“Behold the Son” |Behold Your God Series|Week 2 John 9|Pastor Patrick | Sunday January 22, 2017 Sermon in a Sentence: God gives spiritual sight to those who, through faith, choose to acknowledge the work of God in their life and testify to the work in the face of adversity or mere intellectual assent to truth; those unmoved by God or focused upon their own understanding remain in the dark and do not perceive God correctly. OUTLINE: 1. Why Is This Man Blind? [John 9.1-5] 2. Was This Man Really Blind? [John 9.6-12] 3. A Question of Blindness & Sight [John 9.13-34] 4. The Sight of the Blind & Blindness of the Sighted [John 9.35-41] I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis, Weight of Glory Questions for Reflection or Group Study 1. What about your faith is most blinding to you; where do you find it hardest to exercise? 2. To whom in this story do you most relate? The orthodox Jews, the simple beggar? The accusing disciples? The sceptical neighbours? 3. Why is it difficult to overcome ‘traditional understandings’ or applications of our faith? How will you allow the Spirit to lead in these delicate areas?