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Open Our Eyes

Matthew 20:29–34 ESV
29 And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him. 30 And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 31 The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 32 And stopping, Jesus called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?” 33 They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.” 34 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him.
Jesus making His way to Jerusalem for the upcoming final week before the cross.
As He is going there is a situation, as anywhere that He travels.
Two blind men are yelling to Jesus to do only what He is able to do. Heal them from their physical disability.
3 1/2 years now, the word has spread on the possibility of who Jesus was.
So the two men cried out “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David.”
And yet when the crowd told them to be quiet they only yelled louder- “LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US, SON OF DAVID.”
Funny we do the same thing when we want our voice to be heard and someone to notice us. We tend to get louder and louder until we are recognized.
Then Jesus ask the famous question- What do you want me to do for you?
When you were in trouble or struggling, this is the same question that your father would ask. Show how much he cares and gets to the heart of understanding what is wrong.
These two men said here is my need. “Lord, let our eyes be opened.”
We see Jesus answers, heals, and they follow just as many in the past.
Today we are going to look at how Jesus opens our eyes.
Share about how we went to Russia and prayed Jesus would open our eyes to see the spiritual and not just the physical that was around us.
Here are a couple things we see when He opens our eyes
Jesus “opens our eyes” to help meet the physical needs of people
When we look at scripture, we see time and time again on helping those in need.
Hebrews 13:16 ESV
16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Galatians 6:2 ESV
2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Matthew 5:16 ESV
16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
As the church, we are called to help those in need.
What needs do you see that you could help with?
Why? Because He knew that it would open the eyes of the people to see Him and have the opportunity reveal Himself.
What needs do you see that you could help with?
What needs do you see that the church could help with?
Jesus throughout His ministry meet the needs of the people continuously.
Why? Because He knew that it would open the eyes of the people to see Him and have the opportunity reveal Himself.
2. Jesus “opens our eyes” to our spiritual need.
The one thing we see time and time again, is how when Jesus meet the physical needs of the people, they were open to hear the spiritual things.
John 5:24 ESV
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
Romans 8:11 ESV
11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
John 8:24 ESV
24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”
1 John 1:9 ESV
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John
Church, the Lord has opened our eyes to live. As His church we have the best news and we have to share it with everyone.
Jesus meet the physical needs to show the spiritual need.
We as the Church must follow that example.
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