A man comes to Jesus seeking healing of his physical sight, while others with healthy eyes cannot see who is Jesus is, and what it means to follow. So how is our sight? Do we really ‘see’ our selves and who Jesus is?
Worship this week with Holy Communion
Saturday — 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday — 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. — Sunday School
10:30 a.m. — Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
Bartimaeus Healed February 20-21, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, Mark 10:32-52, Bartimaeus Healed
Monday, Psalm 34:11-14
Tuesday, Psalm 111
Wednesday, Mark 11:12-14, Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
Thursday, Mark 11:15-19, Jesus Cleanses the Temple
Friday, Mark 11:20-26, The Lesson from the Withered Fig Tree
Saturday, Mark 11:27-33, Jesus’ Authority Is Questioned
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
Despite repeated lessons, some of Jesus’ disciples continue to seek out a place of honor. They do not see the meaning of what he has been teaching. As they leave Jericho, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus sees what they cannot, is healed, and begins to follow.
- How do these stories move people from not seeing toward seeing?
- What blind spots exist in your sight of Jesus? What do you struggle to understand?
- How do you think Jesus heals today? What does it mean to be healed?
See Jesus this week. Notice all the places Jesus is alive and active in your life. Write down all your Jesus sightings. At the end of the week, appreciate Jesus’ presence in your life.
PRAY: Glorious one, help us to focus on your glory and not our own. Help us to discern when to raise our voice, and when to listen to what you have to say to us. Amen.
BLESS: May God give you sight and healing. Amen.