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February 27, 2022 – To Believe, or not – Transfiguration of Our Lord

John 9:1-41

           This healing happens. It is an oddly messy type of healing, from the spit and the mud on the eyes to the fallout in the community. His parents don’t want anything to do with exploring why this happened with the temple leaders, and the man who is healed doesn’t know who Jesus is.

           There’s this odd conversation between the man and the temple leaders. This is their second conversation, and they want to know how he was healed, and why he was healed, and who did the healing. The man wants to know if they want to become the disciples of Jesus. The man asserts that God doesn’t listen to sinners, even as he challenges that the religious authorities don’t know someone with this kind of healing power.

           All of this ends with a confession of faith, a confused confession of faith, that looks like many modern confessions of faith. People believe, they just don’t have the words for their belief. And the confidence and self-righteousness of the leaders is called out by Christ, something that still happens. Ultimately, this asks us who and why we believe – because we have experienced the power and reality of God, or because we’ve been and go to church?

Worship at First Presbyterian Church of Marion, Illinois
Worship at First Presbyterian Church of Marion, Illinois
February 27, 2022 - To Believe, or not - Transfiguration of Our Lord
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