SUMMARY OF JOHN 9:13-23
The blind man was brought before the Pharisees. The Pharisees cared because the blind man was healed on the Sabbath, which was against their laws. The parents vouched for the man’s blindness.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 13, Day 3: John 9:13-23
6) The Pharisees only want to try to catch Jesus doing something wrong or breaking the law, so they can try and kill him. They care nothing for who he has helped.
7a) With trepidation, for he was scared. He said as little as possible and stuck to the facts.
b) They said to ask their son. How would they know what happened? They were afraid of the Jewish leaders, too, and did not want to be throw in jail or excommunicated.
8 ) Unsure. Never explicitly, I don’t think. God is good; that is my mantra.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 13, Day 3: John 9:13-23
It’s sad how the Pharisees, those who are supposed to be the most educated amongst the Jews, are so bent on trying to catch Jesus doing something wrong. It just goes to show you how power and influence can corrupt.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 13, Day 3: John 9:13-23
Jesus did not line up with the Pharisees’ belief of what a religious person did.
Jesus divided people then and now.
The religious leaders did not want to believe the man, which is why they called in his parents.
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