29 March 2020 (am) – Mark 10:46-52
|Andy Bruins preaching from Mark on Sunday 29th March 2020.|
Mark 10:46-52 A True Disciple
Leaving Jericho, Jesus encounters a blind man named Bartimaeus (the only healing where a man is
named in the synoptic gospels).
In Bartimaeus we see all the preceding traits of a true disciples come together – (we looked at 6 in
the sermon: Conviction, Humility, Relationship, Faith, Focus and Action).
He comes humbly, with empty hands, pinning all his hopes on Jesus. His faith in Jesus makes him
whole. Jesus opens his eyes, and once he can see, he immediately gets on the road and follows
Jesus as He heads towards the cross.
Summary: A true disciple of Christ has had their eyes opened to the truth so that they trust only in
Him as they take up their cross and follow.
Q What are some of the false views that people have about what it takes to enter the Kingdom
Q What are some of the tell-tale signs that Bartimaeus is a genuine disciple?
Q What are some of things about Jesus that Bartimaeus grasps so easily, which the disciples
really struggled with?
Q Who opens the eyes of the blind? Why is this such an important thing to remember when we
are trying to witness to our friends?