Gospel of John Chapter 9

The Gospel of John Chapter 9 tells the story of Jesus healing a man born blind and reveals spiritual blindness in the Pharisees.

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Daily Study Questions for the Gospel of John Chapter 9

Day One

1. What was the purpose given by Jesus for the man being born blind in verse 3?

2. Read the following passages of Scripture:

  • Numbers Chapter 12
  • Job Chapter 2
  • Gospel of Mark 2:1-5
  • Gospel of John 5:1–14
  • I Corinthians 11:23-30
  • II Corinthians 12:7
  • Galatians 4:13
  • James 5:14-15

After reading these passages and this chapter of the Gospel of John, what can we conclude about sin and its relationship to suffering or sickness?

3. How was the work of God displayed in the life of the man born blind?

Day Two

1. Put yourself in the man born blind’s shoes.  How do you think he felt at the following stages of the story?  What 2 or 3 words do you think he might have said aloud or to himself at each stage of his story as provided here in the Gospel of John Chapter 9?

  • When the mud was placed on his eyes
  • When he washed in the pool of Siloam
  • When he returned to his home 
  • When he was questioned by the Pharisees
  • When he was thrown out When Jesus found him

John 9:39

Day Three

1. Why was the man born blind brought to the Pharisees?

2. Why were the Pharisees having a hard time with the blind man’s story?

Day Four

1. Why did the Pharisees summon the blind man’s parents as provided in verse 18?

2. What did the Pharisees try to persuade the blind man to say in verse 24 and what does it indicate about their character?

Day Five

1. Who could the Pharisees called as a witness that might have settled the whole matter for them?  In your opinion, why wasn’t he called?

2. Where is it prophesied in the Old Testament that the Messiah would open the eyes of the blind?

Day Six

1. What 2 places in the New Testament did Jesus indicate that opening the eyes of the blind was an indication he was the Messiah?

2. Jesus stated the Pharisees were not blind and that they claimed they could see in verse 41.  What could they not see and what do you think was the sin they were they guilty of?

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