Sunday March 20, 2016

Philippians 4:19 – And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

John 10:7 – Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.

John 9:1 – As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.

See through our obstacle illusions. See the need for obedience. See your blind spots. Believe and your eyes will be opened. –Dwayne Terry

I Am The Gate

A Personal Jesus, Part 03

Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

John 10:7Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.

John 9:1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.

  • See through our obstacle

John 9:2-3 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.

  • See the need for obedience.

John 9:7 – “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

  • See your blind spots.

John 9:30-31, 34-35 – The man answered, “Now that is remarkable! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will. 34 To this they replied, “You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!” And they threw him out.

Ekballo [ek-BALL’oh] – to cast out, bring forth

  • Believe and your eyes will be opened.

John 9:35-38 – Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” … 38 “Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.” 37 Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.” 38 Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.

John 10:4, 7When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. … 7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.