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Is the Lord Jesus Your personal Shepherd?
John 10:1-21
If Jesus had disregarded your traditions and good works, would you still have trusted and followed Him?
John 9:35-41
Formerly blind man silenced and kicked out of the community for testifying truthfully about Jesus Christ.
John 9:13-34
Jesus makes His eternal nature openly known with the "I AM" statement. No beginning and no end. Eternal God in human form.
John 8:48-59
Jesus Christ and God are One. You can't coherently believe God without Jesus and Jesus without God.
John 8:39-47
Are you burdened by mistakes and failures? Jesus can set you free!
John 8:31-38
Are you spiritually lost in darkness? Jesus is the light of the world and the giver of the light of life.
John 8:12-30
Jesus Loves Sinners. See how He loved and forgave an Adulterer.
John 8:1-11
See a contrast of good and bad leadership
John 7:45-53
Have you heard about water that consists of more than two hydrogens and one oxygen atom?
John 7:37-44
Jesus Christ ascended back to God the Father after His incarnation, death, and resurrection, 2000 years ago.
John 7:32-36
Are the sources for your worldview and beliefs reliable, consistent, and overall true?
John 7:27-31
At a scale of 0 to 1, how are your moral judgment skills?
John 7:20-26
If you knew there is a place where people want to kill you, would there be something that could make you go there anyway?
John 7:14-20
Seek and find Jesus Christ for the right reasons
John 7:10-13
The Lord wants His people to judge righteously and live for eternity
John 7:1-9
Do you believe in Jesus? How come you do or don't?
John 6:60-71
Find your eternal need and satisfaction met in Jesus Christ. Believe Him.
John 6:25-59
Jesus went through the storm of death for you
John 6:16-24
Jesus displays His Compassion, Sufficiency, Thriftiness, and Patience in the story of the feeding of the five thousand
John 6:1-15
How do you know who to trust?
John 5:31-47
Who is Jesus Christ personally to you?
John 5:16-30
Struggling with verses in the Bible? Look at the big picture to keep clarity. Are you suffering? Jesus identified, knows, and understands.
John 5:1-15
Do you know God? - Or is a wrong understanding of Him keeping you at distance?
John 4:43-54
Jesus revealed Himself as Messiah to a Samaritan woman. She and many in her city believed in Him once they got to know Him.
John 4:1-42
How a right view of God, your neighbor, and yourself may lead you to live a God-honoring and intelligent life.
1 Corinthians 3
How envy and humility may change your life
John 3:22-36
Jesus proved His love for God the Father and true worshippers by standing up for them against powerful rulers who increasingly hated Him.
John 2:12-25
The source of joy that surpasses everything else in my life.
Romans 5
Why are there seasons of lack of joy and happiness?
John 2:1-11
What determines who you follow on social media? - Do you know Jesus? Have you decided to follow Him first and foremost?
John 1:35-51
Do you remember a time when you were honored with a good testimony? Read here about John's unique testimony of Jesus.
John 1:29-34
Who is John the Baptist? But more importantly: "Who are you?" and "Who is Jesus Christ?"
John 1:19-28
The Lord is supreme over all! Hallelujah!
Psalms 113
Who is Jesus Christ? Find deep treasures about Him in the God-inspired writings of Apostel John.
John 1:1-18
Do you note and avoid false teachers? Are you part of a team that works for the furtherance of the Good News of Christ? Yes? - Praise God!
Romans 16:17-27
What did Paul appreciate most in others?
Romans 16:1-16
What to do when desire and calling are not matching? See how Paul did it.
Romans 15:22-31
God fulfilled His promise of the Good News for the Gentiles in Paul's life. Which promises does God fulfill in your life?
Romans 15:14-21
Do you have trouble with a weakness of your brother/sister in the Lord? Accept him/her because Christ accepted you despite your weaknesses.
Romans 15:1-13
Do things from faith. All action in doubt is sin.
Romans 14:14-23
Walk fully convinced in the fear of the Lord. Don't despise or judge a fellow-saint but seek his best.
Romans 14:1-13
Outline of Romans 4: Saving Faith explained
Romans 4
Time is short - love one another and your neighbor by being led by the Spirit, in reflecting Christ to them.
Romans 13:8-14
Our lives are governed by authorities that God appointed
Romans 13:1-7
All things such as space, energy, and authority were created by God's perfect representative, that is the supreme God-Man Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:15-16
Paul's instruction on how to relate to fellow believers and unbelievers
Romans 12:9-21
What is your gift as a member of the body of Christ?
Romans 12:3-8
What is better than life?
Psalms 63
In God alone I put my trust, who is my Deliverer, strong Protector, Refuge, and save Shelter.
Psalms 62
How to know the will of God
Romans 12:1-2
What does the goodness of God lead you to think, say, and do?
Romans 11:11-36
David walked in integrity, are you too?
Psalms 26
A prayer to know more our Lord Jesus Christ
Ephesians 1:17-19
Think soberly and walk in the fear of the Lord, because God is blessed for His great saving work in Jesus Christ for you.
1 Peter 1
God offers His righteousness in grace as a gift in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3
In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. - Col 2:3
Proverbs 2:1-9
Amazing grace of God! He is faithful, and will complete what He started.
Romans 11:1-10
Israel disobeyed and rejected God's compassion to save. Please don't do the same mistake. Receive God's gift of eternal life in Christ.
Romans 10:14-21
How does a victorious life look like for you?
Psalms 148
Believe Jesus and receive eternal life.
John 3:1-21
Zealous works cannot save, but faith in Christ does!
Romans 10:1-13
Focus on the Lord in your difficulty.
Psalms 123
Where does your help come from?
Psalms 121
Revive me, O Lord.
Psalms 119:153-160
Israel in large rejects God's righteousness by faith, how about you? Have you accepted God's gift of a perfect standing in Christ?
Romans 9:30-33
Christians exist only because of the mercy and compassion of God.
Romans 9:14-29
God's Word was, is, and will always be effective
Romans 9:6-13
Paul's grief for Israel's rejection of Christ
Romans 9:1-5
Nothing can separate the elect of God form the love of Christ.
Romans 8:31-39
Jesus, King-everlasting, shamed, mocked and tortured by His creatures, to restore a relationship with them.
Matthew 27:27-31
God works Christ-likeness in those he foreknew.
Romans 8:28-30
The Lord is Holy. Majestic, mighty, and faithful King who always was is and forever will be. He is the everlasting King!
Psalms 93
What is the Spirit's part of work in the life of God's children?
Romans 8:26-27
Christians groan in longing for their glorification
Romans 8:23-25
Outline of Romans 2
Romans 2
What gets creation to perfection?
Romans 8:19-22
Children of God are saved to be glorified together with Christ.
Romans 8:16-18
Great is God the giver of every spiritual blessing!
Ephesians 1:3-4
What does it mean to live according to the Spirit?
Romans 8:1-17
The law cannot help in the struggle with indwelling sin but the Lord Jesus can.
Romans 7:13-25
Is the law still condemning you or have you found the grace of God in Christ?
Romans 7:7-12
Are you in the flesh under the curse of the law, or are you liberated serving in the newness of the Spirit?
Romans 7:1-6
Do you live as a person who is under grace? Are you devoted to God or yourself? We received all in Christ, should we not also live for Him?
Romans 6:15-23
What does your baptism mean?
Romans 6:1-14
Great disasters will happen before the powerful and glorious appearance of the Son of Man. Tribes will mourn; the elect will be gathered.
Matthew 24:29-31
The Fall of Humanity and God's gracious Gift of Justification
Romans 5:12-21
Outline of Romans 1
Romans 1:1-32
Rejoice: In Christ's death and resurrection, reconciliation and salvation is freely available for you.
Romans 5:6-11
Justification by faith grands peace with God, access to God and an overflowing joy which causes to boast in God even in suffering.
Romans 5:1-5
What are the signs of the Lord's coming and the end of the age?
Matthew 24:1-28
God's promise, Abrahams faith, and its lesson
Romans 4:13-25
Were the Jews who lived at the old testament time saved in the same manner as the Gentiles today?
Romans 4:1-8
Who do you boast in?
Romans 3:27-31
Have you received the righteousness of God by believing Jesus? Or are you still in your sins? Trust Him today to be made right in Gods sight
Romans 3:21-26
All are guilty before God. There is none righteous. All are under sin.
Romans 3:9-20
God is faithful to save and just in all His judgments. Either submit to His truth, or His wrath will inflict you for your sins.
Romans 3:1-8
No salvation in anything outward which man could boast in, but only in God who causes the inward change of heart.
Romans 2:25-29
The Jew knows the will of God, but fails as the Gentile in doing it. All have failed and are guilty.
Romans 2:17-24
A call for repentance to lost and self-righteous sinners.
Luke 15:11-32
Bear fruit for God because we belong to and love Jesus
Romans 7:4-6
The blessed man meditates on the law of the Lord
Psalms 1:1-6
Meditate on Scripture
Joshua 1:8
All men are unrighteous and therefore under the wrath of God. They are guilty unless they received the righteousness of God by faith.
Romans 2:1-16
Praise the Lord. He takes pleasure in His people.
Psalms 149
The Spirit intercedes for us in our weaknesses.
Romans 8:26-27
No one served God like Jesus; He is the greatest. Hypocrites work for themselves to be seen and praised by man. Their desire misleads them.
Matthew 23:1-36
Gott zeigt seine Größe im Erhalten und Versorgen der Bedürftigen. Lob und Ruhm sei Gott dem ewigen König für alle Zeit.
Psalms 145
The denial of the truth of the existence of God is followed by unrighteous and wicked characteristics.
Romans 1:18-32
Highly honored by the Gospel of Christ
Romans 1:16-17
An example of how Paul made plans according to his call and longing and then trusted God to succeed or hinder these plans.
Romans 1:8-15
The privilege of being in Christ! No condemnation, and a walk in the Spirit!
Romans 8:1-4
Beloved of God; you who are called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:1-7
The Lord is long-suffering, who desires that all men come to repentence.
2 Peter 3:8-9
Reconciled to God through Christ's death and saved by His life to evermore rejoice in that fact.
Romans 5:10-11
A people of God
1 Peter 2:9-10
In Christ we may receive all things that exist for life and godliness to share in divine nature
2 Peter 1:3-4
Is there anything better than the Love of God in Christ?
Romans 8:31-39
Paulus bittet das der Vater der Herrlichkeit den Heiligen in Epheser den Geist der Weisheit und der Offenbarung gebe.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Experience the power of God in your life through prayer together with your brothers and sisters.
James 5:13-18
Blessed is the one who trusts the Lord
Psalms 84
Wealth cannot save you, Christ can. Forsake the dream that riches will fulfill you and follow Christ who is the all-surpassing reward.
Matthew 19:23-30
God is the judge and lawgiver. Submit to His law and do not speak evil against you brother.
James 4:11-12
God's work of Regeneration - A new heart with new desires and His Spirit to live a fulfilled life in the will of God
Ezekiel 36:25-27
Do you labor for the people of God?
Colossians 4:12-13
Fruchtbar oder Unfruchtbar?
John 15:1-3
Praise the Lord for of His might and acts of mercy
Psalms 147
Kill sin, because in Christ you have put off the sinful nature. Put on Christ, because in Him you have put Him on already.
Colossians 3:1-17
To be blessed and truly honored by God is to live out what Christ has done for His church
Psalms 119:1-8
Trust and be content in the Lord; He is your Helper; He will never leave nor forsake you!
Hebrews 13:5-6
Live out the from God received Wisdom, but be careful not to boast of wisdom if your heart is sidetracked by the flesh.
James 3:13-18
Are you wholeheartedly devoted to good works? Can people learn when they see you work?
Titus 3:12-15
Foolish talk is useless, empty, and self- condemning. Warn those who do that and stay away from them if they do not repent.
Titus 3:9-11
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A Man Born Blind Receives Sight
John 9:1-12
Jesus Christ gave sight to a blind man. And as back then, so He is today the eternal light in spiritual darkness for those looking to Him.
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Published December 21st, 2021; Updated December 25th, 2021
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Jesus revealed the works of God by giving sight to a man who was blind from birth.
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Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.
John concluded chapter 8 with a disagreement between the Jewish leaders. They rejected Jesus as the Messiah and thereby remained in darkness. They picked up stones to through them at Him, by which they revealed their origin of heart and rejection of the true light. Jesus withdrew and saw a blind-born man as He passed by the way.
And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents,
The disciples noticed Jesus' compassionate look and asked whether this man or his parents had sinned ,
that he was born blind?”
that resulted in the man being born blind.
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Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,
Jesus answered the question with two negatives. 'Neither this man nor his parents sinned,' [The Lord addresses the connection of suffering and sin also in Luke 13:2. The jews interconnected sin and suffering very closely. In contrast, the Lord seemed to keep them separate on occasions like the event at hand. Suffering was a 'by-product' of the fall (Romas 8:18-25). He explains how God's glory can be revealed through and in suffering. Not all suffering has its root in sin, cf. Job.]
but that the works of God should be revealed in him.
and continued explaining with a positive ' but that the works of God should be revealed in this blind man.'
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I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Then Jesus elaborated on 'the works of God'. [When He was 12 years He said that 'I must be in my Father's house' and 20 years later] He stated that He 'must work the works' that God the Father send Him to do while He was present on earth. [Jesus depended on the Father for everything. He did not, nor could He pursue any dreams apart from the Father (John 5:19)] There is an urgency because everyone has only one brief life and a short time frame to do the works of God. [Jesus knew that His stay on earth would not last long, but it would be busy with God's work. Better a short active life while doing God's work than a long mediocre godless life (John 7:33). One who goes about the works of God seizes opportunities to do good to everyone, and especially to fellow believers (Galatians 6:10).] Then Jesus stated to be 'the light of the world' for as long as He was present on earth. [Jesus defines in John 12:35 what it means to walk in the darkness, namely, having no purpose or not knowing where to go. Darkness set in for the disciples at Jesus' crucifixion. The opposite is walking in the light which means having purpose and knowing where to go. Someone walking in the light has eternal hope and purpose; He has Jesus Christ. That person casts off all empty and purposeless work and puts on the promises of the Lord, which are purpose, hope, and life (Romans 13:12).]
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When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent).
Then Jesus revealed the works of God in the blind man by giving him sight and demonstrating how He was the light of the world. [ The Lord could have given sight with a word, but He chose a process.] So He used the ground and His human saliva to form clay and applied it to the eyes of the blind man. Next, He sent Him to wash in the pool of Siloam, which is called 'Sent' [John emphasizes multiple times in the gospel that Jesus was sent by the Father. Jesus sent the blind man because the Father sent Him to do that].
So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
The blind man trusted Jesus, 'went and washed and came back seeing. [The born-blind received eye-sight and spiritual sight for trusting Jesus, in contrast to the Jewish leaders who rejected Jesus and remained spiritually blind.]
Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”
When those who knew that the man had been previously blind, they were confused and asked if this was truly the man that sat and begged.
Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am he. ”
Some confirmed that it was the man, others said that he was like that man, but the man himself said that it was him.
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Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”
Then the people asked how his eyes were opened,
He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’
and he told them what had happened.
So I went and washed, and I received sight.”
Then they said to him, “Where is He?”
Then they asked were Jesus was,
He said, “I do not know.”
but the man knew not where he was.
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9:1 John concluded chapter 8 with a disagreement between the Jewish leaders and Jesus. They rejected Jesus as the Messiah and thereby remained in darkness. They picked up stones to through at Him, by which they revealed their origin of heart and rejection of the true light. Jesus withdrew and saw a blind-born man as He passed by the way. 9:2a The disciples noticed Jesus' compassionate look and asked whether this man or his parents had sinned , 9:2b that resulted in the man being born blind. 9:3a Jesus answered the question with two negatives. 'Neither this man nor his parents sinned,' [The Lord addresses the connection of suffering and sin also in Luke 13:2. The jews interconnected sin and suffering very closely. In contrast, the Lord seemed to keep them separate on occasions like the event at hand. Suffering, in general, was a 'by-product' of the fall ( Romans 8:18-25 ). He explains how God's glory can be revealed through and in suffering.] 9:3b and continued explaining with a positive ' but that the works of God should be revealed in this blind man.' 9:4-5 Then Jesus elaborated on 'the works of God'. [When He was 12 years He said that 'I must be in my Father's house' and 20 years later] He stated that He must work the works that God the Father send Him to do while He was present on earth. [Jesus depended on the Father for everything. He did not, nor could He pursue any dreams apart from the Father (John 5:19)] There is an urgency to live because everyone has only one brief life and a short time frame to do the works of God. [Jesus knew that His stay on earth would not last long, but it would be busy with God's work. Better a short active life while doing God's work than a long mediocre godless life (John 7:33). One who goes about the works of God seizes opportunities to do good to everyone, and especially to fellow believers (Galatians 6:10).] Then Jesus stated to be 'the light of the world' for as long as He was present on earth. [Jesus defines in John 12:35 what it means to walk in the darkness, namely, having no purpose or not knowing where to go. Darkness set in for the disciples at Jesus' crucifixion. The opposite is walking in the light which means having purpose and knowing where to go. Someone walking in the light has eternal hope and purpose; He has Jesus Christ. That person casts off all empty and purposeless work and puts on the promises of the Lord, which are the source of purpose, hope, and life (Romans 13:12).] 9:6-7a Then Jesus revealed the works of God in the blind man by giving him sight and demonstrating how He was the light of the world. [ The Lord could have given sight with a word, but He chose a process.] So He used the ground and His human saliva to form clay and applied it to the eyes of the blind man. Next, He sent Him to wash in the pool of Siloam, which is called 'Sent' [John emphasizes multiple times in the gospel that Jesus was sent by the Father. Jesus sent the blind man because the Father sent Him to do that]. 9:7b The blind man trusted Jesus, 'went and washed and came back seeing. [The born-blind received eye-sight and spiritual sight for trusting Jesus, in contrast to the Jewish leaders who rejected Jesus and remained spiritually blind.] 9:8 When those who knew that the man had been previously blind, were confused and asked if this was truly the man that sat and begged. 9:9 Some confirmed that it was the man, others said that he was like that man, but the man himself said that it was him. 9:10 Then the people asked how his eyes were opened, 9:11a and he told them what had happened. 9:11b 9:12a Then they asked were Jesus was, 9:12b but the man knew not where he was.
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Jesus revealed God's works by giving sight to a born-blind man and proofed to be the ultimate meaning of life
Now as Jesus passed by,
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He saw a man
who was blind
from birth.
And His disciples asked Him, saying,
“Rabbi, who sinned, this man
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or his parents,
that he was born blind?”
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Jesus answered,
“Neither this man
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nor his parents sinned,
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but that the works ... should be revealed
of God
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in him.
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I must work the works
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of Him
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who sent Me
while it is day;
the night is coming
Ground
when no one can work.
As long as I am
in the world,
I am the light
Comparison
of the world.”
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God's works revealed by giving sight to a born-blind man
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When He had said these things, He spat
on the ground
and made clay
with the saliva;
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and He anointed the eyes
of the blind man
with the clay.
And He said to him, “Go,
wash
in the pool
of Siloam”
(which is translated, Sent).
So he went
and washed,
and came back
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Therefore the neighbors ... said,
and those
who previously had seen
that he was blind
“Is not this he
who sat
and begged?”
Some said,
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“This is he.”
Others said,
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“He is like him.”
He said,
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“I am he.”
Therefore they said
to him,
“How were your eyes opened?”
He answered and said,
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“A Man called Jesus made clay
and anointed my eyes
and said to me, ‘Go
to the pool
of Siloam
and wash.’
So I went
and washed,
and I received sight.”
Then they said to him,
“Where is He?”
He said,
“I do not know.”
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