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Lesson - May 27, 2018

Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight 

 

Mark 10:46-52

 

46  Then they reached Jericho, and as Jesus and his disciples left town, a large crowd followed him. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting beside the road. 47  When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  48  “Be quiet!” many of the people yelled at him. But he only shouted louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

49  When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, “Tell him to come here.”

So they called the blind man. “Cheer up,” they said. “Come on, he’s calling you!”

50  Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus.

51  “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “My rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!”  52  And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.

 

 

1.  Where did the events of this story take place? What do you think motivated the blind man to call out for Jesus? (10:46)

 

2.  What was significant about the way the blind man addressed Jesus? (10:47-48)

 

3.  Why did the people rebuke the blind man?  How did the blind man respond to the criticism from the crowd? (10:48)

 

4.  What do the blind man's actions tell you about his character and his attitude toward Jesus? (10:48)

 

5.  How did the crowds of people treat Bartimaeus after they found out Jesus had called for him? (10:49)

 

6.  How did Bartimaeus react when Jesus called him? (10:50)  How did Bartimaeus respond to Jesus' question? (10:51)

 

7.  How did the blind man's actions reveal to Jesus that he had faith? (10:52)

 

 

8.  What specifically can you learn from Bartimaeus' example?                    

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