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Bible study ‘Gospel of John’ – Chapter 9

Gospel of John

Bible study

Dear brothers and sisters,

Welcome back to the Bible study on the Gospel of John. I pray that God will also bless us while we are on this journey through the fourth and last of the Gospels. It has already been a great journey so far with doing the Bible studies over the first three Gospels and I ask God to also bless this Bible study on the Gospel of John. That He will guide us and show us all that we need to learn and know!

Thank you also for blessing this blog for this coming year!

In the 9th chapter of the Gospel of John we will discuss the following chapters:

  • Jesus heals a man born blind
  • The Pharisees investigate the healing
  • Spiritual blindness

Jesus heals a man born blind

Jesus begins this story with making it very clear to us that if we have a disability that this in now way implies that we or our parents have sinned and that the disability is in your life, because of sin. No! God will allow disabilities to have an opportunity to show to us and others that He will use it to your benefit and also heals it. When God can show His healing power, than He will also have an opportunity to show people that He really exists and can do anything!

After Jesus explained to us that He will use us for His works, He healed the blind man.

The Pharisees investigate the healing

The formerly blind man went to the Pharisees to show to them that he was blind and know could see, because of the healing by Jesus. Instead of being very happy with this healing, they used this as an opportunity to question Jesus. How could He be the Son of God if He did not respect the Sabbath? It is very sickening to see that some people that call themselves Christians will do everything to discredit Jesus’ work. But luckily some of them were of the opinion that a sinner could not have performed this miracle!

Not did they question Jesus’ work, but also they started to attack the formerly blind man. Instead of believing that he was indeed healed by God, they were questioning the man and his family to see if they could discredit God’s work in his healing.

But luckily the healed man shows that we also have an obligation to God to give our testimony regardless of the crowd that has to hear our testimony.

Spiritual blindness

Jesus talks to the formerly blind man and He tells him that He indeed the Son of God. And the man is removed from any spiritual blindness and honors Jesus! But the Pharisees were in fact blind; they were/are spiritual blind. Don’t allow yourself to be spiritual blind and ask God to open your eyes!

God bless!


Daily word 7 November 2014 – Galatians 2:21

Daily word for 7 November 2014

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Galatians 2:21, which say:

21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

Please be humble and don’t think that any act of your own will gain you righteousness in the eyes of God. We cannot can this through the law, but only because God shows us that grace. Expect it only from God!

Daily word 3 October 2014 – Hosea 14:9

Daily encouraging word

Daily word for 3 October 2014

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Hosea 14:9, which says:

9 Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.

This verse shows how important it is to not be rebellious to God, but to trust on Him and walk in the ways of the Lord. God will bless your life if you set yourself open to follow Him!

Daily word 1 October 2014 – Romans 15:1-3

Daily encouraging word

Daily word for 1 October 2014

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Romans 15:1-3, which says:

1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”

As Christians we need to always put our own desires after helping out someone near you. Jesus showed this to die for us on the cross and by following this example of serving others, then you will see how this will not only bless the other person, but also your own life! God bless you all!

Daily word 21 September 2014 – Habakuk 3:17-19

Daily encouraging word

Daily word for 21 September 2014

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Habakuk 3:17-19, which says:

17 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. 19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.

Even in times when everything in life seems to go wrong, don’t stop trusting the Lord, because He is always your strength. And He will guide you out of that moment and bring you blessings in abundance!

Daily word 15 September 2014 – Mark 9:35-37

Daily encouraging word

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Mark 9:35-37 which says:

35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” 36 He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

Following Christ also means that the way we are should be different from the world. To follow Christ means that you need to be able to serve others and don’t expect only people to serve you. Also when we welcome people and help them, then we know that God will also welcome you! So don’t look how others can serve you, but how you can serve others! Amen!

Daily word 14 September 2014 – Collosians 2:9-10

Daily encouraging word

Daily word for 14 September 2014

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Collosians 2:9-10 which says:

9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.

Always remember what Jesus did for us, and that by Him coming to earth to die for our sins, he made it able for us to befull in Christ. Know that in everything God has all power and authority, so trust only on Him!

Daily word 13 September 2013 – Galatians 5:1

Daily encouraging word

Daily word for 13 September 2014

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Galatians 5:1 which says:

Freedom in Christ

1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

When God died at the cross, He did so for our sins! Through this beautiful act of Him we are set free. For this reason we should never allow ourselves to be put in slavery from any kind of burden or sin. Life you life free in Jesus Christ!

Daily word for 12 September 2014 – Proverbs 29:25

Daily encouraging word

Daily word for 29 September 2014

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Proverbs 29:25 whichs says:

25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.

Never put your reliance on man, but always on God! If you to this then you will always be safe. Because with man you will never have that guarantee.

Bible study ‘Gospel of Mark’ – Chapter 10

The Gospel of Mark

Bible study ‘Gospel of Mark’ – Chapter 10

Dear brothers and sisters,

Thanks you for reading this Bible study on the Gospel of Mark. I pray that we are led by the Holy Spirit while reading this chapter and also reading this study. I ask God to show us the lessons He wants us to learn and help us apply these lessons in our lives.

In this chapter the following subject are told:

  • Divorce
  • The little children and Jesus
  • The rich young man
  • Jesus again predicts His death.
  • The request of James and John
  • Blind Bartimeus receives his sight


Again the Pharisees were testing Jesus and now on the subject of divorce. Before going further on that subject, please not how wicked these Pharisees were by continiously looking to trap Jesus to bring Him down. As Christians we should be aware of not being like that because it is a worldly behavior of trying and bringing damage to someone else(s) reputation.

When it comes to the matter of divorce Jesus is very clear:

6 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

So God sees marriage as a covenant between a man and his wife together with God! This is a convenant forever and not just for a brief time. Nowadays the Christian values on marriage are being continiously attacked and divorcing isn’t seen as something big anymore (let alone that it is considered a sin). So Jesus makes very clear that we cannot just end a marriage. The fact that in the Old Testament in the Law of Moses it was arranged that a woman can get permission from her husband to divorce was a law created because we are weak. Also God makes clear that if you marry someone else after a divorce God sees it as a sin (adultery).

The little children and Jesus

The disciples tried to stop the children from coming close to Jesus, but Jesus rebuked them and let the Children come close to put His hands on them to bless them. Jesus also let us know that we need to have the same kind of faith little children have to receive the Kingdom of God. This means that we fully need to trust on God and have faith without any doubt that what God has promised and that He exists is true. That is beautiful when you are a child you still have that natural ability to believe without questioning it or doubting it. Be like a child when it comes to your faith – no doubt, God is real!.

The rich young man

This story is always much debated and also misunderstood. Some people see this story as a rejection of Christians being allowed to be rich (with money). First of all it is beatiful to see that God corrected the young man by letting him know that only God is good! The young man asked God if he could follow Jesus. Jesus already saw that although He did keep a lot of Christian values, he still was lacking one thing. God wasn’t against him being rich, but he was mentionig the fact that the young man wasn’t able to give all his riches away to follow God. This means that the young man put the riches higher then following God (so his wealth was his real God). God wants us to life in abundance, also financially. But He will not allow that we put anythig higher then Him! Always ask God to make sure that nothing in this life is higher then God, not even our loved ones.

Jesus again predicts His death

Again Jesus takes His disciples apart (this also suggest that He was followed by more people then his 12 disciples alone. He took them apart and informed that they were going to Jerusalem where the chief priests and the teacher of the law would betray Him and would get Him killed, for Him to rise 3 days later. Jesus told them this on purpose, because this way the disciples could testify to everyone that this betrayal and dying at the cross needed to happen and that Jesus was not only aware of it, but that He willfully under went everything. God has already fully planned our lives and if we follow Him He will make sure that His plan with our life will come to pass. With this Jesus again confirmed His exact mission here on earth: not to become a worldly leader, but to die for our sins so that we can come to God through Him and enter heaven based on His mercy.

The request of James and John

James and John came to Jesus to ask Him to give them the seats in heaven directly next to Him. God made very clear that this was not up to Him, but also that the ways of the world don’t apply in heaven. In the world we can have a chance to make us self higher then others, but Jesus makes it very clear to us that we need to be very humble. God doesn’t like it if we consider ourselves higher of better then others. God wants us to be servants to others if we want to become great (Jesus is referring to go to heaven). Even Jesus himself came to serve and not to be served. We need to be humble and not be so hung up on worldly titles and admiration of others. Makes sure that you are good in Gods eyes!

Blind Bartimeus receives his sight

This is a beautiful example how our faith in God will heal us. This blind man knew without a doubt that Jesus would cure him of his blindness and asked Jesus to see, because he had full faith and trust in Jesus! But also see how the world will continuously discourage us to follow Jesus or to trust on Him. They were trying to stop him to come to Jesus. I ask God that He continiously makes us strong to follow Him no matter how much the world tries to prevent it.


God bless you all and I pray that this Bible study will build you up. Feel free to sent prayer request or if you have questions about the Bible or this Bible study.