John: The Resurrection and The Life (11:1-45)

Will you trust Jesus even when things aren’t looking so good?

John 11:4 “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”

In all our difficult circumstances, remember 3 things:

1) This does not end in death.

2) This will be for the glory of God.

3) This is an opportunity to make Jesus known.

John: Jesus and the Man Born Blind (9:1-41)

When Jesus opens our spiritual eyes, we need to keep them wide open.

The Pharisees opposed Jesus, trying to:
1 Discredit the Miracle
2 Discredit the Man
3 Discredit the Method

Three Messianic Signs:
1 Heal someone with leprosy
2 Cast out a “mute-demon”
3 Heal a person born blind

What does it look like to live with our spiritual eyes open?
We see those around us.
We step into their need.
We share Jesus with them.
We sing (worship) with our lives.

Are your living life with your spiritual eyes wide open?

John: The Light of the world (7:53-8:59)

John 8

Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place, that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it?  Job 38:12-13

3 Belief Lessons Taught by Jesus

#1 Change from What Jesus is to Who Jesus is!

 Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am the one I claim to be…

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, If you hold on to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

#2: Trade your Status in for Relationship

He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.

My Identity in Christ: Because of Christ’s redemption, I am a new creation of great worth. I am deeply loved completely forgiven, fully pleasing, totally accepted by God and absolutely complete in Christ.

#3: Check Who gets the Glory