Improve your sermon prep with our brand new study tools! Learn all about them here.
Sermons

Summary: Of all the healings Jesus did, the opening of the eyes of blind Bartimaeus is one of the most exciting and one event where we can learn a lesson on how to receive from the Lord answer to our prayers. In this outline we list what he did to receive h

  Study Tools

BARTIMAEUS!

Mark 10:46-52 (KJV) 46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with

his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by

the highway side begging. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began

to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 48 And many charged

him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David,

have mercy on me. 49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they

call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. 50 And he,

casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus answered and said unto

him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I

might receive my sight. 52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee

whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Of all the healings Jesus did, the opening of the eyes of blind Bartimaeus is

one of the most exciting and one event where we can learn a lesson on how

to receive from the Lord answer to our prayers. In this outline we list what

he did to receive his sight.

I. …. blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

A. He waited on the Lord. They that wait on the Lord receive strength.

B. See his condition.

1. Poor.

2. Born blind.

3. No education.

4. Hungry.

5. Worst of all, NO HOPE!

a. Of all human emotions hopeless is the worst.

II. He heard of Jesus.

A. The side of the Jericho Road was where you heard the latest news from people

going by. .

B. Bartimaeus heard of Jesus.

1. People are changed when they hear about Jesus.

2. He heard what Jesus did for others.

a. In our 50 years of missionary evangelism we have seen God do many

wonders and healings.

b. Uruguay a 19 year old brought by his mother born blind received his

sight in the crusade.

c. In one crusade in Honduras 6 blind people were healed in one crusade.

C. He was too poor to travel to Jesus meetings so he waited for his moment.

D. He kept listening. Faith began to grow. Romans 10:17 (KJV) So then faith

cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

1. He knew one day would be his day and Jesus would pass his way.

III. Came the day…. he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out,

and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me

A. Those around him said be quiet…… And many charged him that he

should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of

David, have mercy on me.

1. The more they said be quiet the more he cried out.

B. Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called.

1. As a young person sitting in the choir of Kathryn Kuhlman I

heard her say many times "God will stop making worlds to hear

the cry of one of His children."

2. Bartimaeus was determined.

C. Those who said be quiet now have to take him to Jesus.

IV. First thing he does is throw away his blind garment.

A. Why did he this? In Bible days a blind person would wear a garment that


Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion