New Testament Lesson 16 (KD): John 9

These represent the notes I made during my reading of the scriptural text for this lesson. It is not a lesson outline or a lesson plan but really notes about issues and questions that struck me as interesting during my reading. Consequently, the notes do not have a conclusion and very little mention of application. I like to let those things arise while I teach.

I. Structure of John 9

* John 9 is one continuous story involving the healing of a blind man. I will try to deal with the story as a whole. The literary features are very interesting, and I think play an important role in terms of how we understand and our affected by the story. I think the combination of the Savior’s actions and John’s retelling of the story is quite beautiful. Before we dive into the actual text of the story, let’s think about the story in outline form:

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