Summary: You don’t have to believe me, ask the blind man because he saw it all.
Ask The Blind Man, He Saw It All!
Matthew 9:30 And their eyes were opened…
(note: when I preach this message I wait and give the the title and key text at the end of the message at the conclusion with the fourth point. I also preach the message as if I’m telling a story of walking down the street running into these people. The sermon was inspired by "He Saw It All" recorded by the Booth Brothers)
Intro – Seeing is Believing…testimonies in court
E/P SHOULD believe God
B/C of the following TESTIMONIES
1. When I Was Down He Gave Me A Lift – v.2-7
2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. 3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. 4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? 5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? 6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. 7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
A. HE Forgave His Transgression – v.2b
2 …Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
B. HE Fixed His Trouble – v.6b-7a
6 …(then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. 7 And he arose…
Illustration – I’ve fallen & I can’t get up
Application - What’s got you down?
2. When I Was Diseased He Gave Me Liberty – v.20-22
20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
A. Touched – v.20
20 And, behold, a woman, …came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
B. Transformed – v.22
22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Illustration – healing of church member with cancer
Application - What’s got you bound?
3. When I Was Dead He Gave Me Life – v.23-25
23 And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, 24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. 25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
A. Skeptics were Doubting – v.24b
24 …And they laughed him to scorn.
B. Saints were Shouting – v.25-26
25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. 26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
Illustration – conversion story
Appliction - Do you have life?
I know all these stories are hard to believe but if you don’t believe me just ask the blind man…he saw it all!!!
4. When I Was In Darkness He Gave Me Light – v.27-31
28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. 30 And their eyes were opened…