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Blind Man Bart comes to Africa

Relationships are the best part of Africa
Relationships are the best part of Africa

 

May you never grow too old to catch grasshoppers (especially it's a Big Ol' Boy)
May you never grow too old to catch grasshoppers (especially it’s a Big Ol’ Boy)

A word from Curt:  Desperation

Desperation. Normally a word used in a negative connotation.

But not always.

In tonight’s Guard/Neighbor Bible Study, we’re studying the story of Blind Man Bart.

A man with a God-sized problem who was desperate to get to Jesus.

I call BMB (Blind Man Bart) a “Whatever It Takes” kind of guy.

WIT    Whatever It Takes.

Nothing or no one was going to stop this man from having an audience with Jesus.

And when he got it, one of the Bible’s best dialogues took place:

“What do you want from me.”

“Rabboni (Master) I want to see.”

“Go… Your faith has healed you.”

 

Beginning at 5 PM Uganda ( 9 am CDT) I’ll be teaching this to our guards and friends.  I look forward to the insights they’ll have from this rich passage.

Will you join us in prayer?

My sweet granddaughter Sydney Iles sent this. I use it weekly to remind our Bible study what the Gospel of Mark is all about.
My sweet granddaughter Sydney Iles sent this. I use it weekly to remind our Bible study what the Gospel of Mark is all about.

 

Tonight’s Outline  

Bible Study   Mark 10:46-52   Blind Man Bart

 

Quick review: Jesus came to S__________ and G_____ His Life as a R_______ for M___________.   Mark 10:45

 

Last week's memory verse in Lugandan and English
Last week’s memory verse in Lugandan and English

 

 

 

 

 

 

v. 46 Jesus was on the move among the people.

Blind Man Bart (BMB) heard that Jesus was coming.

v. 47   He called out to Jesus even though he couldn’t see Him (Yet). “Some people only believe in what they can see.”

v. 48, 50   Usually, we will have to get past the crowd to get to Him.

BMB had a WIT attitude.  Whatever it Takes!

Sometimes we’ve got to be desperate to get to Jesus.

v. 49   Jesus can hear the voice in the crowd calling out in faith.

v. 51-52   Jesus asks, then listens.

BMB asks   “Rabboni/Master/Rabbi. . . I want to see!

To follow Jesus means to follow Him as Master:  King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It's a big decision.
To follow Jesus means to follow Him as Master: King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It’s a big decision.

Jesus acts. An act of faith is rewarded. A life is changed forever.

  • The normal act of gratitude should always be follow ship on the road with Jesus.  “I’m just going where He’s going.”

P.S. I wonder if BMB ever got over his encounter with Jesus? Was he in Jerusalem

Also found in Matthew 20/Luke 18

Next: Mark 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week's study on an untimely request from the Sons of Thunder
Last week’s study on an untimely request from the Sons of Thunder

About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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