Jesus, the Good Shepherd, told his Jewish listeners that he had other sheep who were not part of the fold. He said he must call them. He said they would come. He said they would be joined together in one fold. But when did that start? How does it happen? And what does it look like?
Jesus heals a man who had been blind from birth. Everyone is talking about it. The religious leaders who had been criticizing him for claiming to be the light of the world are now in an uncomfortable spot. The story teaches us both about the causes of spiritual and intellectual blindness and about the steps toward a cure.
Jesus talks about himself a lot. His astounding claims force us to commit to him radically as the unique Son of God and the only hope for humanity or to conclude that he was seriously messed up. We look at twelve claims he makes in John 8 and consider their implications.