October 7th, 2018 - Who's To Blame: John 9:1-41

Read John 9

If you were an observer in the story, what emotions do you think you would have seen?

(From the blind man, his parents, his neighbors, the disciples, the Parissees, etc.)

What are your thoughts about the “Health and Wealth Prosperity Gospel”?

What are the problems with it?

What do you believe to be true about God?

Are there any practices you would like to incorporate into your life to help you walk in the light of Christ?

 

Worship / Prayer:

Either before or after the questions, spend time in worship and prayer, calling out the attributes and character of God that we know from scripture:

God Is Infinite – He is Self-Existing, Without Origin

“And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” – Colossians 1:17

“Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure” – Psalm 147:5

God Is Wise – He Is Full of Perfect, Unchanging Wisdom

“Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!” – Romans 11:33

God Is Faithful – He Is Infinitely, Unchangingly True

“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.” – Deut 7:9

God Is Good – He Is Infinitely, Unchangingly Kind and Full of Good Will

“O, taste and see that the Lord is good” – Psalm 34:8

God Is Just – He Is Infinitely, Unchangeably Right and Perfect in All He Does

“The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.” – Duet 32:4

God Is Merciful – He is Infinitely, Unchangeably Compassionate and Kind

“I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.” – Romans 9:15-16

God Is Gracious – God Is Infinitely Inclined to Spare the Guilty

“The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.” – Psalm 145:8

God Is Loving – God Infinitely, Unchangingly Loves Us

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” – 1 John 4:7-8

God Is Holy – He is Infinitely, Unchangingly Perfect

“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord Almighty” – Revelation 4:8

God Is Glorious – He is Infinitely Beautiful and Great

“His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand, And there is the hiding of His power.” – Habakkuk 3:4