Call to Worship
L: In God’s kingdom, all that is now hidden will be revealed.
P: In the light of God’s glory nothing can be concealed.
L: God’s ways are hidden from the eyes of the wise yet revealed to infants.
P: May the scales of cynicism and despair no longer cloud our vision.
U: Restore our sight, O God, that we may see your kingdom among us!
Scripture (John 9:1-11)
Our reading comes from the good news according to John.
1As Jesus walked along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.
4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work.
5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes,
7saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see.
8The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?”
9Some were saying, “It is he.” Others were saying, “No, but it is someone like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.”
10But they kept asking him, “Then how were your eyes opened?”
11He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight.”
Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.
@Copyrighted by Rev. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Seeing and Saying the Truth” Scripture (John 9:1-11) Sunday, May 6, 2018
“Seeing and Saying the Truth”
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