Spiritual Blindness Sermon Illustrations

Spiritual Blindness Sermon Illustrations
Main idea
two stage healing
Disciples are different than pharisees because
while pharisees request a sign "to test him" the
disciples are asking questions "who is this"
After arriving by boat in Bethsaida, Jesus and the disciples are met by
people requesting the healing of a blind man. This miracle and the
miracle of healing of the deafmute in 7: 3137 are similar to one another
and are the only two miracles in Mark that are omitted by Matthew and
Luke.
Edwards Jr., James R. (20091005). The Gospel according
to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle
Locations 45394541). Eerdmans Publishing Co A. Kindle
Edition.
Seein gis the idea here
9 instances and 8 different
greek words are used between
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Why? TO counteract the clear indication sof
blindness of hte disicples in the stories leading up
to this.
uniqute abou this miracle
**** MAIN POINT
context
Flow
Whot then is this 4:41
Spoken by disciples
Answered by the second sea
event It is I allusion to God
answer: Messiah but for
gentiles an djews (5:120)
sea
Sea calming
Sea walking
Sea Conversation
outline
CMMUNITY Jesus saves us frm
blindness thrugh community
Jesus gives personally of himself
HONESTY
STAGES Jesus wrks over a process of time
Intro
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laying hands on him
in Mark
Instances
why?
do you see anything
like "do you still not see?" (8:17)
Stuck between points
Be honest
How easy to pretned here!
How to be healed
Be helaed in stanges
Some like Paul so clear, so definiteily
Some like peter where is he healed? when
*** Think waht this means to Mark himself!
He left
But he is useful to me!
Be healed in community
Be helaed in confidence
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