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The Eye-Opener! | January 17, 2021
- 1As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
- 3“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
- 6After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7“Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
- 8His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” 9Some claimed that he was. Others said, “No, he only looks like him.” But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”
- 10“How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.
- 11He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”
- 12“Where is this man?” they asked him. “I don’t know,” he said.
- 13They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind. 14Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man’s eyes was a Sabbath. 15Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. “He put mud on my eyes,” the man replied, “and I washed, and now I see.”
- 16Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others asked, “How can a sinner perform such signs?” So they were divided.
- 17Then they turned again to the blind man, “What have you to say about him? It was your eyes he opened.” The man replied, “He is a prophet.”
- 18They still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man’s parents. 19“Is this your son?” they asked. “Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that now he can see?”
- 20“We know he is our son,” the parents answered, “and we know he was born blind. 21But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don’t know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself.” 22His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who already had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue. 23That was why his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”
- 24A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God by telling the truth,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.”
- 25He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”
- 26Then they asked him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”
- 27He answered, “I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples too?”
- 28Then they hurled insults at him and said, “You are this fellow’s disciple! We are disciples of Moses! 29We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don’t even know where he comes from.”
- 30The man answered, “Now that is remarkable! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. 31We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will. 32Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. 33If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."
- 34To this they replied, “You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!” And they threw him out.
- 35Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
- 36“Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.”
- 37Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.”
- 38Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.
- 39Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”
- 40Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?”
- 41Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.
- WHAT'S HAPPENING
Grow in a group! While gathering on the weekends is so important, there is no better way to grow in your faith than getting connected with others who are on the same walk of faith. Check out the many groups and classes, both online and in-person, that are being offered this winter: Life Groups, Bible Studies, Mens/Womens Groups, Exploring Christianity, Financial Peace, MOPS and more!
Exploring Christianity (Alpha I)
Tuesdays, January 19-April 13 | 6:30-8 PM | Online
Have you ever wondered is there more to life than this? If you have, check out Exploring Christianity online this fall. No matter what your background is or your views on Christianity, this is the place to come and investigate the existence of God and the basics of Christianity. Everyone is welcome. This is a chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
The Jesus Lifestyle (Alpha II)
Tuesdays, January 19-March 23 | 6:30-8 PM | Online
The Jesus Lifestyle (Alpha II) examines Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and the radical alternative it presents to the modern lifestyle. Each talk provides life application principles that can be applied to live the life that Jesus wants us to live. The Jesus Lifestyle course is an excellent follow up for guests who have just completed Exploring Christianity (Alpha I) but anyone is welcome. Each session includes a delicious supper served for you and your new friends. After watching the DVD, you’ll begin your table discussion with dessert. It’s a time of great food, warm people and helpful information to inspire growth in your faith journey.
Financial Peace University
Tuesdays, January 19-March 16 | 7-7:45 PM | Online
Financial Peace University is a financial planning program that teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, Financial Peace University presents biblical practical steps to get from where you are to where you dreamed you could be. This class will help you get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
The Marriage Course
Sundays, January 24-February 7 | 8-10 PM | Online
The Marriage Course is for any couple, whether you have been together for 1 year or 61 years and whether you feel you have a strong relationship or are struggling! It is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background. If you have a strong marriage, this course will help you make it even better and will reinforce your good habits. If, on the other hand, your marriage is in difficulty, the course will help provide you with very practical tools to help you work through the issues. Some couples who are separated have used the course as a way of trying to get back together. Whatever your situation, the practical tools you learn will help improve and strengthen your relationship.
Red Cross Blood Drive
January 29 | 1-6 PM | Sprecher Road Campus
Blood donations can help save lives. In fact, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. That's why we are hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive!
Starting in February
Many teens today, both in our church and in our community, feel unlovable, incapable, and alone. Our desire is to end the hopelessness in their lives by pointing them to Jesus, through the intentional programming of TreeHouse. TreeHouse will provide ongoing emotional, relational, and spiritual support to teens through mentorship and support groups. If you know a teen that would benefit from the programming of TreeHouse, or you feel led to volunteer, fill out our online interest form.
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