Summary: Two blind men chase the Lord, begging to have their sight restored. Two men, humble, bold, believing.

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I. Introduction

A. Do you know the song "Yesterday"? Then sing along to this computer version. Yesterday, All those backups seemed a waste of pay. Now my database has gone away. Oh I believe in yesterday. Suddenly, There's not half the files there used to be, And there's a milestone hanging over me. The system crashed so suddenly. I pushed something wrong. What it was I could not say. Now all my data's gone and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay. Yesterday, The need for back-ups seemed so far away. I knew my data was all here to stay, Now I believe in yesterday.

1. Lets begin by turning to Matthew 9:27

B. This chapter seems to be loaded with miracles

1. Remember the paralyzed man whose friends tore up a roof to let the man down before Jesus?

a. In order that you might know that the Son of Man has the power to forgive sin, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “Take up your bed and walk.”

b. And the man walked.

2. Of course then Jesus called Levi and gave him the name Matthew

3. Matthew gave a dinner party to which came sinners and tax collectors

4. Jesus answered the question about fasting

a. "Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them?

5. Then there was the resurrection of Jairus’ daughter

6. And the healing of the woman with the issue of blood

7. And now we see the healing of two blind men

II. Body

A. Persistence

Matthew 9:27 NKJV

When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us!"

1. Apparently these two blind men had been sitting by the road side and heard what was going on

a. It could be that they heard the commotion and asked one in the crowd what was going on

b. Needless to say, they discovered the who, what, and how of the hubbub going on around them

c. Something happened within both of them

(1) A spark

(2) A hope

(3) A belief

d. And they both got up and began to follow Jesus

(1) The Scripture says, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us.”

(a) Turn to Acts 1:15 and Acts 1:21-22

(2) Jesus usually had His disciples with Him

(a) And not necessarily just the twelve

Acts 1:15 NKJV

And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples (altogether the number of names was about a hundred and twenty), and said,

Acts 1:21-22 NKJV

"Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, {22} "beginning from the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection."

(b) We know that there were many who walked with the Lord all during His ministry on earth

(3) Further, it seems as though crowds of the curious were around Jesus often

2. Such crowds are noisy and so the blind men must have been shouting, “Son of David, have mercy on us.”

3. Notice, too, that they did everything they could to get their needs met

a. They followed Jesus

b. They shouted, “Son of David, have mercy on us.”

c. They would not let anything distract them fro their purpose

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