AGR: What a Blind Man Can Teach Christians About Witnessing (with Mike Abendroth)

John 9 is one of my favorite places in Scripture from which to think about witness. There are few topics that most Christians dread more than witness but they dread it, in part, because they are afraid that questions will arise that they cannot answer. The man born blind, whose story John tells in John chapter 9, was prepared to answer very few questions but the questions he did answer were the most important ones. The narrative was given to encourage all of us to give witness to Christ as we are able and we are able to do what the man born blind did.

Recently Mike Abendroth, pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church, West Boyleston, MA and host of No Compromise Radio and I sat down to talk and we found ourselves discussing this very passage.

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  1. 30 The man answered, “Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, God listens to him. 32 Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, He could do nothing.”

    This passage never ceases to take my breath away: The amazing gushing forth of belief-borne eloquence from this healed man! It’s as if he’d long been mute as well as blind: Jesus’s restoration of his sight — the wonder of it all — loosed his tongue, enabling him to give a pure, fearless, and unvarnished testimony. No matter if was indeed thrown out of the synagogue… he was already part of Christ’s budding, ambulatory church. The man INDEED “gave God the glory”!!

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