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Feb. 18 | Discovery Questions

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1. Name a time when you blamed yourself for something you later discovered wasn’t your fault. How did you feel about your discovery? 

Ask two people to read aloud John 9:1-7, 13-16, 24-38, one after the other, preferably from different Bible versions. Then ask a third person to briefly summarize the passage. 

2. Why did Jesus’ disciples assume the man’s blindness resulted from his sin or his parents’ sin?

3. What might the act of Jesus making mud with his saliva and applying it to the blind man’s eyes signify? 

4. Why is obedience important in the story of the blind man’s healing and what does this tell us about our own need for obedience? 

5. How does the story emphasize the importance of doing God’s work while it is still day? 

6. How did the man born blind demonstrate faith in Jesus in the face of opposition and pressure from the religious leaders? How can we demonstrate faith today amid opposition? 

7. When encouraged to speak critically about Jesus and the miracle he performed, the man who had been blind responded, “One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” What does this teach us about combining personal experience with faith in Jesus? 

8. The man Jesus healed was barred from the synagogue because he refused to condemn Jesus. What does this teach us about the potential cost of faith and obedience to Christ? 

9. What does this account teach us about Jesus’ willingness to expose and heal spiritual blindness? 

10. Based on our study and discussion, complete the sentence: “I will . . .” 

For Next Week: Read and reflect on John 20:19-31. You can also read next week’s supplemental texts as well as the Study and Application sections as part of your personal study.   


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