Please read John 9: 1-41 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship.
Sermon Focus: CrossFit For the Soul: Redefine
Key Verse: “He answered, ‘The man they call Jesus made mud, smeared it on my eyes, and said, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and then I could see.’” (John 9: 11)
What worldly cataracts are blinding you from seeing with God’s eyes?
In what ways has faith in Christ helped you redefine your personal or social values?
Key Verse: “Jesus said, ‘I have come into the world to exercise judgment so that those who don’t see can see and those who see will become blind.’” (John 9: 39)
What do you think Jesus means by this?
How might Christ be luring you into clearer vision?
Connection for Today:
“Amazing grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found. T’was blind but now I see!”
John Newton, a reformed slave ship captain wrote the inspiring words to this legendary hymn. Upon discovering Christ, he redefined his life and sought to practice the love of God in all that he did. Upon leaving his station as a seaman he became a preacher in the early Methodist movement. Later in his role as a preacher he had an influential presence in the life of William Wilberforce. Wilberforce was a radical Christian and active abolitionist who rose to power in English parliament. His landmark work was convincing parliament in 1807 to pass the “Slave Trade Act” which made it illegal to own slaves in England.