Summary: As you read the newspaper, listen to the radio, or watch television, you read of, hear of, or see of those seeking The Cure.
John 9:1-7 Monte T. Brown
January 18, 2009 Sunday Morning
Heart O the Hills
As you read the newspaper, listen to the radio, or watch television, you read of, hear of, or see of those seeking The Cure.
A cure for cancer, a cure for Alzheimer’s, a cure for Parkinson, a cure for diabetes, and the list goes on.
May I suggest that there is another disease that mankind has tried to find a cure for thousands of years.
That disease is called sin. Mankind has tried to ignore it, run from it, alter its name, and embrace it. Yet sin still prevails.
This morning I would like to share with you The Cure.
Please stand and honor the Word of God as I read from our passage this morning found in John 9:1-7.
1. The Characteristics of a Lost Person
(A) He was blind
(B) He was begging.
The unsaved are poor in God’s sight, though perhaps rich in the eyes of the world.
They are begging for something to satisfy their deepest needs.
(C) He was helpless.
He could not cure himself; others could not cure him.
2. The Cure Shows how Christ Saves a Sinner
(A) He came to the man in grace.
Christ could have passed him by, for it was the Sabbath and He was supposed to rest (verse 14).
While the disciples argued about the cause of the blindness, Jesus did something for the man.
(B)He irritated the man.
A speck of dirt irritates the eye; imagine how cakes of clay must have felt.
But the dirt in his eyes encouraged him to go wash. It is just so with the preaching of the Word: it irritates sinners with conviction so that they want to do something about their sins. (Acts 2:37 says: 37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?)
(C) The cure was by the power of Christ.
The man proved his faith in Christ by being obedient to the Word. Religion today wants to give men substitutes for salvation, but only Christ can deliver from the darkness of sin and hell.
(D) The cure glorified God.
All true conversions are for God’s glory alone. See Ephesians 1:6, 12, 14; 2:8-10.
(E) The cure was noticed by others.
His parents and neighbors saw a change in his life.
So it is when a person is born again—others see the difference it makes.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Admit that you have an incurable disease.
Believe that Jesus Christ has The Cure
Confess that you need The Cure