Romans 1:8-15
The privilege of being in Christ! No condemnation, and a walk in the Spirit!
Romans 8:1-4
Beloved of God; you who are called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:1-7
The Lord is long-suffering, who desires that all men come to repentence.
2 Peter 3:8-9
Reconciled to God through Christ's death and saved by His life to evermore rejoice in that fact.
Romans 5:10-11
A people of God
1 Peter 2:9-10
In Christ we may receive all things that exist for life and godliness to share in divine nature
2 Peter 1:3-4
Is there anything better than the Love of God in Christ?
Romans 8:31-39
Paulus bittet das der Vater der Herrlichkeit den Heiligen in Epheser den Geist der Weisheit und der Offenbarung gebe.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Experience the power of God in your life through prayer together with your brothers and sisters.
James 5:13-18
Blessed is the one who trusts the Lord
Psalms 84
Wealth cannot save you, Christ can. Forsake the dream that riches will fulfill you and follow Christ who is the all-surpassing reward.
Matthew 19:23-30
God is the judge and lawgiver. Submit to His law and do not speak evil against you brother.
James 4:11-12
God's work of Regeneration - A new heart with new desires and His Spirit to live a fulfilled life in the will of God
Ezekiel 36:25-27
Do you labor for the people of God?
Colossians 4:12-13
Fruchtbar oder Unfruchtbar?
John 15:1-3
Praise the Lord for of His might and acts of mercy
Psalms 147
Kill sin, because in Christ you have put off the sinful nature. Put on Christ, because in Him you have put Him on already.
Colossians 3:1-17
To be blessed and truly honored by God is to live out what Christ has done for His church
Psalms 119:1-8
Trust and be content in the Lord; He is your Helper; He will never leave nor forsake you!
Hebrews 13:5-6
Live out the from God received Wisdom, but be careful not to boast of wisdom if your heart is sidetracked by the flesh.
James 3:13-18
Are you wholeheartedly devoted to good works? Can people learn when they see you work?
Titus 3:12-15
Foolish talk is useless, empty, and self- condemning. Warn those who do that and stay away from them if they do not repent.
Titus 3:9-11
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The Man's Response to Jesus
John 9:35-41
If Jesus had disregarded your traditions and good works, would you still have trusted and followed Him?
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Published February 1st, 2022
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9:35 The cost of following Jesus Christ The willingness of the formerly blind man to stick with the truth and stand with Jesus showed how serious the man was about Jesus Christ. So, after such a significant event as being cast out, Jesus sought the man to reveal more of Himself. This seemed to be a pattern in the Gospel of John. Chapter 1 recorded a series of events of people who were serious about truth and willing to count the cost of following the promised Messiah. Jesus revealed himself in a special way to those people. Jesus Christ had given all. Those who followed submitted and surrendered all to Him. Paul was stoned twice and imprisoned for Christ's sake. Jesus was rejected by the majority of the elite. So was the formerly blind man when he refused to accept the false narrative of the elite. The formerly blind man aligned with Christ's words and actions which led him to participate in the same rejection that the Lord experienced. Immediately, Jesus drew near! He found him! The Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ is never far from those who obey and identify with Him, especially when they share in His sufferings. 9:36 "Who is He": The single most important question for all humanity. "that I may believe in Him": The formerly blind man was ready for action. 9:37 Jesus revealed Himself to this formerly blind man as the Son of God by speaking and miraculously showing himself to him. 9:38 Now that the formerly blind man had seen and heard him he said "Lord, I believe!" "And he worshiped Him." : I believe this to be the main point of the passage. What joy for that man and all who know the joy of worshiping the Lord for the first time. Jesus discussed the act and location of worship with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4. He taught her the worship of God the Father in spirit and truth. Now here, this man worshiped the Lord Jesus Christ with the simple words: "Lord, I believe!" . 9:39 John's record of Jesus' words on Judgment thus far "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." (John 3:17 ESV) Also: "Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my [Jesus'] word and believes him who sent me [God] has eternal life. He [who believes] does not come into judgment but has passed from death to life." (John 5:24 ESV) Then John recorded: "And this is the judgment: the light [Jesus] has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil." (John 3:19 ESV) Since people chose to reject Jesus Christ, the following was true: "For judgment I have come into this world" 9:39. The Jewish leaders discredited Jesus' authority despite the fulfillment of prophecy and the witness of supernatural signs. Jesus explained in response the arrangement on which His authority rested: "The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son," (John 5:22 ESV) "And he [the Father] has given him [Jesus] authority to execute judgment because he [Jesus] is the Son of Man [the fullness of deity living in bodily form]." (John 5:27 ESV) His judgement was in agreement with God the Father as John recorded: "Yet even if I [Jesus] do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me." (John 8:16 ESV) and “I [Jesus] can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me [God the Father]." (John 5:30 ESV) Here was one instance of God's standard of judgement: "Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” (John 7:24 ESV) 9:40 "Are we blind also?": This question by the Pharisees showed the extent of their knowledge in this discussion. They knew that Jesus was speaking about spiritual sight and believed to already possess the sight because of their heritage. They felt insulted and threatened by Jesus' claim. 9:41 "your sin remains" : John pointed out that the sin of the Pharisees was present before their encounter with Jesus. Jesus was their greatest opportunity to come out of hypocritical hiding and became true to God and themselves. It would come at a high cost as most of them were wealthy and had political power. If Jesus had disregarded your traditions and good works, would you still have trusted and followed Him? All the good works and traditions of the world cannot substitute for the spiritual life and relationship that is born when a sinner puts his confidence in the Lord Jesus Christ. The formerly blind man counted the cost and believed Jesus.
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The formerly blind man worships when Jesus reveals Himself. Jesus states the purpose of His presence. The Pharisees locate on the disadvantaged alternative of His presence.
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John 9:35-41
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Jesus heard that they had cast him out;
and when He had found him,
He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God ?”
He answered and said, “ Who is He , Lord,
that I may believe in Him ?”
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And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you .”
Then he said, “Lord, I believe !”
And he worshiped Him .
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And Jesus said, “For judgment
I have come into this world,
that those who do not see may see ,
and that those who see may be made blind .”
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Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind also?”
Jesus said to them, “If you were blind ,
you would have no sin ;
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but now you say, ‘We see .’
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Therefore your sin remains.
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And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. (John 3:19 ESV) The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, (John 5:22 ESV) Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. (John 5:24 ESV) And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. (John 5:27 ESV) and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment. (John 5:29 ESV) “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. (John 5:30 ESV) Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” (John 7:24 ESV) Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me. (John 8:16 ESV)
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? (Romans 10:14 ESV)
Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” (John 4:26 ESV)
Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” ( John 4:20 ESV) Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. (John 4:21 ESV) You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. (John 4:22 ESV) But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. (John 4:23 ESV) God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24 ESV) We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. (John 9:31 ESV)
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John 9:35-41
Formerly Blind Man Believes in the Lord Jesus
The man heard, saw and responded accordingly base on divine evidence
Jesus heard
that they had cast him out;
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and when He had found him,
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He said to him,
“Do you believe
in the Son
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of God?”
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He answered
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and said,
“Who is He, Lord,
that I may believe
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in Him?”
And Jesus said
to him,
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“You have both seen Him
and it is He
who is talking with you.”
Then he said,
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“Lord, I believe!”
And he worshiped Him.
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A purpose of Jesus presence: Insight for the Humble and Judgment for the Arrogant
The highly priviledged Pharisees, blinded by pride, refused their Messiah and reap the consequences - No spiritual sight
And Jesus said,
“For judgment
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I have come
into this world,
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that those ... may see,
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who do not see
and that those ... may be made blind.”
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who see
who were
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Then some of the Pharisees ... heard these words,
and said
to Him,
“Are we blind also?”
Jesus said
to them,
“If you were blind,
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you would have no sin;
Concessive
but now you say,
‘We see.’
Therefore your sin remains.
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