Presentation on theme: "BARTIMAEUS: a blind man with 20/20 vision"— Presentation transcript:
1 BARTIMAEUS: a blind man with 20/20 vision Mark 10:46-52
2 His Pitiful Condition vs. 46 He was blind since birthHe was a beggarA good portrait of those outside of ChristA lost person is spiritually blindII Cor 4:3-4; Eph 4:17-18A lost person is also a spiritual beggarActs 4:12; Eph 4:8-9
3 His Persistent Cry vsHe recognized who Jesus was & what He could do for himOne must recognize who Christ is, knowing what He did for others and can do for youHeb 11:6He knew this was a great opportunity that could pass him by and never returnIf one allows salvation to pass them by this morning, one may never have the opportunity to be saved again.Gen 6:3; Isa 55:6
4 His Persistent Cry vsHe saw hat Christ’s way was far better than his ownAfter salvation, there will be a change of direction in your lifeII Cor 5:17He repeated the cryOne should allow nothing to keep them away from the LordNothing is worth going to Hell over
5 His Persistent Cry vsHe received a response in which his faith was honored and he received an audience with the Lord Jesus.Jesus Christ is not too busy to hear your cry
6 His Personal Cost vs.50He cast away his garment which must have been of great value to him considering he was a poor beggarOne must understand that coming to Jesus is not without personal costMk. 8:36-37
7 His Powerful Cure vsHis response to Christ was one of pure faithWhen one’s faith is exercised, the power of God moves in that person's lifeIf one trusts anything other than Jesus for their salvation, they are in for a rude awakeningActs 4:12; Jn. 14:6
8 His Preferred Course vs 52 He wanted to be near the One who had healed and saved him, even though he was told to go on his wayWhen salvation comes into a life, there will be a desire for the things of GodEph. 2:1-10; Mt 7:13-14
9 but Jesus Christ can put a new man in that suit." CONCLUSIONOne day a Christian and a Communist were sittingon a park bench watching the world go by.As they watched, a poor, drunken beggarwalked by dressed in rags.The Communist pointed to the beggar and said, "Communism would put a new suit on that man!" To which the Christian responded, "Maybe so,but Jesus Christ can put a new man in that suit."
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