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(08-07-22) Blind Bartimaeus - Mark 10.46-52

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“What do you want me to do for you?”

Mark 10:46-52

·      WHS/B&Q – How can I help you?

·      What do you want me to do for you?

o  5 seconds to answer!

·      Previous story

o  exactly the same question, but a selfish request

·      Bartimaeus given his chance

o  needed courage and determination

·      “What do you want me to do for you?”

o  do you want to give up begging?

§  livelihood

o  change the way you’ve lived all your life

§  get a job?

·      Rises to the challenge

o  “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! I want to see!”

§  ‘…throwing his cloak aside…’

§  “…your faith has healed/saved you”

·      faith in Jesus is all we need to be healed and saved

·      Vulnerability

o  we need to be honest before Jesus about our needs

pride and stubbornness

Rob Collier; “Everything in God’s store is on the bottom shelf… you have to get on your knees to get it.”

·      What do you want me to do for you?

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