Monday, September 15, 2014

Kaleo Sermon Notes from Sept. 14, Day 1- No Perfect People Allowed, "On the Outside Looking In"

[Mar 10:46-48 ESV] 46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 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!" 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

Don't wait for the perfect circumstances to follow Jesus. This man was poor, blind, and a beggar. He couldn't exactly see from his current position. In fact, he might have been more rational to play up his handicap with the large crowd that potentially could have provided a meager pence for his provision out of their charity.

Instead, he took the leap of faith in the Savior believing that He was the better answer. What were the odds that Jesus would even notice him? Probably not all that good. His desperate cries to a trustworthy Savior are what called attention to him. Remember, your voice is your story. It's ok to not be ok. God can change you from the inside-out by His extraordinary and ultimate power. Don't wait for things to be perfect to cry out to the Lord. You could find yourself waiting forever.

*Life Point* Your voice is your story

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