|"So Who’s Really Blind"? by Viktoriya Lebzyak|
BIBLE STUDY SESSION 114
“I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see and those who do see may become blind” John 9:39.
When the disciples saw a man blind from birth, they asked Jesus if he was blind because he sinned or because of the sin of his parents. Jesus told them that neither sinned, but that he was blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. Then Jesus healed him. When others asked the formerly blind man what happened, he told them that Jesus healed him. So they took him to the Pharisees, and he explained what happened to them as well. Some of the Pharisees decided that Jesus couldn’t be from God, because he healed on the Sabbath. They asked his parents who verified that he had indeed been born blind, but, being afraid of the Pharisees, they said they didn’t know how he was healed. The Pharisees continued to badger the man and rebuked him when he claimed to believe in Jesus. So they drove him out. Jesus found him and reassured him that indeed he was the Son of Man. Then Jesus compared the man’s physical blindness with the spiritual blindness of the Pharisees.
To encourage students to recognize their areas of spiritual blindness and ask for Jesus’ healing.
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