Contrasting Stories

Session 7.44
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Introduction

This session finishes our series in the 10th chapter of Mark by looking at verses 46-52. This is a story in which a blind beggar named Bartimaeus comes to Jesus as he and the disciples are leaving Jericho. Bartimaeus could not see with his eyes, but could see with his heart who Jesus was and what he, as a follower of Jesus needed. Where are we “blind”? What do we deeply need?

Scripture: Mark 10:46-52

They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” Read More

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