Holistic Healing from Jesus - 'Jesus in Tabgha'

Holistic Healing from Jesus – Healing a blind man in Jerusalem'

Lent Study 5

John 9:1-12

  1. Introduction

Before learning the healing of a blind man in Jerusalem, the passages from Synoptic Gospels below which are  related with Jesus healing with Blind in Jericho

Matthew 20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43

Mathew: 2 blind men were healed. They cried, “Lord have mercy on us, Son of David”. Crowd ordered to be quiet but Jesus was compassionate and asked them, “What do you want me to do for you”. They said, “let our eyes be open”.  Jesus touched them. They regained their sight

Mark: One blind beggar. His father’s name is mentioned -  Jesus asked the same question like what Mathew mentioned in his writings: “ What do you want me to do for you”

Luke: A blind beggar. He cried, “Jesus son of David have mercy on me”. Jesus ordered the man to be brought to him by people

He asked the same question, What do you want me to do for you

He replied, “Let me see again”

Jesus appreciated his faith and said

“Receive your sight, your faith has saved you”

Through  his healing, others also glorified and praised God

Discussion:

What can we understand about Jesus’ healing ministry from the particular Gospel passage ?

  1. Understanding the context of the healing ministry of Jesus mentioned by John - Understanding 7th & 8th Chapters which are related with the accounts in 9th Chapter
  2. Exploring the sign, story and surprise in Jesus’ healing of a blind in Jerusalem

Sign:

  • blind from birth
  • light of the world
  • mud with the saliva (creation story was reminded)
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Discussion:

1. Share your reflections/ attitudes when someone becomes sick.

2. Share your personal experiences with beggars in the UK

 

Story:

Jesus healed a blind man at the Pool of Siloam

It teaches us the power of the Saviour

It gives us light and inner eyesight

Jesus began to teach people in the Temple in the midst of Jewish festival.

When they saw the blind man from birth, the question was raised by the disciples to Jesus, why the beggar was blind?

Jesus’ answer was inspirational and encouraging one. He answered, he was blind because the works of God should be made manifest in him

Jesus created mud and anointed the eyes of man and motivated him to wash in the pool of Siloam

He obeyed, washed and received his sight

His fervent faith on Jesus and his devotion to Jesus was great.

 

What is the difference between blind man/men who was/were healed in Jericho and in Jerusalem?

What is the basic reaction of the disciples when they saw this blind man in this story?

What was Jesus’ reaction towards His disciples?

 

  1. Surprise:
     
  • Blind man accepted
    that he was the blind man before 
    but now he was able to see because of Jesus

     
  • The Pharisees investigation about this healing was continued but the blind man was affirm in his faith and challenge the Jewish leaders…John 9:13-41
     

Jesus is the light of the world
He is the son of God

Encourage everyone to Pray like David, ask God to open our eyes (inner eyes) to know His wonders from His word.

(Open my eyes, so that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. Psalm 119:18)

Reflections on :

Recognizing our own inner blindness

Praying for receiving our own inner sights in our families/ Church/work places as Jesus is our light.