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Hard to Believe

John 9:1-38 ESV

Pastor Ben


What is God doing?

(Isaiah 43:10-13, Ephesians 1:11, Hebrews 12:25-29)

John 9:3 ESV

Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

What are you doing?

(Isaiah 58:6-12, John 6:27-29, James 2:14-24)

John 9:4-5 ESV

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Who is God sending?

(Isaiah 50:4-7, Matthew 10:5-8, Acts 13:1-4)

John 9:7 ESV

“Jesus said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.”

Are you believing in Jesus?

(Genesis 15:6, John 20:30-31, Acts 16:30-31)

John 9:35, 38 ESV

“Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.”

Optional Questions for Discussion:

1. Jesus implied that God has a purpose for everything (even a man being born blind). What do you think God’s purpose is for the COVID-19 pandemic? What is something you see God doing during this time?

2. Jesus implied that if we want to see God do great things, we have a key role to play. What are you doing for Jesus during the COVID-19 pandemic?

3. To get healed, the man had to wash in the pool of “sent.” Who is God sending you to this week? What miracle do you expect God to do for them?