Sermon: Blind BartimaeusEdward T. Rangel, Unknown Date
Bartimaeus knew that Christ had the key to healing.
Where else might have he tried to receive healing?
If he had tried others none had worked!
Jesus was his last resource. But note his enthusiasm and desperate plea for Jesus to help him. He must have had faith.
Is this not the case with us today? We go everywhere else for the answers to our problems and Jesus last?
Barti had waited for a long time to be healed. He had waited a long time for this opportunity. Finally, Jesus arrives! As long as we come to Jesus, it matters not when but that we do come to Him!
46 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. (ESV)
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