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June
22 2010
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The sheep know His voice and follow to the pastures of doctrine

Chapter 10:1-21 is the shepherd discourse which occurs the day after Christ heals the blind man.   There are two doors on this chapter. One is the door of ingress [the way in] and one is the door of egress [way out]. At the time that this was written there were a lot of customs concerning sheepfolds and these have to be understood to...
June
15 2010
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The Shepherd's door and the sheep's salvation

On his first day of sight he gets tossed out of the temple and goes rolling down the steps. What a great day! And it’s gonna get a heck of a lot better because Jesus hears about him being bounced.   John 9:35 Jesus heard that they had put him out; and finding him, He said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" ...
June
08 2010
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The once-blind man recognises the spiritual blindness of the Pharisees, and he is an unbeliever

This is brought out beautifully in verses 13-34. We have the ex-blind man vs. the Pharisees.   John 9:13 They brought to the Pharisees him who was formerly blind.   John 9:14 Now it was a Sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.   /The...
June
01 2010
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God works in grace, but not always in the same way

John 9:1 And as He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.   John 9:2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?"   John 9:3 Jesus answered, "It was neither that this man sinned, nor...
May
25 2010
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Man's work is futile, God's work is grace

  John 9:1 And as He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.   John 9:2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?"     /They did not ask Him, this is not the word for asking....
May
18 2010
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The blind man was designed to glorify God and not pay for his or his parent's sin.

Chapter 9. Christ is still in Jerusalem but He is outside of the temple and therefore outside of the religious.   And just after being accused of being a fraud, a liar, being demon possessed, and being a sinner, He heals a blind man who has been blind from birth.   This is the first time in all of human...
May
11 2010
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The light of the world heals the blind.

John 8:50 "But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.   John 8:51 "Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death."   /Christ is the victor over death and He’s going to prove that in vs....
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