Jesus is God's Answer to Man's Darkness

John 20:30

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: John 20:30

Adrian Rogers says, “Man’s greatest need is to see his own spiritual blindness.”

When He healed the man born blind in John 9, Jesus revealed that He is God’s answer to Man’s darkness.

First, this miracle shows us that spiritual blindness makes beggars of us all.

“Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth…” (John 9:1). This man, who was a born-blind beggar, represents all of us. We were once created to be spiritual kings and queens, to have dominion on Earth and unhindered fellowship with God. But when sin entered the world, it marred the human race. Now, we are born spiritually blind and desperate for the Light.

Second, the spiritually blind need more than light to see.

“I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (John 9:4-5). A blind man may not see the light, but he cannot deny the light simply because he can’t see it.

Satan blinds the heart and the mind; this is why it takes more than preaching to convict the hearts of men. We are dependent on the Holy Spirit to open blinded eyes to the Gospel.

As Jesus was sent to be the Light of the World, he sent the blind man to a pool (called Sent) in order to receive his sight (see John 9:6-7).

Third, eyes once open must learn to see.

“Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see” (John 9:25).

When questioned by the Pharisees about his restored sight, the man testified to what Jesus had done for him. The more he spoke, the more refined his answers became.

When we receive Christ, we must progress in our faith and train our opened eyes to see. The Holy Spirit gives insight, but it is our responsibility to grow in knowledge and faith. Once the heart and mind are opened to the Gospel, we must live up to the light we have received.

Apply it to your life

Have your spiritual eyes been opened to a relationship with God? Have you trained your eyes to see so that you can progress in your faith and refine your testimony?