Preached by Ps Michael Ridley on 18/10/2020

Communion

Egg & Bacon  (Trevor Goodwin)

Can You See?

There’s an old saying that ‘seeing is believing’, but in the case of today’s message, there is an account of a blind man who could not see, but believed.

Be encouraged and challenged throughout this message to see the unseen and receive true in-sight!

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Scripture References

Luke 18:35-42
35 As Jesus and his followers arrived at Jericho, there was a blind beggar sitting on the roadside. 36 When he heard the crowd approaching, he asked, “What’s all this commotion about?”  37 “It’s Jesus!” they said. “Jesus the Nazarene is passing by.”  38 The blind beggar shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity and show me mercy!”

39 Those who were in the front of the crowd scolded him and warned him to be quiet. But the blind beggar screamed out even louder, “Jesus, Son of David, show me mercy!”  40 Suddenly Jesus stopped. He told those nearby, “Bring the man over to me.” When they brought him before Jesus, he asked the man, 41 “What is it you want me to do for you?”  “Lord,” he said, “please, I want to see again.”  42 Jesus said, “Now you will see. Receive your sight this moment. For your faith in me has given you sight and new life.”   (TPT)

Mark 10:46-52
46 When Jesus and his disciples had passed through Jericho, a large crowd joined them. Upon leaving the village, they met a blind beggar sitting on the side of the road named Timai, the son of Timai.  47 When he heard that Jesus from Nazareth was passing by, he began to shout “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me now in my affliction. Heal me!”

48 Those in the crowd were indignant and scolded him for making so much of a disturbance, but he kept shouting with all his might, “Son of David, have mercy on me now and heal me!”  49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him to come to me.” So they went to the blind man and said, “Have courage! Get up! Jesus is calling for you!” 50 So he threw off his beggars’ cloak, jumped up, and made his way to Jesus.

51 Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?”  The man replied, “My Master, please, let me see again!”  52 Jesus responded, “Your faith heals you. Go in peace, with your sight restored.” All at once, the man’s eyes opened and he could see again, and he began at once to follow Jesus, walking down the road with him.  (TPT)

Deuteronomy 6:10-13
10 When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, 11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, 12 be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.  13 Fear the Lord your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.  (NIV)

Proverbs 30:8-9
Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonor the name of my God.  (NIV)

2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.  (NIV)