The Way of Jesus Part 1

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The Way of Jesus Part 1

  1. 1. The Way of Jesus, Part 1Jesus Restores Lost Vision Mark 8:22-26
  2. 2. The Heart of Mark: The Way• Begins with the healing of the blind man from Bethsaida, Mark 8• Concludes with the healing of blind Bartimaeus, Mark 10
  3. 3. The Heart of Mark: The Way• Jesus is leading the disciples on a physical journey from Galilee to Jerusalem• On the way, He is teaching us about His Messiahship and our discipleship
  4. 4. 3 Steps to Restored Vision1. Let Jesus lead you away from “fishy faith” – Every miracle teaches something important about Jesus!
  5. 5. 3 Steps to Restored Vision1. Let Jesus lead you away from “fishy faith” – Every miracle teaches something important about Jesus! – This miracle stands out head- and-shoulders above them all!
  6. 6. 3 Steps to Restored Vision1. Let Jesus lead you away from “fishy faith” – Every miracle teaches something important about Jesus! – This miracle stands out head- and-shoulders above them all! – Jesus is illustrating a journey that every disciple must take:
  7. 7. 3 Steps to Restored Vision1. Let Jesus lead you away from “fishy faith” – The blind man from Bethsaida is a picture of every man! “Although they knew God, they didn’t glorify Him as God or give Him thanks, so their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Rom. 1:21
  8. 8. 3 Steps to Restored Vision1. Let Jesus lead you away from “fishy faith” – Let Jesus lead you away from secular skepticism
  9. 9. 3 Steps to Restored Vision1. Let Jesus lead you away from “fishy faith” – Let Jesus lead you away from secular skepticism – Let Jesus lead you away from childhood misconceptions about Messiah
  10. 10. 3 Steps to Restored Vision1. Let Jesus lead you away from “fishy faith” – Let Jesus lead you away from secular skepticism – Let Jesus lead you away from childhood misconceptions about Messiah – Let Jesus lead you away from reluctance to His leadership
  11. 11. 3 Steps to Restored Lost Vision2. Experience Jesus’ touch!
  12. 12. 3 Steps to Restored Lost Vision2. Experience Jesus’ touch! His touch talks! “I’m here with you!” “I care about you!” “I can help you!”
  13. 13. 3 Steps to Restored Lost Vision2. Experience Jesus’ touch! How do you know? – Convinced – Overwhelmed – Secure – Aware – Hungry
  14. 14. 3 Steps to Restored Lost Vision2. Experience Jesus’ touch! Have YOU been touched by Jesus?
  15. 15. 3 Steps to Restored Lost Vision3. Let Jesus touch you again and again until you’re completely restored!
  16. 16. 3 Steps to Restored Lost Vision3. Let Jesus touch you again and again until you’re completely restored! – Why the progressive miracle? – To illustrate that spiritual blindness is difficult to overcome!
  17. 17. 3 Steps to Restored Lost Vision3. Let Jesus touch you again and again until you’re completely restored! – Keep coming back! “Jesus is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him!” Heb 7:25

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