Blindness

Jesus Heals a Blind Man Gradually - Mark 8:22 – 8:30 (commentary)

Blindness was one of the great medical curses of the Middle East. We find Jesus taking a blind man by the hand and leading him out of town so He could deal with him privately (vv. 22-23). The healing of this person is recorded only in the book of Mark and it is the only miracle t …

Three Disciples Question About The Transfiguration - Mark 9:9 – 9:13 (commentary)

On the way down from the mountaintop experience, Jesus commands these three disciples not to tell anyone what they had seen “till the Son of Man be risen from the dead” (v. 9). It would not really be understood until after the resurrection, which would be proof that J …

Blindness to the Truth of the Scriptures - John 5:39 – 5:47 (commentary)

“Search the Scriptures” (v. 39). This could be translated “ye are searching.” The Jews were constantly searching the Scriptures because it was recognized that they contained the secret of eternal life. These same Scriptures bear testimony of Christ yet these p …

The Testimony of the Healed Man - John 9:24 – 9:34 (commentary)

The Pharisees tried to pressure the healed man into withdrawing his testimony about Jesus. They wanted him to say that the miracle of his sight was only a miracle of God and that Christ was a sinner (v.24). He would not debate the character of Jesus Christ, because that was bey …