Friday, May 18, 2018

Jesus Took Your Karma For You (John 9)

Read John 9:1-2. Why did the disciples assume this man's blindness was the result of sin?

When have you felt like God was punishing you for something you did wrong?

When have you felt like God was rewarding you for something you did right?

Read John 9:3. How were God's works going to be displayed in the life of the blind man?

Did this man deserve to be blind? Why or why not? Did he deserve to have sight? Why or why not? Before you were born, what did you do to deserve sight?  Did this man deserve to have God's work displayed through him? Why or why not?

When has God's work been displayed in your life?

Read 1 Peter 2:24. What did Jesus accomplish when he took your sins upon himself on the cross?

Think about some of the bad things you have done in your life. How has God protected you or delivered you from the consequences you should have received?

Make a list of blessings and gifts God has given you that you did not deserve.

How would you describe the debt that you owe to Jesus? How do you suppose you can repay that debt?

Knowing what Jesus did for you, how can you "pay it forward?"

Identify one person in your life that hasn't earned your good will, but to whom you will demonstrate kindness this week.

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