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As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be displayed in him.”

-John 9:1-3

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

-Romans 8:28

For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

-2 Corinthians 4:17

If I live, it will be for Christ, and if I die, I will gain even more.

-Philippians 1:21

Then Jesus spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. He told him, “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam” (Siloam means “sent”). So the man went and washed and came back seeing!

-John 9:6-7

Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man’s eyes was a Sabbath.

-John 9:14

Then Jesus said, “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.” Some Pharisees who were standing nearby heard him and asked, “Are you saying we’re blind?” Jesus replied, “If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty, But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.

-John 9:39-41

1. Spiritual sight will lead to my radical .

Jesus told the man, “Go and wash your eyes in the Pool of Siloam (Siloam means sent). So the man went at once and came back seeing!

-John 9:7

2. Spiritual sight will lead to great .

The man replied, "I don't know if he is a sinner or not. All I know is that I used to be blind, but now I can see!" “Look!” the man exclaimed. “I told you once. Didn’t you listen? Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?” Then they heaped insults on him and said, “You are His disciple; we are disciples of Moses.” We know God spoke to Moses, but we don’t even know where this man comes from.” “Why, that’s very strange!” the man replied. “He healed my eyes, and yet you don’t know where he comes from? We know that God listens only to people who love and obey him. God doesn't listen to sinners. Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he couldn’t have done it.”

-John 9:25, 27-33

3. Spiritual sight will lead to my total .

When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” The man answered, “Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him.” “You have seen him,” Jesus said, “and he is the one speaking to you!” The man said, "Lord, I put my faith in you!" Then he worshiped Jesus.

-John 9:35-38

To discuss during the week with your family, Life Group, or Campus.

1. What part of this story caught your attention most? Why?

2. How have you seen God use the bad, pain or suffering in your life and turn it around to use it for good?

3. Gilbert talked about 3 ways to know if you have spiritual sight. As you reflect on these is one or more lacking in your life? If so, what can you do about it?

4. What next step is God asking you to take as a result of this message?