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03 April 2011

Sermon: Lent 4A (OT)

Sermon Theme: No One So Blind, No One So Deaf

Summary: Jesus Christ practiced a selective blindness and deafness, choosing not to see or hear any of the distractions to His carrying out of His office as the Suffering Servant. Furthermore, He continues to choose not to see or hear the sins of those who trust in His name but instead grants full forgiveness to all who believe in Him.

Blind ManText: For a long time I have held my peace; I have kept still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in labor; I will gasp and pant. I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn the rivers into islands, and dry up the pools.

And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.

They are turned back and utterly put to shame, who trust in carved idols, who say to metal images, “You are our gods.”

Hear, you deaf, and look, you blind, that you may see! Who is blind but my servant, or deaf as my messenger whom I send? Who is blind as my dedicated one, or blind as the servant of the Lord? He sees many things, but does not observe them; his ears are open, but he does not hear.

The Lord was pleased, for his righteousness’ sake, to magnify his law and make it glorious.
Isaiah 42:14-21

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear MP3 of No One So Blind, No One So Deaf, preached at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Fayette, Missouri.

Other Readings: Psalm 142; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41

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