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Jesus Meets Blind Bartimaeus
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At the time when Jesus was walking with his disciples to Jerusalem, they were talking about who would have a place of importance sitting by the Lord Jesus in his glory. And Jesus told them that whoever of them would be the most important, would be a servant to all. Jesus said "for even the Son of man (who is the Lord Jesus) came not to be served, but to be a servant, and to give his life a ransom for many."
And as they walked along, they came to Jericho, and as Jesus and his disciples, and a great number of people passed by, a man called Bartimaeus of Timaeus who was blind, sat by the side of the highway begging.
And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, "Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me." And many told him that he should be quiet, but he cried out more and more, "son of David, have mercy on me!"
And Jesus stood still, and ordered that Bartimaeus be called. And they called the blind man, saying to him "Be comforted, rise; he calls you." And Bartimaeus, throwing aside his garment, rose and came to Jesus."
And Jesus said to him "What would you have me do to you?" Bartimaeus said to him "Lord, that I might receive my sight."
And Jesus said to him "Go your way; your faith has made you whole." And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus."
Memory Verse: Mark 10:52 "And Jesus said to him, 'Go your way; your faith has made you whole.'"
1 Who did Jesus say would be the most important of his disciples?
2 Where was Bartimaeus when Jesus walked by?
3 What did he do when he knew that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by?
4 What did he do when the people told him to stop?
5 What did Bartimaeus have that we all need to have?
6. What did Bartimaeus do after he received his sight?
1 Whoever was a servant of all.
2 Sitting by the highway, begging.
3 He called out "Jesus, son of David have mercy on me."
4 He didn't listen, and called out more and more.
5 Great faith that made him whole.
6. He followed Jesus.
Vicki C. Gross/August'03