A man born blind — John 9 (part four)

This week we’re looking at the story of the man who was born blind, found in John 9. Specifically, we’re looking at the three responses made to Jesus in this story. You might want to start with Monday’s post to catch up, or quickly read the first 15 verses of John 9. So far, we’ve seen that some people (like the Jewish leaders) are prejudiced against Jesus from the beginning. Others are initially interested, but competing concerns – such as the approval of others – end up winning out (just like the blind man’s parents.) But before we look at the final response, we need to take a quick detour – back to last week’s story in chapter 5. Because John seems to be deliberately contrasting the responses of the two men.

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