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Jeremy Brown : LEAD PASTOR

Categories make it easy to make sense of things quickly, but they are HURTFUL when it comes to PEOPLE

When everyone else sees a CATEGORY, Jesus sees a PERSON

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?”

‭‭John‬ ‭9:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.”

‭‭John‬ ‭9:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. He told him, “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam” (Siloam means “sent”). So the man went and washed and came back seeing!

‭‭John‬ ‭9:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

He told them, “The man they call Jesus made mud and spread it over my eyes and told me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash yourself.’ So I went and washed, and now I can see!”

‭‭John‬ ‭9:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The Pharisees asked the man all about it. So he told them, “He put the mud over my eyes, and when I washed it away, I could see!”

‭‭John‬ ‭9:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“Then the Pharisees again questioned the man who had been blind and demanded, “What’s your opinion about this man who healed you?” The man replied, “I think he must be a prophet.”

‭‭John‬ ‭9:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!”

‭‭John‬ ‭9:25‬ ‭NLT‬‬

If this man were not from God, he couldn’t have done it.”

‭‭John‬ ‭9:33‬ ‭NLT‬‬

When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”

‭‭John‬ ‭9:35‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The man answered, “Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him.” “You have seen him,” Jesus said, “and he is speaking to you!” “Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said. And he worshiped Jesus.

‭‭John‬ ‭9:36-38‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Every single one of us is IN PROCESS

Every single one of us deals with UNCERTAINTY

The people who thought they knew the most changed the least — the person who said “I don’t know” was changed forever

I honesty says “I don’t know”, experience boldly says “But, I do know this”

What has God done for you?

What is NEXT for me?

Ask God to call to mind faces and places where He wants you to step closer to people and away from categories