How Jesus Reached The Lost
Joseph Wicks, International Teams Coordinator at Medical Missions Outreach
John 9:1-7, 34-38
1. Jesus always saw people as individuals.
"As he was passing by, he saw a man blind from birth." John 9:1 CSB
2. Jesus didn’t see people as projects or problems.
3. The disciples saw something but they saw the wrong thing.
"His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” John 9:2 CSB
4. Jesus lived with urgency because he knew His time was short.
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus answered. “This came about so that God’s works might be displayed in him. We must do the works of him who sent me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:3-5 CSB
5. When Jesus recognized a need, He was always moved to action.
"After he said these things he spit on the ground, made some mud from the saliva, and spread the mud on his eyes. “Go,”he told him, “wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means “Sent”). So he left, washed, and came back seeing." John 9:6-7 CSB
6. Do for one what you'd like to do for all.
7. Jesus often addressed physical needs before addressing spiritual needs.
8. Jesus always seeks to heal and redeem mankind.
"You were born entirely in sin,” they replied, “and are you trying to teach us?” Then they threw him out. Jesus heard that they had thrown the man out, and when he found him, he asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” “Who is he, Sir, that I may believe in him?” he asked. Jesus answered, “You have seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.” “I believe, Lord!” he said, and he worshiped him." John 9:34-38 CSB
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