Posts by Kelly Kinder (Page 5)

Posts by Kelly Kinder (Page 5)

John 19: The Death of Christ

John now shows us the great sign to which his gospel has been pointing – the cross of Christ.  He has carefully selected seven statements and seven signs to answer the question, “Who is Jesus and how can I be certain that his claims are true?” These statements each begin with the declaration “I am”: 1. “I am the bread of life” (6:35, 41, 48-51) 2. “I am the light of the world” (8:12, 9:5) 3. “I am the door…

John 9: Jesus and the Man Born Blind

In John 9, we have the account of Jesus healing a man who had been born blind.   This is the only miracle in the gospels where the sufferer is spoken of as being disabled from birth. The chapter falls out nicely into three parts. First, is the account of the healing itself (9:1-7), then there is the interrogation of the blind man by his neighbors and the Pharisees (9:8-34) and at the end, Jesus reenters the story to teach us…