Life Matters

 

Scripture Reference:  Mark 10:46-52

 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.

 

 

  1. Jesus RECOGNIZED the VALUE in all people. 48-49
  • Human value is based on God’s DESIGN, not our DECISIONS

 

  1. Jesus RESPONDED to the NEEDS of people. 50-52

 

  • REMEMBER and REJOICE

Mark 12:29-31; Psalm 139:14 ;  1 Peter 1:18-19

 

  • STOP and SEE

Philippians 2:3-4;20-21; Galatians 5:24-25

 

  • PRAY and PURSUE

1 John 3:17-18; Acts 20:35; Prov. 19:17;21 ; Isaiah 1:17

 

 “The more we stand in awe of God, the less we’ll stand in judgment of each other.”            (Bob Goff)