Thoughts and Questions – 16th August 2020

Thoughts an questions, w. b. 16/8/20
John 9:13-34

John continues the story of the blind man who was healed on the Sabbath by Jesus. Following on from the healing the man had gone home, but, it seems, from the pressure of his neighbours he is brought before the Pharisees.

  • Why do you think the man was taken to see the Pharisees?
  • What are your thoughts on the Sabbath? What would you not do?
  • What would you reply to the Pharisees who said that Jesus ‘is not be from God’? – v16
  • What do you think the healed man meant by saying that Jesus ‘is a prophet’? – v17

The man’s parents, John says, didn’t want to get into trouble and get excluded from the synagogue – v22

  • What were the parents brought in to prove?
  • What has been the closest healing, not necessarily blindness, to you?
    Yourself?
    Family member?
    Friend?
    Friend of a friend?
    Someone in a book?
    Someone in the Bible?
  • Why did the Pharisees want the healed man to say that Jesus was a sinner? – v24

This is a story about Jesus but Jesus is not within it. I think this makes it very similar to our story.

  • What is your story?
  • What did Jesus do in your life?
  • Where were you at the time?
  • When did it happen?
  • When telling you story to another person, have you ever finished off with these words from the healed man? –

“Do you want to become his disciples too?”