Summary: Jesus called disciples to serve the sick, not to speculate about the cause of their sickness. He expected them to be submissive servants, not "Storm Specialist."
THE STORM SPECIALIST
Jesus called disciples to serve the sick, not to speculate about the cause of their sickness.
He expected them to be submissive servants, not "Storm Specialist."
1. JESUS USED A CORRECTIVE PROCLAMATION.
A. Look At The Need For His Proclamation. (v.1-2)
The created needs that made Jesus use a corrective proclamation.
Proclamation means to announce publicly with authority.
1) Their companion created the need. (v.1)
2) Their curiosity created the need. (v.2)
Their question was unloving and curiosity motivated it.
B. Learn From The Nature Of His Proclamation. (v.3-5)
1) It was a corrective proclamation. (v.3)
2) It was a constructive proclamation. (v.4-5)
2. JESUS USED A COMPASSIONATE PERFORMANCE.
A. This Compassionate Performance Produced Significant Conduct. (v.6)
1) The Master’s action were significant. (v.6a)
2) The man’s anointing was significant. (v.6b)
B. This Compassionate Performance Produced A Supernatural Cure. (v.7)
1) Jesus used supernatural power to cure the man's blindness.
The man's cure had two very interesting, informing, inspiring truths:
a) It resulted from obedience. (v.7a)
b) It resulted in obtaining. (v.7b)
CONCLUSION: GOD IS THE ONLY AUTHORITATIVE STORM SPECIALIST.
A. God Describes The Cause Of All Storms.
Romans 5:12, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned"
B. God Describes The Cure For Sin.
1 John 1:7-10, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Revelation 21:1-4, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
Until that blessed day, face the truth: We create sickness, suffering, and sorrow by allowing sin to control our lives.