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Summary: Jesus still wants to lead people to tranformed lives.

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Jesus Spit in His Eyes

Mark 8:22-26

Aug. 6, 2006 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor

Introduction:

And they came* to Bethsaida. And they brought* a blind man to Jesus and implored* Him to touch him. 23 Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, "Do you see anything?" 24 And he looked up and said, "I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around." 25 Then again He laid His hands on his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly. 26 And He sent him to his home, saying, "Do not even enter the village." Mark 8:22-26 (NASB)

The entire landscape of the blind man’s life was changed after he’d been alone with Jesus. (Essence of the text in a sentence)

Jesus still wants to lead people to transformed lives. (Essence of the sermon in a sentence)

I pray you’ll allow Jesus the freedom to move in your life anyway He wants. (Objective)

I Jesus took his hand. Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village

A As the blind man was led, we see a glimpse into the genesis of his faith.

1 Can you imagine what is going through this man’s mind?

a This man doesn’t know Jesus (know of "yes")

b As far as he knows he could be led to a secluded spot to be mugged, robbed, murdered...didn’t know where Jesus was leading him.

c This man has a basic belief that Jesus has something for him.

2 Jesus took the blind man by the hand (Jesus wanted this man to be healed).

B Jesus wants you to come to Him just like you are, & He’ll do the rest.

1 He knows we’re sinful, prone to wander, backslide, give into the lusts of our heart...

2 He wants us to allow Him to take us by our hands.

a We’ve got to believe He has something for us we can’t get on our own.

b When Jesus is genuinely leading us, we don’t always know where He’s taking us.

C (IL) Trust in God’s leading

II Jesus took him aside privately He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, "Do you see anything?"

A Jesus had something for this man that He wanted to give him in private.

1 Similar approach in 7:33. Jesus took him aside from the crowd, by himself, and put His fingers into his ears, and after spitting, He touched his tongue with the saliva ...Mark 7:33 (NASB)

2 I think there are several reasons Jesus brought him out of the village:

a Bethsaida was a place that didn’t want to God to move.

b Faith: Jesus wanted this blind man to have enough faith in Him to let Him lead. (Belief got him there, faith in Jesus would take him the rest of the way).

c Jesus wanted to spend some time alone with the blind man (relationship, fellowship, communion, intimacy).

B Often times you must get alone with Jesus to receive what He has for you.

1 One of the reasons many of us live outside of God’s blessing, annointing, God’s will, & without His touch is we do not spend time with Jesus alone.

a He’s going to talk to us...in private

b Convict of sin, correction...TRUE!


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