DIRECT POINT: DIFFERENCE MAKER
John 9:1As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. 2Rabbi, his disciples asked him, why was this born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents sins? 3It was not because of his sins or his parents sins? 4We must quickly out the task assigned to us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work. 5But while I am here in the world I am the light of the world. 6Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. 7He told him, Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam (Siloam means sent). So the man went and washed and came back seeing!
God has given you a story to tell and that story can change the world. But you have to be willing to tell it. Telling your story can have an eternal impact on the people around you. YOUR STORY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. If you don’t tell others what God has done in your life, he can’t use it to impact the world.
Revelations 12:11 “And they overcame him because of the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony...
John 9:8His neighbors and others who knew him as blind beggar asked each other, Isn’t this the man who used to sit and beg? 9Some said he was, and others said, No, he just looks like him! But the beggar kept saying, Yes, I am the same one. 10They asked, Who healed you? What happened? 11He told them, The man they call Jesus made mud and spread it over my eyes and told me, Go to the pool of Siloam and wash yourself. So I went and washed, and now I can see! 12Where is he now? they asked. I don’t know, he replied.
His story underscores three key truths about your own:
John 9:18The Jewish leaders still refused to believe the man had been blind and could now see, so they called in his parents. 19They asked them, Is this your son? Was he blind? If so, how can he now see? 20His parents replied, We know this is our son and that he was born blind. 21but we don’t know how he can see or who healed him. Ask him. He is old enough to speak for himself. 22His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who had announced anyone saying Jesus was the Messiah would be expelled from the synagogue. That’s why they said ask him, he is old enough