The healing of the man born blind (9:1-24)

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  • The healing of the blind man (9:1-41)
    • Blind since birth
    • "so that the work of God may be displayed in his life" (9:3)
    • spitting into some clay and making it into a paste
    • Jesus is creating the blind man into the a new person.
    • the man washed his eyes in the pool of Siloam and could see again - ideas of baptism
    • he was 'sent' to clean himself in the 'living water'
    • receives spiritual light faith in Christ
    • Kysar "the overcoming of blindness is more than a physical healing"
    • takes place on the sabbeth, another Sabbath controversy
    • understood that Jesus was the Christ and worshipped him for this

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