LUKE 18:35-42


November 30, 2014

Todd Chapman

Luke 18:35-42 ESV: [35] As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. [36] And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. [37] They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” [38] And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” [39] And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” [40] And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, [41] “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” [42] And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” 

Luke uses the irony of a blind man seeing to emphasize the life transforming power of truly “seeing” Jesus.

The journey of faith…

  • The blind man was conscious of his need.
  • The blind man recognized Jesus as the Deliverer.
  • The blind man refused to yield to peer pressure.
  • The blind man received the healing that came through faith.
  • The blind man’s authenticity of faith was demonstrated.