May 5: John 7 to 10
In these chapters in John, we see Jesus continually teaching about his mission as the Son of God and the Atonement to come.
“Jesus and the Man Born Blind (John 9:1–38),” by Gaye Strathearn, extracted from Thou Art the Christ, the Son of the Living God
”The miracle that John wants his readers to understand in this story is not limited to the man receiving his physical sight, as impressive as that miracle was. The real miracle was that the man received his spiritual sight, which enabled him to break free from his earthly shackles and “see” who Jesus really was: not just a man, or even a prophet, but his God.”
“Disciple,” Eric D. Huntsman, presentation at BYU New Testament Commentary conference, transcript and video. See also the conference page.
Dr. Huntsman explains that the Gospel of John teaches how people can become true disciples of Christ. He looks to Nicodemus, who in John 7:51 speaks up on behalf of Jesus.
John 5–7, New Testament Student Manual, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
This chapter gives the religious significance and cultural background to the events of John 7: the Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus teaching in the temple, the flowing of living water, and Nicodemus.
John 8–10, New Testament Student Manual, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints During this period, Jewish leaders increase their opposition to Jesus’ ministry. Here is the woman taken in adultery, Jesus teaching about his identity as God’s son and his mission , the Good Shepherd, and more.