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1 A Working Miracle John 9:4-12 Jesus – Our Working Example The Sixth Miracle

2 Jesus – Our Working Example  There is a need to work  “We must do the work” – partners  Part of Jesus from the beginning – Luke 2:49  It is related to obedience to the “will of God”  It is a must – Luke 4:43  It is related to the need of men  It came from the great love He felt for others A Working Miracle John 9:4-12

3 Jesus – Our Working Example  A specialized work  “I must do the work of Him who sent me”  Jesus felt compelled to do the work of God  Do you apply the same discipline and enthusiasm to the work of God that you do to all other endeavors?  Do you pick and choose the “works of God” that you want or do you do all that He wants? A Working Miracle John 9:4-12

4 Jesus – Our Working Example  There is a shortness of time  “As long as it is day”  The time of our working for God is measured  Our time is measured – death can come at any time  Our passions are measured  Man’s need is measured – e.g., parenting A Working Miracle John 9:4-12

5 Jesus – Our Working Example  The end of all  “Night is coming, when no one can work”  Our time to serve our Lord is limited here  There is an end to history  That end is near A Working Miracle John 9:4-12

6 In an address given on the occasion of his installation as Visiting Professor of Theology at Eastern Baptist Seminary in Philadelphia, Dr. Carl F. H. Henry spoke of the frightening rise of a new barbarianism in our age.

7 “The barbarians are coming,” said Henry, as he likened today’s onrush of paganism to the barbarian conquest of Christian Rome. They are coming in science, through the misuse of new discoveries. They are coming in communications, as men discover ways to manipulate public opinion for bad ends. They are coming in the religious realm, as institutional Christianity increasingly gives way to the occult, the cults, and Satanism. “Obscure the vitalities of revealed religion,” said Henry, “detour churchgoers from piety

8 and saintliness, and in the so-called enlightened nations not only will the multitudes soon relapse to a retrograde morality, but churchgoers will live in Corinthian immorality, churchmen will encourage situational ethics, and the line between the Christian and the worldling will scarce be found.”

9 The Sixth Miracle  The blind man  Blind from birth so he could not even appreciate sight – idea was even difficult  Beggar condemned by his condition to a life of hopeless deprivation and suffering  Did not beg for sight or even pray for it because his situation was so hopeless  Did not know who Jesus was as He stood in front of him nor what Jesus was about to do A Working Miracle John 9:4-12

10 The Sixth Miracle  The man Jesus  The blind man called Jesus this  “How were your eyes opened?”  Proof that Jesus was more than a man  But this is also a good place for us to go  The blind man saw Him as a man, a man he was totally taken with A Working Miracle John 9:4-12

11 The Sixth Miracle  The humble means  Jesus made clay from the dust He scooped up and spat into – remember this?  The clay appears to be a totally inadequate way to heal the man  To the unregenerate mind, the Gospel appears to be totally inadequate or even harmful  His ways are never our ways – praise God A Working Miracle John 9:4-12

12 The Sixth Miracle  The command  “Go wash in the pool of Siloam”  It was personal  It involved the test of obedience  It involved a response  “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved”  Will you believe? Will you respond? A Working Miracle John 9:4-12

13 Application Are you working for Jesus? Have you invested your talents that He has given you? Are you actively spreading hope while aware of the coming night? A Working Miracle John 9:4-12


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