Shoes | Week TwoMarch 7, 2021
New Balance | Mark 10:46-52
“Walk a mile in someone shoes”
Mark 10:46 “Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging.”
Key Point: You will never lock eyes with a person who isn’t loved by God.
Mark 10:47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Mark 10:48 “Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’”
“Persistent faith is always rewarded.”
Mark 10:49 “Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him.’ So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.”
Mark 10:51 “‘What do you want me to do for you?’ Jesus asked him. The blind man said, ‘Rabbi, I want to see.’”
Mark 10:52 “‘Go,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has healed you.’ Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.”
4 Take Aways for Bartimaeus’ Encounter with Jesus
- If you have a need, relentlessly chase after Jesus.
“Desperate people do not permit the crowd to keep them from Jesus.” Warren Wiersbe
- If something matters to Jesus then it should matter to us.
Matthew 25:35-40, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
3. Persistent faith is always rewarded.
4. You are never too important to help someone in need.
You are never too busy to help someone in need.