Wednesday, March 6, 2013

An Enacted Parable

Bible Trivia Question: Which of the four Gospels does NOT have any parables?
Answer: John

My senior pastor, Dr. Todd Wilson, might beg to differ.

His sermon last weekend, on John 9, was titled "An Enacted Parable of the Son's Mission." It is one message in his current series, "Come and See: (Re)Discovering Jesus in John's Gospel."

The passage has the heading "Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind" in the English Standard Version, and while John does chronicle such an event in this passage, as Todd points out, the passage is about so much more than that miracle. In the conversations that happen after the miraculous healing, we find an exposition on Jesus' mission in the world - and with it a challenge to the church for all ages. Listen to this exciting sermon for more!

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