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Summary: To show that even in evil, GOD can show or manifest Himself in Power.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are GOD's works manifested in you?

Always. We don't have money but GOD richly provided and liberally supplied our daily needs.

Philippians 4:19 (Amplified Bible)

4:19 And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 9:8 (Amplified Bible)

9:8 And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].

2 Corinthians 12:9 (Amplified Bible)

12:9 But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that even in evil, GOD can show or manifest Himself in Power.

IV. TEXT:

John 9:3 (Amplified Bible)

9:3 Jesus answered, It was not that this man or his parents sinned, but he was born blind in order that the workings of God should be manifested (displayed and illustrated) in him.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for every moment You show Yourself's Goodness to us, we enjoy the benefits of Your obedience and Your Grace toward us in CHRIST JESUS. You have opened our eyes every moment to see Your wondrous things happening within us and around us.

Ephesians 2:7 (Amplified Bible)

2:7 He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.

Psalms 119:18 (Amplified Bible)

119:18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law.

VI. TITLE:

GOD's works manifested in us

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: John the Apostle, son of Zebedee and Salome, and younger brother of James.

—Life Application Concise New Testament Commentary

B. Date and Setting:

Written between a.d. 85–90 from Ephesus, after the destruction of Jerusalem (a.d. 70) and before John’s exile to the island of Patmos

—Life Application Concise New Testament Commentary

C. Audience:

New Christians and searching non-Christians.

—Life Application Concise New Testament Commentary

D. Purpose:

John 20:31 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Inborn sickness/disease is not the cause of sin of the parents or the child

"Jesus answered, It was not that this man or his parents sinned,"

Ecclesiastes 9:1-2 (Amplified Bible)

9:1 FOR ALL this I took to heart, exploring and examining it all, how the righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) and the wise and their works are in the hands of God. Whether it is to be love or hatred no man knows; all that is before them.

9:2 All things come alike to all. There is one event to the righteous and to the wicked, to the good and to the clean and to the unclean; to him who sacrifices and to him who does not sacrifice. As is the good man, so is the sinner; and he who swears is as he who fears and shuns an oath.

Good things or bad things happening to a person is not enough proof to show that person as good or bad. It's a myth and wrong belief of uncivilized living in the island of Malta. They are called natives, barbarians or from Greek word "barbaros" meaning foreigner.

Barbarism means "an offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language." "Rudeness of manners; savagism; incivility; ferociousness; a savage state of society." "Brutality; cruelty; barbarity" As for knowledge, they don't have knowledge at all.

Example is Apostle Paul, a snake biting his hand. That is an evil thing for a snake to bite you, but it's not because Apostle Paul is a criminal.

Acts 28:4-6 (Amplified Bible)

28:4 When the natives saw the little animal hanging from his hand, they said to one another, Doubtless this man is a murderer, for though he has been saved from the sea, Justice [the goddess of avenging] has not permitted that he should live.

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