Series: Greater Expectations
July 07, 2019 | Wade Tomlinson
Passage: John 9:1-41
Jesus came that you would see and in seeing you would believe.
Blind Man vs. Pharisee
B1. The blind man trusted and obeyed Jesus.
7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.
P1. The Pharisee had a misunderstanding of the Law.
16 Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying, “This man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.”
P2. The Pharisee didn’t trust the experience of others.
18 The Jews then did not believe it of him, that he had been blind and had received sight, until they called the parents of the very one who had received his sight,
P3. The Pharisee had a preconceived understanding of who Jesus was.
22…for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue. … 24…we know that this man is a sinner.
B2. The blind man believed even though he didn’t know everything.
25 He then answered, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”
P4. The Pharisee rejected the light of truth and was blind.
B3. The blind man embraced the light and could see.
39 And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”