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what do we want from Jesus?

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TELLING STORIES

IN THE PAST THIS IS HOW PEOPLE HEARD ABOUT JESUS

THE SCRIPTURES WERE TOLD ORALY

PEOPLE LISTENED CAREFULLY
THE DETAILS WERE NOT FORGOTTEN
HERE IS A STORY THAT I READ THE OTHER DAY:
Mark 10:46–52 ESV
And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.
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JESUS SPEAKS 3 TIMES IN THIS STORY
“CALL HIM”
JESUS IS ALWAYS CALLING US
HE IS PASSING US MANY TIMES IN A DAY BUT ARE WE LISTENING FOR HIM
THERE ARE THE VOICES THAT SILENCE US
DISMISS US
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“WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO FOR YOU?”
HE ASKED FOR HIS SIGHT TO BE RESTORED
IF THIS WAS YOU TODAY - WHAT WOULD YOU ASK JESUS TO DO FOR YOU?
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“GO YOUR WAY, YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU WELL”
Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
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Hebrews 11:6 ESV
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Matthew 17:20 ESV
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
WHAT ARE THE MOUNTAINS THAT NEED TO BE MOVED IN YOUR LIFE?
VICTORY OVER THE ENEMY
FREEDOM
KINDNESS OF JESUS
PRAISE MY SAVIOUR ALL DAY LONG
FOR US WE ASK OURSELVES 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS STORY:

What did you like about this story?

Bartemaeus never stopped crying out even though he was told to be quiet
this was a man like you and me
he had a family
Jesus stopped
Jesus said come to me
he threw off his cloak

What did you not like about this story?

That the crowd sushed Bartemaeus
That he had to shout so hard to be heard
That he was sitting by the roadside and no one stopped for him

Which character would you like or not like to be

Jesus
The Disciples
The crowd
Bartemaeus
WHEN YOU TELL THIS STORY TO SOMEONE ELSE:

WHAT TRUTH DO YOU HOPE THEY WILL DISCOVER?

Jesus hears us when we call
We have a part to play - we need to respond

What is the Holy Spirit saying to you?

IF I TOLD YOU MY STORY SONG SAYS THINGS LIKE THIS:
MY STORY
VICTORY OVER THE ENEMY
FREEDOM
KINDNESS OF JESUS
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