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Being With Jesus – Part 7 “God’s biggest problem”
April 3, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
John 9:
Psalm 78

Being With Jesus – Part 7 “God’s biggest problem”

April 3, 2022 / John 9: Psalm 78

Being With Jesus – Part 7

April 3rd, 2022

“God’s Biggest Problem”


Text: John 9

Two Big Questions People Ask

1. Why am I ?

2. How can a loving God and ?
Matt. 5:45
He makes the sun rise and fall on the just and the unjust and the rain falls on the just and the unjust

John 9:1-7
1. Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.
2. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

 The issue of
Ps. 73:3 (NLT)
3. For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness. 4 They seem to live such painless lives; their bodies are so healthy and strong. 5 They don’t have troubles like other people; they’re not plagued with problems like everyone else.

 The issue of sin.

3. Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.

4. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
5. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

 Another issue: Do you think that suffering can be used by God to bring out a greater in your life?

                                                                              Benefits Of Pain

• It can us.
2 Cor. 1:3-5 (NLT)
3. All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.
4. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
5. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.

• It can us.
James 1:2 (NLT)
2. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
3. knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

2 Cor. 12:7-10 (TPT)
7. So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. 8. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 .But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

4.  I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.

1. Jesus is about works

• Day =

2. Jesus is about this.
(Vs. 6-7)
6. When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 7. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

• He made for the man
• He the man
Vs. 8-10
8. Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”
9. Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am he.”
10. Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”

Vs. 11-12
11. He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”
12. Then they said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.”

Psalm 78

Vs. 13-21
13. They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees.
14. Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
15. Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”
16. Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them.
17. They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”
18. But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight.
19. And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”
20. His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
21. but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who op24ened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.”
22. His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.
23. Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”

Vs. 24
24. So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.”

Vs. 25
25. He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”

Vs. 26-33

26. Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”
27. He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?”
28. Then they reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are Moses’ disciples.
29. We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from.”
30. The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes!
31. Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.
32. Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.
33. If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.”

Vs. 34
34. They answered and said to him, “You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.

Vs. 35-38
35. Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?”
36. He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”
37. And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.”
38. Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him.

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