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LIFE IN THE SON - Here's Mud in Your Eye

Sermon-Based Bible Study
February 19, 2017

  • What are you thankful for this week? What are you celebrating? What has caused stress or anxiety in your world this week?

  • What did you hear in this week’s sermon that was new or particularly interesting? Did anything stand out to you as puzzling or troubling?

  • Read John 9. One of the great challenges in life concerns how we see things and the conclusions we jump to. The disciples see the blind man and want to know who to blame. When you see suffering in the world, what questions come to your mind? Are you more likely to ask “Who’s to blame?” than ask “How might the work of God be displayed in this situation?”

  • Read 2 Corinthians 12:6-10. Whatever suffering you may be facing, when’s the last time you said, “Lord, will you display your work through this and through me?” How was God glorified through the blind man? How was God glorified through Paul’s suffering?

  • Chris said that in pretty much every step of change and transformation in our lives, our participation is required. Sometimes God will use irritation and pain to play a part in us getting to a place in our lives where we participate in our healing process. In the case of the blind man, perhaps Jesus used the mud as an irritation to prompt the man to participate in his own healing. Looking back on your life, has there ever been some “mud in your eye” that drove you to participate with Jesus in your healing/transformation? Is there something Jesus has told you to do that you keep putting off?

  • One of the things about the man Jesus healed is that he didn’t let what he didn’t know keep him from sharing what he did know. What is the one thing that the blind man knew about Jesus? Make a list of three to five things that you know about Jesus. Do you find yourself hesitant to share what you do know about Jesus with others because there are things about Him you don’t know? Why?

  • Chris pointed out that Jesus came back because He wanted to make sure the man knew who to place His faith and trust in. Will you believe in Jesus and worship Him?

  • In the next 24-48 hours, what simple next step could you take in obedience to what you’ve learned from your time in God’s Word? Who would benefit from hearing what you’ve learned this week? Will you share it with them?
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