To bid it be different is nothing at all. IF WE CANNOT ALWAYS DISCOVER THE EFFICIENT CAUSE OF HUMAN PRIVATION AND SUFFERING, WE MAY ACCEPT OUR LORD'S REVELATION OF ITS FINAL CAUSE. John 9 Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. Whenever the sun shone or a star twinkled, he would feel his creed over again. Even the truths of God to become my true creed have got to be reproduced in the soil of my own thinking and feeling. Two men only think alike, as they think not at all, but leave it to a third party to do it in their stead. But if you conceive of Christ and His gospel as the world's great fact, if His influence is an event in your own life, you will be able to answer, "How can I deny a fact? But he said, "I am he." 1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. "That the works of God should be made manifest in him" - such was the reason why this man was born blind. "Yes I see at last, I see, I who was blind." It is as if Christ were echoing his own thoughts, his own one piece of all-absorbing knowledge. The inspired writers did not throw away their peculiarities. Q. Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Then God does concern himself alike with the existence add the alleviation or cure of such evil; then the works of our beneficent God may be made manifest in the case of even a lowly sufferer. Thus there opens up before us the possibility and the prospect that the world may come to be pervaded by the illumination of Divine love and pity, and by the radiance of a blessed and glorious hope. The man is healed. Thus he showed his power to help in the most desperate cases, and the work of his grace upon the souls of sinners, which gives sight to those blind by nature. They endeavour to hush his statement by a command, "Do not say, He (Jesus) opened mine eyes." JOHN: PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT Precept Ministries International Inductive Study. Scripture: John 9:1–39. This devotedness includes self-denial, confession of Christ before men, lively activity in extending His kingdom. Is it not a splendid tribute to Jesus that we can each of us come to Him with our peculiarity and find exactly that in Him which will meet and satisfy it? John Piper Jun 4, 2011 149 Shares Sermon. Once more, as this man goes out into the outer cold solitariness of excommunication, yet happy and warm in the garment of the consciousness of that wonderful miracle, Christ meets him, and says, "Now you must believe on Me, for you have seen Me." Clearly here was a man whose presumptuous honesty would neither be bullied into suppression, or corrupted into a lie. He is referred to in other references to the twelve apostles, or the “eleven” as they were called in Acts 1:26. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. "And even pain is not in vain;For out of discord springs a sweet harmonious strain." They did not know that commands were merely pebbles that rebounded shattered from its rocky undisturbed surface. (Read full chapter IT WAS SHORT. A true disciple —. John: That is, John the Baptist.The writer of this Gospel, the apostle John, refers to John the Baptist 19 times but, unlike the other Gospel writers, never uses the designation “the Baptist” or “the Baptizer.” (See study notes on Mt 3:1; Mr 1:4. New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation. He had been born blind, and remained so that when Jesus passed by he might be ready to be healed by Him. All men fall into this error — good men legislating against an evil fact, evil men legislating against a good fact. My question is regarding John 9:1-3, where the disciples ask Jesus whose sin caused the man to be blind, and Jesus answers that it was neither the man nor his parents. He was instantly above all mere commands, all mere human assertion of power. "Strange," he replied, "that you should know nothing of a man who has wrought such a miracle as not even Moses wrought; and we know that neither he nor anyone else could have done it unless he was from God." Let us look at his creed. According to Young’s Literal Translation John 9:1-3 says; And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. Shades of Hillel and Shammai! John 8 John 10 John 9:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 3 Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. What would a Christian be capable of if he so believed the Apostles' Creed? There is only one Christ, but He is like the sun, which shines on all objects and gives to each what helps it to be at its best. It doesn’t sweep painful things under the rug — or complex things or confusing things or provoking things or shocking things or controversial things. 1. From the absolute requirement of God, My son give me thy heart." John 9:3 Cross References « John 9:2 ... Ecclesiastes 9:1-2. 9:3 This verse gives Jesus' answer to the disciples' question in John 9:2. Now viewing scripture range from the book of 1 John chapter 3:9 through chapter 3:10... 1 John Chapter 3. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on John 9:1-3. And yet multitudes of us go through life, while all about us, above us, and beneath us point to us, "Is not this one for whom Christ died? We are told to observe that a thing happens, to inquire how it happens, but not to venture into the speculation why it happens. A new value has been given to my nature. No, it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it." He was the sort of person that our Lord found it pleasant to do something for. But Job's afflictions weren't the result of sin -- even though his "friends" were insistent that Job's sin was the cause (Job 1:11-12). Then he wrote down the dream and told the sum of the matter. 4 Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired statement,* + but test the inspired statements* to see whether they originate with God,+ for … MEN, WHOSE KNOWLEDGE IS VERY LIMITED, SHOULD BE SLOW TO ATTRIBUTE INDIVIDUAL PHYSICAL ILLS TO INDIVIDUAL SINS. From a regard to our safety and peace. I will not leave you to dispute my identity." Scripture: John 9:35–41. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[ a] it. But, still again, as this man so full of his story tells it, the Pharisee says to him, "Give God the glory. They east out the only man resting on solid truth, and remained upon their fictions. He was quite impracticable. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The intimate and perfect connection between the Creator and the Redeemer is exhibited in ch. Every fire begins with a spark. Is not this one of those wonderful saved human natures?" Faith is languid because experience is languid. 3. John 9:3 Context. Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” I was blind, and now I see. Intention, design, are widely denied as the explanation of human actions, as the explanation of natural phenomena. Ay, and the worse for them. Each man's experience will be characteristic, and so, then, must his creed be that grows out of it. Two posts may. Here opens up before our mental vision a vast field of inquiry and thought. This was the first name attached to Christ's followers. Our creeds have got to come out of our experience of God, and not out of our Prayer Book. (3) Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents. But it is one thing to believe the gospel to be true, and another to believe its necessity to our own well-being; the former will make a man a disciple in name, the latter in truth. IT WAS FOUNDED IN EXPERIENCE. III. This man, the relater of a fact, represents Christianity. Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” 3 “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. John 9:1-7 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind. Such a distinction is coeval with the use of the term. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. This is the value of Christianity always — its exaltation of a man above earthly power. 1. Christ works a work in me and I feel it. Explaining John 9:1-3. John 1:3-9 New International Version (NIV) 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 11:4 When Jesus heard this, He said, "This sickness will not end in death. 3 âNeither this man nor his parents sinned,â said Jesus, âbut this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. Fact must lead to faith. In common affairs mere outward respect is insulting. John 9 John 9:4 Jesus answered, "It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. So, since authority, threats, blandishments had all failed, they broke into abuse, "Thou art His disciple," etc. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born … Horne., J. Unlike Naaman, willingness was one characteristic of him, sturdiness was another. 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? NASB, Thinline Bible, Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, 1995 Text, Comfort Print, NASB, Thinline Bible, Large Print, Red Letter Edition, 1995 Text, Comfort Print, NASB, MacArthur Study Bible: Holy Bible, New American Standard Bible, NASB, The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible, Large Print: Large Print Edition, NASB, Single-Column Reference Bible, Wide Margin, 1995 Text, Comfort Print, NASB, Zondervan NASB Study Bible, Red Letter Edition. 1 John 4:16 Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Devotes himself to the cause of Christ — giving himself up to Christ's disposal — living or dying. 3. The disaster is most serious in the spiritual sphere, when one does not know where to say, "I know," and where "I know not," when religion is only a broad field of conjecture. Jean 9:3 Interlinéaire • Jean 9:3 Multilingue • Juan 9:3 Espagnol • Jean 9:3 Français • Johannes 9:3 Allemand • Jean 9:3 Chinois • John 9:3 Anglais • Bible Apps • Bible Hub Version Louis Segond 1910 La Bible David Martin 1744 Darby Bible courtesy of CCEL.org. 1 And as [Jesus] passed by, he saw a man which was blind from [his] birth.. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?. Soon we hear him saying he believed that Christ was the Son of God. 3. Do not ascribe it to this Man. 4. 1 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. Creed is like stature, it has to be reached by the individual, by slow growth from a small beginning. His creed was not separable from himself. "I know I see." Oh, my friends, the system which teaches us to know ourselves the best is that which brings the greatest fact into our history — the gospel and its fact. For Judgment I Came into This World. The First of John. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. John Chapter 9 1 And as [Jesus] passed by, he saw a man which was blind from [his] birth. The Christians were no worse for being called Nazarenes, and Judas was no better for being called an apostle. New American Standard Bible (NASB). Others, "He is like him." John Piper Jun 11, 2011 447 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. God's works were to be exhibited not only in the bodily healing of the blind man, but also in â¦ He was ready to do what he could for himself, and what he could not do the Lord would do for him. It does not ask faith with no basis. Commentary on John 9:1-7 (Read John 9:1-7) Christ cured many who were blind by disease or accident; here he cured one born blind. Faith is His word by realizing to the mind His great excellencies and gifts, engages its esteem, desire, and delight. 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works … "Whether He be a sinner or no, I know not." Several truths are implied: (1) sin and sickness are not automatically linked and (2) problems often provide the opportunity for God's blessing. No two alike, the sea not the forest, etc., but each finding in the sun that which helps it to be itself perfectly. SIN IS IN A GENERAL VIEW TO BE REGARDED AS THE CAUSE OF HUMAN PRIVATION AND SUFFERING Our Lord himself taught this on such occasions as that on which he said, "Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon thee." He is called Levi in Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27, and 29. He who delays obedience holds out his enmity against God; and can this succeed? — Bold irony this — to ask these stately, ruffled, scrupulous Sanhedrists. 1 John 4:1-21. The creed of our confessor began in one article, but it did not end there. Our Lord warned his disciples not to deem those Galilaeans sinners above others, on whom the tower of Siloam fell. Browse Sermons on John 9:1-3. That will last after your command has been forgotten." THE NECESSITY AND IMPORTANCE OF BEING A TRUE DISCIPLE. Unable to control any longer their transport of indignation, they flung him out of the hall, and out of the synagogue. A creed with one article. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. Many are anxious concerning such unessentials as the origin of evil, predestination, spiritualism, the exact nature of the future life, etc. Such an attention has been bestowed upon me and my wants and my condition as I never heard of, as shows that I am the object of care to a Divine mind and power. A man's proper creed is the name we give to his individuality, when inspired by the Holy Ghost. Soon it enlarged, but it all developed out of this "one thing," etc. In nothing does a man need to be loyal to his individuality as in his religion. Was a mere blind beggar, a natural ignorant heretic, altogether born in sins, to be teaching them? II. 3 Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was (A)so that the works of God might be displayed in him. Shall God be treated as we deem it base for man to be treated? This may have been the case in the man healed at the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:14). He is a sinner." ; forgetful that, the one fact of practical religion — man's salvation and purification by Christ — being known, you may for the present safely say, "I know not," to other items which cannot be yet known in the same personal way. - T. 2. All rights reserved. The neighbours and his former acquaintance gather around him, and begin to question as to his identity: "Is not this he that sat and begged?" He would not go about in Judea, because p the Jews 1 were seeking to kill him. It is only dead men who never turn over. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Our version does not give quite accurately the form of the answer. He has learnt what true knowledge is. Jesus at the Feast of Booths. He says, "I know not. Lewis with free daily excerpts from his work. John 9 – Jesus Gives Sight to A Man Born Blind A. But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. (Bp. The blind man was the first confessor. Seed., Archdeacon Farrar., Congregational Remembrancer. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Believingly embraces the doctrines of Christ. 1 John 3:9 ٩ كل مَنْ هو مولودٌ من اللّٰه لا يفعل خطيَّةً لان زرعهُ يثبت فيهِ ولا يستطيع ان يخطئَ لانهُ مولودٌ من اللهّٰ. I am its subject. 2. I have a new, stronger sense of self. Any man, however ignorant and humble, is listened to if he have a genuine event of life to tell. Go on in the chapter to the next appearance of this man who knows one thing — the critical event of life. Our Lord Jesus, the great Prophet, the Divine Enlightener of man, tells us that there is a reason for human infirmities and calamities. These men did not appreciate the firmness of a fact. Some said, "Yes, this is he." The physician can cure an ignorant man as readily as a scholar, because his medicine does not depend on the intelligence of the patient; so Christ can be the physician of all, because salvation consists just simply in being saved. John chapter 9 KJV (King James Version) 1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?. 2 His disciples asked him, âRabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?â 3 âNeither this man nor his parents sinned,â said Jesus, âbut this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, an 5. 1 John 3:9 - 3:10. I should only stultify myself to do that. The Blind Man and the Sight-Giving Savior, Opening the Eyes of One Blind from His Birth, The History of the Man Who was Born Blind, The Opening of the Eyes of a Man Born Blind, The Passage of a Soul from Darkness into Light, Blindness a Talent to be Used for God's Glory, The Blind Man's Eyes Opened; Or, Practical Christianity, What the Master and What the Disciples Saw, The experimental evidence of Christianity, Experience the condition of Church membership, Living Christians an argument for Christianity, Value of a personal knowledge of salvation. THE CHARACTER OF A TRUE DISCIPLE. … Think how it must have sounded, how the warm heart must have been doubly grateful for that word "seen." We might be perplexed to tell what we believe if we had it not in print to refer to; but experience can dispense with type. This poor man could not see Christ, but Christ saw him. His thoughts were distinct, and therefore his utterances were so. That is the faith of Christianity; it rests on real events, on actual things done. 1. But we should often do injustice did we charge a man's sins, or the sins of his ancestors, with his bodily infirmities. That is the first great value of the consciousness of a fact in one's life history, the new honest view of self and its value. Facts never grow old. See how this man first appears after his cure by Christ. Some of us are trying to believe too much; not more than is true, or more than we ought, but more than we have at present inward strength for. It makes him a messenger, a continual repeater of his wonderful story, as often as he can relate it. The Pharisees cast him out. Two living Christians cannot believe alike any more than two trees can grow alike. 3 s So his brothers 2 said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. New American Standard Bible (NASB) Scripture: John 9:1–23 Topic: The Sovereignty of God One of the reasons I believe the Bible and love the Bible is because it deals with the hardest issues in life. It is no matter whether a creed be long or short, provided a man believes it as this man believes his. 1. And he expressly exonerated both the blind man and his parents from responsibility for his affliction and privation. a. He is a poor believer who believes exactly as he did a year ago. He either knows or he knows not. Everything short of this is robbery. There is the first effect of the coming of this great fact into his life, to make him honest in regard to self. Daniel’s Vision of the Four Beasts. 9 By this the love of God was revealed [a](A)in us, that (B)God has sent His only Son into the world so that we may live through Him. And as Jesus passed by â The word Jesus is not in the Greek, which is ÏÎ±ÏÎ±Î³ÏÎ½ ÎµÎ¹Î´ÎµÎ½ Î±Î½Î¸ÏÏÏÎ¿Î½ ÏÏ ÏÎ»Î¿Î½, and passing on; he found a man blind from his birth â This chapter, therefore, seems to be a continuation of the preceding. John 9:3, ESV: "Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him." To know one great fact and to be full of it makes him unwilling to guess a conjecture about other things. It is a correlative to His title, "Teacher": hence they who received His instructions were His disciples. Crisp thinking makes crisp speaking. The Excellence of Wisdom - Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice? A man may be a disciple universally or really. 1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 4 For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. We should save much stumbling and sorrow in life if we would not so often build the air castles of conjecture and live in them as though their walls were of the solid masonry of real knowledge. There is a prevalent tendency of mind, especially among the scientific inquirers of our day, to disparage teleology. 2 Now q the Jews’ Feast of r Booths was at hand. ◄ John 9:3 ► Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God would be displayed in him. Cherishes an ardent affection for Christ's person. Such doctrines as credible, require faith; as authoritative, bind; as graciously given, are to be used for the benefit of a guilty and erring mind. 1 John 4:9 This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent His one and only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him. Hence the necessity of distinguishing between the proper and the lax use of words. John Part 1 10 lessons covering John 1-6 with Lesson Six a study on Being Born Again and Lesson Ten a Topical Study on Jesus' Disciples; John Part 2 8 lessons covering John 7-11. John 9:1-3. Sin as a whole is answerable for most of human evils, and many are the evils which devolve upon every generation as an inheritance. By Jack Kelley Thursday September 3rd, 2015 About 2 Minutes to Read. The Codex Sinaiticus Project is an international collaboration to reunite the entire manuscript in digital form and make it accessible to a global audience for the first time. That is to say, these men were striving to do what has been a very usual human infatuation — to legislate against events, by simple authority, as when the old Saxon king sat by the water's edge and with his kingly decree forbad the sea to come nearer or its tide to rise higher. 1 * As he passed by he saw a man blind from birth.a 2 * His disciples asked him,b “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him.c It produces no new forces: it only brings those again into the field which have been so often baffled, maimed, and disabled, that in pity to them they ought to be dismissed, and discharged from any further service (Acts 19:28, 34). All lives and events are wrought into that scheme. But it furnishes the greatest event of history as a foundation, an event happening to us and yet not through our means; and any man full of that great event will say, "I will and must believe in its doer." Whether he was really to regard them as anxious and sincere inquirers about the claims of the Nazarene prophet! A fact merely means a thing done, and there must be a doer, greater in his invisibility than the great thing itself in its visibility. And when they obtained the more distinctive name of their Master, this was recognized, "The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch." John 9:1 - 9:3. John 9:1-9; John 9:3; Share Tweet Save. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Home » Ask a Bible Teacher » Explaining John 9:1-3. I. The link between sin and suffering is forged and riveted by the hand of the Divine Governor of the universe. II. I. Bp. 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