Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
03-01-20 Kevin Goins - Anatomy of An Illness, part 2
“Anatomy of an Illness”
Last Sunday we said that John 9 gives us an anatomy of illness. An anatomy is a study of how something works. This chapter shows us how sickness works and how people respond to it. What does John 9 teach us about sickness?
I First, sickness gets our attention and it gets the attention of Jesus (9:1).
II Second, sickness makes us uncomfortable (9:2).
III Third, sickness is caused by _________________________ (9:2).
A. Alienation comes from the word alien which means s____________ or o____________. Alienation is the act of ____________ someone into a stranger or an “other.”
B. There are _________ forms or kinds of alienation that we see in Genesis:
1. First, there is ________________ alienation.
a. Why was there a tree of the knowledge of good _____ evil? Why didn’t God __________ allow them to know good?
b. To be good you must be able to choose good, but you cannot choose good unless you can also choose __________.
c. Because of their sinful choice, Adam and Eve were __________ from the Garden of Eden, which was the place where God used to walk and talk with them.
2. Second, there is __________________ alienation.
-What does social alienation do? It creates ______________; it leads to crime and war and hatred and racism and acts of violence, and it endangers our _____________.
3. Third, there is _________________ alienation.
a. Before the fall Adam and Eve didn’t fight animals or eat animals – instead they ______________ the animals.
b. Now, because of sin we are alienated from the ___________ kingdom and from the _____________ earth, and that alienation has made us __________.
4. Lastly, there is _______________ alienation.
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